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Option-click to Hide Apps Quickly

This trick has been available in the Mac OS for years, but many people still don't know it. If you have too many windows cluttering up your screen, you can hide specific ones easily as you work. When you're in any application, hold down the Option key and click on another app's window, on the Dock, or in the Finder to switch to that other app and simultaneously hide all the windows in the previously current app.

 
 

1Password 5.0

Major new release now requires Yosemite and offers improvements to 1Password mini. ($49.99 new, free update, 32.6 MB)

 
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Security Update 2014-005 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks)

SpamSieve 2.9.17

Hazel 3.3

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.2

Things 2.5

Coda 2.5

Parallels Desktop 10.1

Airfoil 4.8.10

Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.5

Scrivener 2.6

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
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DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.1

DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.8.2

SuperDuper 2.7.3

Apple Configurator 1.7

GarageBand 10.0.3

iMovie 10.0.6

LaunchBar 6.1.3

KeyCue 7.3

Backblaze 3.0

GraphicConverter 9.4

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