TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16 November 2015
OmniOutliner 4.4 — The Omni Group has released OmniOutliner 4.4 with the added capability to select a folder anywhere on your Mac for storing templates. The update also adds a Documents folder under the Resource Browser’s Recents group, adds support for row links in HTML and HTML (Dynamic) exports through the use of anchor tags, shifts the sidebar color to one based on the document color, converts row links into bookmarks when exporting to Microsoft Word’s
.docx format, and ensures that showing and hiding the sidebar while in full screen mode no longer causes the outline view to
shift up beyond the top of the screen. ($49.99 new for standard edition (Mac App Store), $99.99 for Pro edition (Mac App Store), free update, 23.9 MB, release notes, 10.10+)
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Type2Phone 3.0 — Houdah Software has updated Type2Phone to version 3.0 with a new user interface inspired by iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The Type2Phone utility enables you to type on your iOS devices from your Mac via Bluetooth (see “Type2Phone: Use Your Mac as a Keyboard for iOS Devices,” 10 April 2013), and the update adds support for using Return to send texts in iOS 9’s Messages app (use Option-Return to add a new line), adds Special menu items for iOS 9 keyboard shortcuts, improves overall support for keyboard shortcuts, and makes improvements to international
keyboard layouts. ($9.99 new from the Mac App Store, 0.6 MB, 10.6.6+)
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Mactracker 7.5 — Ian Page has released Mactracker 7.5 with detailed information about major Apple hardware releases from the past couple of months, including iMac models, the fourth-generation Apple TV, the iPad mini 4, and the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. It also covers the most recent updates to Apple operating systems, including OS X 10.11 El Capitan (and OS X Server 5.0), iOS 9, and watchOS 2. The popular encyclopedia of Apple products also adds power consumption information for Mac mini, iMac, and Mac Pro models, updates Support Status for Apple’s latest Vintage and Obsolete products, and adds the capability to estimate the
current price of certain models in euros, pounds sterling, or U.S. dollars. (Free from Mactracker Web site or Mac App Store, 37.7 MB, release notes, 10.7+)
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DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.9.3 — DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of its DEVONagent research software (Lite, Express, and Pro) to version 3.9.3, with DEVONagent Pro receiving the bulk of the changes. All three editions receive updated plug-ins for Stack Overflow and EUR-Lex, improved VoiceOver support, and removal of support for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and earlier. Both the Express and Pro editions receive added support for App Transport Security, while the Pro edition improves compatibility with 10.11 El Capitan, including fixing non-appearing launch and progress panels,
Twitter access, and a glitch with the Plugins panel. (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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Quicken 2015 for Mac 2.8 — Intuit has released version 2.8 of Quicken 2015 for Mac with fixes for an issue where the Last Downloaded filter didn’t display Quicken Connect transactions, for a bug that caused duplicates after downloading transactions that didn’t match, and for a failure to add accounts because duplicated accounts were detected. Additionally, the personal accounting software now requires a minimum of version 2.7 in order to access Connected Services such as transaction, balance, and quote download due to the addition of multi-factor authentication (referred to as Secure Login by Intuit).
Intuit has also stopped distributing Quicken 2015 for Mac updates through the Mac App Store. If you made your purchase through the Mac App Store, you’ll need to download Quicken Utility, which will install a version of Quicken 2015 for Mac that can retrieve updates without using the App Store — see this Intuit support page for details and a download link. ($74.99 new, free update, release notes, 10.7+)
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BBEdit 11.1.4 — Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit 11.1.4 with rearranged font options in the Printing preferences for improved clarity. The venerable text editor now has the
FullScreenWindowsHogScreen setting turned on by default, causing “the window to take up the entire display, irrespective of whether it’s a good idea to do so.” The update also now includes results windows, disk browsers, and Text Factory windows when using the Arrange commands on the Window menu, fixes a bug in which File Path file filter terms did not work correctly, fixes a crash that occurred
sometimes when using Insert Clipping, and fixed a regression in which the Magnification status bar item did not correctly reflect the document’s magnification setting. ($49.99, free update, 11.6 MB, release notes, 10.8.5+)
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Pages 5.6.1, Numbers 3.6.1, and Keynote 6.6.1 for Mac — Apple has released maintenance updates for its trio of iWork apps for the Mac — Pages 5.6.1, Numbers 3.6.1, and Keynote 6.6.1. The releases fix bugs in Pages and Numbers that prevented Microsoft Office documents from opening, resolve an issue in Pages that prevented use of Look Up for words in lists, and fix a problem with Keynote presentations that feature links on master slides. All three also receive the standard set of undocumented additional bug fixes and stability
improvements. ($19.99 new for Pages, 224 MB; $19.99 new for Numbers, 166 MB; $19.99 new for Keynote, 456 MB; all three require 10.10.4+)
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