These days, everybody is a storyteller. But if you want to be effective spinning yarns in the 21st century, you need the right tools. So this roundup of six powerful Mac apps is a must-see for any modern storyteller.
PDFs are an increasingly common way to share documents of all kinds. From resumes to photo albums or even entire e-books, PDFs are as universally recognized as Word documents are. But unfortunately, unlike standard text documents, they are not easy to edit. To really fine-tune your PDFs, you’ll need to use the right PDF-editing software.
Using iTunes to manage your data is not the best part of owning an iPhone or iPad. Spend time with Cupertino’s flagship app, and you realize it’s tough to navigate, with cumbersome tools for managing data and backups. It leaves many of us wishing for more straightforward, focused control over our iOS devices and data.
Extending your backup from a local drive to the cloud is a good idea. But if you’re using iCloud, your options are limited to approved apps, and absent useful features like file version history.
You can enhance the power of Time Machine backups with CloudBerry Backup. The third-party macOS app gives you more control over backups and more efficient transfers. Additionally, it offers an additional layer of protection for your precious files, because it gives you an extra backup for your local backups to restore from if disaster strikes.
Luminar, Skylum Software’s all-in-one photo editing program, will soon add more tools so photographers spend less time using it.
That may sound strange, but photographers would rather spend time behind the camera than in front of the computer. Skylum, formerly called Macphun, exists to make the complex tools for editing user-friendly.
Plenty of us have stacks of DVDs gathering dust in the closet. Streaming video services offer a lot of content, but you never know what will be available when. The movies you bought are worth keeping. So if you don’t want to lose the movies on those disks — or the ability to watch them whenever you want — you should rip them to a local or cloud drive for safekeeping.
One thing all Mac users have in common is the Dock. Or so we thought. This customizable dock replacement is the favorite of engineers at Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and other tech heavy hitters. And now it can be yours — at half off the usual price!
Black Friday’s gone but the deals aren’t. If you survived the chaos of Black Friday 2018, you can shop today for killer deals on apps, courses and gear — right from the safety of your home.
Be sure to click on the collection links at the end of each section to catch more great deals on hardware, software and educational bundles. And don’t forget to use the discount codes for extra savings.
Traveling for the holidays means keeping track of the flood of photos that comes with the season. So does getting a new iPhone XS, XS Max or XR as a gift. Basically, the more flexibility you have when dealing with your digital photo library, the better. DearMob iPhone Manager, an easy-to-use alternative to iTunes, lets you take back control of all your iOS data.