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#1619: Stage Manager first impressions, Live Text in Preview redux, SMS 2FA failure fix, moving large folders with ChronoSync

Julio Ojeda-Zapata explores the new Stage Manager window management feature in the betas of iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura to give you a feel for how it works—complete with animated examples—and how it might change your multitasking experience. Seguing to solutions for today’s problems, Josh Centers suggests using ChronoSync Express to copy very large folders that stymie the Finder. Then, Adam Engst revisits his tip about disabling Live Text with an easier way to avoid inadvertent text selection in Preview. Finally, Adam discovers a simple fix for the problem of SMS two-factor authentication codes failing to arrive. Notable Mac app releases this week include Microsoft Office for Mac 16.63, BusyCal 2022.3.1, BBEdit 14.5.1, GrandPerspective 3.0, Camo Studio 1.7.1, Alfred 5.0, and OmniFocus 3.13.

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First Impressions: Stage Manager on the iPad and Mac

Apple has turbocharged iPad multitasking in the upcoming iPadOS 16 with Stage Manager, a new feature that introduces Mac-style windowing. It also provides external display support that does more than mirror the iPad screen. A version of Stage Manager is coming in macOS 13 Ventura, as well. Julio Ojeda-Zapata tried Stage Manager on both platforms.

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Microsoft Office for Mac 16.63 1 comment

Microsoft Office for Mac 16.63

Updates the office suite with enhancements for Excel and Outlook. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update, macOS 10.15+)

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BusyCal 2022.3.1

Brings several new features and improvements to the calendar app. ($49.99 new, free update, 55.5 MB, macOS 10.12+)

BBEdit 14.5.1 No comments

BBEdit 14.5.1

Maintenance update following recent release with notable new features and visible changes to existing features. ($49.99 new, free update, 23.9 MB, macOS 10.15.4+)

Camo Studio 1.7.1 No comments

Camo Studio 1.7.1

Enables you to choose to use audio from any microphone connected to your Mac. ($39.99 annual subscription, free update, 29.8 MB, macOS 10.13+)

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Alfred 5.0

Major upgrade for the keyboard-driven launcher with a brand new Workflow Editor. (£34 new, upgrade pricing available, 6.6 MB, macOS 10.14+)

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OmniFocus 3.13

Adds support for Speech Synthesis to improve voice-driven automation. ($39.99 new, free update, 69 MB, macOS 11+)