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The Week in Mac Apps: Everything, organized

In this week's Mac app roundup, we'll help you organize your time, read your news, manage your every thought, and even … learn your ABCs.

Everything, organized

In this week’s Mac app roundup, we’ll help you organize your time, read your news, manage your every thought, and even … learn your ABCs.

2Do 1.5.1

Despite the minor version bump, Guided Ways Technologies’s $40 2Do has recently been updated to include a huge number of new features, including a smarter calendar, improved focus lists, and a better global search.

The most recent update to the app also includes a number of bug fixes and performance improvements.

Caffeinated 2.0.4

Like its namesake chemical compound, GeekyGoodness’s $6 Caffeinated injects a bit of excitement into the otherwise dull world of RSS readers for OS X.

The app’s most recent update comes with a number of improvements, including lower memory usage and significantly higher performance, support for OS X Mavericks, and a brand-new “Today” list of new items for you to read every day.

CamptuneX

Paragon Software’s $20 CamptuneX solves a simple but maddening problem: resizing your fixed storage allocation when you have a BootCamp partition.

Thanks to the app’s clever design, this process, which is normally error prone and labor-intensive, can now be achieved in a mostly automated fashion—and in a matter of minutes instead of hours.

Desktop Groups 1.5.1

Kitestack Software’s $10 Desktop Groups has been updated with better support for long filenames, extended command shortcuts, and improved compatibility with the Finder.

The latest update also addresses a number of issues and includes additional safety measures to ensure that apps are never moved to a location where they would be inaccessible to the operating system.

KeyCue 7.1

Ergonis’s €20 KeyCue now supports a special shortcut for mouseless searching and can better handle special characters and modifier keys.

The developers have also tweaked the app to provide more useful messaging when a new version is available.

OmniGraffle 6.0

The OmniGroup’s $200 OmniGraffle (App Store Link) has been completely redesigned, with a host of new features and improvements over its predecessor.

Version 6 of the app includes a brand new resource manager to keep track of all your stencils, native support for resolution-independent scaling of text and vector images, and much more.

Preschool 1.0

If you have tykes milling around the house, you’ll be happy to know that Telebeem’s Preschool (App Store Link) has made the jump to OS X, where it can help your children learn their ABCs, colors, and other fundamentals of human language.

The app, which will set you back just $1, features a colorful interface with large controls and a friendly look designed specifically for the little ones.

Unbound 1.0

Managing a monumental portfolio of photos can be a hard proposition—unless, of course, you happen to have a copy of Pixite’s $10 Unbound (App Store Link).

Designed to quickly catalog and organize large libraries, the app is designed to minimize hard disk usage, and provides all the amenities you’ve come to expect from this kind of software, including location support, EXIF data visualization, and even synchronization with its mobile companion app.

VoodooPad 5.1.3

The popular note-taking software VoodooPad has been updated with numerous bug fixes and performance improvements on the heels of its acuisition by Plausible Labs.

The $40 app, which requires OS X 10.7 or later, allows you to collect, collate, and organize all sorts of information—including text, images, and other files—for easy retrieval at any time.