TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 1 August 2016
iTunes 12.4.3 — Apple has released iTunes 12.4.3 with a quick fix for a problem that prevented playlist changes made on iOS devices from appearing in iTunes. (Free, 233 MB via direct download or Software Update, release notes, 10.8.5+)
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Mellel 3.5.1 — RedleX has released Mellel 3.5.1 with a number of fixes for the word processor. Notably, the update addresses crashes that could occur when modifying or extending a table selection using the arrow keys, after dismissing a text box or an image attributes pop-over in OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and when opening a text box in 10.8 Mountain Lion. The update also resolves bugs that prevented users from making bullet lists in comments, corrects a problem that caused text in a text box to look slightly fuzzy with some printers, and fixes a bug with line weights that affected systems where the decimal separator is a comma. ($39 new
from RedleX and the Mac App Store, free update, 128 MB, release notes, 10.6+)
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Lightroom CC 2015.6.1 and Lightroom 6.6.1 — Adobe has released the standalone Lightroom 6.5.1 and Lightroom CC 2015.6.1 (available as part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography plan) with a fix for a bug with app-managed color management that resulted in incorrectly printed colors. The professional photo cataloging and editing applications also add support for the Fujifilm X-T2 camera, resolve an issue that prevented the SmugMug Publish Service from working properly, return access to native full-screen mode, and eliminate unnecessary resyncing of collections to Lightroom mobile after an update. ($9.99
monthly subscription or $149 for the standalone app, free update, release notes, 10.8+ for Lightroom CC 2015.6 and 10.9+ for standalone Lightroom 6.6)
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GraphicConverter 10.1 — Lemkesoft has issued GraphicConverter 10.1 with some improvements for the venerable graphic conversion and editing utility. The update enables you to clear the recent browser and documents lists by pressing the Command key during launch. It also adds a new dehaze filter, an Auto Color batch option, and an optional display of autofocus points and subject area. Fixes include a correction for a numbering issue with some PDF page labels, a GPX export issue, and the incorrect display of images when using the Photos extension. If you have a license for any previous version of
GraphicConverter, you can upgrade to a version 10 single user license for $25.95 through the Lemkesoft Web site. ($39.95 new from Lemkesoft or the Mac App Store, free update, 115 MB, release notes, 10.8+)
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TextWrangler 5.5 — Bare Bones Software has released TextWrangler 5.5 with more than 250 new features, changes to existing features, and bug fixes for the free text editor — including a bump in system requirements to OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks or later. The update streamlines the workflow for Find Differences with edit fields replacing the old path controls and a new folder comparison option (only compare items in common), adds a new Sidebar settings group in the Appearance preferences, adds an option to the Editing preferences that enables you to highlight selected text rather than underline it, improves
performance when soft wrapping text, and fixes a bug where autosaved document data would be lost if the application crashed or was forcibly quit after the restoration of sleep data. (Free, 9.3 MB, release notes, 10.9.5+)
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