Posts Tagged “macappstore”

  • A look back at 2015: My Top Mac Apps

    Ok, so it's the middle of February, 2016 and I haven't published my yearly "best of" lists for 2015. I had drafts started in November, but life happens.…

  • My favorite stuff from 2014, Part 2

    This is the second half of the "My favorite stuff from 2014" that I started in January. It took me a while to get back to it, but here it is!…

  • My favorite stuff from 2014, Part 1

    It's that time of year again. Well, I'm actually a little late, but it was an especially busy holiday season.…

  • Marked 2 and Yosemite

    Marked 2 has been fixed up for Yosemite. The working version is available immediately for non-Mac App Store customers through download and automatic update. MAS users will have to wait for the App Store stamp of approval to be granted, and based on recent turnaround times that may be a week or more. It's coming, though.…

  • Marked 2.4.1 released

    Marked 2.4.1 is out on the Mac App Store and available for download for direct customers. For non-MAS customers, automatic update will still be broken, but this is the last time! Once you have this version, automatic updates will begin working with the next release!…

  • Vox 2.1 with SoundCloud integration

    My favorite music player just got cooler. I've written about Vox here before, and covered the 1.0 release on TUAW. Version 2.1 is now available on the App Store.…

  • Marked 2.3 on the Mac App Store

    Marked, my Markdown previewer and writing tool, is now available on the Mac App Store. Both the direct version and the MAS version will be discounted to $9.99 for the first week as an "upgrade" price for anyone using the Marked 1 Mac App Store version.…

  • Review: Dropzone 3

    I'm a bit late in covering this major update to one of my favorite applications. I've been too busy enjoying it, I guess.…

  • The sweet giveaways continue: ScreenFloat

    ScreenFloat is another indispensible Mac utility from the author of Yoink. It allows you to capture any part of your screen and quickly turn it into a floating window that you can reference while you work in other applications. I use it frequently to grab specs from a web page while I'm writing about something, preventing me from having to switch back to the browser should my mind lose a bit of the information.…

  • The Yoink giveaway winners

    Congratulations to the seven winners of Yoink promo codes. I hope you find it as useful as I do! * Aaron Wenner * Tux Yik * Rich LaMarche * Jeff Kelley * Justin Ridgewell * Kunal Jha * Frederik For everybody else, check out Yoink on the Mac App Store!…

  • VOX 2.0

    I wrote up the Vox 1.0 release for TUAW a little while back. It seems like it's only been a few months (it's been 6), but Vox 2.0 is already here. I love this powerful little music controller and have been using it as my main (non-Spotify/Simplify) player.…

  • A better SearchLink fix

    Thanks to notes from Jeremy Mack and die_krabbe, SearchLink is restored to its former glory, complete with a working iTunes API search for the Mac App Store. It's also now Mavericks-compatible and should handle UTF-8 characters appropriately.…

  • A SearchLink MAS stopgap

    If you use SearchLink at all, you've probably noticed that the Mac App Store searches have stopped working. This happened the day iOS 7 came out, and it still hasn't resolved. iTunes App Store links are functioning better, but the MAS returns no results. In order to be able to continue using the utter convenience that is SearchLink, I've switched (!mas) searches to use a Google site search instead. This is a temporary stopgap, and I'll switch back to using the iTunes Search API once it can…

  • And the ForkLift winners are...

    Thanks to everyone who entered. If you didn't win, you can still check out ForkLift on the Mac App Store or direct from the BinaryNights website.…

  • Announcing the BusyCal Winners

    If you're on the list and didn't receive a code, you'll need to contact me from the email address you entered with. Of course, if you failed to provide a last name, you might never know if you won or not...…

  • Advanced file management with ForkLift (plus giveaway!)

    ForkLift is a file manager which --- in my opinion --- doesn't get mentioned nearly often enough. It combines the best features of file managers such as Path Finder, Finder extensions like TotalFinder, and FTP apps like YummyFTP and Transmit. It offers blazing fast remote file transfers and management with great tools for local file navigation.…

  • Get busy: BusyCal 2.5 giveaway

    Is the built-in OS X Calendar app not doing the trick for you? BusyCal is a great alternative that won't make you sacrifice the system integration you're used to. It adds full support for iCloud, Exchange, Google Calendar and other CalDAV servers. It features advanced alarms which can optionally integrate with Notification Center and be snoozed for any length of time.…

  • VOX 1.0 is out, plus a treat

    I wrote up my favorite new music player, VOX, this morning for TUAW. After working with the developers on the beta for a while, they've offered my readers a special promotion.…

  • And the Fantastical winners are...

    Pete and David only get the first half of the code and they have to guess the rest. That's what you get for only giving me the first half of your name.…

  • A Fantastic(al) giveaway!

