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For many roving workers and freelancers tracking time and expenses is a necessary evil, but one which can eat up a ton of time. Thankfully, there’s a whole bunch of awesome cloud-based expenses and time tracking software for Mac users to save themselves a lot of hassle.

Today on AppStorm I’m going to look at the seven of the best expenses and time tracking applications for Mac. While these applications aren’t specifically for the Mac, being web-based applications they can be accessed on a range of different sources. All of them have a colorful, accessible look and feel, so Mac users should feel right at home with them. In addition, some of the below applications also offer Mac clients. This software generally requires a subscription but most of the applications come with free trials.

Read on to find out more!

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6 Of The Best Field Service Management Software For Mac

Managing your field service team getting you down? Have you ever thought about trying a field service management software for your Mac? There’s a whole bunch of great online applications that can help make organizing your team so much easier.

Managing offsite employees effectively is therefore definitely a challenge but vitally important especially for companies in the service industry that rely on customer referrals to generate new business. There are though a growing number of field service management apps for Mac users that service and repair-based businesses can use to enhance the efficiency and reliability of their offsite technicians.

Businesses that use cloud-based field service management apps on Mac are able to achieve better on-time records, deliver better services and most importantly get more word of mouth referrals and positive reviews from satisfied customers.

So we’ve chosen five of the best Mac field service software to help you manage your mobile workforce. These are all web-based applications, so they can be used across your devices, and they all look and work great on Mac.

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Running a retail business has never been easier (honestly!) thanks the availability of electronic tools such as Point of Sale (POS) systems and comprehensive inventory management software. These retail applications for Mac are cost-effective, accessible, and integrate well with an array of other software options.

Today on Mac Appstorm I’m going to round up five of the best retail management software for Mac users. These solutions aren’t actually native to Mac but are rather web-based retail management tools that are leaders in their field. The benefit of using these solutions on your Mac rather than native Mac retail sotware is that they allow better integration with other applications, can be accessed from any computer, and sync well with their iPhone and iPad retail app counterparts.

Read on to discover the best Mac retail software for the modern day merchant!

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Saleforce is a market leader in the world of SaaS business software, continually providing innovative and reasonably-priced solutions to help make running a business on your Mac a much easier task.

The benefits of sticking with only Salesforce applications for your business are abundant. Not only are these applications some of the best solutions in their specific department, but by using its complete range of software, and integrating with other coud business software you’re using, you can make sure your business is always in sync. Through the Salesforce1 mobile application each product can be used in conjunction with one another by your mobile sales teams.

The applications in this article are not just native to Mac, being web-based solutions. However, the beauty of Saas solutions is that they can be used on any device, when this is coupled with the power and beauty of the Mac these applications can serve as a complete solution to your business needs.

Read on to find out why adopting Saleforce software for Mac could be the best business decision you made!

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HR Software For Mac: 7 Top Human Resources Apps for Integration

When choosing a HR software for Mac, the ideal place to start is to look towards the cloud. Cloud-based human resources apps generally have a slicker, shinier interface than clunky Mac clients, they can be accessed from other devices, and are priced monthly, allowing you to spread the cost. But one of the key advantages of these solutions is that they can integrate with additional business software to improve efficiency and add more power to your HR software for Mac.

In order to the make the process easier when dealing with HR on your Mac, I’ve highlighted below the seven best HR solutions to use on your Mac, highlighting the different types of software you can use in conjunction with each one.

Read on to find out more!

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AppStorm returns after over a year in the wilderness

Great news folks: AppStorm is back! After more than a year in limbo, the popular app review network has a new owner, a new team of eager writers, and a fresh new outlook.

As you may know, AppStorm closed shop back in January 2014. However, the network has now been taken over by business app discovery network, Nubera. We’ve been long-time admirers of AppStorm and the insightful reviews and useful advice it offers on Mac, Web, Windows, and mobile applications. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to continue the great work put in by previous owner Envato and its team of talented writers and reviewers.

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Thanks to Our Sponsor: Hidden

Worried about your Mac or iOS devices getting lost or stolen? Worry no more. With Hidden, you’ve got the theft protection all your devices need — and it’ll only cost you pennies per month with our exclusive discount.

Hidden is a brilliant theft protection system that’ll keep all of your Apple devices protected. If your device gets stolen, Hidden will track its location, take pictures of the thief and screenshots of what they’re currently doing on your computer, and log processes and keystrokes on your Mac so you can see exactly what apps the thief is using and what he’s typing. On an iOS device, Hidden will show a fake alarm that, when the thief tries to turn off, will launch the app to snap a picture and send it to you just like it would on the Mac, so you’ve got the same protection everywhere.

