TextExpander, OmniGraffle, Airfoil

updated 10:10 am EDT, Thu September 26, 2013 | Posted in Apps

TextExpander 4.1 ($35) - TextExpander lets users define abbreviations for frequently used text strings and images, allowing them to save time by quickly typing full words and phrases with a few letters. Version 4.1 features a new predefined snippet group with more than 200 Emoji characters, as well as initial support for OS X Mavericks. In addition, the software will now offer to vert existing snippets when changing the default snippet type, and performance with snippets containing multiple embedded images has been improved. [Download - 9.1MB]

OmniGraffle 6.0 ($100) - OmniGraffle is a tool for creating diagrams and organizational charts. The software includes numerous shapes and connectors for plotting out information in a visual manner. The latest release has been redesigned from the ground up and now runs in a sandboxed environment. Application resources such as Templates and Stencils can also now be managed from within OmniGraffle. [Download - 30.1MB]

Airfoil 4.8.1 ($25) - Airfoil is a software utility that can send audio files to AirPort Express units and Apple TVs, as well as other Macs and PCs. The v4.8.1 update is once again able to communicate with Apple TVs running software v6.0, and now offers quick selection of Intermission as a source from the System Audio section of the audio source selection menu. The Instant On component has also been updated and should now better capture audio from sandboxed apps. [Download - 15.4MB]

Growl 2.1.2 ($4) - Growl is a notification system that allows any Mac application to display desktop alerts. A known crash has been resolved with this release. [Download - 6.8MB]

Porthole 1.4.4 ($16) - Porthole allows users to stream audio from their favorite music source to an AirPort Express, AirPlay speakers, or Apple TV. The latest release is now compatible with Apple TVs running software v6.0. [Download - 2.7MB]

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