PopChar X, Acorn, Arq

updated 11:32 am EST, Wed December 11, 2013 | Posted in Apps

PopChar X 6.4 ($42) - PopChar X allows users to add special characters without the need to remember a keystroke combination. In v6.4 the character table should now display paster, and the built-in installer now reliably cleans up temporary files after automatic updates. Background activity has also been reduced by reloading the available fonts only when absolutely necessary. [Download - 3.9MB]

Acorn 4.2.2 ($50) - Acorn is an image editing utility that offers layer support, built-in effects, vector shapes and text, and more. Version 2.2.2 fixes a problem where PDF files were not opening correctly. In addition, issues where the New View windows were showing the image in the wrong colorspace, or not properly updating when moving a bitmap layer have also been fixed. [Download - 15.1MB]

Arq 3.3.2 ($40) - Arq is a backup utility that will make incremental backups to an online storage account. The software keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month. The latest release has added a backup set UUID to Glacier vault names to make restricting access via IAM easier. [Download - 8.2MB]

VLC Media Player 2.1.2 (free) - VLC Media Player includes support for a wide range of audio and video file formats, including DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Several audio output bugs have been fixed in this release, align with issues related to video filters, decoders, and the Qt interface. UI resetting has also been improved, and a new language option has a been added to the interface. [Download - 31.6MB]

NoteList 3.2 ($10) - NoteList is an app that allows users to manage and organize all of their notes and memos. Notes can be labeled with customizable colored tags that allow users to keep entries grouped and organized. Version 3.2 solves a problem with the startup document, improves various functions, and fixes various minor bugs. [Download - 4.4MB]

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