VMware Fusion 8.1.1 — VMware has updated the standard and Pro editions of its popular virtualization package to version 8.1.1. The update fixes a crash related to running graphics and gaming software with Multisample anti-aliasing (MSAA) enabled in a Windows virtual machine, resolves a host-system memory leak that was caused by resizing the window of a running virtual machine, solves a problem with network address translation (NAT) breaking when port forwarding is enabled, and fixes problems with connecting a scanner or flash drive through a USB 3.0 controller. ($79.99/$199.99 new, free update, 363 MB, release notes, 10.9+)
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OmniFocus 2.5.1 — The Omni Group has released OmniFocus 2.5.1 with several bug fixes for the Getting Things Done-inspired task management app. The update ensures that changes to the “Correct spelling automatically” preference are implemented, fixes a crash that occurred when switching font collections while a note field was open for editing, resolves an errant horizontal line in the sidebar, rectifies a problem with notes not being updated on theme changes, and improves performance when completing a large number of items in a given container. ($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), 27.8 MB, release notes, 10.10+)
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BBEdit 11.5.2 — Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit 11.5.2, a maintenance release focused on fixing bugs. The venerable text editor resolves an issue where an unintentional drag of the mouse could occur when clicking on draggable objects, reduces the transient memory requirements when performing a non-grep Replace All operation using a long replace string, fixes a bug that cleared a document’s Undo history when using Move to New Window from the project sidebar popup or contextual menu, improves the performance of “Strip trailing whitespace,” improves saving the document state when closing a document, and fixes several crashes. ($49.99, free update, 12.0 MB, release notes, 10.9.5+)
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Typinator 6.9 — Ergonis has released Typinator 6.9, with improved support for importing TextExpander snippets, including import from TextExpander’s “textexpandersettings” file format and correct conversion of certain types of fill-ins as well as nested snippet invocations. The text expansion tool adds an extended predefined DOuble CAps exceptions set, improves handling of delays when sending event sequences to applications, adds a new script command for extracting a set’s rules in table format, and improves compatibility with third-party applications such as RootsMagic, Wine, LibreOffice, and Slack. (€24.99 new with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 7.1 MB, release notes, 10.6.8+)
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Mellel 3.4.5 — RedleX has released Mellel 3.4.5 with the addition of several keyboard shortcuts to the Dialogue box text editor, including Command-I, -B, and -U (italic, bold, and underline) plus Command-L and Command-Shift-L to switch between languages. The word processor also improves font substitution with OS X 10.11 El Capitan for Ethiopic, Georgian, Syriac and Thaana scripts, improves rendering of Arabic text, fixes a bug that caused a selection to disappear when extending the selection via Shift-Arrow from one table cell to an adjacent cell, adds an option to block exporting language tags in RTF and DOC formats, and fixes a couple of Spanish localization issues. ($39 new from RedleX and the Mac App Store, free update, 93.2 MB, release notes, 10.6+)
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