Why do Adobe users have to pay extra to use certain colors? Adam Engst dips his toe into the complex world of color and why Adobe Creative Cloud users must now subscribe to Pantone Connect or use a workaround to access “Pantone-ish” colors. Josh Centers discusses the official launch of Matter, which promises a future of home automation free from walled ecosystems but isn’t quite there yet. Freshly back from a trip to Greece, Adam reviews the svelte OneWorld 65W international adapter and charger, which can power up to six devices anywhere in the world. Josh talks about how SaneBox helped him tame his email where nothing else worked. Finally, we welcome e3 Software, makers of the Direct Mail email newsletter app, as a TidBITS sponsor. Notable Mac app releases this week include (deep breath) Transmit 5.9, Logic Pro 10.7.5, GarageBand 10.4.7, Photos Search 4.0, Pixelmator Pro 3.1, Ulysses 28, Alfred 5.0.5, Hazel 5.2, 1Password 8.9.8, Fantastical 3.7.3, and HoudahGeo 6.3.3.
Please welcome our latest long-term sponsor, e3 Software, makers of the powerful Mac-native email newsletter and marketing app Direct Mail.
Confused and upset by the loss of Pantone Color Books from Adobe’s Creative Cloud apps? Dan Vincent of Userlandia explains the entire situation, and Stuart Semple of Culture Hustle offers the free FREETONE color palette plug-in as an alternative.
Matter may be the biggest thing to happen to the world of home automation, but does it actually make a difference at the moment?
Thanks to gallium nitride technology, OneAdaptr was able to create a svelte 65W USB-C charger that can plug into any international power outlet and lets you charge up to six devices at once.
Drowning in unimportant email, despite your best efforts at filtering? The SaneBox service is a power tool that can help clean up even the messiest of inboxes.
Adds support for SSH certificate client authentication. ($45 new, free update, 35.4 MB, macOS 11+)
Numerous added features, improvements, and bug fixes for the professional audio app. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.1 GB, macOS 12.3+)
Provides accessibility and performance improvements for the music creation and audio editing app. (Free, 795.1 MB, macOS 12.3+)
Photo text recognition app improves recognition capabilities for rotation and handwriting. ($12.99 new, free update, 480.6 KB, macOS 10.15+)
Adds full compatibility with macOS 13 Ventura and initial support for AVIF image files. ($39.99 new, free update, 506.7 MB, macOS 11+)
Adds support for macOS 13 Ventura, including support for adding images from Photos. ($5.99/$49.99 monthly/yearly subscription, free update, 29 MB, macOS 11+)
Brings a couple of macOS 13 Ventura tweaks for the keyboard-driven launcher. (£34 new, free update, 6.4 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Maintenance update with improvements and bug fixes for the file automation and cleanup utility. ($42 new, free update, 20.6 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Maintenance update with improvements and bug fixes for the password manager. ($35.88 annual subscription, free update, 2.9 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Adds support for Beacon and Gong conferences and for syncing custom colors with Fastmail. ($36.96 new, free update, 62.4 MB, macOS 11+)
Photo geotagging app brings added support for macOS 13 Ventura and Adobe Lightroom Classic 12. ($39 new, free update, 27.3 MB, macOS 10.14+)