AppDelete, MacFamilyTree, Monolingual

updated 02:10 pm EDT, Mon October 15, 2012 | Posted in Apps

AppDelete 4.0.2 ($8) - AppDelete is an uninstaller for Macs that allows users to remove applications and all of their associated files. Support is also included for deleting widgets, preference panes, plug-ins, and screensavers. The v4.0.2 update fixes an issue that prevented the Show Hidden Files feature from working as expected. Compatibility with VoiceOver has also been improved, and a minor errors in the German translation have been fixed. [Download - 4.6MB]

MacFamilyTree 6.3 ($60) - MacFamilyTree is a genealogy program that can help users discover and visualize their family history. The software also features a number of built in reports and charts, and allows users share genealogical data using the GEDCOM standard. Version 6.3 introduced a new Research Assistant feature, along with built-in document scanning, a new database browser, and various chart improvements. [Download - 105.6M]

Monolingual 1.5.7 (free) - Monolingual is a tool that can be used to remove unnecessary language resources from Mac OS X. The software provides a list of every installed language and lets users choose which ones to keep and which to delete. The update fixes a problem some users were experiencing when updating from v1.5.0 and 1.5.1. [Download - 5.8MB]

Patterno 2.5 ($20) - Patterno is a tiled pattern and background image generator that can be used to create postcards, book covers, and more. Full Retina support is included with the latest release, as well as an updated UI that is designed to be more usable on the MacBook Air. A bug with the Antique Tile being rendered improperly has also been resolved. [Download - 9.8MB]

SixtyFour 1.0.8 (free) - SixtyFour is a memory optimization tool that allows users to force 64-bit apps to open in a 32-bit mode. The v1.0.8 update will now ignore any apps that can only be opened in 64-bit mode. In addition, support for the Growl notification system has been added. [Download - 0.43MB]

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