Capo, CrossOver, Cocktail

updated 12:40 pm EST, Thu November 8, 2012 | Posted in Apps

Capo 2.1.8 ($50) - Capo is a tool for slowing down audio tracks, which can help musicians learn how to play difficult parts of songs. A built-in tab editor is featured, allowing users to place transcriptions right beside the spectrogram. Version 2.1.8 adds support for Retina displays, and addresses a number of issues. For example, when dragging markers off the timeline to remove them the cursor will no longer flicker. [Download - 7MB]

CrossOver 11.3 ($60) - CrossOver can be used to run many popular Windows programs on a Mac. Windows software can be installed using the CrossTie feature, and will then run without the need to open any additional virtual machine software. The v11.3 update adds complete translations for six new languages, such as Czech, Spanish, and Japanese. A font rendering issue related to Civilization IV has also been resolved. [Download - 69.8MB]

Cocktail 6.2.1 ($14) - Cocktail provides users access to some of the more advanced functions within the Unix Shell. The software features are organized into five categories, while the Pilot-mode will automatically scan a system and perform any necessary maintenance routines. The update adds the ability to disable startup sound and addresses compatibility issues with USB flash drives. [Download - 5.2MB]

DropDMG 3.2 ($24) - DropDMG allows users to create DMG archives that contain entire folders or individual folders. Version 3.2 has been optimized for both multi-display setups and Retina displays, and now includes support for rendering Retina-quality background images. Layouts also now support a maximum icon size of 512 points,and support has been added for the Notification Center. [Download - 10.9MB]

Pixelmator 2.1.3 ($30) - Pixelmator is a layer-based image editing application for the Mac, featuring a number of tools for modifying digital images. Support is included for linking layers to each other, as well as for blending them, modifying opacity, and creating clipping masks. The update improves overall stability and performance, and includes new color management options. Automator actions have also been improved, and Italian and Spanish have been added. [Download - 27.8MB]

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