PhotoDesk, VOX, Pacifist

updated 08:45 am EDT, Tue June 3, 2014 | Posted in Apps

PhotoDesk 2.3.7 ($5) - PhotoDesk is an desktop client for the Instagram social networking site. The software allows users to browse through friends images, as well as view a social graph and find new people to follow. Version 2.3.7 has added support for importing Favorite Friends, Favorite Tags, and Favorite Places. The speed of loading images in the Detail View has also been significantly improved and a number of bugs have been resolved. [Download - 14.8MB]

VOX 2.0.3 (free) - VOX is a music-playback application that offers support for a wide range of audio formats. The latest release adds new hotkey controls for increasing and decreasing volume, and fixes a couple of known issues. A bug with iTunes loading and syncing has been addressed, along with a bug related to the usage of external services. [Download - 11.2MB]

Pacifist 3.2.11 ($20) - Pacifist allows users to extract or install individual files from installer packages, disk images, and archives. The v3.2.11 update fixes a couple of crashes that could occur when closing packages or opening a lot of packages simultaneously. A bug that could result in disk images not opening properly on OS X 10.6.8 has also been resolved. [Download - 19.9MB]

MacJournal 6.1.2 ($40) - MacJournal acts as a digital journal that allows users to create a multi-media journal and either publish the entries on a number of popular blogging systems (such as Wordpress, Blogger and LiveJournal among others) or securely store entries. Version 6.1.2 fixes a problem with posting to multiple Blogger blogs, improves performance during search indexing, and resolves several known crashing problems. [Download - 34.1MB]

TextExpander 4.3.1 ($35) - TextExpander lets users define abbreviations for frequently used text strings and images, allowing them to save time by quickly typing full words and phrases with a few letters. A hang that occurred when launching with no TextExpander settings has been fixed in this release. Performance while searching has also been improved, and issues with non-PNG image links disappearing have been resolved. [Download - 10.7MB]

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