Mac Apps: iAntivirus, TextWrangler, Chrome, Freeway
Here we are at the end of the week facing down a “short” weekend. Well, at least we can count on Mac app updates. So, let’s get hot people and then dig into feature, tweak and fix rich updates for iAntivirus, TextWrangler, Chrome and Freeway.
• iAntivirus 1.1.3 (free, Mac App Store)
— More compact delivery of virus definitions
— Improved quarantine interface
— Faster compressed file scanning
— Updated virus definitions
For what it’s worth, iAntivirus ranked near the bottom of the Fairer Platform’s look at the Best Mac Antivirus apps, scoring near the bottom of the table at detecting known Mac malware.
• TextWrangler 4.5 (release notes)
— A significant feature update which includes support for Macs with the high-resolution “Retina” displays, assorted new features, and fixes for reported issues.
TextWrangler is the love child of Bare Bones Software, which also makes BBEdit. Good apps, good peeps.
• Chrome 25 (blog)
— Updated Flash to 11.6.602.169
— HTML5 Content Decryption Module (CDM) with WebM support
— Fix to Samsung Chromebook device freezes or crashes on some systems when trying to resume after suspend
— Extended Desktop Mode (multi-monitors) now supported
— App Launcher now supports re-ordering
Version 25, really? Haven’t used Chrome in over a year (too janky), but keep a copy around just ’cause. How about you?
Lastly, the good folks at SoftPress have released Freeway Pro 6.0.3 and Freeway Express 6.0.3 updates, which deliver bug fixes.