If you have a few minutes to spare between the exciting World Cup matches this weekend, we have a selection of new, updated and discounted apps for OS X to check out in this edition of Mac App Recap. The roundup features several discounts on popular Electronics Arts games, a trio of new apps and a couple major updates that you should know about. Read ahead for a look at all 10 apps that made the list this week…
Apple recently promoted Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube as one of the best new games on the Mac App Store. The indie game is a beautiful atmospheric first-person puzzle platformer that takes players on an inspired quest through a variety of divergent worlds. In each world, collect special cubes to navigate to the next portal. Qbeh-1 is $4.99 on the Mac App Store.
Firehose Chat is a new app that allows website owners to chat with visitors. Simply paste a snippet of code into the HTML of your website, and you will see a list of everyone who is on your website in the app. Visitors will see a chat box at the bottom-right of your website, where you can chat with them and more. Firehose Chat is free on the Mac App Store.
Air Stylus is not available on the Mac App Store, but the app lets you use your iPad as a pressure-sensitive, wireless drawing surface for your favorite graphics software on Mac. For instance, you can draw or paint on your iPad screen directly into Adobe Photoshop, Pixelmator or other creative software. Air Stylus is $19.99 on the App Store for iPad.
The award-winning screenshot and annotation app Ember received a major update this week, gaining several new features. You can now add plain-text documents to your library, save pages as bookmarks, sync faster and save and view PDF, SVG, Illustrator and video files. The so-called “digital scrapbook” app remains $49.99 on the Mac App Store.
Cross DJ is described as the best pro DJ app for Mac, allowing you to mix tracts in perfect sync on a powerful audio engine. The app was recently updated to version 3.2.0 with SoundCloud support, allowing you to explore, play and mix all tracks from the online streaming platform. A premium account is not required. Cross DJ is $29.99 on the Mac App Store.
On Sale Apps
The award-winning console game Call of Duty: Black Ops has been discounted from $39.99 to $19.99 for a limited time. The game is centered upon conflicts across the globe as elite Black Ops forces fight in the deniable operations and secret wars that occurred during the Cold War. Call of Duty: Black Ops is $19.99 on the Mac App Store during the sale.
SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition has been slashed from $19.99 to $9.99 for a limited time. The classic city simulation game for Mac lets you build a city with mountains, riverbeds, forests and more, alongside the most realistic metropolis you can imagine. The Rush Hour expansion pack is included. SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition is $9.99 on the Mac App Store.
BioShock Infinite has been discounted from $29.99 to $14.99 for a limited time. In the game, you are placed in the shoes of U.S. Cavalry veteran turned hired gun Booker DeWitt. You must rescue a mysterious girl named Elizabeth, who has been imprisoned since her childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. BioShock Infinite is $14.99 on the Mac App Store.
The critically-acclaimed Borderlands 2 has been discounted from $19.99 to $9.99 for a limited time. The roleplaying shooter game features a stunning array of procedurally generated guns, shields, grenades, artifacts, enemies and more. Choose one of four characters as you travel across the living planet of Pandora. Borderlands 2 is $9.99 on the Mac App Store.
Inpaint 5 is 90% off until tomorrow as part of an AppyFridays deal. That means, for the next few hours, you can still snag the app for $1.99 instead of $19.99. Inpaint automatically removes unwanted objects and people from your photos, without needing to use expensive software like Photoshop. Inpaint 5 is $1.99 on the Mac App Store during the sale.
Between the Algeria and Korean Republic and United States and Portugal matches, be sure to check out the selection of new, updated and discounted Mac apps above. If there are any noteworthy apps that we missed, feel free to share an iTunes link in the comments section down below. As always, we’ll be back with another edition of Mac App Recap this time next week.