Paprika is a cross-platform recipe manager from Hindsight Labs LLC that features cloud sync; interactive recipes (tap to check off each completed step, etc.); timers; automatic scaling; switching among multiple recipes; smart grocery lists (sorting ingredients by aisle); meal planning; web recipe browsing and downloading; support for adding multiple photos, and also for hyperlinks, metric/English conversion, inventory, natural language processing “that can automatically recognize any recipe written in plain English on any website”, import/export, sharing, printing and more. (See the Paprika user guide for more details.)

Paprika Recipe Manager 3.4.1 is priced at $29.99 for macOS 10.12 and up.
Paprika 3.4.4 is priced at $4.99 for iOS 9 and up.
Paprika is also available for Windows and Android.


Shotcut is a cross-platform video editing app from Meltytech LLC (Dan Dennedy) that offers a rich set of features, including native editing support for “oodles” of audio, video and image formats (including ProRes); native multitrack and multiformat timeline editing (no import required) with trimming, thumbnails and waveforms (cached); resolution support to 4K; audio mixing and video compositing across all tracks; append, insert, overwrite, lift, and delete (ripple) editing on the timeline; color correction and audio filters; the ability to create, play, edit, save, load, encode, and stream MLT XML playlists; encode/transcode, capture, streaming and batch encoding with job control; and much more.

Shotcut 19.18.31 is a free, open-source download for OS X 10.10 and up, Linux, and Windows. The latest release allows “moving multiple clips on the Timeline”, among other improvements.


Gramps (Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System) is a free, cross-platform genealogical app from Donald N. Allingham and the Gramps Team that “helps you track your family tree” – people, relationships, places, events, sources, citations, repositories, media, notes, calendars, bookmarks, filters, image metadata, and more. Other features include tools for database checking, duplicate detection, merging, “soundex” analysis, and support for GEDCOM import/export, as well as Web Family Tree export. (See Gramps Wiki for more details.)

Gramps 5.1.2 is a free Python app download for Mac OS X 10.5 and later and for various versions of Linux, or Windows.

Gramps attempts to provide all of the common capabilities of other genealogical programs, but, more importantly, to provide an additional capability of integration not common to these programs. This is the ability to input any bits and pieces of information directly into Gramps and rearrange/manipulate any/all data events in the entire data base (in any order or sequence) to assist the user in doing research, analysis and correlation with the potential of filling relationship gaps.

Firefox: critical security patch (72.0.1)

The latest Firefox release, 72.0.1, brings a critical security patch with “targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw.”

Firefox is the free, cross-platform web browser from Mozilla, promising better privacy than Google’s Chrome and offering an appealing, open-source alternative to Apple’s Safari.

Version 72.0.0, the previous version released just a day earlier, also brought security fixes, plus additional privacy and security protections and feature updates:

  • Firefox’s Enhanced Tracking Protection marks a major new milestone in our battle against cross-site tracking: we now block fingerprinting scripts by default for all users, taking a new bold step in the fight for our users’ privacy.
  • Firefox replaces annoying notification request pop-ups with a more delightful experience, by default for all users. The pop-ups no longer interrupt your browsing, in its place, a speech bubble will appear in the address bar when you interact with the site.
  • Picture-in-picture video is now also available in Firefox for Mac and Linux: Select the blue icon from the right edge of a video to pop open a floating window so you can keep watching while working in other tabs or apps.

Firefox 72.0.1 is a free download for OS X 10.9 and up, plus Linux, and Windows.

Firefox ESR 68.4.1 (see security notes and downloads) adds the critical security fix to the Extended Support Release family for OS X 10.9 or later, Linux, or Windows. A Firefox FTP server includes all the various versions for downloading.

Firefox Quantum Developer Edition is an alternate version for desktop systems that incorporates tools such as editors, debuggers and responsive design views.

Firefox Quantum for Enterprise is a version that lets people set up policies (e.g. proxy, restrict features) with Group Policy on Windows and a JSON file on Mac and Linux.

Firefox for iOS 20.2 is a free mobile version for iOS 11 and up, with automatic search suggestions, a private browsing mode, tracking protection and Siri Shortcut support for iOS 12.


KeePassXC is a cross-platform password manager that features AES/Twofish encryption with a 256-bit key, a password generator, auto-type, csv import and database merging, website favicon support, SSH agent integration, and more, including YubiKey challenge-response support, TOTP generation, DEP and ASLR hardening, browser support, and a command-line program. (See EFF article, plus the KeePassXC docs and FAQ for more details.)

KeePassXC 2.5.2 is freely downloadable, open-source donationware for macOS 10.12 and later, plus Linux and Windows. The latest release brings a few fixes, changes and improvements.

KeePassXC-Browser is a plug-in for Google Chrome, Chromium, Firefox and Vivaldi that connects to KeePassXC.

Anker USB-C Ethernet adapter

Anker USB C to Ethernet Adapter [Amazon] provides a Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps) connection for Macs, Windows and Linux computers with USB ports but which may lack Ethernet ports of their own. The device’s  built-in USB-C cable plugs into a host computer USB-C port or you can use it with standard USB 3.0 Type A ports via an inexpensive adapter (e.g Onvian USB C to USB 3.0 adapter). Other features include a compact enclosure with aluminum or space gray exterior and three helpful status indicator lights.

Anker USB C to Ethernet Adapter has a list price of $19.99 but is typically discounted at Amazon. Onvian USB C to USB 3.0 adapters were priced at $4.99 for two, when checked.