LaunchBar, Cocktail, Cyberduck

updated 10:25 am EDT, Wed August 27, 2014 | Posted in Apps

LaunchBar 6.1 ($30) - LaunchBar is a tool that can provide quick access to apps, documents, contacts, and bookmarks, as well as a music library or various search engines. Version 6.1 introduces a new feature called Staging, which allows users to create multiple selections and act on them all at once. This could be used to select multiple files and send them all via e-mail, launch multiple apps simultaneously, or open several web bookmarks. [Download - 10.5MB]

Cocktail 7.6 ($19) - Cocktail provides users access to some of the more advanced functions within the Unix Shell. The software features are organized into five categories, while the Pilot-mode will automatically scan a system and perform any necessary maintenance routines. Version 7.6 introduces the option to disable DNS prefetching, as well as to hide users with unique identifiers below 500 in the login window. An issue in which Cocktail may not detect quinary (en4) network interface has also been addressed. [Download - 2.8MB]

Cyberduck 4.5.2 (free) - CyberDuck is an open source FTP and SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer) browser licensed under the GPL. The application features integration with external editors, as well as support for many Mac OS X system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour, the Keychain, and AppleScript. The latest release has added a new option to diagnose a network when a connection failure alert is displayed. An issue where syncing would fail to add new local files has also been resolved, along with a problem where the wrong public key fingerprint would be displayed. [Download - 57.7MB]

Tinderbox 6.0.3 ($250) - Tinderbox is a tool for storing and organizing notes, plans, and ideas. The software allows users to make a visual map of all their notes, with support for linking similar ideas together. The v6.0.3 update includes a number of improvements for the Attribute Browser, Map View, and Outline View, as well as a fix for a crash that occurs when Tinderbox switches to the foreground or background whilst updating the document inspector. [Download - 44.8MB]

BBEdit 10.5.12 ($50) - BBEdit is a text-editing suite that places emphasis on coding through project support features and the recognition of common syntax structures. The latest release has updated code signings as required by OS X 10.9.4 and later. [Download - 13MB]

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