The Unarchiver, MarsEdit, Duplicate Annihilator

updated 12:19 pm EDT, Mon April 8, 2013 | Posted in Apps

The Unarchiver 3.7 (free) - The Unarchiver is a replacement for the Archive Utility application that is built into Mac OS X. The utility is designed to handle additional formats not supported by Archive Utility, and to better integrate into the design of the Finder. A Bulgarian translation has been added in this release, along with various bug fixes. Several memory leaks have been addressed and read-only attributes for files in archives are now ignored. [Download - 5.1MB]

MarsEdit 3.5.9 ($40) - MarsEdit is a blog editor that uses an e-mail like interface for editing. The software features spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows, and Apple Script support. Version 3.5.9 is a maintenance release that focuses on resolving bugs. An error where uploaded images would not be properly resized for Retina displays has been fixed, along with a bug that resulted in malfunctioning Screen Capture and Image import services in rich editor. [Download - 7.8MB]

Duplicate Annihilator 4.5.1 ($8) - Duplicate Annihilator can scan an entire iPhoto library and identify any duplicate images stored within. All of the duplicates are marked according to the users preferences, or can be sent directly to the trash. The v4.5.1 update includes a critical bug fix related to the detection of corrupt JPEG files. [Download - 2.5MB]

PopClip 1.4.5 ($5) - PopClip adds a new popover menu to OS X that displays whenever text is selected on a Mac. From the popover users can cut, copy, and paste text, as well as perform a web search based on selected text, get dictionary definitions, and more. A fix to prevent OpenOffice, LibreOffice, NeoOffice, and KeePassX from crashing is included in the latest release. Additionally, a bug that caused PopClip to occasional stay on the screen indefinitely has also been fixed, and compatibility has been improved with some clipboard manager apps. [Download - 2.4MB]

HoudahSpot 3.7.3 ($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. Version 3.7.3 fixes a bug that resulted in TextPreview failing to display or crashing. A number of safeguards to prevent crashes when the Spotlight index is corrupted have also been implemented. [Download - 3.3MB]

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