NoteList, Combat Mission, Little Snitch

updated 01:17 pm EST, Fri December 7, 2012 | Posted in Apps

NoteList 3.1 ($10) - NoteList is an app that allows users to manage and organize all of their notes and memos. Notes can be labeled with customizable colored tags that allow users to keep entries grouped and organized. The v3.1 update improves the software's ability to remember window settings, including sorted columns. The interface has also been updated and scooped bookmarks are now used to remember the default doc to open. [Download - 5.7MB]

CM: Battle for Normandy 1.11 ($55) - Combat Mission: Battle For Normandy is a tactical game that attempts to recreate the land warfare in Western France during World War II. The v1.11 patch corrects a host of bugs, including crashes related to barbed wire unites, a glitch that allowed on-map artillery the ability to shoot through intervening terrain, and an issue that resulted in destroyed buildings leaving behind floating rubble. [Download - 861.9MB]

Little Snitch 3.0.2 ($35) - Little Snitch is an internet traffic monitoring and management utility. The software informs a user when a program attempts to establish an outgoing internet connection and provides options for allowing or denying the connection. A new preference setting that allows users to limit the total number of connections in Network Monitor has been added in the v3.0.2 release. The Connection Alert timeout visualization has also been redesigned, and the detection of Java apps has been improved. [Download - 12.5MB]

Alfred 1.3.2 (free) - Alfred is a quick launch utility that can help users search their computer and the internet. Version 1.3.2 includes iTunes Mini Player compatibility improvements for iTunes 11 and has changed the Mini Player shortcut command. A work around for an issue that caused iTerm2 to pause when running terminal commands has also been resolved. [Download - 2.6MB]

Path Finder 6.1.2 ($40) - Path Finder is a file management utility that offers an interface similar to Finder, but adds extra features, including a dual pane file browser, and tab management. Key commands for the Dual Pane mode have been simplified in v6.1.2, allowing users to perform most common actions with a single key press. The file operations popover window has also been redesigned and support for Retina displays has been added. [Download - 26.7MB]

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