Jan 21, 2015 Updates: LastPass for Mac, CrashPlan, iPhoto Library Manager

LastPass iPhoto Library CrashPlan Three interesting updates/releases for Mac users – LastPass, the password manager, has finally been released for OS X users, and iPhoto Library Manager 4.1.11 and CrashPlan 3.7 (a cross-platform online/cloud backup service) have been released.

CrashPlan now has better support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, but the big news is that LastPass, a popular cross-platform/cross-application password manager is now officially available for Mac users.

Let’s start with the big news – LastPass (announcement is here). The new (free) Mac client will offer full native integration with OS X, and instant access to the information stored in LastPass (with Quick Search), which will help with faster logins.

A tour of the features (Direct YouTube Link):

If you want to know how it works, LastPass has a How it Works page.

It is listed as version 3.1.50, and supports Safari 5+, Firefox 2.0+, Chrome 18+, and Opera 11+.

Along with this release, you can download LastPass Premium (App Store) to have access to your passwords on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

iPhoto Library Manager
iPhoto library Manager for Mac 4.1.11 has been released. It’s a neat little app that allows you to have multiple iPhoto libraries, something that could be used to keep collections of genealogy images separate from one another. Keeping them separate makes for a much faster iPhoto, and makes for an easier time when organizing a lot of photos. It still allows you to search across the other iPhoto libraries, and it can also track and/or delete duplicates. It does require OS X 10.6.8 and iPhoto 8.1.2 or later (but can handle earlier libraries).

    Changes:

  • Fixed an issue where confirmation of a successful purchase would sometimes not be shown
  • We now synthesize events based on photo date when viewing an iPhoto 4 library
  • Fixed a bug where pressing return would not finish editing a library’s name
  • We now automatically quit after opening a library shortcut if we weren’t already running beforehand
  • Fixed a problem where an erroneous message complaining about the library version number would be shown when opening certain libraries

It can be downloaded/purchased here: Fat Cat Software

CrashPlan
CrashPlan, a popular online/cloud backup service that’s used by quite a few people and is cross-platform (OS X/Mac, Windows, Linux, as well as mobile devices), has received some significant updates in CrashPlan for Mac 3.7, including a change that maybe of interest to some Mac users, namely better support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, as well as retirement for OS X 10.5.

    Changes:

  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite users can now open the CrashPlan app from the CrashPlan menu bar.
  • Added OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatibility to the CrashPlan app code signing process.
  • Removed legacy uninstaller app from within the CrashPlan.app bundle.
  • For users who had uninstalled and then reinstalled CrashPlan, the Forgot password link on the “Use existing account” sign in screen now correctly points to the password reset page.
  • Performance improvements to the upgrade process.
  • CrashPlan apps with default memory settings now correctly only restart once after upgrading to a new version.
  • As announced with the release of CrashPlan version 3.6.4, Code42 is retiring support for Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard. Code42 no longer develops, tests, or maintains our products on Mac OS X Leopard. The CrashPlan app will not upgrade to version 3.7.0 on computers running OS X Leopard. Additionally, the End of Support date for Mac OS X Leopard is scheduled for May 31, 2015.

From now on, it will require OS X 10.6 or later, and Java version 6 or 7.

More information can be found here


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