InstaDesk, Kaleidoscope, Arq

updated 01:10 pm EST, Fri January 18, 2013 | Posted in Apps

InstaDesk 2.1.1 ($5) - InstaDesk is an desktop client for the Instagram social networking site. The software allows users to browse through friends images, as well as view a social graph and find new people to follow. Version 2.1.1 fixes an issue that would prevent some users from signing into Instagram, as well as an issue where certain images would not open in the detail view. [Download - 15.8MB]

Kaleidoscope 2.0 ($40) - Kaleidoscope is a tool for comparing text and image files through the software's two main features, Text Scope and Image Score. The latest release includes support for merging text documents using a two-way interface in Text Scope, as well as new version control integration for merging and resolving conflicts with a three-way interface. Additionally, a new Folder Score feature that can help users spot the differences between folders and copy files between them has been added. [Download - 25.3MB]

Arq 3.0.6 ($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 v3.0.6 update is a maintenance release that addresses various bugs. This includes a crash that occurred when switching backup sets, as well as an issue where excluded items were repeatedly appearing in subsequent backup records. [Download - 5.4MB]

Yep 3.1.4 ($24) - Yep is an organizational tool designed to help users keep track of all their PDFs and other documents. The software automatically finds all documents stored on a computer, no matter where they are stored, and sorts them into a single searchable list. In v3.1.4 exporting will now write tags into any PDFs that are exported or emailed. Support for iWork documents stored on iCloud has also been improved, and scanner issues related to OS X 10.8 have been fixed. [Download - 5.3MB]

OmniPlan 2.2.3 ($200) - OmniPlan is a project planning application that is capable of storing Gantt charts, schedules, summaries, milestones and critical paths. The software also allows users to break down a project into smaller tasks that can be distributed among workers. Version 2.2.3 adds handling for DAV servers that prefer Kerberos authentication, but permit digest or basic. A number of known bugs have also been addressed. [Download - 51MB]

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