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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 18 May 2015

Postbox 4.0.1Postbox has issued version 4.0 of its eponymous email client with a modernized look, plus added support for Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive via the Cloud Sharing Add-on. Postbox improves the Focus Pane with the addition of more attributes and the capability to simultaneously select multiple attributes, topics, contacts, and/or dates. The release also introduces the Quick Bar, which enables you to drop signatures, topics, standardized responses, and more into a message (press Command-L to bring it up), a Domain Fencing feature that can warn you if you’re sending an
email to a recipient from the wrong account, a new Composition Goals feature that can tell you if you’ve hit a specified word or character count, a full HTML editor for the Compose window, and support for custom quote colors. Shortly after this release, Postbox updated the email app to version 4.0.1 to disable older language pack add-ons, fix an issue with accessing iPhoto menus, and fix errors that could occur when deleting an account. While there is no upgrade pricing available, those who purchased Postbox 3 on or after 20 November 2014 have a license key that will work with Postbox 4. ($15 new, free update, 25.9 MB, release notes, 10.9+)

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Voila 3.8.4 — Global Delight has released Voila 3.8.4 with added support for the Photos for Mac app within the contextual menu in the capture tray as well as from the Share menu. The screen capture utility also now prevents some Mac models from going to sleep while a longer screen recording is in progress, fixes a corruption issue with screen recordings from mirrored conditions, renames the Publish button to Share, and tweaks the Marquee tool so that a selection is copied rather than cut after moving it. ($29.99 new from Global Delight with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members or from the Mac App Store, free update, 21.6 MB, 10.8+)

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Final Cut Pro X 10.2.1 and Motion 5.2.1 — Apple has updated two of its professional video editing apps — Final Cut Pro X 10.2.1 and Motion 5.2.1 — with maintenance releases. Final Cut Pro X restores support for Panasonic AVCCAM video at 25p and 30p and improves accuracy when dragging to select a range in the Timeline, while Motion fixes an issue that imported Photoshop files with an incorrect color profile. Both Final Cut Pro X and Motion fix a bug that could cause the apps to quit on launch. (Final Cut Pro, $299.99 new, 2.82 GB, release notes, 10.10.2+; Motion, $49.99 new, 2.20 GB, release notes, 10.10.2+; both titles available from the Mac App Store with free updates for previous purchases)

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FileMaker Pro/FileMaker Pro Advanced 14 — Apple-owned FileMaker Inc. has updated its FileMaker Platform to version 14 with a number of new features to streamline the venerable database software as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced receive the new Script Workspace where you can create, edit, and view scripts and calculations in one spot, plus a redesigned FileMaker WebDirect that delivers a 25
percent speed boost and a redesigned toolbar that adapts to the screen size of users’ browsers on desktops or tablets. The release also adds a bevy of design tools that work across mobile and desktop user interfaces, the new Launch Center for quickly accessing all your databases, improvements to FileMaker Server 14 that speed up recovery from a lost or unreliable network connection, and an updated user interface for the free FileMaker Go 14 iOS app. You can upgrade from FileMaker Pro 11, 12, or 13 to FileMaker
Pro 14 for $196 and to FileMaker Pro Advanced 14 for $329 (upgrade eligibility from version 11 ends on 25 September, 2015). ($329/$549 new, paid upgrade, 420 MB, 10.9+)

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