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Agen Schmitz

Agen Schmitz

Agen Schmitz has worked within the Apple eco-sphere since helping manage conference speaker content for Thunder Lizard Productions in the mid-90s. After spending time at Amazon in the early 2000s (as senior editor for the Electronics, specializing in PDAs and MP3 players—he still has his original pre-release iPod), he has continued to focus on e-commerce content and works with a variety of brands across the e-retail landscape. Agen lives in Seattle with his wife and son (who, sadly, has moved onto Windows for gaming), loves making monthly music mixes, and is always dreaming of Iceland.

OmniFocus 4.2 Agen Schmitz No comments

OmniFocus 4.2

Introduces new custom perspective rules for Pro edition users. ($74.99 new, free update, 31.6 MB, macOS 13+)

Pages 14, Numbers 14, and Keynote 14 Agen Schmitz 2 comments

Pages 14, Numbers 14, and Keynote 14

Adds support for selecting multiple noncontiguous portions of text to all three iWork apps. (Free, various sizes, macOS 13+)

Pixelmator Pro 3.5.8 Agen Schmitz No comments

Pixelmator Pro 3.5.8

Improves support for vector PDFs, including those created using Apple apps like Safari, Keynote, and Pages. ($49.99 new, free update, 644.3 MB, macOS 12+)

Audio Hijack 4.4 Agen Schmitz No comments

Audio Hijack 4.4

Audio-recording workflow app brings a new audio capture backend and various improvements. ($64 new, free update, 37.1 MB, macOS 14+)

ChronoSync 11.0.2 Agen Schmitz No comments

ChronoSync 11.0.2

Adds workarounds to address changes in macOS 14.4 Sonoma that broke File Provider support. ($49.99 new, free update, 100.1 MB, macOS 10.14+)

Hazel 5.3.3 Agen Schmitz No comments

Hazel 5.3.3

Maintenance release for the file automation and cleanup utility. ($42 new, free update, 22.3 MB, macOS 10.14+)

Airfoil 5.12 Agen Schmitz No comments

Airfoil 5.12

Wireless audio broadcasting app brings a new audio capture backend and a warning about updating. ($35 new, free update, 39.7 MB, macOS 14.4+)

Lunar 6.7.3 Agen Schmitz No comments

Lunar 6.7.3

Provides more accurate nits readings for Apple displays and prepare for the next version of macOS. ($23 new, free update, 22.2 MB, macOS 11+)

Fantastical 3.8.13 and Cardhop 2.2.17 Agen Schmitz No comments

Fantastical 3.8.13 and Cardhop 2.2.17

Adds a prompt to alert you to a change in a local copy of a calendar event. ($56.99 annual subscription, free update, 66.3/29.9 MB, macOS 11+)

Unite 5.2 Agen Schmitz No comments

Unite 5.2

Site-specific browser introduces a revamped App Library. ($29.99 new, free update, 17.9 MB, macOS 12+)

Alfred 5.5 Agen Schmitz No comments

Alfred 5.5

Brings new workflow components and improvements to the keyboard-driven launcher. (£34 new, free update, 5.3 MB, macOS 10.14+)

BBEdit 15.0.2 Agen Schmitz 1 comment

BBEdit 15.0.2

Maintenance update for the venerable text editor focused on bug fixes. ($59.99 new, free update, 29.6 MB, macOS 11+)

Retrobatch 2.1 Agen Schmitz 1 comment

Retrobatch 2.1

Adds new Lookup Table (LUT), Tile Chop, and Camera Capture nodes to the bulk image processing utility. ($29.99 new, free update, 54.8 MB, macOS 12+)

Parallels Desktop 19.3 Agen Schmitz 2 comments

Parallels Desktop 19.3

Fixes a bug that prevented the virtualization software from launching on Macs with Apple silicon. ($99.99 Standard Edition, free update for version 19 licenses, macOS 10.14.6+)

Little Snitch 5.7.4 Agen Schmitz No comments

Little Snitch 5.7.4

Resolves an issue Automatic Profile Switching problem with macOS 14.4 Sonoma. ($45 new, free update, 32.2 MB, macOS 11+)