Bento, MacJournal, MacGourmet Deluxe

updated 11:17 am EDT, Tue October 2, 2012 | Posted in Apps

Bento 4.1.2 ($49) - Bento is a personal database application that allows users to organize all of their important information in one place. The application includes customizable forms, which allow the user to organize the information in way that makes sense to them. Version 4.1.2 provides bug fixes and updates related to OS X Mountain Lion and Retina displays. Data stored in the Bento iPhone library will also be migrated to a new Bento Photos library. [Download - 201.4MB]

MacJournal 6.0.6 ($40) - MacJournal acts as a digital journal that allows users to create a multi-media journal and either publish the entries on a number of popular blogging systems (such as Wordpress, Blogger and LiveJournal among others) or securely store entries. The update adopts a new way of communication with Blogger, Tumblr, and Dropbox to meet the latest requirements set by each service. General bug fixes are also included. [Download - 28.3MB]

MacGourmet Deluxe 3.2.6 ($50) - MacGourmet allows cooks to create and edit recipes, make wine and cooking notes, and post them on the web. It also includes functions for import recipes from the web and building cookbooks from a users recipes with support for images, chapters, and text pages. The v3.2.6 update fixes several issues related to Retina displays, as well as an error that could occur when Spotlight support was turned off. Improved handling of the encoding of import files created on other platforms is also included. [Download - 26.4MB]

Vinoteka 3.0.2 ($50) - Vinoteka is a wine cellar management application that can be used to organize and manage bottles, as well as jot down tasting notes. The program is capable of creating virtual cellars resembling a user's own, and includes features for planning tasting sessions using various methods. Version 3.0.2 includes iPhone 5 sync support, a new producer widget, an improved Tabulated File import, and various bug fixes. [Download - 53.6MB]

Paste Master 7.3 ($8) - Paste Master is a clipboard management utility that allows users to store up to 99 items for later access. The v7.3 update has improved Preference Pane interaction on OS X Lion, and fixed a problem with Paste Master not running after restarting OS X Mountain Lion. [Download - 1.3MB]

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