MacFamilyTree, Dropzone, rubiTrack

updated 10:43 am EDT, Tue July 1, 2014 | Posted in Apps

MacFamilyTree 7.2.1 ($50) - MacFamilyTree is a genealogy program that can help users discover and visualize their family history. The software also features a number of built in reports and charts, and allows users share genealogical data using the GEDCOM standard. The latest release fixes an issue that prevented some users from logging into MacFamilyTree.com. [Download - 287.2MB]

Dropzone 3.1.9 ($10) - Dropzone is a tool for quickly sending files to different locations. Files dragged to the dock icon can instantly be uploaded to Flickr, saved to an FTP server, compressed into a ZIP archive, and more. Version 3.1.9 fixes a bug that prevented users from retesting the connection on ExtendedLoginOptionsView or AmazonS3LoginView after a connection failure. The password field for ExtendedLoginView has also been made optional when using the SCP action with public-key auth. [Download - 9.2MB]

rubiTrack 3.4.4 ($40) - rubiTrack is a physical-activity monitoring and tracking program that supports outdoor activities such as running and bike riding. The v3.4.4 update fixes a problem with downloading activities from Garmin Connect. Additionally, a problem with authenticating Facebook access has also been resolved. [Download - 8.6MB]

Output Factory 1.5.4 ($170) - Output Factory automates the process of printing and exporting from Adobe InDesign. Users can export as single pages with variable file names, update modified links on the fly, preflight InDesign files before output, and more. When creating PostScript files in v1.5.4, the software will no longer save the output file name and location in the selected InDesing print preset. This solves an issue where the last name name and location set by Output Factory was always used by the print preset when exporting to PostScript manually. [Download - 7.2MB]

Deskovery 2.0 ($25) - Deskovery is a tool for managing open windows on a Mac's desktop. The software includes a number of functions, including the option to place a Space switcher in the Dock, customizable Spaces transitions, transparent windows, and more. Version 2.0 is fully compatible with OS X 10.9 and offers improvements to the drag-to-resize feature. Windowshading is also now compatible with more applications. [Download - 1.1MB]

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