Cool Apps Receive Timely Updates

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Date: Friday, May 25th, 2007, 10:16
Category: Software

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It’s been a little while since we did a software roundup, but several incredibly useful applications have just received updates within the past few days.
Here we go:
iSale 4.1:
One of the quintessential Mac tools for eBay, iSale has been updated to version 4.1. The new version, a 57.9 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and features:
-New: Support for uploading your pictures to Picasa Web Albums.
-New: Support for new USPS shipping options.
-New: Auctions can be deleted from within groups.
-New: Auctions can be moved into groups in bulk.
-New: Auctions can be selected and deleted in bulk.
-New: A list of selected auctions can be printed.
-New: The selling date of an item is automatically added to the buyer’s Address Book entry.
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isaleicon.jpg
It’s been a little while since we did a software roundup, but several incredibly useful applications have just received updates within the past few days.
Here we go:
iSale 4.1:
One of the quintessential Mac tools for eBay, iSale has been updated to version 4.1. The new version, a 57.9 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and features:
-New: Support for uploading your pictures to Picasa Web Albums.
-New: Support for new USPS shipping options.
-New: Auctions can be deleted from within groups.
-New: Auctions can be moved into groups in bulk.
-New: Auctions can be selected and deleted in bulk.
-New: A list of selected auctions can be printed.
-New: The selling date of an item is automatically added to the buyer’s Address Book entry.
-Improved Application Startup performance (particulary for G5 processors).
-The compatibility of eBay’s gallery option with alternative picture services has been improved.
-Picture uploads are handled more reliably.
-The Supersize option for pictures is now available for all eBay websites again.
-Intermittent picture mixups when uploading pictures via .Mac will not occur anymore.
-Scheduled auction dates are now correctly displayed in the eBay preview.
-Deleting an auction automatically selects the next auction in the current list.
-Text formatting issues with running auctions are fixed.
-Incorrect insurance fees no longer prevent iSale from validating an auction.
-Auctions are ordered consistently in all after-sales groups.
-A slight display inconsistency when renaming groups has been fixed.
-A licensing issue affecting the ability to submit auctions has been fixed.
-Importing auctions is more reliable when dealing with corrupted auction files.
iSale retails for US$39.99 and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to run.
GarageSale 3.2:
GarageSale, a useful eBay listing and sales tool, has just hit version 3.2. The new version, a 12.9 megabyte download, sports the following fixes and features:
-Offers Digital Delivery option on supported eBay sites.
-Uses CoverFlow to browse through available Auction Designs.
-Can mix flat domestic and calculated international shipping in a single auction (and vice versa).
-Added ‘Insert HTML link in Description’ menu command.
-Users can now add re-usable text blocks to their auction descriptions.
-Introduces categories for Auction Designs for easier selection.
-Specify insurance and handling fees for international shippings separately.
-Can revise serveral running auctions from different templates at once.
-Ships with version 2 of the Design Template Utility for easier customization and creation of Auction Designs.
-Index of Gallery Image can be set through AppleScript.
General Performance Improvements:
-Adds advanced preference to not load complete library to ease low memory problems.
-Allows selection of frame grabber device (e.g. iSight).
-Added warning if especially expensive auction options have been selected.
-Switches to Auctions mode even though eBay returned warnings during auction upload.
-Added additional checks for eBay token availability when relisting or revising auctions.
-Improved warning panel when an message from eBay is received while listing items.
-Correctly updates auction table in template mode.
-Works around errors when sending messages through My eBay Messages.
-Correctly recognizes deleted .Mac image files when trying to re-use previously uploaded images.
GarageSale retails for US$29.99 and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to run.
Finally, WYSIWYG web page editor RapidWeaver has been updated to version 3.6. The new version, a 14.2 megabyte download via nikf.org, adds the following fixes and features:
-Application Updates.
-Style support added to themes.
-Added support for lists.
-Snippets feature added.
-6 completely new themes added.
-Publishing now shows more detail while uploading.
-Pages can now be dragged and dropped between documents.
-Added option to protect e-mail address in footer.
-Rel tag now supported when adding a link.
-Now supports JS page encoding.
-Added “Paste and Match Style” to edit menu.
-Added “Visit Published Website” menu item.
-Added a feature to enable code to be placed in the header.
-Custom page extensions, such as “php” are now carried over to sub pages.
-Duplicating a page now also duplicates the page’s attributes, including the sidebar.
-Missing pages are now displayed with a missing page icon, instead of being removed from the Hierarchy.
-Code view now reports PHP syntax errors.
-Dock Menu now supports open and new file commands.
-Updated preferences window.
-Applying shadows and borders to images quality improved.
-Images are now much smaller as they no longer have a colour profile embeded.
-Non 72dpi images are now scaled correctly.
-The site logo is now used only once per site.
-Text views with lots of content are now much, much faster.
-Publishing and Export no longer use excessive amounts of memory.
-Implemented a crash reporter, handy if something bad happens!.
-Many, many other minor fixes and enhancements.
-Includes localization for the following languages:
English
French
German
Japanese
-Blog Updates.
-Added Tag support for posts.
-Archive posts by Year option added.
-Support for Multiple categories added.
-The title of the post is now linked to it’s permalink page.
-Added support for inline comments on permalink pages using haloscan.
-A title can now be set for categories. e.g. “Filed in:”.
-Images added in the sidebar of the blog now display correctly in the archives.
-Scrollwheel now works in the Main entry field.
-Sidebar arrows now work in the Summary field.
-Custom iTunes tag fields no longer remain inactive.
-Now uses SEO frendly browser titles on permalink pages.
-Moved RSS link to the header so the page should now validate strict, even without using Tidy.
-Fixed a bug whereby the blog plugin would sometimes crash RapidWeaver when loading a document.
-Archived by date pages now use better file names, e.g mar-01-2007.html.
-Fixed issue with non localized versions of RW displaying null as the date.
-Many other minor fixes.
-Contact Form Updates.
-Name is now included in the Email header.
-Now uses styled text fields for the sent and received messages.
-Added a footer text area.
-Photo Album Updates.
-Now supports EXIF data.
-Completely new Flash Slideshow with Audio, Ken Burns Effect and much more.
-Added a square thumbnail option for tidier gallery pages.
-Images are now much smaller as they no longer have a colour profile embedded.
-No longer uses excessive memory.
-Fixed a bug whereby white lines were sometimes visible along the top of images.
RapidWeaver requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later to run.
Let us know if you’ve tried the new versions and how they’re working out for you.

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