CleanApp, TextWrangler, OmniOutliner

updated 09:00 am EST, Wed March 5, 2014 | Posted in Apps

CleanApp 4.0.8 ($15) - CleanApp is an uninstaller and system management tool that allows users to delete cache files, applications, and other items wasting drive space. A bug that caused CleanApp to recognize phantom volumes while searching for apps has been fixed in this update. System path protection has also been updated and various minor issues have been resolved. [Download - 24.4MB]

TextWrangler 4.5.7 (free) - TextWrangler is a text manipulation tool, which can be used to edit general text documents and developers code. The v4.5.7 update has fixed a bug in which progress dialogs would leak memory. Changes have also been made to significantly improve performance when generating syntax-coloring information for large files. [Download - 10.2MB]

OmniOutliner 4.0.3 ($50) - OmniOutliner is a tool for collecting, creating, and organizing information. Version 4.0.3 resolves multiple crashes related to using the style theming interface, and offers improved performance when typing in long documents. Ina addition, edits made to an embedded attachment during the same session as when it was attached should now always be saved. [Download - 45.3MB]

BBEdit 10.5.9 ($50) - BBEdit is a text-editing suite that places emphasis on coding through project support features and the recognition of common syntax structures. The printing feature has been rewritten in this update, allowing the live previews to better reflect the final printed copy. A memory leak in the font system has also been patched, and overall performance has been improved. [Download - 13.1MB]

BetterZip 2.3.3 ($20) - BetterZip lets users quickly inspect archives without extracting their contents. Users can add or extract files via drag-and-drop, delete files from archives, rename files, and create new folders inside the archive. In v2.3.3, uncompressed tar files now work correctly on OS X Mavericks. A problem that prevented access to archive passwords stored in the keychain from sticking has also been fixed. [Download - 10.5MB]

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