Mac Apps: Transmission, Mac DVDRipper, iStat Menus updates available
In the age of the remote worker and telecommuting, suits are a thing of past and the new makers being tools, software tools. Here are three Mac apps you should have a serious look at or, assuming you’re already a user, be getting these updates.
First up is Transmission 2.7.3 (release notes, free), my go to BitTorrent client:
• When possible allow automatic switching to the integrated GPU on dual-GPU machines
• Include seeding-complete transfers in the badged count on the Dock icon
• Fix crash when adding magnet links with malformed webseeds
• Fix handling of magnet links’ webseed URLs that contain whitespace
• Fix remaining time estimates of magnet links that have webseeds
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For several years RipIt was everyone’s fave DVD ripping Mac app. These days, folks seem to favor Mac DVDRipper Pro (v3.4.2, release notes, $19.95), the latest release of which offers German and Italian localization fixes, as well as about 50 DVDs added to the internal database.
Swiss Army Mac app
Fan noise driving you nuts? Concerned about the SMART status of your hard drives? Battery issues on your mind? Then iStat Menus 3.25 (version history, $16) can help you with those things and a whole bunch more — one of the best Mac utility suites around.