1Password for Mac updated with better search, full screen mode, 1Password mini editing and more

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 22, 2014

To go along with a major 1Password 4.5 update that has brought a brand new iOS 7-friendly look and feel plus a bunch of new features to the popular password-management app for the iPhone and iPad, developer AgileBits this morning unleashed an improved version of 1Password unto the Mac App Store.

Now available half price through Friday (and free to existing users), the new 1Password 4.3 for Mac includes support for the native full screen mode on OS X 10.8.4 or later, contains various search improvements, sports better URL matching, lets you edit items right in 1Password mini and more.

I’ve included detailed description, screenshots of the new interface and the official list of changes right after the break… Read More

 

Pixelmator 3.2 ‘Sandstone’ coming with Repair tool, app goes half price for entire week

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 17, 2014

As Peter Cohen put it, Pixelmator is to Photoshop as Sketch 3 is to Adobe Illustrator and I couldn’t agree more.

I don’t use the most advanced Photoshop features and Pixelmator ($29.99 in the Mac App Store) has served me well as more than a very capable alternative to Adobe’s image editing application. I use Pixelmator on a daily basis to edit press photographs, optimize images for web distribution, touch up snaps taken on my iPhone, create various compositions, convert between different formats and what not.

After issuing a major 3.1 update back in January with Mac Pro GPU acceleration and other goodies, the team is now teasing another forthcoming update, this one code-named Sandstone… Read More

 

Deluxe Edition of Sim City 4 launches as $19.99 Mac App Store exclusive

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 11, 2014

The Mac edition of Sim City, an open-ended city-building video game which debuted on the PC back in 2003, was released in August of last year.

Previously available as a boxed product, Aspyr Media on Friday announced that SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition has made a triumphant return to the Mac. The game’s available in the Mac App Store as a digital download that’ll join Steam and other Mac digital outlets in coming weeks.

Deluxe edition of Sim City includes both SimCity 4 and the Rush Hour expansion pack, which gives you more control over your city’s transportation options and challenges you to build out a region of cities. And, you get two bonus disasters: UFO attack and Autosaurus Wrecks.

On top of all the goodies you’ve come to love about Sim City, Deluxe edition includes a nice Mac-exclusive feature allowing your iTunes library to be played in the game.

The $19.99 game can be found exclusively in the Mac App StoreRead More

 

1Password for Mac and iOS 50% off in wake of Heartbleed bug

By Cody Lee on Apr 11, 2014

If you’ve been holding out on purchasing Agile Bits’ popular 1Password app due to price tag, you may want to pay attention. In wake of the nasty Heartbleed bug that has compromised millions and millions of usernames and passwords this week, the developers have decided to discount both Mac and iOS versions of the app by 50%… Read More

 

Apple updates iMovie for Mac with new title options, speed effects and more

By Cody Lee on Apr 10, 2014

Apple pushed out a notable update for the Mac version of its iMovie software this afternoon. The release, which brings the app to version 10.0.3, includes a handful of new features—like new title customization options—and various other improvements.

iMovie users can now sort events in the app’s side bar by date, and change the font, size and color of new titles. Additionally, you can crop and rotate clips in events and add speed effects to clips using the Adjustments Bar. We have the full change log below… Read More

 

Downcast apps for iOS and Mac on sale for a limited time

By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2014

Folks looking to branch out in the world of podcast apps may want to check out Downcast for iOS and Mac. The two apps are considered by many to be best in their respective categories, and for a limited time, both of them are available at discounts of up to 50%.

The iPhone client, for those who haven’t used it, is about as sharp as they come. It’s packed with innovative features like gesture-based playback controls, and looks great thanks to its recent iOS 7 refresh. And the Mac version of the app is equally impressive… Read More

 

Atmospheric puzzle game Year Walk is now available on Mac OS X

By Lory Gil on Apr 5, 2014

Just in case you haven’t heard of the thought-provoking and innovative atmospheric puzzle survival game Year Walk, it was a hugely popular iOS title based on Swedish mythology that was impressive, to say the least. Its dark theme and bizarre characters stood out amongst the droves of Angry Bird clones that flooded the App Store.

