PDFpen, PhotoSweeper, Dropbox

updated 12:16 pm EST, Wed January 16, 2013 | Posted in Apps

PDFpen 5.9.4 ($60) - PDFPen provides users with tools for adding text, images, and signatures to PDF files. The software can also be used to replace original text with editable text blocks, as well as move, resize, and delete images. The v5.9.4 update improves overall performance by reducing memory usage, and improves the software's ability to open documents that do not follow the PDF specification. [Download - 49.8MB]

PhotoSweeper 1.9.2 ($10) - PhotoSweeper can be used to remove similar or duplicate photos from a computer. The ability to search for photos within the media browser has been added in this release, along with improved "Time+Bitmap" and "Time+Histogram" methods for photos without Capture Date. An error that resulted in the display of redundant photos from Photo Stream has also been fixed. [Download - 15MB]

Dropbox 1.6.14 (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. Version 1.6.14 fixes an issue that prevented icon overlays from updating, as well as a hang that occurred when starting the software on Leopard. In addition, the Growl SDK has been upgraded to v1.2.3. [Download - 21.9MB]

Skitch 2.0.4 (free) - Skitch is a tool for taking and sharing screenshots. After capturing an image with the software, users can perform basic editing and share the file via e-mail or automatic website uploads. The latest release is a minor update that fixes several minor bugs. [Download - 18.5MB]

Cocktail 6.3 ($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 v6.3 update adds the ability to clear the Quarantine Events database, and fixes a problem where Cocktail could fail to restart or shutdown the computer. Compatibility issues with Opera 12 and OS X 10.8.3 have also been addressed. [Download - 5.2MB]

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