KeyCue, TextWrangler, Tree

updated 11:40 am EDT, Tue April 10, 2012 | Posted in Apps

KeyCue 6.1 ($28) - KeyCue helps users make use of keyboard shortcuts provided by various applications. After holding down the Command key for a set period of time KeyCue opens and displays a table of all currently available menu shortcuts. Version 6.1 now displays Keyboard Maestro items with string triggers, and has been signed with a Developer ID certificate in preparation for Gatekeeper. A memory issue that occurred when checking version numbers of active apps has also been addressed. [Download - 2.1MB]

TextWrangler 3.5 (free) - TextWrangler is a text manipulation tool, which can be used to edit general text documents and developers code. The ability to search inside compressed files can now be controlled with a new option in the Multi-File search window, allowing users to skip compressed files when desired. Additionally, FTP browsers have received a Manage Bookmarks command, which opens the Setup window and selects the Bookmarks list. [Download - 12.4MB]

Tree 1.8.2 ($15) - Tree is an outliner that features a horizontally expandable tree view for organizing information. Ideas and keywords can be stored in segments that can be sorted, rearranged, and adjusted at anytime. The latest release fixes an issue that occurred when closing a window on Mac OS X Lion, as well as a problem with updating the font selection in the font panel. [Download - 2.1MB]

FLV Converter 3.6 ($30) - FLV Converter allows users to convert, edit, and play FLV/F4V files. The software can convert videos into a host of common file formats, and additionally includes tools for adjusting the brightness, contrast, and saturation of videos. The v3.6 update adds a 1080p HD video output profile for the new iPad and Apple TV, along with several other minor optimizations. [Download - 26.8MB]

DropCopy 1.77 (free) - DropCopy uses Bonjour technology to help users share files between multiple Macs on the same network. In addition to file sharing, DropCopy also supports clipboard sharing and short texts messages. Version 1.77 includes several stability improvements and fixes the "no data fork" error for some users. [Download - 3.6MB]

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