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We’ve done something a little special for our 50th comic, with a quadruple length bumper issue. Thank you to everyone who reads and enjoys the site, and here’s looking forward to reaching our 100th week at the end of the year!

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Thank you to everyone who entered our competition to win a copy of Slammer. I’m pleased to announce that the results are in, and our five lucky winners are:

  1. Scott Arthur
  2. Toastedtoast
  3. MarFan
  4. Cristoffer
  5. Margaux

Sorry to all those who missed out, but we’ll have another competition coming soon. Thanks for reading Mac.AppStorm!

We’re sporting a new, classic theme for the MacTastik comic this week. Let us know what you think in the comments, and stay tuned for a bumper issue next week – it’s our 50th comic already!

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Slammer is an interesting application for designers that we reviewed a few weeks ago. It’s an advanced layout tool that allows web and interface designers alike to create and tweak their layouts to align with a grid system, golden sections, harmonious sections and the fibonacci series.

I’m pleased to tell you that we have five licenses to give away to a handful of lucky readers. Entering simply requires that you leave a comment on this post. Easy!

Good luck, and we’ll be announcing the winners on Monday 11th January.

We’d like to say thank you to this month’s AppStorm sponsors, and the great software they create! If you’re interested in advertising, you can order a slot through BuySellAds.

CleanMyMac – CleanMyMac represents a sophisticated all-in-one-suite utility that helps keep your Mac clean and healthy.

MiniBooks – A handy iPhone app from FreshBooks that lets you track your time and invoice your clients while you’re away from your computer.

Daylite Touch – Daylite Touch is a business productivity manager for the iPhone and iPod touch, winner of a 2009 Macworld Best of Show award, designed as a companion to Daylite on the Mac.

LittleSnapper – Take a look at LittleSnapper from Realmac Software, It’s an awesomely powerful new app to snap, annotate and share screenshots.

Billings – Billings’ simple workflow and intuitive interface makes quoting, invoicing, and time tracking effortless.

CSS Gallery App – CSS Gallery is the premiere iPhone app that simplifies the way web designers browse sites for inspiration.

Wallet – Your own flexible, personal database for storing web passwords, serial numbers, and credit cards, and anything else!

Layers App – Layers captures every window, palette, and menu on your screen, and stores each as a separate, editable layer in a resulting Photoshop file. Very handy!

Snowtape – The missing “record” feature in iTunes, allowing you to easily record internet radio and export it to iTunes or an iPod.

Audubon Field Guides – What happens when you take the world’s best-selling and most authoritative field guides and make them interactive?

Whisper – Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chat and messaging for the iPhone.


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It’s been a fast-paced, fun-filled month of festive giveaways, and you’ll be pleased to know that we’re ending our Christmas promotion in style. We have over $1,000 of hardware and software to give away, including a second chance to get your hands on a few popular applications, and various different iPods!

We also have an exciting announcement surrounding a new member of the AppStorm family – iPhone.AppStorm! So if you’re an iPhone or iPod touch owner, be sure to read on for more information.

Best of luck to everyone who enters, and Happy Christmas from the AppStorm team!


If you’re looking to perform research or manage information on your Mac, there’s a good chance you will have come across DEVONthink. It’s a powerful app, designed to manage and keep in order all those disparate pieces of information so important to your work or studies.

Today we’re giving away five Infoworker’s Pro Bundles, comprised of both DEVONthink and DEVONagent. Read on for more information about these applications, and details how to enter!


I’m a big fan of 1Password, and find it to be one of the most useful day-to-day utilities I use on my Mac. It can help save the headache of needing to remember every password, speed up the process of filling in repetitive forms, and automatically generate remarkably secure login credentials.

We have two full licenses to give away today, so read on for more information about the 1Password and how to enter!


Bento is a “personal database” solution for OS X, suited to any number of different tasks. It’s very versatile, and could be used for anything from managing contacts to planning events. It integrates well with the iLife suite, can import/export data to various other OS X applications, and has a fully functional iPhone companion app.

We have five full licenses to give away, so read on for more information about the app, and to find out how to enter!


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