    First off, welcome to the giveaways, most of Canada. I'm still excluding Quebec for inane legal reasons, but everyone else is welcome to enter!…

  • The winners of the Oyster Giveaway

    Winners are picked at random by the Giveaway Robot. If you didn't receive an email with a code/link, please let me know! If you missed out, Oyster is an awesome Regular Expression builder/tester for Mac, and you can pick up a copy for $4.99 US on the Mac App Store.…

  • Oyster Giveaway

    It seems like only yesterday I was giving away copies of Briefly. Next thing I know, I'm sitting here with five codes for Oyster, the regular expression testing app I reviewed a little while ago.…

  • Mac App Giveaway: Briefly

    Briefly is a fun little Mac app for combining piles of photos into a fast-paced video. You simply drag a stack of photos from any other application or folder onto the main window, and it will compile the video. You can sort the photos on the main screen of the application, and add a soundtrack from an audio file or MP3. You can see a quick sample I made on YouTube.…

  • The SliceReader giveaway winners

    The Giveaway Robot (he needs a better name) has named the lucky winners in the SliceReader giveaway. He claims to have notified them all with a stunning email he generated himself and sent through my GMail relay to avoid being spammed. Hopefully. Just in case, here are the winners, contact me if you didn't hear from "GR".…

  • 5 free copies of SliceReader

    I recently wrote a review of the Mac app SliceReader. The developer, Mutahhir Ali Hayat, was kind enough to offer you all five free copies ($2.99 US value). Use the form at the end of the post to enter.…

  • Web Excursions for March 25, 2013
  • Services for quickly opening iTunes and MAS links

    In Chrome and Safari I disable external URLS for iTunes and the Mac App Store to avoid the apps opening every time I look up an app. In Safari I use No More iTunes, and in Chrome I just disable external links of those types using the built-in security tools. However, I sometimes do want to open iTunes or the MAS, which can be cumbersome --- especially in Chrome --- if the process is disabled.…

  • Memories: photo, video and text journaling

    I tested out a journaling app called Memories today, and thought it was worth a mention. If you're looking for a great-looking journaling app that also offers encryption for your personal thoughts, Memories is probably worth a taking a peek at.…

  • Mac App Giveaway: PDFpen

    This is the last of this run of Thanksgiving giveaways. There will be more soon, I promise, but Smile was generous enough to donate--in addition to the TextExpander licenses I gave away yesterday--three codes for PDFpen as well. I don't usually run giveaways on apps I haven't specifically reviewed, so I'll try to roll both together here.…

  • Mac App Giveaway: Byword

    I'm really excited to be putting this one up: Five promo codes for Byword for Mac. It's US $9.99 on the App Store, but leave a comment on this post and have a chance to pick up a copy for free! I've mentioned Byword before, and it's one of my favorite writing tools on my Mac. It has great tools for Markdown writers, too, and some very handy keyboard shortcuts.…

  • Mac App Giveaway: MultiMarkdown Composer

    Continuing the very exciting Thanksgiving giveaways today I have five promo codes for Fletcher Penney's MultiMarkdown Composer (reviewed here). It's a text editor packed with features for editing Markdown and MultiMarkdown, including syntax highlighting, document header navigation, shortcuts for adding MultiMarkdown syntax and much more.…

  • Mac App Giveaway: TextExpander

    Since it's Black Friday, I'm going to run a second giveaway today: TextExpander. It's one of my all-time favorite Mac utilities, and I have quite a few free snippets available to demonstrate its usefulness. It's available in the Mac App Store for US $34.99, and it's worth every penny. Today, though, you can comment below and be entered for a chance at one of three free licenses.…

  • App Review: Quiet

    I found Quiet today. I've used plenty of these "distraction-free" apps that cover your desktop and other windows before, but mostly just for screencasting. Command-option clicking the icon of the app that I wanted to focus on has generally been enough for me, but Quiet takes it a few very useful steps further.…

  • Flickery and ScreenFloat 60% off

    I'm buried in a little project I'm calling "Pinboard Beyond" this weekend (it's Instapaper Beyond for Pinboard). I thought I'd take a little break, though, and let you know that two apps from Eternal Storms (creator of Yoink) are on sale right now at 60% off on the Mac App Store.…

  • Marked 1.3 released, plus 5 free copies!

    Marked 1.3 just made it up onto the Mac App Store! It incorporates a few fixes and some cool new features. So cool, in fact, that I raised the price to a whopping $3.99. I'm hoping the fact that it now functions as a mini web development tool and handles multiple custom styles makes it worth the extra buck to other folks, too.…

  • Marked 1.2 is out!

    I'm super-duper excited to announce that Marked version 1.2 is now in the Mac App Store. It's a rewrite from the ground up... same great flavor, all new file watching mechanism. It uses Spotlight to track changes now, which is far more stable and adept at handling things like name changes and deletions of open files. The only catch is that you have to have Spotlight indexing turned on and available in the folder where your file is (i.e. not set to private in Spotlight settings).…

  • Quick Tip: Extracting Mac App Store reviews as text

    Quick tips are random posts regarding something I discovered on my way to something bigger. They usually get longer than "quick" would imply, for which I refuse to apologize.…

  • Marked is on the Mac App Store

    Well, my "secret" project is up and out: Marked was approved by Apple today for sale in the Mac App Store. It's a Markdown previewer which can watch any text file for changes, updating the HTML preview whenever you save it. It adds Markdown preview to any text editor.…

  • Quick Tip: fixing the "other account" Mac App Store issue

    Quick tips are random posts regarding something I discovered on my way to something bigger. They usually get longer than "quick" would imply, for which I refuse to apologize.…