rubiTrack, GarageSale, TrailRunner

updated 11:07 am EDT, Tue May 28, 2013 | Posted in Apps

rubiTrack 3.2 ($40) - rubiTrack is a physical-activity monitoring and tracking program that supports outdoor activities such as running and bike riding. In v3.2, high resolution cloud-free satellite imagery has been added for both Europe and the US. Users can also now choose from two new map types, rubiTrack Satellite and rubiTrack Hybrid, and plans have been made to make satellite imagery available for the rest of the world later this year. [Download - 9.1MB]

GarageSale 6.6.1 ($40) - GarageSale allows users to create eBay auctions from their desktop. Users can choose from over 140 free listing designs, then add any details and upload up to 10 images per auction free of charge to the GarageSale Image Service. Version 6.6 supports eBays new condition description field, which let sellers describe the condition of used items in more detail. Also new is support for the Global Shipping Program, which simplifies the process of selling items internationally. [Download - 43.3MB]

TrailRunner 3.7.745 (free) - TrailRunner is a companion tool for runners, bikers, and hikers that can be used to plan routes on a map. Users can import GPS or workout data from a number of different fitness devices, as well as export route directions directly to an iPod. The update includes a number of stability and performance improvements, including improved stability with the Dropbox API and in low memory situations. [Download - 6.7MB]

Sleipnir 4.3.0.1 (free) - Sleipnir is web browser that includes gesture operated tabs, color-coded bookmarks, and full screen operation. The stability of the menu bar icon has been improved in this release, and an issue that caused windows to stop displaying under OS X Snow Leopard has been fixed. [Download - 26.2MB]

Picture Collage Maker 2.0 ($20) - Picture Collage Maker providers users with numerous tools to simplify the process of creating personal collages. The new version adds support for varying photo and text effects, improves the cropping feature, and adds more options for sharing finished images. In addition to saving custom collages as image files, the update now allows users to share collages directly to a Facebook account. [Download - 76.1MB]

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