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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 1 May 2017

Tweetbot 2.5 -- Tapbots has released Tweetbot 2.5 with some welcome additions to the Mac edition of the Twitter client. The update incorporates a change announced by Twitter earlier this year (see this blog post) that no longer applies the characters in a username to the 140-character limit when replying to a tweet (placing the username above the Tweet rather than within the Tweet text). Tweetbot still enables you to compose a “classic” reply that keeps the username in the text of your tweet (and thus counts it toward the character limit) by holding the Control key when clicking the Reply button. The release also adds support for sending images in direct messages, fixes a bug with full-screen mode, and avoids a crash when viewing a large number of collections. ($9.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 11.7 MB, 10.10+)

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1Password 6.7.1 -- AgileBits released 1Password 6.7 — dubbed “The Renovation Edition” — with a healthy collection of bug fixes and improvements. The password management utility now provides access to the settings menu by Option-clicking the 1Password mini icon in the menu bar. The update also improves unlock time for those with many vaults or multiple accounts, updates the browser code signature checks to support the latest Google Chrome updates, fixes a bug that caused 1Password mini to go into read-only mode until the main app was launched, repairs a problem that prevented values from being copied from text fields, and updates translations. Shortly after this release, AgileBits issued version 6.7.1 to fix a crash that occurred when clicking the Start Trial button on the welcome screen. ($64.99 new from AgileBits and Mac App Store or free with a $2.99 or $4.99 per month subscription, free update, 47.3 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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ChronoSync 4.7.6 and ChronoAgent 1.6.2 -- Econ Technologies has released ChronoSync 4.7.6 and ChronoAgent 1.6.2, enhancing the ChronoSync synchronization and backup app with improved logic to preserve the currently selected Target path, plus a new Readiness Warning if the startup volume is selected for an operation other than Bootable Backup. ChronoSync also updates how keychain entries are managed, fixes a bug in the AWS S3 Connection that could result in an infinite loop, and resolves a potential problem with displaying the progress window content. The ChronoAgent utility fixes a bug that caused a WAN-IP check to fail and eliminates “overzealous” authd system log messages triggered by the ChronoAgent Monitor. (Free updates for both apps; $49.99 new for ChronoSync with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, 42.8 MB, release notes, 10.8+; $14.99 new for ChronoAgent, 12.7 MB, release notes, 10.8+)

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Typinator 7.2 -- Ergonis has released Typinator 7.2, boosting the speed of expansions in many situations while also improving the timing and context validation when restoring saved clipboard contents. The text-expansion tool adds support for remote expansions in Citrix, improves reliability of quick expansions in certain cases, adds support for Move and Duplicate commands in AppleScript, works around a bug in Microsoft Outlook that inserted “smart” spaces in expansions, fixes an expansion problem in Safari in older versions of OS X, resolves an issue with deleting too many characters in Twitter’s message box in Web browsers, and improves compatibility with Visual Studio Code, LogMeIn, Final Draft, and Firefox. (€24.99 new with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members, €12.49 upgrade, free update for Typinator 7 licenses, 8.0 MB, release notes, 10.6.8+)

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Pages 6.1.1, Numbers 4.1.1, and Keynote 7.1.1 for Mac -- Apple has released updates to its trio of iWork apps for the Mac — Pages 6.1.1, Numbers 4.1.1, and Keynote 7.1.1 — with the standard release note trope of unspecified stability and performance improvements. These maintenance updates come after the more substantial changes made at the end of March (see “iWork Updates Bring New and Returning Features,” 28 March 2017) and the move to make both iWork and iLife apps entirely free for all users earlier this month (see “iLife and iWork Apps Now Free for Everyone,” 20 April 2017). The iOS editions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote also get updated to version 3.1.1. Most notably, Numbers for iPad regains the number keyboard. (Free for all apps; Pages, 230 MB; Numbers, 173 MB; Keynote, 471 MB; all three require 10.12+)

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