OmniPlan, Fanurio, CleanMyMac

updated 11:03 am EDT, Wed April 2, 2014 | Posted in Apps

OmniPlan 2.3.4 ($200) - OmniPlan is a project planning application that is capable of storing Gnatt charts, schedules, summaries, milestones and critical paths. The software also allows users to break down a project into smaller tasks that can be distributed among workers. The v2.3.4 update fixes a number of reported bugs. Importing OmniGraffle files now works again, and print scaling no longer results in an extra column of pages down the right side of the printout. [Download - 45.1MB]

Fanurio 3.0.1 ($59) - Fanurio allows users to organize work, track time, and create invoices. Users can also choose to export data as a CSV file which can then be imported into other applications such as Excel and Numbers. In v3.0.1 the New Task action now creates a task for the selected project if the Projects view is active. A number of bugs, including one that prevented contacts from being imported from the Contacts app on OS X Mavericks, have also been fixed. [Download - 19.8MB]

CleanMyMac 2.2.3 ($40) - CleanMyMac is a disk maintenance utility for the Mac. The software can locate and remove unneeded files, such as extra languages, cashes and files left behind from uninstalled applications. The latest release includes an updated DevMate Feedback Reporter with screenshot attachment functionality. The inability to obtain root privileges fro a complete cleanup session has also been fixed, along with various other minor bugs. [Download - 37.2MB]

Mellel 3.3.2 ($39) - Mellel is a word processor that offers tools for writing and organizing long documents. A bug that caused the software to produce inoperable documents when importing RTF files containing track-changes insertions/deletions inside comments has been fixed with this update. An issue that caused the text of the RegEx editor field to disappear temporarily after deleting parts of it has also been fixed. [Download - 105.7MB]

FontExplorer X Pro 4.2 ($89) - FontExplorer X Pro is a tool for managing fonts on a Mac-based computer. The software includes options for activating, organizing, and experimenting with new fonts. Version 4.2 addresses an issue that made it impossible to delete a custom classification, as well as a permissions problem that could cause InCopy to not recognize the FontExplorer X plug-in. In addition, the "Clean System Fonts Folders" action will no longer remove some required system fonts on OS X 10.9. [Download - 34.7MB]

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