Cocktail, LaunchBar, Vitamin-R

updated 11:09 am EDT, Tue October 22, 2013 | Posted in Apps

Cocktail 7.0 ($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 v7.0 release is designed for OS X Mavericks and will not run on older versions of OS X. [Download - 2.5MB]

LaunchBar 5.6 ($35) - LaunchBar is a tool that can provide quick access to apps, documents, contacts, and bookmarks, as well as a music library or various search engines. Version 5.6 includes full OS X Mavericks compatibility, as well as support for 1Password 4. Dock icon hiding has also been improved in this release and a problem with the Show in Contacts action has been resolved. [Download - 5.6MB]

Vitamin-R 2.05 ($30) - Vitamin-R is a collection of productivity tools that can help users break up larger projects into smaller tasks. A "now and later" feature is also included, which allows users to jot down ideas to work on later. Improved support for OS X Mavericks is included in this update. [Download - 17.9MB]

HoudahGeo 3.5.7 ($29) - 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 v3.5.7 update fixes a problem where HoudahGeo would fail to automatically reload Aperture libraries. In addition, a problem that caused the software to show erroneous error messages during EXIF/XMP export has also been fixed. [Download - 13MB]

RoadMovie 2.6 ($29) - RoadMovie is a tool for adding subtitles, metadata, and chapters to a variety of video formats. The software also includes built-in encoding and uploading functions for sharing clips with others. Version 2.6 fixes a bug that could cause hard-coded subtitles to render very small on HD movies and is now able to import and export Spruce Subtitle files. The soft are is also now capable to read embedded subtitle tracks from files other than MKV. [Download - 20MB]

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