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Our featured sponsor this week is xPlan, a powerful, friendly and attractive project management application.

Project management tools tend to be both complicated and expensive. If you’re a small business owner or are just new to this category in general, you need something that’s affordable and approachable without sacrificing important features. The tool you’re looking for is xPlan. With it, creating, tracking and managing your projects will be much easier than ever!

xPlan is designed to keep track of tasks and calculate a project’s cost. The easy to read Gantt Chart interface gives you a graphical representation of your projects including tasks, resources, start and end dates, milestones and completion. You can also import/export Microsoft Office documents and share your projects online so collaboration with others is a snap.

Go Get It!

If you’re in the market for a better way to manage your team or small business, xPlan is the way to go. It’s overflowing with useful features while remaining simple enough that you can easily implement it quickly across your entire team. For more information, or to pick up a trial copy, check out the xPlan website today.

Think you’ve got a great app? Sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot just like this one.


Our featured sponsor this week is Papapapaya, a fun and effective way to learn vocabulary using state of the art techniques from learning psychology.

Whether you’re looking to learn a new language or brush up on your native tongue, Papapapaya can help you drastically expand your vocabulary. Its innovative learning mode, which is organizes words into learning levels instead of folders, will help you to remember new words more easily.

One of Papapapaya’s most helpful features is its intelligent quizzes, which will always ask you the words that are best to be rehearsed at the very moment. There’s also a pop-up quiz mode that will quiz you on single words from the background while you do something else.

Papapapaya isn’t a shallow flash card app, it’s a powerful and robust vocabulary learning aid with a ton of great features such as Dropbox support, multiple language support, iOS syncing, detailed graphs and statistics to track your progress, extensive import/export options, and a lot more.

Go Get It!

If you’re looking for a better way to improve your vocabulary in any language, Papapapaya is your answer. Go grab your copy from the Papapapaya website today. There’s also a completely free accompanying iOS app that syncs with the desktop version!

Think you’ve got a great app? Sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot just like this one.


Our featured sponsor this week is Gemini, a gorgeous and super easy way to locate and eliminate duplicate files on your computer.

MacPaw, the developers that brought you CleanMyMac, have released yet another fantastically useful and well designed Mac utility. Gemini helps you free up tons of disk space by cutting the clutter that results from having multiple copies of the same files scattered around your machine.

The workflow here is incredibly easy, just drop in a folder that you want to scan or target your entire drive and Gemini will immediately get to work, finding duplicate files of every type. After the scan you can take advantage of the one-click auto select to avoid a manual screening process. You can see a large preview of any file that has been targeted for deletion just to make doubly sure that you know what is being eliminated and there’s one final receipt of selected files to approve before deletion.

Gemini will ensure that one copy of every file is always kept so you can feel safe knowing that no important information will ever be deleted.

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If you’re looking for a way to free your drives from duplicate file clutter, you’re definitely going to want to check out Gemini. To learn more, stop by the Gemini website. If you’re ready to download your copy, visit the Mac App Store today!

The folks at MacPaw were awesome enough to temporarily cut the price of Gemini in half so be sure to grab your copy now before the sale ends!

Think you’ve got a great app? Sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot just like this one.


We’d like to say a big thank you to last month’s Mac.AppStorm sponsors, and the great software they create! If you’re interested in advertising, you can purchase a banner advertisement through BuySellAds, or sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot.

Thank you to the fantastic applications we had sponsoring each week during the month, all of which we personally recommend you download and try out!

  • MobDis – An incredibly easy way to build mobile sites without writing a single line of code. MobDis features an intuitive drag and drop workflow that’s so simple to master, you’ll be creating awesome sites in minutes flat. It’s a free download so there’s no reason you shouldn’t check it out!
  • Photo Transformer – Photo Transformer is a super fast image browser. No need to build a library, just point it at a folder or directory of folders and it will instantly dive in and find all of the image files. From here you can browse the flexible thumbnail grid and quickly filter the results by file type, size, date created, etc.
  • Ramotion – Typically we reserve weekly sponsorship slots for our favorite apps but Ramotion has such an impressive portfolio that we simply couldn’t turn them down. One of Ramotion’s primary strengths is icon design. Stop by their icon portfolio for some samples of their work along with a collection of amazing free Mac OS icons.

Finally, thanks to you for reading AppStorm this month, and for checking out the software that our sponsors create. I really appreciate it – you make the site what it is!

Our featured sponsor this week is MobDis, an incredibly easy way to build mobile sites without writing a single line of code.

With over 40,000 downloads on the Mac App Store, MobDis is a popular choice for anyone looking to create a mobile website or app. MobDis features an intuitive drag and drop workflow that’s so simple to master, you’ll be creating awesome sites in minutes flat. It’s a free download so there’s no reason you shouldn’t check it out!

Mobdis just received a major update for 2012 that features a newly revamped interface, auto-resizing for iOS and Android, QR code generation, and advanced animations. Pro users can enjoy an ad-free experience with custom domains, video and form embedding and even HTML/JavaScript editing.

Go Get It!

If you’re looking for a way to create stunning sites without the hassle of hand coding, MobDis is definitely an app to check out. Stop by the Mobdis website for more information or grab your copy from the Mac App Store today. It’s free!

Think you’ve got a great app? Sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot just like this one.


Our featured sponsor this week is Photo Transformer, an amazingly simple and fast way to find and process images.

Photo Transformer is a super fast image browser. No need to build a library, just point it at a folder or directory of folders and it will instantly dive in and find all of the image files. From here you can browse the flexible thumbnail grid and quickly filter the results by file type, size, date created, etc.

Once you’ve targeted the images that you’re looking for, you can build custom actions that process them in bulk. For example, if you have a thousand high-res PNG files that you need to convert to low-res JPG files, you simply set up the action, hit the play button and watch the magic.

