Fantastical, Alfred, Dropbox

updated 12:00 pm EDT, Mon March 25, 2013 | Posted in Apps

Fantastical 1.3.7 ($20) - Fantastical is a calendar utility that sits in a users menu bar and can be accessed through a customizable keyboard shortcut. To add new events users can type a natural phrase and the software will automatically pull out relevant time and date information. In v1.3.7 pressing return in the location field will now add the event instead of a new line. An issue where the event/reminder switch would not respect the user settings has also been addressed, along with a bug where Fantastical could hang at startup. [Download - 11.3MB]

Alfred 2.0.2 (free) - Alfred is a quick launch utility that can help users search their computer and the internet. The latest release features improved app discovery and caching, allowing items such as the iPhone Simulator to be found if the folder is added to the search scope. Additionally, the "Browse in Alfred" workflow action has been improved, giving users more control over which folder is browsed. [Download - 2.8MB]

Dropbox 2.1.3 (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 2.1.3 fixes an issue that could prevent the software from launching, along with problems related too notification bubbles and Camera uploads. [Download - 27.6MB]

Cloud Mate 1.3.2 ($7) - Cloud Mate is a tool that brings all of a user's iCloud documents into a single location. By default iCloud organizes documents by application, meaning users must have multiple apps open if they need to move it to a new location. The latest release significantly reduces the start-up time after an initial index, and removes the notification sound for compound files such as Keynote or Pages documents. [Download - N/A]

HoudahGeo 3.2.9 ($30) - HoudahGeo enables users to link photos to the location where they were taken. Photos can be pinned to their respective locations, removing the need for a digital camera with built-in GPS capabilities. An issue where HoudahGeo would fail to automatically install the license file upon activation has been resolved in v3.2.9. [Download - 11.3MB]

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