Forklift, GarageSale, Rdio

updated 10:31 am EDT, Thu May 30, 2013 | Posted in Apps

Forklift 2.5.5 ($20) - Forklift is a file manager for Mac OS X that connects to FTP or SFTP servers and manages Amazon S3 accounts or mobile devices over Bluetooth. Version 2.5.5 fixes an issue that prevented folder sizes from being calculated automatically on network volumes. Problems with UTF8 encoded characters, AFP/SMB passwords, and type-selection have also been addressed. [Download - 15MB]

GarageSale 6.6.2 ($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. The v6.6.2 update fixes a problem resulted in images not being displayed in previews under some circumstances. [Download - 43.3MB]

Rdio 2.21 ($5) - Rdio is a desktop app that allows users to browse through Rdio's collection of streaming music. The software allows users to control music playback with the computer's built-in media keys, and can use metadata matching to automatically populate a Rdio collection. A display bug when exiting full screen mode has been resolved in this release. The login window layout has also been updated for some languages. [Download - 24.5MB]

Mixbus 2.3 ($39) - Mixbus is a digital audio workstation from Harrison Consoles that features all of the tools necessary to begin mixing audio. Version 2.3 introduces several new shortcuts for faster bus assignments, as well as a user-driven editing and keymap overhaul that makes the software more intuitive for users of other popular DAWs. [Download - n/a]

Grain35 2.0 ($199) - Grain35 is a video editing plug-in for Final Cut Pro, Premiere, and Avid that can simulate vintage film grain. The v2.0 release has been completely rebuilt and offers improved film stocks and a completely new color pipeline. All 12 film stocks have been re-photographed, and new Arrilaser DPX scans have been created of each. The update also corrects the static texture that is visible on several stocks, and has improved the grain to pixel ration on each film stock. [Download - 389MB]

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