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ShotBox, Evoland 2, and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend everyone!
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A great instant markup app for Mac that lets you easily annotate screenshots is just one of our selections for this week’s “Awesome Apps of the Week.”

In addition, we’ve got a great multifaceted journey through video game history, a music mastering app for iOS, and a card battler based around one of the all-time great console fighting game franchises. Check out our picks below.

ShotBox brings instant screenshot markup to the Mac

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If you've used screenshot markup on iOS, you already know how ShotBox works.
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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.

The SHOTBOX puts a well-lit iPhone photo studio on your table

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Product shots, documents and photographs can easily be documented with your smartphone camera in this collapsable tabletop studio, known as the SHOTBOX.
Product shots, documents and photographs can easily be documented with your smartphone camera in this collapsable tabletop studio, known as the SHOTBOX.
Photo: SHOTBOX

Give Aaron Johnson the chance to give you his elevator pitch and he just might convince you that you need a tabletop photo studio.

But even if you accept his points, you probably don’t have studio know-how or the room for the lights, the tripod, backdrops and a ladder.

Johnson answers with the SHOTBOX, a collapsable tabletop studio with seamless diffused lighting with a setup that can have you camera-ready in seconds. The SHOTBOX is designed for iPhone and other smartphone users who want to make simple product pictures, digitize family photos and copy documents.