PDFpen, MacFamilyTree, TweetDeck

updated 11:51 am EST, Thu February 20, 2014 | Posted in Apps

PDFpen 6.1.5 ($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. An issue with password protected files appearing blank when opened has been fixed in this release. The update also now shows an e-mail address, rather than URL, in the second chance dialog and has restored the ability to open documents of a particular type. [Download - 55.1MB]

MacFamilyTree 7.1.4 ($50) - MacFamilyTree is a genealogy program that can help users discover and visualize their family history. The software also features a number of built in reports and charts, and allows users share genealogical data using the GEDCOM standard. Version 7.1.4 offers an enhanced FamilySearch person compare view, along with the ability to remove previously added persons from FamilySearch. Backups can also now be automated and the backup manager has been improved. [Download - 345MB]

TweetDeck 3.5.9 (free) - TweetDeck is a desktop Twitter client that allows users to organize their feed into specified panes. The app includes the ability to simultaneously display several panels, each that display its own unique set of content. Improvements have been made to the compose typeahead functionality in this release, and an issue with application start-up for users upgrading from older versions has been fixed. [Download - 1.6MB]

Dropzone 2.8.6 ($14) - Dropzone is a tool for quickly sending files to different locations. Files dragged to the dock icon can instantly be uploaded to Flickr, saved to an FTP server, compressed into a ZIP archive, and more. The v2.8.6 release fixes an issue where TwitPic destinations would fail to authorize. A link to registration issue troubleshooting has also been added. [Download - 6.6MB]

Porthole 1.5 ($16) - Porthole allows users to stream audio from their favorite music source to an AirPort Express, AirPlay speakers, or Apple TV. In v1.5 users can now choose to use a monochrome menubar icon instead of the default blue one. The update also features a singed Soundflower driver for OS X 10.9 and later, which should ensure that the kext will work with future versions of OS X. [Download - 3MB]

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