You can then login to your Hidden account online and see exactly where your device is on a map, complete with all the other data Hidden has collected about the thief. That gives you the info you need to inform law enforcement and hopefully get your device back. It’s the full-fledged protection your devices need that will give you the peace of mind to not worry about your devices disappearing.

We loved Hidden when we tried it out, and are certain you’ll love it as well. It’s an ingenious way to keep your devices protected.

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Hidden usually costs $15/year to protect one device, or $30/year to protect up to 3 devices, but we’ve got something even better. This month, if you signup for Hidden with our coupon code MASL50, you can get 50% off your Hidden subscription. That’d make it cost only $0.63 per month to keep your MacBook, iPhone, or iPad protected! It’s the perfect way to keep your devices protected in 2014!

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Thanks to Our Sponsor: Coolorus

Ever get frustrated with the color picker on your Mac? It’s nice, but it could be so much more. That’s why you need Coolorus, the one color picker to rule them all.

Coolorus is a Corel Painter like color wheel for Adobe apps (including all recent versions of Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, and more) as well as all native Mac apps that uses native Apple color picker. It started out as just an Adobe plugin, but was so useful the team turned it into a Mac plugin that’ll work in any Mac app, including the color picker you’ll see in apps like TextEdit, Preview, the iWork apps, and graphics programs like Pixelmator. Coolorus is customisable and configurable so you can use it the way it is most convenient. With 2 types of HSV color representations — Triangle (preferred by Digital Painters) and Square (Desigers) — simple and full Hue wheel spectrum, RGB/RYB wheel mode, and a swatch module, with 2 modes — color1-color2 or black-color-white — there’s everything you could need to pick the perfect colors.

There’s more, too. You’ll find themes to make Coolorus look just like you want, panel resizing, keyboard shortcuts, and more. All of that, with the fastest performance of any 3rd party color picker on the Mac. It’s the tool you need to get precise colors every time.

Get the Color Picker You’ve Always Needed

Ready to simplify picking colors on your Mac? Then it’s time to get your own copy of Coolorus. You can download a free 7 day trial of Coolorus to make sure it works for you, then get your own copy of Coolorus starting at $9.99 for use in Photoshop or Flash Pro, $14.99 for use in Finder and all apps that use the default OS X color picker, or $28.95 to use in Finder, Photoshop, and Flash.

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AccuRaw: Solid, Lightweight RAW Conversion

At the best of times, even with the smallest of images, photo editing has always been a challenging process for any app to cope with. This problem has only worsened with the ever-increasing number of pixels being added to sensors, and the ever-increasing size of the files those sensors produce. Add the uncompressed nature of RAW files into the equation, and you have a recipe for crash-inducing disaster — a disaster that is only avoided with highly skilful development.

Adobe has managed to avoid such troubles, in the shape of Photoshop RAW plugin, and with Lightroom, both of which are trusted by photographers the world over. Apple, too, has raised the standard of Aperture over the years, and it is now as good as any all-in-one you’d care to mention. And the choice doesn’t stop at the software giants — Capture One, darktable and CameraBag are great RAW converters as well.

Hoping to join this league is AccuRaw ($29.99), a new, lightweight conversion app from small development studio, PCDMagic. It looks the part and is well equipped on paper; but is AccuRaw an alternative that’s worth having?

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Weekly Discussion: What Do You Hope 2014 Holds for Apple?

If you looked around an Apple Store today with all the machines turned off — and all the iOS devices out of sight — everything would look almost the same as it did this time in 2012. And yet, a lot has changed. The Mac Pro may be the only Mac with a huge redesign this year, but under the hood, every other Mac has gotten rather significant spec bumps. Battery life has been the huge winner this year, with the new Air giving an astonishing 12+ hours of battery life. And the new Mac Pro proved that Apple *does* care about pro users still.

On the software front, you could again think nothing had changed in a cursory glance in our imaginary Apple store, since on the surface Mavericks looks little different. And yet, it’s faster and more power efficient under the hood, and has new apps that are each rather nice. Plus, there’s the new iWork, redesigned for better or worse and now free with all new Macs.

So that’s 2013. But what’s next? A redesigned MacBook Air, perhaps, or an iOS 7ified OS X? Or a totally new computing product that’ll surprise us all?

Give us your wildest and most hoped-for predictions for Apple in 2014. We’d love to hear them!

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