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Apps: Fetch, PDF Shrink, TextSoap, Snapshot

updated 05:45 pm EST, Mon January 8, 2007

Fetch, PDF Shrink

  • Fetch 5.2 ($25) introduces 'WebView' to the file transfer application for Mac OS X, offering users a convenient way to view files in a Web browser with support for copying Web addresses. The update adds FTPS support for file transfers over TLS/SSL, encrypting connections to protect sensitive file transfers. Fetch 5.2 also includes support for creating 'droplet' shortcuts for easy drag-and-drop uploading. The upgrade is free for registered users. [Download - 15MB]

  • PDF Shrink 4.1 ($35) reduces PDF file sizes, making the documents easier to attach to email messages or post on the Web. The latest release improves job management, easing the process of adding, deleting, and reordering pending jobs. PDF Shrink 4.1 also enables users to clear job history, and provides an option to overwrite the input file that maintains existing file- and folder-naming conventions. [Download - [form]]

  • Sofa Control 2.0 ($10) controls applications such as VLC, Safari, PowerPoint, and more via Apple's remote control. The update enhances support for applications, includes more functionality to trigger, and allows users to issue system level commands such as using Exposé or activating the dashboard. Sofa Control 2.0 optionally changes system volume, and offers multi-click behavior as well as a virtual mouse that provide access to more functionality. [Download - 2.3MB]

  • TextSoap 5.5 ($16) performs complete text transitions with options to change or maintain the style. TextSoap 5.5 features a new look, and adds several new features to the Deluxe Edition. New custom cleaner actions include the ability to set the style of text, find text based on its style, change the style of text based on its content, and extract text using regular expressions. The update also includes a word count feature in a palette to provide updated statistics on text documents. [Download - 8.7MB]

  • Snapshot 2.0 ($30) -- previously known as 'PhotoBooth,' is a major revision to the printing utility for Mac OS X that includes a complete redesign of the user interface. Snapshot 2.0 allows users to add borders, speech bubbles, and thought bubbles to pictures. The update can print dates on pictures, and remembers print settings between sessions. [Download - 8.8MB]

  • Posterino 1.0 ($21 through MWSF, $25 thereafter) is the official public release of the 'Life Poster' composing application. Posterino enables users to create life posters, postcards, greeting cards, and contact sheets from digital photos. Posterino 1.0 offers a new life poster and postcard templates, as well as new layout grids. The software supports relocating images from iPhoto and Aperture used in a document, even if the image library has moved to a new user account. [Download - 6.6MB]

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