Fantastical, Posterino, Beamer

updated 02:28 pm EST, Fri November 9, 2012 | Posted in Apps

Fantastical 1.3.4 ($20) - Fanastical is a calendar utility that sits in a users menu bar and can be accessed through a customizable keyboard shortcut. To add new events users can type a natural phrase and the software will automatically pull out relevant time and date information. Version 1.3.4 improves the softwares search speed, and has updated Daylight Savings information for some countries. Compatibility issues with BusyCal 2 have also been resolved. [Download - 9.9MB]

Posterino 2.6.1 ($30) - Posterino enables users to create everything from photo collages to frames to greeting cards. The software includes a variety of templates which can be filled automatically with random images, or with user imported content. In v2.6.2 the image browser no longer displays a bunch of iPhoto Events at the top of the albums tree. In addition, a bug that prevented a users from replacing a year placeholder has been fixed. [Download - 23.6MB]

Beamer 1.4.4 ($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 update fixes an issue where other apps could cause Beamer to reject certain movie files. The interface responsiveness has also been improved, and the audio track menu no longer displays "null" if the language was not found. [Download - 6.3MB]

MarsEdit 3.5.7 ($40) - MarsEdit is a blog editor that uses an e-mail like interface for editing. The software features spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows, and Apple Script support. Version 3.5.7 offers improved performance when publishing to WordPress, as well as support for WordPress Private and Pending post statuses. Various bugs have also been resolved. [Download - 7.8MB]

Tower 1.4.13 ($59) - Tower is a Git client for Mac OS X that allows users to access Git features without needing to remember all of the frameworks commands and parameters. The included version of Git has been updated to 1.8.0 in this release, and modal sheet handling has been improved. An issue with authentication on some systems has also been fixed. [Download - 22.1MB]

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