Fantastical, CourseNotes, GraphicConverter

updated 01:49 pm EDT, Mon June 4, 2012 | Posted in Apps

Fantastical 1.3.1 ($20) - Fanastical is a calendar utility that sits in a users menu bar and can be accessed through a customizable keyboard shortcut. To add new events users can type a natural phrase and the software will automatically pull out relevant time and date information. In v1.3.1 completed reminders are now hidden by default and an issue where Fantastical was unable to load calendars from Entourage has been fixed. An issue that prevented reminders with long titles from expanding onto multiple lines properly has also been resolved. [Download - 9MB]

CourseNotes 2.1 ($8) - CourseNotes is a note taking tool that offers support for syncing information between the desktop and iPad apps. The latest release includes fixes for the styling of copy/pasted rich text in notes, as well as improvements to the bullet-point summary editing. Additionally, the software now includes OS X application sandboxing support. [Download - 2.4MB]

GraphicConverter 8.1 ($40) - Lemke Software has unveiled a new version of its photo editing and conversion utility, Graphic Converter. Version 8.1 adds map support for GPS location display, as well as support for 16 bit per channel images. A number of bugs have also been fixed, including a possible crash that could occur when reading Paperport MAX files. [Download - 118MB]

Renamer 4.1 ($19) - Renamer is a tool for renaming and numbering multiple files in a batch process. New options to rename files based on file creation, modification, and EXIF dates have been added with this update, as well as new support for OS X Mountain Lion. In addition, an issue with filenames not sorting properly has also been fixed. [Download - 2.7MB]

Integrity 3.6 (free) - Integrity is a tool that can help keep links on a web site from becoming broken. After entering a URL, Integrity will follow all of the internal links and report any that do not work. Version 3.8.5 adds support for telephone links and fixes a bug related to crawling local sites that was introduced in the last release. Additionally, a bug that caused special characters in a page title or link text to be altered when exported has been resolved. [Download - 1.8MB]

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