Bean, Color Splash Studio, Great Plain Text

updated 01:00 pm EDT, Mon April 23, 2012 | Posted in Apps

Bean 3.0.9 (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. The latest release offers live updating of text ruler offsets for layout views when a window is resized, and includes both Catalan and Italian localizations. The side bar document list has also been given a minimum size to prevent it from disappearing completely. [Download - 3.1MB]

Color Splash Studio 1.4 ($5) - Color Splash Studio is a photo editing utility that includes a number of tools for adjusting grayscale, brightness, contrast, and blur parameters. Version 1.4 includes an enhanced painting brush, touchpad integration, and an updated interface. Additionally, MacPhun has teamed up with CanvasPop to allow customers to print their photos on canvas. [Download - 29.3MB]

Great Plain Text 1.0 ($3) - Great Plain Text converts any copied text into plain text, removing any colors, typeface style, hyperlinks, and more. The software will convert text copied from any source, including websites and PDF documents, and can be set to act automatically when text is copied. Additionally, a manual setting is included that allows users to choose when text formatting is removed. [Download - 0.3MB]

Default Folder X 4.4.11 ($35) - Default Folder X provides users with quick access to folders and commands by attaching a toolbar to the right side of Open and Save dialogs in OS X. A problem that prevented the software from working in sandboxed applications under Mountain Lion has been resolved with this release. A work around for a bug in OS X's codesign utility that create an empty file named "/-" on a user's system drive is also included, along with support for CodeKit. [Download - 11.2MB]

MarsEdit 3.5 ($40) - MarsEdit is a blog editor that uses an e-mail like interface for editing. The software features spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows, and Apple Script support. Version 3.5 improves support for OS X Lion's full-screen mode, and allows custom formatting macros to work in both rich text and HTML modes. Additionally, support has been added for editing Tumblr Draft posts. [Download - 6.6MB]

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