Get it whilst it’s hot – Mac AppStorm’s weekly roundup of the best app deals out there.
Trine 2, from independent Finnish developers Frozenbyte is a great Mac game with action, puzzles and platforming where you play as one of the Three Heros who makes their way through dangers untold in a fantastical fairytale world. There are plenty of different styles puzzles and the gameplay is extremely varied with different game modes and worlds to explore. You’ll require a fairly modern Mac to run it properly and before you download it, check your graphics card is supported from the App Store description. The game is currently 75% off for a limited time only (it retails normally for $14.99).
Weather HD will be well-known to anyone who uses an iPhone or iPad and now there is a Mac version which brings accurate seven-day forecasting for over 2 million locations all around the world, high-definition animations that reflect the current weather conditions and weather maps that show the current temperature, satellite, humidity and more across the globe. If you live in the United States, Canada or Australia then you can also choose an animated radar map and for the United States and Europe, the app can also push through any severe weather alerts. Weather HD is currently discounted, so if you want a fantastic weather app for your Mac, make sure you get it whilst it’s still this cheap!
If the iTunes interface is too “busy” for you then Pinna might be the answer to your worries. It’s a music app for your Mac which is loosely based around that for the iPhone and makes it easy to navigate through your music and any playlists that you may have. The app syncs automatically with your iTunes library so you don’t have to bother going through and adding your collection again and there are also a couple of little hidden features, such as reverb, delay and pitch tools, automatic pausing when you unplug your headphones, a 10-band equaliser and keyboard shortcuts. The app is currently running a 50% off promotion however some Mountain Lion users have reported an issue with scrolling from within the app, which the developers are aware of and are working on a fix.
And Yet It Moves
We’ve got another game for you this week with And Yet It Moves, which is currently having a 30% off summer sale. The game is physics-based and the aim is to rotate the game world to solve different puzzles. There are 17 levels set in three different environments and you can either race against the clock or against your friends. The app has scored a very handsome rating of 4.5 stars from 259 reviews so is most definitely worth a quick look!
If you use your Mac for photos and videos then there’s a great app bundle up for grabs this week. Metakine has teamed up with MacUpdate to bring you their entire range of apps for a mere $39.99, a saving of 87% off the recommended full retail price. Not only have you got tools for DVD remastering and touching up any dodgy photos, but you’ve also got a couple of useful utilities in there as well (like Aurora, to automatically wake both you and your Mac and Processes, an advanced system monitor). You can grab the bundle here but be warned, it ends today!
Check Back Next Week!
Remember to check back next Tuesday (not Wednesday, now!) for some more hot (and free) app deals and if you can hardly wait until then, feel free to share your thoughts and comments on the apps featured above!