Typinator, Sibelius, Dropbox

updated 10:20 am EDT, Wed April 16, 2014 | Posted in Apps

Typinator 5.9 ($35) - Typinator can be used to automatically fill in repeating text and/or pictures. Users can set a list of commonly used words or images, and then define text fragments that trigger each item. Version 5.9 fixes a problem that resulted in overlapping labels in input fields, as well as an expansion problem with SecureCRT. In addition, a work around for a cursor positioning error in Mellel has been included. [Download - 5.9MB]

Sibelius 7.5 ($600) - Sibelius is a music notation app that allows users to create and edit musical scores. Version 7.5 introduces a redesigned Espressivo feature, which gives users control over the rhythmic feel of any individual part. A new Timeline window has also been added to provide a quick view of an entire score, and new export options let users save a video file of the score to share with others. [Download - 781.7MB]

Dropbox 2.6.29 (free) - Dropbox is a desktop utility that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs with an online web storage account. This can be used to backup files to the cloud, or to quickly synchronize files between multiple computers. An issue where the second account would get unlinked if the e-mail associated with the account was changed. Several modifications have also been made to the camera upload splash screen. [Download - 34.5MB]

Keyboard Maestro 6.4.1 ($36) - Keyboard Maestro is a utility meant to improve the convenience of Mac OS X by enabling macro shortcuts, which can be activated at any time. Version 6.4.1 fixes a typo in the Get File Attribute editor, as well as an issue where simulated text could activate Typed String triggers. A number of potential crashes have also been resolved with the update. [Download - 25.6MB]

Camtasia 2.7.2 ($100) - Camtasia is a screen recording and production tool that allows users to record onscreen activity, Keynote slides, camera video and microphone or system audio. The latest release fixes a number of crashes, including one that could occur when a large number of media files are placed in the bin. [Download - 187.7MB]

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