Remote Buddy, HoudahGeo, Pacifist

updated 11:05 am EDT, Wed October 30, 2013 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Remote Buddy 1.24 ($28) - Remote Buddy is an application for remotely controlling a Mac via a mobile device. The software allows users to perform a variety of tasks, from controlling an iTunes library to changing system settings. The v1.24 update adds compatibility for OS X Mavericks, iBooks, and Lightroom 5. However, at the moment Lightroom 5 only includes support for starting and stopping slideshows. In addition, support has been added for Mac Blu-ray Player, Movist, and GarageBand 10. [Download - 9MB]

HoudahGeo 3.5.8 ($29) - HoudahGeo enables users to link photos to the location where they were taken. Photos can be pinned to their respective locations, removing the need for a digital camera with built-in GPS capabilities. Version 3.5.8 includes a new feature that lets users view locations in the new Maps app found in OS X Mavericks. The MapBox maps have also been updated to the latest version, and the software will no longer reload folder contents during an EXIF/XMP export. [Download - 13MB]

Pacifist 3.2.2 ($20) - Pacifist allows users to extract or install individual files from installer packages, disk images, and archives. The latest release addresses a bug introduced in v3.2 that caused false errors to display when performing and auto-update. An issue that could cause files to not be extracted from certain packages has also been fixed. [Download - 18.7MB]

Dropbox 2.4.5 (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. A Finder crash that could occur on startup has been resolved in this update, along with other various small fixes. [Download - 32.1MB]

Growl 2.1.3 ($4) - Growl is a notification system that allows any Mac application to display desktop alerts. An issue on OS X 10.9 where sending notifications to Growl will result in the software logging “(null) doesn’t have enough information” whenever it receives an incoming packet has been fixed in this release. The on/off slider is also now more accessible, and the method for selecting the default plugin in the displays tab has been improved. [Download - 6.8MB]

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