This week we mark our 32nd year of continuous publication and the loss of a longtime friend of TidBITS, Eolake Stobblehouse. In a small bit of good news, Apple has finally fixed named anchor links in the latest versions of Mail, meaning you can finally navigate in TidBITS email issues using the table of contents links. Josh Centers has two tech solution articles for you this week: methods of pasting plaintext without formatting and how to move your login credentials from 1Password to the open-source KeePass ecosystem. Notable Mac app releases this week include Pixelmator Pro 2.4.2, Lightroom Classic 11.3, Bookends 14.0.7, Fantastical 3.6.4, iMovie 10.3.2, Tinderbox 9.2.1, and Final Cut Pro 10.6.2, Compressor 4.6.1, and Motion.
Powers of 2 resonate throughout the world of technology, so on our 32nd anniversary, it’s impossible not to think of the long-ago limitation that kept Mac apps and Internet gateways from being able to deal with more than 32K of text.
It’s a good news/bad news week. On the plus side, Apple finally fixed the bug that prevented Mail from following links to named anchors, making our table of contents links clickable again. Sadly, however, we mourn a steadfast friend of TidBITS who was responsible for ensuring that all TidBITS staffers could cover the just-released iPad.
Most of the time, when you copy and paste text, the original formatting is carried over. We explore a handful of methods for stripping unwanted formatting so you get just the text.
Josh Centers decided to regain control over his password database by moving from 1Password to the open-source KeePass. He explains the tradeoffs and how to overcome the hurdles of syncing passwords among all your devices.
Big update for the image-editing app that brings a redesigned Layers sidebar, new vector shapes, and support for the M1 Ultra processor. ($39.99 new, free update, 451 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Adds support for the recently released iPad Air and iPhone SE. ($9.99/$19.99/$52.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update for subscribers, macOS 10.15+)
Brings a variety of improvements and bug fixes to the reference management tool. ($59.99 new, free update, 100 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Adds support for Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Webex conference calls in event templates. ($39.96 annual subscription, free update, 56.6 MB, macOS 10.13.2+)
Adds support for importing Magic Movie and Storyboard projects into the timeline from iMovie for iOS 3.0. (Free, 2.6 GB, macOS 11.5.1+)
Improves the note-taking assistant to make it faster and more reliable, particularly on M1-based Macs. ($249 new, free update, 47 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Optimizes performance for the M1 Max and M1 Ultra processors on the new Mac Studio. ($299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates, various sizes, macOS 11.5.1+)