Browsing the App Store can feel like staring into an endless abyss. With so much software to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. So it makes sense that the Netflix-style subscription model has come to offer an alternative to scrolling through an endless stream of apps, prices and reviews.
Near the end of Monday’s WWDC 2018 keynote, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi addressed a question that’s been circulating in the tech press for a while: Are Mac and iOS merging?
His answer was direct and unequivocal: “No.”
Then he delivered a “sneak peek” of Apple’s long-rumored cross-platform project codenamed “Marzipan.” In line with the past six months of rumors, the idea of the framework is to allow UIKit-based iOS apps to run natively on Mac. While that probably sounds exciting to Mac owners, it could yield an unwelcome unintended consequence. It could trigger a “lost year” for Mac apps.
Your Mac’s a mighty machine, but it needs great apps to be at its best. So we’ve rounded up some of the top titles at the lowest prices, from a powerful mind-mapping program to a ‘Netflix for Mac apps’, a powerful iOS manager and more. Everything in this list is discounted by a third or more, read on for more details:
Acorn is one of the two best1 Mac image editors for normal humans. Retrobatch, from the same developer, is a batch-processor for images, letting you build simple or fancy workflows that can do pretty much anything to your images, automatically. If you regularly resize photos, remove location data, add watermarks, or anything else, this is for you.
Even crazier is Retrobatch’s machine-learning component, which can apply filters and operations based on what it sees in the image. For instance, you could drop a folder of images onto Retrobatch, and it would check them all and only apply filters to pictures of hot dogs. That’s right. It can detect pictures of hot dogs.
Like the Force, Wi-Fi signals surround us, penetrate us, and bind our devices together. They’re also similar in that both are prone to dark spots. With the Force, it takes nine movies and 40 years to work out. With Wi-Fi, all you need is NetSpot.
To get the most out of your Mac, it takes a good stable of apps. With all the options available on the App Store, though, it can be hard to know where to start. Luckily, we’ve got a can’t-miss, last-chance deal on a massive bundle of premium Mac apps.
There’s a story in all of us. To get it out, though, you’ll need more than just a tale to tell. You’ll need skills and tools to connect your stories with an audience. And in the digital age, there are plenty of tools to master.
Your Mac is a mighty machine, but it’s only as useful as the apps you install. With all the software out there to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start, and even harder to look at the price tag. So this bundle of 10 top notch apps is well worth checking out.
If you like Instant Markup on iOS, then you’re going to love ShotBox. It’s a free app, available from the Mac App Store, that automatically pops up a panel of markup tools whenever you take a screenshot. It’s almost exactly like the Instant Markup tools built into iOS 11.
This post is presented by Stellar Phoenix, maker of Mac Data Recovery.
Data loss can be a bitter pill to swallow, especially when you are unprepared for the eventuality and as such have no backups. Everyone relies on digital devices now, and losing data can have catastrophic implications.