TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15 December 2014
Default Folder X 4.6.12 — St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 4.6.12 with a fix for a bug in OS X 10.10 Yosemite that causes Save As sheets in some applications to grow by 22 pixels each time you save a file (noted by Jason Snell at his Six Colors site). The Open and Save dialog enhancement utility also correctly tracks recently used folders in Carbon applications running in Yosemite, ensures that Default Folder X’s contextual menu works as it should in file dialogs that use column view in Yosemite, updates tags when
AppleScript is used to change the name of the file being saved, and reorganizes the menu bar menu to place more frequently used items at the top. ($34.95 new, $10 off for TidBITS members, free update, 11.0 MB, release notes, 10.6+)
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Hazel 3.3.3 — Noodlesoft has released Hazel 3.3.3, a maintenance update that brings several fixes and improvements to the file cleanup utility. Version 3.3.3 fixes a crash that occurred when editing rules with a custom attribute on the left hand side of a condition, fixes a problem that prevented a number of formatting options from showing up for custom text attributes, performs extra checks for text files so that content matching works with a wider range of text file types, squashes a bug that prevented menu bar icons from displaying, and provides numerous unspecified engine fixes. ($29 new, free update, 8.9 MB, release notes, 10.8+)
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Labels & Addresses 1.6.9 — Just in time for your holiday card production line, BeLight Software has released Labels & Addresses 1.6.9 with support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The label and envelope printing app also improves performance when working with large address lists, adds the capability to re-read data into a document quickly when information in associated files is modified, fixes the occasional crash associated with editing address panels, and addresses an issue with importing data from Apple’s Numbers app. Normally $49.95, Labels & Addresses is priced at $14.95 for a
limited time during the holidays from the BeLight Web site and the Mac App Store. ($49.95 new, free update, 47.6 MB, release notes, 10.5+)
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Safari 8.0.2, 7.1.2, and 6.2.2 — After releasing updates to the Safari Web browser and quickly recalling them back in the first week of December, Apple has now released Safari 8.0.2 for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, along with Safari 7.1.2 for 10.9 Mavericks and Safari 6.2.2 for 10.8 Mountain Lion. The release notes for Safari 8.0.2 are similar to the pulled version, fixing a bug that prevented history from syncing across devices if iCloud Drive wasn’t turned on, improving performance of WebGL graphics on Retina displays, and enabling username and password imports from Firefox. But there is one more — a fix for the issue that caused some users to not be able to access Safari
after installing version 8.0.1. All three versions of Safari receive a fix for an issue that could prevent a saved password from being autofilled after two devices were added to iCloud Keychain. The three releases also include the same security updates from the Safari 8.0.1/7.1.1/6.2.1 triumvirate, including fixes for WebKit vulnerabilities that could lead to execution of arbitrary code due to memory corruption issues and user interface spoofing. All three versions of Safari are available from Software Update. (Free)
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OmniFocus 2.0.4 — The Omni Group has released OmniFocus 2.0.4, a maintenance update for the Getting Things Done-inspired task management app. The release ensures that switching to a built-in perspective resets the current search. It also fixes a rare database issue that caused havoc with merged transactions yielding file names that were too long to be written to the file system. OmniFocus 2.0.4 also adds Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish localizations (though OmniFocus Help and related documents have yet to be localized). ($39.99 new for Standard edition and $79.99
for Pro edition from The Omni Group Web site, $39.99 for Standard edition from Mac App Store (with in-app purchase option to upgrade to Pro), free update for version 2.0 licenses, 72.8 MB, release notes, 10.9.2+)
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DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.8.3 — DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of its DEVONagent research software (Lite, Express, and Pro) to version 3.8.3. The updates bring native support for the DuckDuckGo search engine to all three editions (to learn more about this up-and-coming search engine, see “Search in Private with DuckDuckGo,” 20 August 2014). The Express and Pro editions also add an option to stop a search as soon as you open a result, update the Macintosh News search sets and Facebook Profiles plug-in, improve
handling of HTML and HTTP dates, and make termination of frozen background tasks more reliable. (All updates are free. DEVONagent Lite, free, release notes; DEVONagent Express, $4.95 new, release notes; DEVONagent Pro, $49.95 new with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members, release notes. 10.7.5+)
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