I’d like to take a moment to say a big thank you to our weekly sponsor, Projector.
Projector is designed to keep track of tasks in a project, handle a budget, and plan your time. It provides everything you need for professional project management, whether that’s for construction projects, complex media activities or detailed time schedules.
You can create in-depth Gantt charts, handle multiple people working on a project, and much more. If you manage a team of people, this is a great way to keep a project on track using your Mac. There are plenty of export options available as well, including the ability to send a project to the iPad app!
Now available at the lower price of $49.99, Projector is available through the Mac App Store or you can download a trial directly from the Projector website. Take a look, and let us know what you think!
Today we’ll be reviewing quite an unusual app. Unlike most software that we review, this application is made for people who don’t have much contact with Mac apps – or even Macs at all. It’s a simple video tutorial app that can show you how to use a Mac in just a few hours through short informative and interactive videos.
Called Learn The Switch To Mac, it’s available on the App Store for just $1 at the time of writing. Are you a recent Mac switcher? Are you having problems getting around in your new computer? This app will show you the way. Keep on reading to find out more about it.
Ever wanted to backup the masses of data that you’ve got stored up in the Google cloud? All those emails, documents, calendar events, and contacts? It’s a valid question, and something that most of us have no doubt considered from time to time.
But why would you need to backup your Google data? There are two main reasons; firstly, nothing is perfect and there is always the slim chance that your data stored with Google could be lost. Secondly, whilst very generous, Google’s free storage does run out at a point and when reached, you may wish to copy all old data to your computer to delete off the server.
BackupGoo is an easy to use application designed to backup all of your digital “stuff” stored with Google. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the ins and outs of BackupGoo, as well as another app which can do a similar thing.
Today’s interview is with Jean MacDonald, one of the talented members of the Smile Software team. Smile was founded by Greg Scown and Philip Goward, who both love to write fun and useful software for the Mac and iOS devices.
I’m a long-time user of Smile’s software – in particular the excellent TextExpander. In our interview with Jean, we’ll shed some light on the company, discuss the importance of desktop software in an increasingly web-dominated world, and consider the benefits and drawbacks of developing a single application.
I hope you enjoy the interview!
As we’d expected for a few days, Thursday saw the release of a brand new MacBook Pro lineup. Though these machines look more or less identical on the outside, they come complete with upgraded processors, new graphics capabilities, and the all-new “Thunderbolt” I/O standard.
Today we’ll be providing a quick overview of what to expect in the new lineup, along with a few thoughts on hardware features we’re surprised to see left out!
Most video games designed today are more about flash and pretty looks than they are about function. Sure, they can be fun to play, but when updates need to be installed every hour to fix issues and you can’t run it without a maxed-out Mac Pro, it becomes an exercise in futility.
Sometimes it’s best to harken back to the old days when games were fun and graphics weren’t particularly groundbreaking, but you could lose yourself for hours while sitting in front of a glowing screen.
The Incident is one of those games.Already a hit on the iOS platform, The Incident is now available on the Mac App Store, for just a few dollars. So is there a reason to play the game on the Mac over your iPhone or iPad? Hit the jump to find out.
Do you still buy and use CD’s? Have you moved your collection of CD’s into your iTunes library? If you have, then surely you have realized what a time consuming task it is to tag and update all of the songs and albums that you have with the correct information.
When I first transferred all my CD’s to my iTunes library, I had to manually label everything and put the right information in every album that I transferred to my computer. It took me a good week from start to finish.
Luckily, we now have amazing apps like Tagalicious that can do all this tedious work for you, and they even do a better job than you. Interested? Read on to find more about Tagalicious.
We live in a busy world nowadays. What with our e-mail, text messaging, and even phone calls interrupting our flow, it can be difficult to sit down and write something of substance. And when it comes to multitasking on the computer, well there are almost always ten windows open at any one time, and if that Apple Mail icon starts bouncing, we know it’s time to go get our dopamine fix…
Because of these distractions, there have been a crop of writing programs that have popped up for the Mac and iPad recently that strip away all of the apps running in the background, letting you focus on the task at hand: writing.
But is any of this stuff necessary? Is there any reason why you can’t just sit back with your laptop and a good word processing program and get the next great novel written?
Let’s talk this out after the break…
Whatever your opinion of the new Mac App Store, it’s certainly here to stay. I believe that it has created a fantastic new channel of distribution for developers, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the seamless process it offers for downloading and installing software.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve bought around ten applications, and downloaded many more free ones to try out. This is definitely an increase over my app-downloading activity prior to the store launch, and there’s no doubt that I’m trying more software because of it.
I wondered whether this is the same for you? Is absent-mindedly flicking through the Mac App Store a regular occurrence, or is it somewhere that you rarely frequent?
Let us know in the comments, and be sure to tell us how many apps you’ve purchased so far in today’s poll!