KeyCue, PreMinder, Transmission

updated 10:13 am EST, Tue February 19, 2013 | Posted in Apps

KeyCue 6.4 ($28) - KeyCue helps users make use of keyboard shortcuts provided by various applications. After holding down the Command key for a set period of time KeyCue opens and displays a table of all currently available menu shortcuts. Starting with version 6.4, KeyCue has an icon in the menu bar, which is not only a visible indicator of KeyCue's presence, but also serves as an additional way to invoke KeyCue. In addition, the update also contains a couple of other enhancements and fixes and improves compatibility with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. [Download - 2.5MB]

PreMinder 1.7.4 ($19) - PreMinder is a calendar program that lets users store styled text for reminders and events. It features highly customizable monthly, two monthly, weekly and yearly views, as well as support for syncing with iCal, iCloud, and Google Calendar. Version 1.7.4 fixes an issue where clicking on Dock icon when the license agreement window was displayed would bring up an error. [Download - 6.2MB]

Transmission 2.77 (free) - Transmission is a BitTorrent client that features full encryption, file selection, automatic port forwarding, and more. The latest release fixes a v2.75 regression that broke JSON parsing of real numbers in locales that don't use a period as a decimal separator. An issue where generated magnet links didn't include web seeds as also been fixed along with a minor memory leak associated to web seeds. [Download - 5.1MB]

EyeTV 3.6 ($80) - EyeTV is a desktop application designed to accompany Elgato's hardware products that allows users to watch, record, edit, timeshift and archive TV on a Mac. More than 100 brand new Retina images are included in the latest release, as well as support for Gracenote EPG data. Several minor bugs have also been resolved. [Download - 150MB]

Songbird 2.2 (free) - Songbird is an open-source music library with customizable themes and integration with the 7digital Music Store. Version 2.2 introduces support for pushing audio and video content to wireless devices, such as connected TVs, DVD players, and speakers. Users are also now able to see album art or the DVD cover art in the now playing section for any device, as well as purchase music from the Amazon MP3 store within Songbird. [Download - 28.4MB]

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