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#1527: Apple OS bug fix updates, Setapp gains iOS apps, adapting to school at home, developer complaints about the App Store

Last week, Apple released iOS 13.6.1, iPadOS 13.6.1, and macOS 10.15.6 Supplemental Update to fix a storage bug on the iPhone and iPad and bugs on the Mac. The Setapp subscription service has added iOS versions of multi-platform apps to its offerings, but you’ll have to pay extra per device. Rich Mogull’s children are back in school in Arizona, and he offers hard-won advice for how his family is navigating remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last but far from least, Josh Centers explores the major complaints about the App Store, analyzes them, and offers potential solutions. Notable Mac app releases this week include Mellel 5.0.3, Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.21, Banktivity 7.5.2, Moneydance 2020, Microsoft Office for Mac 16.40, DEVONthink 3.5.2, and SoundSource 5.0.3.

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Mellel 5.0.3 No comments

Mellel 5.0.3

Maintenance release follows major upgrade that brought support for ePUB export and DOCX import/export to the word processing app. ($49 new, free update, 92 MB)

Banktivity 7.5.2 No comments

Banktivity 7.5.2

Maintenance release with numerous improvements for the personal finance app. ($69.99 new, free update, 22.5 MB)

Moneydance 2020 No comments

Moneydance 2020

Major update for the personal finance management app that's focused on bringing improvements and bug fixes. ($49.99 new, free update, 131 MB)

Microsoft Office for Mac 16.40 No comments

Microsoft Office for Mac 16.40

Adds the new Sheet View in Excel so you can filter and sort without disrupting what others see. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update)

DEVONthink 3.5.2 No comments

DEVONthink 3.5.2

Brings initial support for the upcoming release of macOS 11.0 Big Sur as well as ARM-based Macs. ($99/$199/$499 new, free update, 114 MB)

SoundSource 5.0.3 No comments

SoundSource 5.0.3

Maintenance release for the recently upgraded audio control utility with improvements for Dock-less audio apps and navigation when using VoiceOver. ($39 new, $19 upgrade, free update for version 5 licenses, 13.9 MB)

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