Our sponsor this week is employment:app, a great way to manage your employees and simplify HR duties from your Mac.
HR and other internal business apps are often confusing, with outdated designs built for PCs. employment:app is an exciting break from this tradition, bringing modern Mac app design to the enterprise. You can manage your employees, keeping up with detailed personal info, files, trainings, and vacations for each employee. You’ll be able to look through your database of employees and find the right person for any job based on their abilities.
employment:app is as easy to use as any other Mac app. It can sync your employee info to all of your Macs over iCloud, and sync calendar info to iCal. Then, when you need to put your data to use, you can export info in standard formats, and create advanced reports about your employees, all from employment:app.
Go Get It!
Ready to start making it simpler to manage your employees? You can register for a free trial from employment:app’s site, or you can go ahead and buy it directly from the Mac App Store for $34.99. If you’d like more info about employment:app, you can check their features and screenshots on their website, or join in the conversation about it on their Facebook page.
Our featured sponsor this week is TaskBurn, a fun and unique task manager.
Have you ever thought about how satisfying it is to complete an item on your todo list? It makes you feel productive and encourages you to push forward and complete more tasks. Now, with that in mind, think about how much more fulfilling it would be if, instead of simply checking a box, you could set your tasks on fire and watch them burn, reveling in your victory. This somewhat maniacal dream becomes a reality with TaskBurn.
Aside from the fun and crazy animations, TaskBurn is a serious task manager with great features: iCloud sync, easy task addition, task groups, burned task recovery, menu bar access and more.
If you’re looking for a way to add a little excitement to your task management process, check out TaskBurn and set your todo list on fire!
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Our featured sponsor this week is Onde Audio Recorder For Mac, an easy way to record audio from any application on your Mac.
Have you ever wanted to grab and record audio from specific applications? Say you’re listening to a recording in a web browser or would like to have a record of a Skype conversation, Onde Audio Recorder is the perfect solution.
The interface is straightforward and super easy to use. Simply select the application that you’d like to use as an audio source and hit the record button, that’s it! On top of selecting specific applications, Onde Audio Recorder also allows you to target any input device that’s connected to your device.
After you’ve recorded your audio, you can trim it in seconds flat with the built-in audio editing tools. This app is a fully loaded toolbox of great utilities for capturing and editing audio and I’m confident that it’s perfect for your audio recording needs.
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If you’re convinced that Onde Audio Recorder For Mac is the app you’ve been waiting for, grab your copy from the developer’s website today. In addition to the option to purchase, you can also test drive the app completely free to see if it’s a good fit for your workflow.
Our featured sponsor this week is Magican, a great way to monitor and clean up your Mac’s system.
Magican is a Swiss army knife of Mac utilities. It’s positively overflowing with incredibly useful ways to help you keep your Mac running smoothly. Search out and delete useless files, remove bloat from caches and old binaries, watch your active processes, adjust your fan speeds, see suggestions for great free and discounted apps; this app does it all.
The crazy part that you simply won’t believe is that this is a free application. You read that right, there’s easily $40 in value here but the developers have seen fit to simply give it away.
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Magican is available as a free download on the developer website. Go grab it right away and get your Mac back in shape.
Our featured sponsor this week is USBMate, an awesome app that optimizes your external drives.
Your external drives can easily become cluttered with temporary files or perhaps even infested with malware. All of this can be avoided with a quick trip to USBMate right before you eject your drives.
Every time USBMate is run, it will clean and optimize your connected external disks and USB flash drives, purging them of all the temporary files that your system throws on there. It will also automatically check your drive for any AutoRun viruses and take the appropriate actions to get the drive back in perfect shape.
USBMate is a menu bar app so it sits quietly out of the way until you’re ready to eject a drive, then you’re only a click away from maximizing your drive’s performance.
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USBMate is currently available on the Mac App Store, so be sure to stop by and download your copy. Your USB drives drives will thank you!
Our featured sponsor this week is MindNode Pro, an easy and flexible brainstorming tool.
With MindNode Pro, you can collect, organize and outline your ideas into attractive mind maps. Most of us don’t think in bullet points, instead ideas come to us in a scattered, organic fashion that challenges traditional note-taking methods. With MindNode Pro, you can capture your ideas as they come to you in a way that helps you make sense of the complex nature of brainstorming.
MindNode Pro is incredibly easy to use. You create nodes right in place on the canvas without any trips to the menu bar. Use branches to connect directly related ideas and cross connections to show a relationship between any two nodes on your map. You can even link your nodes to files and images, with built-in QuickLook functionality.
