Capo, Cobook Contacts, Boom

updated 11:59 am EST, Thu December 19, 2013 | Posted in Apps

Capo 3.0.3 ($30) - Capo is a tool for slowing down audio tracks, which can help musicians learn how to play difficult parts of songs. A built-in tab editor is featured, allowing users to place transcriptions right beside the spectrogram. The v3.0.3 update fixes several reported crashes. [Download - 8.3MB]

Cobook Contacts 3.0 (free) - Cobook is an alternative address book for the Mac that can connect with social networks and automatically update contact cards. The software is capable of recognizing different types of information, such as e-mails, phone numbers, and addresses, and automatically placing them in the proper portion of a contact card. New to v3.0 is multi-account support, as well as the ability to share contact information via e-mail. Instagram, Foursquare, AngelList and LinkedIn integration can also now be added via in-app purchases. [Download - 4.7MB]

Boom 1.8.1 ($7) - Boom is a small tool for boosting the audio output of an entire system. The software includes a built-in equalizer with various presets, as well as the ability to create custom EQ settings. Version 1.8.1 fixes an audio clipping issue, along with a bug related to kernel task consumption. [Download - 10.2MB]

BBEdit 10.5.7 ($50) - BBEdit is a text-editing suite that places emphasis on coding through project support features and the recognition of common syntax structures. The v10.5.7 update is strictly a maintenance release that fixes various known issues. Dash support now uses the newer lookup syntax and an expert-preferences option has been added for specifying which docket keys to include in the query. [Download - 13.4MB]

PDFpen 6.1.2 ($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. Performance with several classes of PDF documents has been improved in this release, and overall memory usage has been reduced. Various other minor bugs have also been resolved. [Download - 55.1MB]

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