TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 6 April 2015
Evernote 6.0.8 — Evernote has released version 6.0.8 of its eponymous information management app with several fixes to bugs reported by users in Evernote’s forums since the release of the previous version (see “Evernote 6.0.7,” 14 March 2015). The update ensures that table vertical alignment is top aligned and not middle aligned, fixes a bug that copied an attachment when dragged (rather than moving it), addresses an issue where the formatting toolbar remained and didn’t switch to the info toolbar after switching between notes, and fixes a crash that occurred during
syncing. (Free from Evernote or the Mac App Store, 64.6 MB, release notes, 10.7.5+)
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iFlicks 2.2 — Jendrik Bertram has released iFlicks 2.2 with a number of user interface improvements (see “iFlicks Improves iTunes Imports,” 10 January 2013). The video encoding and metadata management app also adds a Watch Folder agent that monitors folders even when iFlicks isn’t running, provides more accurate metadata lookups, improves video processing (which also improves synchronization), improves support for formatting subtitles, and updates localizations. Normally priced at $24.99, iFlicks is discounted by 25 percent through the month of April. ($18.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 17.0 MB, 10.8.3+)
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Fantastical 2.0.2 — Flexibits has issued Fantastical 2.0.2, a maintenance update for the recently released major upgrade to the popular calendar app (see “Fantastical 2 Aims to Replace Apple’s Calendar,” 27 March 2015). The update improves iCloud account setup when entering an incorrect password, speeds up loading of Exchange and local calendars, fixes a crash caused by adding a Google account, rejiggers the Today widget to display only upcoming events if there isn’t enough room for a complete schedule, fixes an issue when TextExpander is activated while typing into the
input field, and improves account setup when connecting to CalendarServer and OS X Server. Fantastical 2 has a 14-day free trial, and currently costs $39.99 from either the Flexibits Store or the Mac App Store; the price will go up to $49.99 after an introductory discount period. ($39.99 new, free update from Flexibits and the Mac App Store, 12.1 MB, release notes)
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TweetDeck 3.9.482 — Twitter has released TweetDeck 3.9.482 for Mac with several new features that had been rolled out to the browser-based TweetDeck earlier this year. The Twitter tracking and engagement app adds the capability to share access to your accounts using the new Teams feature, adds a Group Messaging feature that provides options to create direct messages for private conversations with groups, enables you to add up to four images to each tweet, and adds
support for inline playback of videos and animated GIFs. Additionally, if you haven’t signed into TweetDeck recently, you’ll now be required to log into TweetDeck using a Twitter account instead of your original TweetDeck credentials. (Free from the Mac App Store, 3.8 MB, 10.6+)
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LaunchBar 6.2 — Objective Development has released LaunchBar 6.2, chock full of bug fixes and refinements, including new staging capabilities. The keyboard-based launcher enables you to select multiple items from the result list via drag-and-drop, and those staged items can be dragged from LaunchBar to other applications. The update also brings support for the recently released Fantastical 2 calendar app (see “Fantastical 2 Aims to Replace Apple’s Calendar,” 27 March 2015), improves indexing of iCloud Documents and iCloud Drive, tweaks Instant Calculate to better
distinguish between phone numbers and arithmetic expressions, fixes a bug that caused pasting clipboard items into Safari form fields to fail, improves background execution of AppleScripts, and fixes an issue that caused Clipboard History to stop working. ($29 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 9.8 MB, release notes, 10.9+)
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ChronoSync 4.6 and ChronoAgent 1.5.1 — Econ Technologies has released ChronoSync 4.6 and ChronoAgent 1.5.1, with the former receiving over a dozen new features as well as a long list of enhancements and fixes. ChronoSync’s biggest addition is the SmartScan feature, an advanced algorithm that analyzes a volume for changes. While files won’t copy any faster, Chronosync promises significant speed gains due to how SmartScan detects which files need to be copied. The synchronization and backup app also adds checksum data
verification for performance increases (especially across slower connections), new scheduling options, an improved user interface for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, rules to include/exclude files based on Finder tags, the capability to mount and unmount locally attached drives, and push notifications sent to an iOS device via the $2.99 ChronoMonitor app (coming in version 1.1). ChronoSync now requires 10.8 Mountain Lion and later.
ChronoAgent 1.5.1 improves SmartScan comparability with ChronoSync 4.6, improves VoiceOver support, and adds a Japanese localization. (Free updates for both apps; $40 new for ChronoSync with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members, 28.4 MB, release notes, 10.8+; $10 new for ChronoAgent, 10.3 MB, release notes, 10.8+)
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