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The Week in Mac Apps: Smile, you're on camera

One of the apps in this week's roundup helps you build the ultimate Kodak moment, while others help you stay more focused, more organized, and even more informed.

Smile, you're on camera

One of the apps in this week’s roundup helps you build the ultimate Kodak moment, while others help you stay more focused, more organized, and even more informed.

Diptic 2.0.1

Peak Systems’s $1 Diptic (App Store Link) is a great way to create a collage of your favourite pictures using a convenient drag-and-drop interface.

The app supports many different layouts and color schemes, and even allows you to perform simple edits on your pictures.

Disk Diag 1.1.2

Rocky Sand Studio’s free Disk Diag (App Store Link) helps you get a handle on the contents of your hard disk by quickly finding (and, upon request, eliminating) files that you no longer need.

The latest update to the app comes with a number of bug fixes, including an better compatibility with OS X's sandboxing.

Focus 1.0

With social media and the entire Web merely a step away, it’s hard to stay focused on those tasks that really matter—unless, that is, you happen to have FroggyNoggin’s $1 Focus app installed and running.

Focus works by isolating a window of your choosing and bringing it to the foreground, dimming everything else around it and allowing you to concentrate on a single app.

Home Inventory 3.1.0

Designed as a preparedness tool for when the unthinkable happens, Binary Formations’s $20 Home Inventory (App Store Link) helps you catalog your possessions, along with their relevant information, such as receipts, warranty data, and pictures.

The app’s latest release adds several customization features, as well as support for a new address field—and a corresponding mapping ability that takes advantage of Mavericks’ new geolocation capabilities.

PDFPen 6.1.1

Smile’s PDFPen (App Store Link) has long helped Mac users deal with their PDF files.

The latest update to the $60 app introduces a number of fixes and improvements, and brings a slew of new features, including the ability to add stamps to your files, compatibility with Evernote Business, and improved support for rotated pages and objects.

ReadKit 2.3.3

Webin’s $7 ReadKit (App Store Link) is an RSS reader that supports several feed aggregation systems, as well as many read-later services like Instapaper and Pocket.

The app provides several viewing modes designed to give you as much or as little information as you want—from a three-pane, Mail.app-inspired layout to a single-window option designed to help you focus on a particular news story. The latest release includes a number of bug fixes and improved compatibility with a number of third-party providers.

RedditReader 1.0

If you can’t get enough kitten pictures—or if you like to get your news unfiltered and uncensored—Grassr’s $1 RedditReader (App Store Link) is a great way to keep track of what’s happening on the popular website.

Clocking in at a mere 0.5MB, the app features a three-pane layout and is designed to provide a quick look at pictures and videos in the various subreddits.

Sketch 2.4.0

Bohemian Coding’s $70 Sketch (App Store Link) has been updated with a long list of enhancements and bug fixes.

Among its many additions, the new release includes improved mask support, speed boosts, one-click activation of blur effects and much, much more.

SkyDrive 17.0.3206.1015

Like many of the tech giant’s software products, Microsoft’s cloud storage solution has made its way to the Mac with the SkyDrive app (App Store Link).

The SkyDrive app, which sports a very Microsoft-esque version number, creates a directory on your local machine and syncs it with your cloud folder, allowing you to keep your data safe and always up to date over multiple devices.