HoudahSpot, Output Factory, BackupLoupe

updated 11:57 am EDT, Mon July 29, 2013 | Posted in Apps

HoudahSpot 3.7.10 ($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. A bug that could cause HoudahSpot to lose window focus shortly after being launched has been resolved, along with several minor bugs that resulted in crashes. An issue where Keyboard Maestro would cause the software to crash has also been addressed. [Download - 3.7MB]

Output Factory 1.4.5 ($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. In v1.4.5 a Print Booklet option for PostScript output has been added, allowing users to export to PostScript through InDesign's Print Booklet feature. [Download - 17.9MB]

BackupLoupe 2.4 ($5) - BackupLoupe allows users to browse Time Machine backups and find frequently copied items. The software shows users how many versions of a specific item are available within the backups, along with the date that each was created. Version 2.4 adds a new config option to order items by name, and fixes several known issues. [Download - 2.7MB]

MacFamilyTree 7.0.6 ($60) - MacFamilyTree is a genealogy program that can help users discover and visualize their family history. The software also features a number of built in reports and charts, and allows users share genealogical data using the GEDCOM standard. The v7.0.6 update improves the performance of report generation, and includes additional web research databases. A Polish translation has also been added and date formatting has been improved. [Download - 210.2MB]

Duplicate Annihilator 4.11 ($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 latest update is a maintenance release that fixes some minor bugs. [Download - 2.6MB]

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