App Tamer, AirFoil, ShareTool

updated 10:50 am EDT, Tue March 27, 2012 | Posted in Apps

App Tamer 1.2 ($15) - App tamer is a utility that can automatically free up the CPU by preventing applications from accessing the processor when they are not active. In v1.2 the menubar icon now displays CPU usage in different ways. The needle on the icon moves to reflect processor load, the icon can be colorized so it turns yellow and then red as usage increases, and CPU usage can be shown numerically next to the icon. A problem that prevented the software from seeing all processes launching and quitting has also been fixed. [Download - 3.5MB]

AirFoil 4.7 ($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 4.7 includes a new Menu Bar mode that allows users to access all of the softwares most important controls directly in the menubar. The update also features remote control support for Last.fm's new betas, as well as various bug fixes. [Download - 9.7MB]

ShareTool 2.3.2 ($25) - ShareTool allows users to access a Mac's Bonjour service across the internet, enabling functions such as iTunes Music Sharing, Screen Sharing, File Sharing, and printing to be used remotely. The latest release improves both support for UPnP routers and the reliability of the Connect Automatically option. An issue with private key files in custom locations has also been resolved. [Download - 10.1MB]

1Password 3.8.18 ($40) - 1Password is a password management utility that allows users to safely store confidential information. The software includes different forms for adding various information such as credit cards, passwords, and identities. The update includes an enhanced Diagnostics Report feature that is able to detect Safari running in 32-bit mode, as well as a fix for an issue that caused the 1Password Agent to crash when the user's home path can't be determined. [Download - 17.2MB]

Tower 1.4.5 ($59) - Tower is a Git client for Mac OS X that allows users to access Git features without needing to remember all of the frameworks commands and parameters. The open panel for the Add Submodule dialog has been made less restrictive in this release, and a Create New Repository on Bitbucket option has been added to the main menu. Additionally, an issue that occurred when creating a new git repo in a folder that was already added as a bookmark has been fixed. [Download - 14.9MB]

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