GarageSale, HoudahGeo, GlimmerBlocker

updated 11:15 am EDT, Tue July 24, 2012 | Posted in Apps

GarageSale 6.4.4 ($40) - GarageSale allows users to create eBay auctions from their desktop. Users can choose from over 140 free listing designs, then add any details and upload up to 10 images per auction free of charge to the GarageSale Image Service. Version 6.4.4 fixes a bug that prevented users from dragging multiple images onto a listing's preview, as well as an issue with dragging an image from the browser onto a preview. [Download - 39.7MB]

HoudahGeo 3.2 ($30) - HoudahGeo enables users to link photos to the location where they were taken. Photos can be pinned to their respective locations, removing the need for a digital camera with built-in GPS capabilities. In the latest release HoudahGeo is capable of copying images to Evernote. Compatibility with the latest versions of iPhoto and Aperture is also included, as well as a fix for a crash when importing photos with numeric keywords. [Download - 11.1MB]

GlimmerBlocker 1.5 (free) - GlimmerBlocker is an ad-blocker that is implemented a an http proxy. The v1.8 update adds Gatekeeper support for OS X 10.8, as well as for Safari keywords in Safari 6. A number of bugs have also been resolved, and support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and earlier has been removed. [Download - 2.4MB]

Transmission 2.6.1 (free) - Transmission is a BitTorrent client that features full encryption, file selection, automatic port forwarding, and more. Version 2.61 fixes a crash that occurred when creating a torrent file on OS X Lion or later. Additionally, the security of the web client has been improved. [Download - 4.4MB]

Ecoute 3.0.5 ($8) - Ecoute is a small media player with music, video, and podcast playback capabilities. The software features a simple interface, which includes an integrated search feature for finding files and album artwork. The latest release adds support for Growl 1.3+ with sandboxing, and fixes an issue with running the software on Mountain Lion. [Download - 3.7MB]

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