If you’re looking for a stellar mind mapping application, then you’ve found it. MindNode Pro is a joy to use and I’m confident that you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.
Try It Today!
If you’d like to give MindNode a try, you can grab the scaled down free version. This will get you acquainted with the workflow and interface, then when you’re ready to move up to the awesome features we mentioned above, grab MindNode Pro from the Mac App Store.
Also be sure to check out MindNode Touch, the best way to create beautiful mind maps on your iOS device.
Our featured sponsor this week is Chronicle, the easiest way to keep track of your bills on a Mac.
If you’re looking for a way to get more organized with your bills, Chronicle is your answer. It’s beautiful, easy to use and powerful enough to keep you on track. Set up bill payment reminders, track and reduce debt, keep a full payment history, view graphs of your spending, and more! From Mac.AppStorm to Macworld, reviewers everywhere are giving this app high rankings.
Chronicle now includes an in-app purchase for email reminders that will be sent to you via the cloud, even if the app isn’t running! Further, later this summer we’ll see the release of Chronicle 5 with iPhone sync, and anyone who purchases now gets a free upgrade to 5.0. What are you waiting for? It’s time to master your bills.
Try It Today!
Be sure to check out the free trial of Chronicle and give it a test drive to see what you think. I’m confident that you’ll enjoy it. Once you’re convinced that it’s the best bill tracking software around, head over to the Mac App Store and purchase your copy.
Whether or not you use the full version of Chronicle, you should definitely download the free companion menu bar app, Chronicle Mini, which allows you to view your upcoming bills, make payments and log them right from your menu bar!
Our featured sponsor this week is Zepheer, an awesome and fun way to edit photos on your Mac.
Zepheer is so easy that absolutely anyone can use it. You simply drag a photo into the intuitive, single window interface and you’re ready to start applying filters, borders, vignettes and more.
Zepheer has over fifty effects divided into five categories: cameras, artistic, abstract, style and vintage. All effects take just a click to apply and are fully customizable. No matter what style you’re going for, Zepheer can help you get there in seconds flat. Once you’re finished, sharing to your favorite social networks is only a click away.
Try It Free!
I’m sure you’re just itching to get your hands on Zepheer to try it for yourself. Well you’re in luck, because there’s a free demo on the developer’s website.
When you’re ready to make the jump to the full version, you’ll find Zepheer on the Mac App Store.
Our featured sponsor this week is Instant, an awesome app that brings the fun of Polaroid instant cameras to your desktop.
There was something great about the old instant Polaroid cameras, an allure that still lasts to this day. Instant is an officially licensed Polaroid app that seeks to bring this timelessly enjoyable experience to the Mac by mimicking the workflow of a real Polaroid camera.
You simply drag your digital photos to the big camera, choose your field of view, then hit the “Shoot” button and a Polaroid image will pop out of the camera. You can watch it develop as the image fades into existence just like in the old days! I personally own Instant and think it’s a blast to play with. It gives me a taste of the enjoyable retro photography experience without the cost of film!
Instant provides you with 8 Polaroid effect filters look ridiculously close to the real Polaroid styles and 20 other generic vintage filters that produce equally impressive results, all with the Polaroid classic border. You can even add handwriting to the images, choosing from ten different fonts. After you’re finished, you can effortlessly share your photos to Flickr.
See Instant In Action!
If you’d like to see this awesome app work its magic, check out this quick YouTube video, which walks you through the major features.
When you’re ready to join the Polaroid movement, you’ll find Instant on the Mac App Store.
Our featured sponsor this week is iDraw, a fantastic vector illustration application.
What Pixelmator is to Photoshop, iDraw is to Illustrator. This amazing app will blow you away in its ability to provide professional level vector editing capabilities at a price that you simply won’t believe.
iDraw for Mac possesses all of the tools you need for a powerful resolution-independent workflow: layers, text, a bezier pen tool, gradients, brushes, masking, shape tools, versatile export options, boolean operations, and a lot more. Create beautiful works of art in an attractive and easy to use interface, whether at your desktop or on the go. iDraw for iPad is the perfect companion to iDraw for Mac and is the one and only vector editing application that I personally use on my iPad. I’ve tried the rest and nothing comes close to iDraw in providing a top notch vector experience in iOS.
Try It Today!
If you’re looking to get started in professional vector editing on the Mac, you simply have to try iDraw. Other high end options will run you in the ballpark of five hundred dollars or more, while iDraw is a mere $24.99. You simply can’t beat the value here and I can’t recommend enough that you give this app a shot.