NeoFinder, HoudahSpot, Porthole

updated 10:33 am EDT, Mon March 31, 2014 | Posted in Apps

NeoFinder 6.5 ($40) - NeoFinder is an organization tool that can be used to catalog both internal and external disks. Version 6.5 now supports native App Nap in OS X Mavericks for better performance. The software can also now catalog RED movie files, and the WhereIsIt XML Importer is now much faster, and able to handle files larger than 600 MB in size. [Download - 10.3MB]

HoudahSpot 3.8.7 ($30) - HoudahSpot allows users to create detailed queries to pinpoint the exact file they are searching for. Favorite queries can be saved for later access, and templates can be set up for frequently performed searches. Several bugs have been fixed with this update. [Download - 3.7MB]

Porthole 1.6.1 ($16) - Porthole allows users to stream audio from their favorite music source to an AirPort Express, AirPlay speakers, or Apple TV. Version 1.6.1 is strictly a maintenance release that fixes various bugs, and improves network and app stability. [Download - 4.3MB]

TunnelBear 2.2.3 (free) - TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network server that allows users to browse the internet privately. The v2.2.3 update includes a new feature that will automatically find and connect to the closest server. A TCP Override option has also been added for users with restrictive ISPs or choppy connections. [Download - 17.8MB]

Arq 4.1.2 ($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. A startup issue that would report “Failed to load folder list” if multiple targets are configured has been fixed in this release. Several other known problems have also been resolved, include a bug that caused SFTP backups to crash. [Download - 15.5MB]

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