HoudahSpot, Arq, Dropbox

updated 09:49 am EST, Mon December 31, 2012 | Posted in Apps

HoudahSpot 3.6.1 ($30) - HoudahSpot allows users to create detailed queries to pinpoint the exact file they are searching for. Favorite queries can be saved for later access, and templates can be set up for frequently performed searches. A bug that prevented the results list from working for some templates has been resolved in this update. The update also makes it possible to simultaneously add multiple items to the search scopes and exclusions. [Download - 3.2MB]

Arq 3.0.5 ($29) - Arq is a backup utility that will make incremental backups to an online storage account. The software keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month. The update fixes an issue that resulted in a "not-found" keychain error during setup, as well as a typo in the price for RRS in the us-west01 S3 region. [Download - 8.8MB]

Dropbox 1.6.11 (free) - Dropbox is a desktop utility that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs with an online web storage account. This can be used to backup files to the cloud, or to quickly synchronize files between multiple computers. The v1.6.11 release resolves a hang that affected some users. [Download - 21.9MB]

myTracks 2.4.3 ($16) - myTracks allows users to relate GPS tracks and the photos taken along those tracks to each other. Users can import the GPS tracks from a GPS device or a GPX file, and are then displayed using Google Maps. Version 2.4.3 improves support for iPhoto drag and drop. A bug fix for 32-bit systems is also included, along with other minor fixes. [Download - 40.6MB]

BatchOutput PDF 2.0b9 ($25) - BatchOutput PDF automates the process of printing multiple PDF files. Users can import any number of files, select their desired output settings, and the software will then automatically perform any necessary adjustments and send each file to be printed. A new preference that adds the option to start watching automatically when launching the software has been added with this update. Additional checks for shared folders have also been added. [Download - 5.3MB]

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