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Justnotes is a really simple yet powerful notetaking tool for OS X which lets you focus purely on one thing in mind: taking notes. The app can sync with your Simplenote account if you have one and you can also sync your notes across all your devices via Dropbox as well. Besides this, the app has many powerful inbuilt features, such as a minimalistic user interface, tags that help you organise your notes, a search function for certain keywords and tags and the ability to export all your notes as TXT files. The app has received a solid 4-star rating on the App Store (out of 160 reviews) and is currently on half-price sale until September 28th.
TuneSpan is currently discounted as part of the Two Dollar Tuesday promotion and lets you browse and copy your iTunes library across to multiple drives, without messing anything up. Why would you want to do this, though? Well, if you’re running out of disk space on a particular drive and want to copy your music selection across to another one (an external one, for example) then TuneSpan saves the trouble of manual copying – simply fire the app up and you’re good to go. You can also use it to reorganise your media or free up some space temporarily (by copying all your iTunes files to another drive then back again). The little tool really does help you save valuable time, and for a mere $2 it’s worth grabbing whilst it’s cheap!
Osmos is an interesting game that is currently discounted to $1.99 in celebration of the Autumn equinox. It’s a part ambient cosmic simulator and part Darwinistic game of survival with some really good physics-based gameplay and an atmospheric electronic soundtrack. The aim is to proceed through the various levels (there are 47 in total, plus some bonus ones as well) and confront attractors, repulsors and intelligent motes with similar abilities and goals as you. The app has won a fair few awards for its graphic style and gameplay and has an average rating of 4.5 stars on the App Store, so in my mind it’s definitely worth a look.
AnyConvert is nothing more than a simple converter for a variety of different units however there are plenty to choose from in a wide variety of areas. The app saves any conversion history which can be copied to the clipboard or saved to a TXT file for further use and is currently free until September 28th.
Free is another Two Dollar Tuesday promotion and is another (yes, another) minimal-writing environment app for OS X, of which there seem to be plenty around these days! However, this one is completely written for Mountain Lion and integrates with a tonne of OS X features, including iCloud, Autosave, fullscreen, Versions, Auto Resume and so on. It also supports a load of different writing environments including Word, OpenOffice, Markdown, HTML and (my particular favourite) LaTeX. For the full list of features, make sure you check out its description on the App Store and grab it whilst its on offer!
Our final app for today, Yummy FTP, is the final app in the Two Dollar Tuesday promotion and (as you’ve probably already guessed by the name) it is an FTP + SFTP + FTPS file transfer client which focuses on speed, reliability and productivity. There are plenty of cool features (check out the description on the App Store) which put this client streets ahead of most free (and even some paid) FTP clients on the Net and it’s a steal at a mere $2.
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!