As always every Wednesday, here are our weekly picks of the best deals on the App Store for this week.
Botanicula is a beautiful and extremely well-designed game whereby the aim is to set out on a journey with four of your friends (who are tree creatures, out of all things!) to save the last seed from your home tree from evil parasites. The game is suitable for all ages and gamer types and there are around 150 locations to explore within the game so you can stay entertained for hours. The 50% promotion on the game is running until August 12th.
If you’re a web or app developer, then CodeBox is the tool for you. It allows you to manage your “snippets” (or little pieces of code) easily and effectively. Think of it as an advanced code clipboard. The app sorts out each snippet into a relevant code library (which is especially useful if you are programming in several languages) and you can access your snippet library easily from the menu bar.
As I don’t live in the United States I cannot unfortunately experience the benefits of Pandora, the online internet radio service however if you do, then you can take advantage of PandaBar for Mac, a really easy way to play Pandora radio stations directly from your menu bar. The app utilises global keyboard shortcuts, Apple media keys, Apple remote shortcuts, Growl notifications and more to enhance your Pandora listening experience and works with both free Pandora accounts and Pandora One paid subscriptions (One users also get high-quality audio as well). You can also play any radio stations you’ve created in Pandora directly from PandaBar as well.
Compartments is a complete home inventory solution for your Mac from Littlefin, the makers of the popular bill reminder software Chronicle (which is also on sale for $14.99). It lets you enter all your items in seconds in one dialog box and helps you generate insurance reports with one click, which also calculate the estimated value of your possessions. You can also use Compartments to keep track of warranties, serial numbers and purchase dates and will allow you to save a scanned or photographed copy of the receipt along with each item. The app is currently celebrating the launch of Mountain Lion by offering an amazing 90% off deal, so make sure you grab it whilst it’s still hot!
Snapseed is a fantastic photo enhancement tool from Nik Software, the makers of professional photo manipulation software such as Color Efex Pro and Viveza, and gives you a fantastic range of filters and enhancements for all your photos. You can fine-tune each adjustment and photos can be shared easily via e-mail, Facebook and Flickr. There is also an iOS version for the iPhone and iPad if you fancy editing your pictures on the go and the Mac version is currently 50% off owing to the release of version 1.2, again for a limited time so grab it whilst it’s still cheap!
Check Back Next Week!
Remember to check back next Wednesday for some more hot (and free) App Store deals and if you can hardly wait until then, feel free to share your thoughts and comments on the apps featured above!