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
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 Edition… Read More
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
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
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
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
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
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 23, 2014
Pixelmator is my favorite Photoshop replacement and today’s 3.1 update code-named Marble brings a new Order Prints feature, full support for the Mac Pro and its dual-GPUs, including 16-bits per channel color image support, a few new effects, a number of improvements for Layer Styles, Type Tool and selections and a whole bunch of other minor refinements and bug fixes. The update is free for those who’ve purchased the app, a $29.99 download from the Mac App Store… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 16, 2014
Available as a free public preview since December 3, 2013, Mindsense on Thursday released its Mail Pilot for public consumption in the Mac App Store, priced at $9.99 a pop. Originally a 2012 Kickstarter project, this email application for the Mac promises to change the game by being task instead of email-oriented. What does that mean?
Well, all your messages in Mail Pilot are action-based. For example, Mark as Unread becomes Complete/Incomplete, a message can have a reminder attached to it so you can get notified when it’s time to deal with it, you can Set Aside messages that you want to come back to later (great for Inbox Zero fanatics) and lots more.
This task-oriented approach allows for a more intuitive email that lets you get stuff done faster and get on with your life… Read More
By Lory Gil on Jan 13, 2014
I often find myself wishing I could copy text from a document on my iPad and paste it to a document on my MacBook Pro. It happens regularly. I use DeskConnect to share a lot of stuff between devices. However, sometimes I just want to copy text on one device and paste it on another without having to open any apps or programs.
Command-C is a productivity app that lets you share clipboard items without having to open another program first. Just copy on one device, send it through Command-C and immediately paste it in another device… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 30, 2013
Popular Twitter client Tweetbot posted an update for its Mac application this weekend, bringing the app to version 1.4.1. The update looks fairly minor on the surface, but it includes a handful of serious bug fixes.
Long-time Tweetbot for Mac users will be happy to hear that the new version finally fixes that pesky issue where you can see “x unread items” but can’t scroll up to see them, and various other interface annoyances… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 21, 2013
Ok, this is getting a bit out of hand. After the EA sale, and the Disney and Warner Bros. sale, and the App Santa sale, I’m just not sure how many more purchases my wallet can handle. Luckily, I already own two of the three apps we’re going to be talking about this morning.
Flexibits announced via their Twitter account last night that they have placed all of their apps on sale for the holidays. That means that for a limited time, you can snag the popular Fantastical app for Mac and iPhone, as well as the Chatology messaging app, at a nice discount… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 19, 2013
When Apple teased its new Mac Pro at WWDC a few months ago, the company’s marketing honcho Phil Schiller put up a slide showing a guy in an editing room in front of three huge 4K monitors, all hooked up to the machine. “You could be that guy,” he quipped, provoking a laughter from the audience.
Schiller also said Apple was working on a Final Cut Pro update optimized for the Mac Pro’s powerful dual AMD FirePro graphics and he wasn’t lying: just as the new Mac Pro launched on the online Apple Store this morning, Apple followed up by pushing updates to Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Motion and its other pro apps, all optimized for the Mac Pro’s hardware and with 4K content, 4K monitoring support via Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI on select Mac computers and a whole bunch of additions and performance enhancements… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 18, 2013
Following a lengthy sale on its 1Password app for iOS, AgileBits has begun offering a discount on the Mac version of its password manager. For a limited time, you can get the Mac application for 30% off its regular $50 price.
The deal comes just a week before Christmas, but the developers say that the reason for the promotion is in celebration of the fact that Apple has just named 1Password for Mac as one of the best Mac App Store apps of 2o13… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 16, 2013
If you open the Mac App Store, you’ll notice a shiny new update awaiting you: OS X 10.9.1. It’s an bug fix update that brings performance and stability improvements to Apple’s desktop offering. Apple recommends that all current users of Mavericks update to OS X 10.9.1.
This update comes a tad short of two weeks since Apple released its last 10.9.1 beta, and contains no new surprises for those of you following the beta trail. Have a look inside for the full change log. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 12, 2013
The micro-blogging platform Twitter on Tuesday refreshed its free iPhone and iPad client with the simplified menu bar, improved search, tweaked design and the ability to send images in Direct Messages, the latter currently off limits to third-party clients such as Tweetbot or the completely redesigned Osfoora 2.
Today, Twitter’s Mac counterpart has undergone a similarly substantial revision which includes a significant facelift and a few great new features, like image previews in timelines, detailed tweet view, revamped profiles and more.
Jump past the fold for the full reveal… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 6, 2013
AgileBits’ 1Password is my favorite program to manage all of my secure notes, passwords, logins, credit card information and other sensitive data.
The developer in mid-October updated the 1Password for iPhone and iPad client with local Wi-Fi sync, improved iCloud support and other tweaks and today a major new version of 1Password for Mac is scheduled to go live in the Mac App Store.
1Password 4.1 for Mac, which has been in beta testing for weeks, includes a host of changes and improvements, like the all-new custom password fields which vastly expands the software’s usefulness, an improved search, an auto-save feature and lots more. Go past the fold for the full breakdown… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 4, 2013
I wouldn’t call myself a Nest Learning Thermostat early adopter, but I did acquire one fairly early in the game, and I haven’t looked back. The Nest, as you’re likely well aware of, is the new-aged thermostat from iPod designer Tony Fadell. The Nest allows users to control the thermostat from anywhere in the world using a web browser, or by using an iOS app for the iPad or iPhone.
Mac users have sort of been left out in the cold; pun intended. Desktop users have basically been relegated to using the web browser in order to control the Nest, as there is no official Nest app available for OS X. The good news is that developer Joseph Workman has taken the initiative to wrap the Nest’s web interface into a handy utility called Climate, and it runs in the Mac’s menu bar. This makes it so that you can quickly access the Nest’s temperature controls and other features from anywhere on your Mac.
We’ve taken the initiative to create a video walkthrough in order to showcase to you how Climate works, and why it’s so beneficial to Mac users. Jump past the break to see all the details. Read More