Simogo just launched a Mac OS X version of Year Walk that includes some big changes, including new puzzles, new areas to explore, and new graphics. It’s like getting to play the game for the first time, all over again… Read More

 

Apple updates iWork for iOS and Mac with read-only sharing mode and other new features

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 1, 2014

Hot on the heels of refreshing iWork for iCloud earlier today with updated design, Retina graphics support, the ability to share view-only documents, the option to open documents directly from iCloud Mail and other enhancements, related updates to the iWork suite of applications for iOS and OS X have now surfaced on the App Store and Mac App Store.

Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iOS and OS X have picked up a dozen new features each, including sharing view-only documents for cross-platform compatibility across the web, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac. Your download links and accompanying release notes are right after the break… Read More

 

Tweetbot for Mac gains thumbnail size option and three-finger swiping

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 21, 2014

Tapbot’s popular Twitter client for iOS and OS X, Tweetbot, has been refreshed on the Mac with a few fixes and two new features.

Version 1.5, now available in the Mac App Store as a free upgrade to existing users, lets you choose the size of inline image thumbnails in your timelines, a feature developers added to the iPhone and iPod touch client earlier this month.

And for those who take advantage of multitouch gestures in OS X, Tweetbot now supports swiping left and right with three fingers to navigate through your timelines without having to manually click on the back button… Read More

 

GarageBand for Mac gains three new Drummers, can now export to MP3 and more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 20, 2014

If you’re an aspiring musician and a user of Apple’s free music-making software for the Mac, you should know there’s a new GarageBand update sitting in the Mac App Store.

The free GarageBand version 10.0.2 edition contains multiple enhancements to Accessibility and adds the option to export a song as an MP3 file.

The latter is much welcomed as you were previously required to export songs as QuickTime or some other format and then use iTunes or a similar app to manually convert the digital file into the commonly used MP3 format. There are also some new Drummers, but more on that after the break… Read More

 

Microsoft’s OneNote hits Mac App Store, available free for a limited time

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 17, 2014

The rumors were true: Windows giant Microsoft has just released its note-taking app, OneNote, for the Mac.

It’s available right now in the Mac App Store free of charge for a limited time and includes a brand new clipper feature akin to Evernote, as well as a host of other capabilities designed to boost your productivity.

OneNote is also available for Android, Windows and Windows Phone devices.

As a result, your notes are platform-agnostic, synchronize across all devices, multiple people can collaborate on them and more. The full reveal is right below the fold. Read More

 

1Password 4.2 for Mac improves upon 1Password mini, AutoSave and item editing

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 12, 2014

We’re pretty big fans of AgileBits‘s 1Password for iOS and OS X (Jeff and myself are converts). But why bother with a third-party app when Apple’s new iCloud Keychain feature in iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks keeps all your website and app passwords, Wi-Fi logins and credit cards synced?

Lots of reasons, mainly because iCloud Keychain won’t sync plenty of personal items like private notes, software serial numbers, bank accounts, passports and what not.

That’s where 1Password comes in handy. First and foremost, 1Password uses a robust architecture to ensure that your private data remains private. Apps to manage passwords usually tend to be cumbersome, but that’s never been the case with 1Password.

The software has been praised for its sleek interface, rich feature set and handy tools like browser extensions and the 1Password mini app which patiently sits in your Mac’s menu bar to make remembering new passwords a hassle-free affair.

AgileBits is now introducing a new edition of 1Password for Mac which further refines the experience of using 1Password mini, the AutoSave feature and item editing. Read on for the full reveal… Read More

 

Deals: XCOM, Infinity Blade III, Limbo, Badland, Shadow Blade, The Room Two, more go half price

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 26, 2014

If you’ve been on the lookout for not-to-be-missed discounts on some of the finest iPhone, iPad and Mac games around, worry not as iDownloadBlog has you covered.

A number of awesome games have been discounted temporarily by 50 percent or more this week, representing a nice opportunity to pick up premium titles half price.

