Mac Apps: Evernote 5.0.1, PopChar X 6.1, AppDelete 4.0.5
No Mac app is real until the first point update ships. So, if you have been holding off upgrading to Evernote 5, this is the day you have been waiting for — cool new features and the bug fixes that make them real.
Evernote 5 shipped earlier this month, delivering a new user interface, improved shortcuts, map integration and a whole bunch more. As always with major Mac app rewrites, there issues.
Evernote 5.0.1 (free, Mac App Store) is now available and deals with a fair number of those problems:
• Drag-and-drop Notes onto Notebooks and Tags in the Sidebar
• Added an option to show Note counts in the Sidebar
• Added a Trash button to the Note Editor
• Fixed Local Notebook creation
• Fixed “notebook:” and “tag:” searching
• Better high-DPI image handling in the Note Editor
• Reduced CPU/memory usage
• Various bug and localization fixes
Spend lots of time doing layout perhaps in multiple languages and/or highly technical topics? You need Ergonis’ PopChar X, which makes typing unusual characters easy. And, PopChar X 6.1 (release notes) is now available, which builds out features and squashes a few bugs for good measure:
• New Font Info view shows detailed information about the selected font.
• New custom tuning for more than 600 fonts, including the BeLight Font kit and some foreign language fonts.
• Background version checks now take place only when the computer has been idle for a while.
• PopChar now remembers the selected font across quit and relaunch.
• New custom font tuning for fixing the vertical positioning of certain non-standard fonts.
• Clickable hint helps with registration and license key orders when PopChar runs in trial mode.
Mac munge — the accumulation of deleted/used app detritus (prefs, dependent files, etc.) over time. Prevent munge with a professional grade utility — AppDelete 4.0.5 (release notes) is now available and mostly covers localization issues:
• Completed French, Italian, and Dutch translations
• Other various localization edits
• New preference to disable sound effects
• Bug fixes
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