Screenium, Arq, HoudahGeo

updated 10:54 am EDT, Thu June 13, 2013 | Posted in Apps

Screenium 2.1.4 ($40) - Screenium is a tool for capturing video footage of a Mac OS X desktop. The software records everything that appears on a screen including applications, the mouse pointer and live content streamed over the Internet. The v2.1.4 update fixes a bug that could lead to the mouse wheel not being recorded properly, along with an issue that could lead to hangs when dragging movies out of the media library. [Download - 40.2MB]

Arq 3.2 ($29) - Arq is a backup utility that will make incremental backups to an online storage account. The software keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month. Version 3.2 introduces the ability to only restore files that are missing or different in a folder. A new "pause on battery power" option has also been added to the preferences and numerous bugs have been fixed. [Download - 12.3MB]

HoudahGeo 3.4.3 ($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. The latest release resolves a number of bugs, including an issue where the software could lock up when loading an outdated license file. [Download - 11.1MB]

Cobook Contacts 1.2.8 ($10) - Cobook is an alternative address book for the Mac that can connect with social networks and automatically update contact cards. The software is capable of recognizing different types of information, such as e-mails, phone numbers, and addresses, and automatically placing them in the proper portion of a contact card. A number of picture syncing improvements have been made with this release. [Download - 3.5MB]

Output Factory 1.3.20 ($170) - Output Factory automates the process of printing and exporting from Adobe InDesign. USers can export as single pages with variable file names, update modified links on the fly, preflight InDesign files before output, and more. The v1.3.20 update fixes an issue that cause an error when no base layers were selected when printing layer combinations. Error information in situations where selected output presets are not available in InDesign have also been improved. [Download - 15.2MB]

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