This includes 2K Games’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown for both iOS and Mac, the excellent physical puzzler The Room Two by Fireproof Games, Uppercut Games’ Epoch.2, the award-winning Limbo by Playdead Studios, Crescent Moon Games’ Shadow Blade and more. Jump past the fold for your iTunes download links… Read More

 

realMyst: Masterpiece Edition now available on Mac OS X

By Lory Gil on Feb 11, 2014

Twenty years ago, a mysterious and complex puzzle adventure game won the hearts and minds of PC gamers. The wickedly complex puzzles and deeply involving storyline created millions of fans and spawned a few remakes and an equally complex sequel, Riven.

realMyst was one of the remakes, and features free-roaming 3-D graphics and a few awesome features that make it more game-like and less two-dimensional. The 20th anniversary version of the original game has recently been launched in the Mac App Store under the title realMyst: Masterpiece EditionRead More

 

Evernote for Mac gets natural-language searching

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 4, 2014

Evernote for Mac has expanded on its stock search capabilities by introducing natural-language processing for your queries.

Activated from Evernote’s search bar and dubbed Descriptive Search, the feature allows for descriptive searching across your images, notes, documents, attachments and other data.

With Descriptive Search, Evernote fans can now search their notes by place, file contents, date ranges and lots more. This feature is now live in the new Evernote 5.5, available free of charge in the Mac App Store.

The full reveal is after the jump… Read More

 

Tweetbot for Mac refreshed with conversation icon, ‘Save Image As’ option

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 31, 2014

Tapbots has just issued a maintenance update to Tweetbot for Mac which added a pair of feature tweaks and some bug fixes. Tweetbot version 1.4.2, now available as a free update in the Mac App Store, finally allows you to save images from tweets to folders other than the default Downloads folder.

There’s also a new conversation icon next to tweets that are a reply to another tweet, which allows for a more visual navigation and helps make sense of your feed.

The full breakdown is after the break… Read More

 

Mac App Store highlights apps and games that ‘capture what makes Mac so extraordinary’

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 24, 2014

Unless you haven’t been following news today, you’re by now aware that this Friday marks the Mac’s 30th anniversary. Apple is celebrating the occasion by taking over its own homepage with a nice interactive timeline of all Mac models, along with a cool poll and a heartwarming video to go with it.

The company’s Apple Stores are also taking part in the festivities with Mac-themed window displays.

And now, a store of another kind, the Mac App Store, has joined the celebration with a brand new ‘Happy Birthday, Mac’ section highlighting a cherry-picked selection of free/paid apps and games that “capture the spirit of what makes this computer so extraordinary”Read More

 

Tomb Raider reboot hits the Mac App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 24, 2014

Feral Interactive today released a Mac version of last year’s Tomb Raider reboot for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is available exclusively on the Mac App Store starting today and will be coming to Steam on January 30.

A young Lara Croft gets shipwrecked on an uncharted island and… Well, you know the drill. You’ll be scavenging the island’s vital resources, upgrade Lara’s gear, improving her exploration, combat and survival skills and what not.

In terms of game mechanics, expect a lot of jumping and climbing through dense forests, mountains and WWII bunkers “to discover how an ordinary young woman became Lara Croft”Read More

 

Mail Pilot for Mac review: treat emails like to-do tasks

By Lory Gil on Jan 24, 2014

I’ve had my Gmail account since 2005. Prior to that, I used a Hotmail email account for a few years.  I may have had a couple of others in there from time to time. My point is that I’ve been using the same type of email activity for more than a decade. I’ve been using the same email service for nine years straight. Changing the way I do email was never something I thought I’d be interested in.

Mail Pilot for Mac does just that. It changes the way you deal with your email. It’s not one of those dedicated “inbox zero” apps. It is more like a productivity app that happens to use your email as the list of things to do… Read More

 

New features added to Keynote, Pages and Numbers for iOS/OS X, iMovie gets bug fixes

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 23, 2014

Apple is on a roll today in terms of software updates. The company has just seeded the third OS X 10.9.2 beta to its registered Mac developers and revamped Pages, Keynote and Numbers on the web (excuse me, iCloud) with a slew of new capabilities, including – finally! – password protection for your iWork documents. Earlier in the day, Apple has managed to post a minor Podcasts app refresh and a bug fix focused update to iMovie for Mac.

And now, new versions of Pages and Numbers for iOS and OS X have arrived plus an enhanced version of Apple’s presentation software Keynote with new transitions, improved presenter display options, better Microsoft PowerPoint and iCloud compatibility and more.

These software updates allow for a nice feature parity across Apple’s iWork suite of apps on the web, iOS and OS X platforms… Read More

 
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