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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 14 November 2016

Quicken 2017 for Mac 4.3 -- In October 2016, Quicken Inc. launched Quicken 2017, a major update to its flagship financial management app with a new look for the user interface and a consistent design across the Mac and Windows platforms. It also added some new features, including customizable reports that enable tracking of year-over-year income and spending trends, and the addition of Quicken Bill Pay (enabling you to pay bills from most banks directly within Quicken). The free iOS companion app (officially titled Quicken 2015/2016/2017 Money Management) now tracks investments, includes offline transaction entry, and displays up to two years of transactions for a more comprehensive view of spending patterns. No free trial version is available, and there is no discount for upgrading to Quicken 2017 from a previous version.

Quicken 2017 has now been updated to version 4.3 with some new features and bug fixes. The release adds the capability to see transaction details by drilling down into custom report amounts, resolves an issue where an account’s currency setting was changed to US Dollars after syncing, adds printing for 12-Month budgets, enables you to switch a file to a different Intuit ID, and rectifies a crash that occurred when converting a Quicken 2007 file and selecting the mobile option. Quicken 2017 is also available from the Mac App Store but version 4.3 has yet to make its way through Apple’s approval process as of this writing. ($74.99 new, free update from Quicken 2017, release notes, 10.10+)

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Airfoil 5.5.1 -- Following the recent update that brought support for some Google Chromecast devices (see “Airfoil 5.5,” 30 October 2016), Rogue Amoeba has now released Airfoil 5.5.1 with initial support for Chromecast Ultra. The update also fixes a bug that prevented Airfoil Satellite’s AppleScript from correctly reporting metadata when receiving audio from iTunes or iOS devices. ($29 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 14.4 MB, release notes, 10.9+)

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Capto 1.2.1 -- Global Delight has issued Capto 1.2.1 (formerly known as Voila), adding compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra. The screen capture utility also improves image capture quality, and it adds a Send To option to video recordings for one-click sharing. ($29.99 new from Global Delight with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members or from the Mac App Store, 25.3 MB, 10.10.5+)

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Mellel 3.5.2 -- RedleX has released Mellel 3.5.2 with fixes for several crashes that afflicted the word processor, such as when inserting hyperlinks after deleting a floating image, or manipulating tables inside footnotes and endnotes. The update also addresses a problem that prevented documents from opening if the user had pasted text with track changes into a comment. Additionally, Mellel 3.5.2 squashes erratic behavior when clicking inside the auto title format editors, repairs an issue that caused incorrect replacements with Typinator, and fixes a bug that caused unexpected selections when dragging the mouse to the top or bottom margin.

RedleX also updated Mellel Lite (available from the Mac App Store for $14.99) to version 3.5.2 with the same bug fixes as the full version. Mellel Lite lacks the Table of Contents, Cross Reference, and Bibliography features in the full version, but users can add them via in-app purchases. ($39 new from RedleX and the Mac App Store, free update, 128 MB, release notes, 10.6+)

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BusyCal 3.1.2 and BusyContacts 1.1.4 -- BusyMac has released BusyCal 3.1.2 with improvements to the calendar app’s Quick Entry natural language processing and Attendee and Contact auto-complete results. The new version also addresses several issues related to Exchange (including a detached meeting exception sync bug and a syncing memory leak), fixes a bug that caused a selected event to be deselected after a sync, resolves a crash related to unsubscribed calendars, repairs the cursor positioning when editing the location field, and fixes various location picker bugs.

BusyMac also released BusyContacts 1.1.4 with the contact manager receiving the fix for the Exchange syncing memory leak as well as a fix for a bug that affected the lookup of linked Contacts in BusyCal. ($49.99 new for BusyCal, free update, 11.3 MB, release notes, 10.11+; $49.99 new for BusyContacts from BusyMac or the Mac App Store, free update, 5.6 MB, release notes, 10.9+)

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DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9.7 -- DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of DEVONthink (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) and DEVONnote to version 2.9.7. The three DEVONthink editions address further PDF issues related to macOS 10.12 Sierra. That said, the company notes in this blog post that the updates don’t fix all of them as there are too many. All DEVONthink editions and DEVONnote improve auto-saving (with document and main windows automatically saved every five minutes), display the size of RTFD attachments, and make the Reveal contextual menu command available for local smart groups.

DEVONthink also adds support for OmniOutliner 5 files, adds commands for inserting checkboxes into HTML-based documents, makes the scanning user interface non-modal, and fixes crashes related to syncing. (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; DEVONnote, $24.95 new, release notes; 25 percent discount for TidBITS members on all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote. 10.9+)

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