Dialectic, Bean, OCRKit

updated 10:15 am EST, Fri February 3, 2012 | Posted in Apps

Dialectic 1.8.4 ($25) - Dialectic provides system-wide dialing of phone numbers to different devices and services such as Bluetooth mobile phones, landlines, IP phones, VoIP services, and more. Version v1.8.4 includes a number of enhancements and minor bug fixes. Among the enhancements are improved Safari integration, Firefox 9 and 10 compatibility, Asterisk AJAM support, improved stability & crash handling, and better support for many devices and services. [Download - 8.1MB]

Bean 3.0.4 (free) - Bean is a basic word processor that offers greater simplicity than larger programs, but more features than basic text editors. The software includes a live word count and an Inspector panel with various formatting options. In the latest release the Inspector updates more consistently, and a text field input validation bug that resulted in a crash has been fixed. The update also reintroduces cycle windows as they weren't working correctly in previous releases. [Download - 2.5MB]

OCRKit 1.9.4 ($49) - OCRKit is an optical character recognition tool capable of extracting text data from graphic files. Support for English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish languages is included. Version 1.9.4 improves the recognition of Typewriter text, as well as the retention of certain font families in PDF and HTML. In addition, overall stability has been improved. [Download - 16.4MB]

ExactScan 2.19.2 ($110) - ExactScan is a scanning application for Mac OS X that includes built-in drivers for more than 200 popular document scanners. The software features both OCR and barcode recognition, allowing users to quickly turn business cards, bills, and receipts into searchable PDFs. The performance of certain color operations has been improved with the update, and several bugs have been addressed. [Download - 2.8MB]

Paint FX 1.2 ($3) - Paint FX is a simple paint app that provides users with basic drawing tools. Version 1.2 has fixed an issue with copy and paste, as well as added a new tool for applying effects on partial images. Additionally, several color splash effects have been added. [Download - 1.1MB]

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