As always every Wednesday, here are our weekly picks of the best (and free) deals on the App Store for this week.
Tune Buddy Lite
Tune Buddy Lite does nothing more than show you the current song playing in your Mac’s status bar taking up no space and no additional Dock icons. You can pause, rewind, fast forward and skip songs directly from it and copy the song that is currently playing to the clipboard. It’s probably best to get it now whilst it’s on offer, as the normal price of €3.99 seems to be very steep for such a simple program.
ReFind is a little utility that sits in your menu bar that allows you to press a hotkey which quickly finds a file or folder you are looking for. The app automatically tracks your most popular folders and files and also lets you browse quickly through your hard drive. There’s a good built-in list of keyboard shortcuts already waiting for you when you install the app and of course you can customise your hotkey to your liking.
BatteryExpert constantly examines, monitors and reports on the status and health of your Mac’s in-built battery. The app will tell you about the actual condition of your battery, e.g. how many cycles it has “lost” and can provide you with real-time information about the charge amount, time left to charge and the temperature of your battery. All results can also be graphed from within the app so you’ve got an easy overview of all the relevant information.
Talk To Me
Although the usefulness of this app may be a little questionable, it is certainly pretty fun to play around with! Talk To Me will speak out anything that you type into it, in a number of different voices of course. You can use the suggested sentence starters, pick a quote or simply enter your own text and hear your Mac come to life. Of course, the possibilities are endless but we accept no responsibility for any damage caused whilst using Talk To Me!
Timer Boom is a simple countdown timer for your Mac which is extremely customisable. You can set it up to send your computer to sleep after a certain time has elapsed or remind you to take a break after a hour’s hard graft. You can change the hours, minutes and seconds on the countdown and choose whether or not a “bomb” should be set off (not a real one, of course!) when the time has elapsed.
Oh, and one more thing:
Thanks to a tip by my colleague, Alex Arena, Postbox has been slashed in price from $30 to a mere $10 – an absolute steal. I’m sure you’ve heard about Postbox by now but if you haven’t, it’s easily the best e-mail client for Mac hands down, beating Apple’s default Mail offering, Thunderbird and, in some cases, Microsoft Outlook (although Postbox doesn’t support Exchange). For a full review of its features, head over to Justin’s comprehensive review (link below).
$30 – $10
Review: Postbox 3: Meet The Third Installment of First Class Email
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!