Bean, TotalFinder, GraphicConverter

updated 10:20 am EDT, Mon July 23, 2012 | Posted in Apps

Bean 3.2.1 (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 v3.2.1 update is a maintenance release that resolves a number of bugs and crashes. In addition, the app's Developer ID has been updated in an attempt to resolve issues related to Gatekeeper. [Download - 3.3MB]

TotalFinder 1.3.5 ($18) - TotalFinder is a tool that adds tabs, hot keys, and other various tweaks to the Mac OS X Finder. The update improves compatibility with Finder 10.8 under Mountain Lion, as well as with Finder 10.7.5. Other improvements include better Visor sliding performance, Retina updates for tab rendering, and path title truncation in tabs. [Download - 3.7MB]

GraphicConverter 8.2 ($40) - GraphicConverter is an image editing tool that can impart 200 different graphic-based formats, and export the image in one of 80 file formats. Version 8.2 includes support for Flickr, Google+, and local database thumbnail storage. The option to enable and disable the display of the current location on the map has also been added, as well as the option to disable the decimal number style. [Download - 125MB]

BreakTime 2.2 ($5) - BreakTime is a small tool that can remind users to take regular breaks to stand up and get away from a computer. Retina-optimized graphics are included with the latest release, as well as support for Mountain Lion and AppleScript. The option to automatically dismiss breaks at the end of the timer has also been added, along with various minor bug fixes. [Download - 0.9MB]

Beamer 1.4.2 ($15) - Beamer is a tool for wirelessly streaming movie files to an Apple TV. Support is offered for most major video formats, such as AVI, MOV and MKV, but subtitle support is still in the works. The v1.4.2 update has fixed an issue that caused the software to crash whenever the AirPlay connection was interrupted. [Download - 6.1MB]

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