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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 5 December 2016

DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9.8 -- DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of DEVONthink (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) and DEVONnote to version 2.9.8, adding .fountain to the list of known plain text extensions and improving handling of graphics card switching on MacBook laptops with a discrete graphics card. All DEVONthink editions now enable you to specify whether you want to open Markdown documents in edit or preview mode by default, get a revamped Media preferences pane, improve scanning of multiple pages, reduce flickering while moving or resizing PDF annotations (in macOS 10.12.2 Sierra or later), fix a bug where the PDF sidebar did not support reordering and dropping, and fix a crash related to Dropbox. Global smart groups in DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office editions now support manually updating indexed items. (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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Live Home 3D 3.1 -- BeLight Software has released Live Home 3D 3.1, adding the capability to export to 360° Video, Stereo 3D Video, and Stereo 3D 360° Video, all of which that can be viewed in virtual reality (VR) devices like Google Cardboard and Daydream (see “On the iPhone, Virtual Reality Is Unofficially Real,” 17 June 2016). The home design software also adds support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro, fixes some issues with auto image representations, adds support for SketchUp 2017 models, brings a new way of marking room area on a floor plan, and enables you to share videos to Vimeo. The Pro edition (offering more tools and output options, and available for $69.99) includes the same changes and adds the capability to arrange furniture in the 2D Elevation View. ($29.99 new, free update, 278 MB, release notes, 10.9+)

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Mailplane 3.6.8 -- Uncomplex has released Mailplane 3.6.8, adding the option to use the active tab as the Default Sender and enabling you to block Google Calendar alerts, which is handy if you already are getting notifications from Apple’s Calendar app. The Gmail-specific email client also adds Copy Email Address for mailto: links to the contextual menu, refines the Go To menu for Google Inbox by adding Snoozed and Done menu items, and updates WebKit to the same version used by Safari 10.0.1. ($24.95 new, free update, 21.3 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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1Password 6.5.2 -- AgileBits has released 1Password 6.5.2, a bug fix release for the password management utility. It resolves a problem that prevented the app from showing different account details after switching tabs in the Preferences window, fixes a bug where Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro could fail after updating your Master Password, and sorts out an issue that could cause 1Password to crash when viewing the Preferences window. ($64.99 new from AgileBits and the Mac App Store with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members when purchased from AgileBits, free update, 44.3 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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Fantastical 2.3.1 -- Flexibits has released Fantastical 2.3.1 with added Touch Bar support for the new MacBook Pro. The popular calendar app also introduces an Add Detected Invitees option (Command-Control-Option-I) that enables you to automatically add invitees detected in a sentence. Other changes include an option to complete a Reminder when clicking and holding on the Snooze button of a Reminder notification, a fix for an issue with dragging reminders without a due date from the Reminders section, and the elimination of a visual glitch in the Graphite theme when running in macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($49.99 new from Flexibits and the Mac App Store, free update, 12.8 MB, release notes, 10.11+)

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Typinator 7.0 -- Ergonis has released Typinator 7.0, a major upgrade for the text-expansion tool that enables you to create interactive forms with pop-up fields, checkboxes, combo boxes, and more. The new release also introduces Publish & Subscribe, enabling you to share automatically updated abbreviation sets with other Typinator users. Typinator 7.0 also reduces memory requirements, adds a new technique for keystroke markers that can simulate arbitrary key combinations, updates the predefined AutoCorrection sets (which are now provided as subscription sets so they’re automatically updated), improves the reliability of clipboard-based expansions for certain target applications, and improves import from TextExpander. (€24.99 new with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members, €12.49 upgrade, free update for purchases after 1 January 2016, 8.5 MB, release notes, 10.6.8+)

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