As a photographer, I frequently need to take the large files from a shoot and downsize them for Facebook uploading. Photo Transformer makes this a snap. As a bonus, I love using it simply as a lightweight image browser. It’s much quicker than some of the bulkier alternatives like Adobe Bridge.

Go Get It!

If you’re looking for a faster way to browse and bulk process images on the fly, Photo Transformer is definitely an app to check out. Stop by the Prosoft website for more information or grab your copy from the Mac App Store today.

Think you’ve got a great app? Sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot just like this one.


Our featured sponsor this week is Ramotion, a fantastic icon/UI design and iOS development company. Typically we reserve weekly sponsorship slots for our favorite apps but Ramotion has such an impressive portfolio that we simply couldn’t turn them down.

One of Ramotion’s primary strengths is icon design. Stop by their icon portfolio for some samples of their work along with a collection of amazing free Mac OS icons.

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Beautiful icon design

They also design and develop gorgeous iOS apps. Pick’n'Roll is an innovative Dribbble client for iPad, Tap & Call is a brand new way to organize your iPhone contacts, and Pitty the Conquerer is a wonderfully illustrated iOS game about a small screw traveling up from the bottom of the toolbox.

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Amazing iOS app design and development

Follow Their Work!

In addition to stopping by the Ramotion website, be sure to say hello on Twitter and keep an eye on their latest projects on Dribbble. If you have any projects where you want to really push the limits of awesome design, give Ramotion a shout, they are always looking for new opportunities and would love to help you out.

Think you’ve got a great app? Sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot just like this one.


We’d like to say a big thank you to last month’s Mac.AppStorm sponsors, and the great software they create! If you’re interested in advertising, you can purchase a banner advertisement through BuySellAds, or sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot.

Thank you to the fantastic applications we had sponsoring each week during the month, all of which we personally recommend you download and try out!

  • Postbox – Postbox is an unbelievably great Mac email client that you just have to try for yourself. The newest version, Postbox 3, has been completely revamped with a new interface and lots of great new features like Dropbox support and gestures.
  • Artboard – A truly impressive vector drawing application that’s simple enough for everyone to use. Artboard has all the features you need in an advanced vector editing app: over 20 tools for drawing and navigation, custom shapes, clip art, boolean operations, layers, advanced style creation and a lot more. And it’s only getting better!
  • PhotoStyler – A fantastic and unbelievably easy way to edit photos on your Mac. With dozens of gorgeous presets, you’re never more than a click away from beautiful photos. You can also venture off on your own and leverage a powerful but simple toolset to customize the result.
  • Chronicle Mini – The best free way to keep up on your bills from your menu bar. Chronicle Mini is an amazing little app that sits in your menu bar and helps you stay on top of your reoccurring bills. In just a few clicks you can set up a new bill (say a mortgage payment or a cell phone bill), create a reminder in iCal and set the bill to repeat on the first of every month.
  • MailTab Pro for Gmail – The best way to check Gmail from your menu bar. If you’re hunting for a quick and slick way to keep an eye on your Gmail account, look no further than MailTab Pro. It’s never more than a single click away and it gives you full access to Gmail’s features. Check, search and send email all right from the menu bar.
  • MenuTab Pro for Facebook – An easy and amazing way to access Facebook from your menu bar. I know what you’re thinking, you’ve seen menu bar Facebook apps before right? Well this one is the best. MenuTab Pro is simply packed with awesome functionality that gives you the full Facebook experience right from your menu bar, no compromises.
  • Clarify – An awesome utility for capturing and editing screenshots. Taking screenshots is easy enough, but when it comes to compiling multiple screenshots with text annotations, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Clarify drastically simplifies this process and automatically creates a single document from multiple screen captures. It’s fast, easy and looks great.

Finally, thanks to you for reading AppStorm this month, and for checking out the software that our sponsors create. I really appreciate it – you make the site what it is!

Our featured sponsor this week is Postbox, an unbelievably great Mac email client that you just have to try for yourself.

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Postbox 3

Postbox 3, the latest iteration of this awesome and powerful Mail.app alternative, brings about a ton of great new features and enhancements. The interface has been completely revamped to be more slick and streamlined, great Lion features like fullscreen mode and gestures have been added, there’s better Gmail support and social integration and they’ve even added Dropbox support as an alternative to traditional email attachments.

All of our old favorite features are still present as well. Reply chains are absolutely gorgeous and clearly organized, search is a breeze, and the built-in file browser makes attaching files effortless.

I’m personally extremely picky about email clients and won’t use just anything. That being said, I absolutely love Postbox. It really nails that fine line of being simple enough to pick up and use right away while being considerably more powerful than any of its rivals. If you haven’t tried Postbox in a while, it’s time to give it another look.

Go Get It!

Go grab your 30-day free trial from the Postbox website. Once you realize that you can’t live without it, the full version can be purchased from the Postbox Store.

Think you’ve got a great app? Sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot just like this one.


Our featured sponsor this week is Artboard, a truly impressive vector drawing application that’s simple enough for everyone to use.

Artboard has all the features you need in an advanced vector editing app: over 20 tools for drawing and navigation, custom shapes, clip art, boolean operations, layers, advanced style creation and a lot more. And it’s only getting better!

There’s a new Format Bar that simplifies the interface for creating simple styles without needing to open any palettes. Also, advanced “stacked” styles can now be created with the Style Inspector.

If you’re new to vector editing or just need to learn your way around Artboard, the developers include a helpful orientation video to help you get started. There are also some free tutorials available on the Artboard Website.

Go Get It!

Go grab your free trial from the Artboard website. Once you realize that you can’t live without it, the full version can be purchased on the Mac App Store.

Think you’ve got a great app? Sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot just like this one.


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