Airfoil, AudioMate, Dropshare

updated 10:21 am EDT, Mon August 11, 2014 | Posted in Apps

Airfoil 4.8.8 ($25) - Airfoil is a software utility that can send audio files to AirPort Express units and Apple TVs, as well as other Macs and PCs. Version 4.8.8 includes a number of changes that restore compatibility on OS X 10.9.5 and higher. The Source popup has also been improved to better filter background processes and Airfoil Speakers will now provide track titles to Nicecast when relevant. [Download - 15.6MB]

AudioMate 2.0.5 (free) - AudioMate places a small tool in the Mac’s menubar that allows users to control all of their audio devices. The software can also be set to provide notifications whenever devices are added or removed, or the master output, sample rate, or clock rate change. A Russian localization has been added in this release, and the Japanese localization has received a number of improvements. [Download - 4.2MB]

Dropshare 3.2.3 ($4) - Dropshare is a menu bar app that files can be dragged to for instant uploads to a personal server. In v2.3.2 users and now omit the landing page for a single upload process when pressing the Option key while dropping files onto the Dropshare icon. Support for S3 subfolders has also been added, simply requiring users to enter “bucket/folder” as a bucket name to upload to a specific folder. [Download - 4.6MB]

MyTunesRSS 6.3 ($20) - MyTunesRSS allows users to access their iTunes library from any computer through a web browser. In addition to streaming support, users are also provided with the ability to download selections to the local volume. A new warning when saving a blank admin password has been added in this update, along with a TOGGLE_PLAY_PAUSE action in the media player REST API. Several bug fixes and other minor improvements are also included. [Download - 107.9MB]

Arq 4.5 ($40) - Arq is a backup utility that will make incremental backups to an online storage account. The software keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month. Version 4.5 adds support for backing up data to a Google Drive account, as well as a number of other improvements. During a Glacier restore the software will now provides better updates as to what is happening, and help bubbles have been added to the initial setup to show what is being backed up. [Download - 20.4MB]

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