BusyCal, Alfred, Cocktail

updated 11:19 am EDT, Wed September 18, 2013 | Posted in Apps

BusyCal 2.5.2 ($30) - BusyCal is a desktop calendar app that allows users to share calendars among family, friends, and workgroups. The v2.5.2 update fixes a number of Google Inbox errors that could occur when subscribed to multiple calendars containing the same meeting. The Inbox and Quick Entry popup dialog orientation has also been fixed, along with an Exchange connection issue when switching between External/Internal URL. [Download - 10.3MB]

Alfred 2.0.8 (free) - Alfred is a quick launch utility that can help users search their computer and the internet. New to this release is compatibility with 1Password 4, as long as third party support is enabled in 1Password's preferences. A number of performance tweaks and bug fixes are also featured. [Download - 2.8MB]

Cocktail 6.8 ($14) - 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. Version 6.8 offers several improvements to the Pilot scheduler. Some compatibility issues with the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome have also been addressed. [Download - 5.6MB]

MacJournal 6.0.9 ($40) - MacJournal acts as a digital journal that allows users to create a multi-media journal and either publish the entries on a number of popular blogging systems (such as Wordpress, Blogger and LiveJournal among others) or securely store entries. The v6.0.9 update is a maintenance release that resolves a number of bugs and crashes. This includes a crash that could occur when dragging certain journals, and an intermittent problem where exporting to a MacJournal data file would yield an empty file. [Download - 25.9MB]

Thunderbird 24 (free) - Thunderbird is an open source e-mail and news client that can be personalized with various skins and add-ons. In v24 message threads can now be ignored or watched, and e-mails can be sent to IDN based addresses. Zoom functionality has also been added to the compose window and user nicknames are now highlighted when mentioned in Chat. [Download - 46.3MB]

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