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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 7 November 2016

by TidBITS Staff

Fantastical 2.3 -- Flexibits has released Fantastical 2.3 [1] with full support for macOS 10.12 Sierra, including an updated Today widget. The popular calendar app gains a couple of new features, including the capability to hide the sidebar in the main calendar window and calendar sets that enable you to set a default calendar and reminder list for each calendar set.

The update also improves support for Facebook so you can accept or decline invitations to events and set up alerts, adds a keyboard shortcut to reschedule an event or reminder, improves Office 365 login support for accounts that use two-factor authentication, adds support for mouse scroll wheels in the Day, Week, Month, and Year views, and drops support for 10.10 Yosemite. ($49.99 new from Flexibits and the Mac App Store [2], free update, 14.2 MB, release notes [3], 10.11+)

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Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.6 -- Just in time for NaNoWriMo [5] (aka, National Novel Writing Month), Nisus Software has released Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.6 [6] with some fixes for problems that crop up in macOS 10.12 Sierra. In particular, the powerful word processor addresses a crash that occurred when using the document version browser (File > Revert To > Browse All Versions); fixes incorrect spacing, indentation, and drawing that cropped up with the use of Soft Return characters; and eliminates a warning about invalid bookmark data that appeared after relaunching. The update also fixes a problem with using the system’s Markup feature on an image and restores LinkBack functionality for OmniGraffle.

If you purchased Nisus Writer from Nisus Software, you must download [7] the update directly from the Nisus Web site as the automatic update in the app is not working. Note too that Nisus Writer Express [8] has been updated to version 3.5.6 with the same changes. ($79 new from Nisus Software and the Mac App Store [9], free update, 225 MB, release notes [10], 10.8.5+)

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