PDFpen, Cocktail, Growl

updated 11:07 am EDT, Tue August 20, 2013 | Posted in Apps

PDFpen 6.0.5 ($60) - PDFPen provides users with tools for adding text, images, and signatures to PDF files. The software can also be used to replace original text with editable text blocks, as well as move, resize, and delete images. Version 6.0.5 adapts the standard OS X iCloud file-open dialog, and adds the option to print "Selected Pages in Sidebar" in print dialog. Support for enhanced AppleScript printing is also included. [Download - 52.4MB]

Cocktail 6.7 ($19) - Cocktail provides users access to some of the more advanced functions within the Unix Shell. The software features are organized into five categories, while the Pilot-mode will automatically scan a system and perform any necessary maintenance routines. The update features improvements to the "Clear System caches" procedure, including the ability to clear CVMS and Core symbolication daemon caches. An issue in which Cocktail may not be able to change the Launchpad background blur radius has also been resolved. [Download - 5.6MB]

Growl 2.1.1 ($4) - Growl is a notification system that allows any Mac application to display desktop alerts. The v2.1.1 release fixes an issue with the Automator Action. Previously, Xcode tried to help with the validate project settings and in turn disabled a setting that was required. Additionally, screen save and lock detection should now behave as expected. [Download - 6.8MB]

BusyCal 2.5 ($30) - BusyCal is a desktop calendar app that allows users to share calendars among family, friends, and workgroups. Support for Exchange is featured in v2.5, along with a new Availability Panel for Exchange and CalDAV meeting scheduling. Regenerating To-Dos are also new, allowing users to account for recurring tasks. [Download - 10.3MB]

ImageLobe 5.6 ($20) - ImageLobe allows users to apply a number of visual effects to digital images. More than 40 customizable image effects are included, such as Comic Book, Monochrome, Pinch, and Thermal Camera. Several of the image-effects algorithms have been updated in this release. [Download - 1.5MB]

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