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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15 August 2016

Parallels Desktop 11.2.1 -- Parallels has released Parallels Desktop version 11.2.1 (build 32626) with bug fixes for the virtualization software. The update resolves an issue with the Windows 10 Insider Preview Start menu not showing up in Coherence, fixes a kernel panic that occurred when upgrading an OS X 10.9 Mavericks virtual machine to 10.11 El Capitan, and resolves a bug with the Space key not working after upgrading the host OS to the macOS 10.12 Sierra public beta. ($79.99 new for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro/Business Edition, free update, 294 MB, release notes, 10.9.5+)

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1Password 6.3.2 -- AgileBits has released 1Password 6.3.2, adding the capability to copy documents across 1Password accounts (which AgileBits introduced in conjunction with the recently added individual 1Password subscriptions; see “1Password Introduces Individual Subscriptions,” 4 August 2016). The password manager also improves the behavior of 1Password mini during Mac App Store updates, speeds up launch time in certain circumstances, fixes a bug that prevented a custom icon created in the Mac App Store version from uploading to 1Password accounts, improves VoiceOver navigation when the sidebar is visible, and resolves a bug that caused redundant authentication requests for 1Password.com accounts. ($64.99 new from AgileBits and the Mac App Store with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members when purchased from AgileBits, free update, 47.6 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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Storyspace 3.2 -- Eastgate Systems has released version 3.2 of Storyspace, its graphically rich hypertext writing app. The update brings with it Storyspace Reader, a free, redistributable application you can use to share Storyspace files with editors, reviewers, and readers. Storyspace also improves its maps, enabling you to move links and quickly see whether links have guard fields (which activate and disable links you move through a document). Plus, new smart guides help keep maps neatly arranged. ($149 new, free update, 188 MB, 10.10+)

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DEVONthink 2.9.2 -- DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of DEVONthink (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) to version 2.9.2, continuing to tune up the new synchronization features added in version 2.9 (see “DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9,” 22 July 2016). A Synchronize All item has been added to the toolbar, and you can locate pending items quickly by using smart groups or advanced search. All three editions immediately set Finder tags of indexed items that have been added to the DEVONthink To Go iOS app (which has been updated to version 2.0.1), improve reliability of uploads to and downloads from sync stores, fix a bug where new WebDAV locations didn’t accept invalid HTTPS certificates, and improve multi-threading of sync store operations. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new, release notes; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new, release notes; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new, release notes; 25 percent discount for TidBITS members on all editions of DEVONthink; 10.9+)

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