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This week's Mac app roundup brings you a great selection of writing tools designed to fit every need, from the professional screenwriter to the casual author, with a little email and photography sprinkled in for good measure.

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This week’s Mac app roundup brings you a great selection of writing tools designed to fit every need, from the professional screenwriter to the casual author, with a little email and photography sprinkled in for good measure.

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Airmail 1.3.3

Bloop’s $2 Airmail (Mac App Store Link) has been updated to provide new writing options and better attachment support.

The latest release of the app is now compatible with the MultiMarkdown markup language, can handle FTP attachments, and comes with a long list of other improvements and bug fixes.

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Final Draft 9.0.1

Popular screenwriting app Final Draft 9 (Mac App Store Link) has received a major update, which includes many new features as well as improved support for the tools designed for professional use.

The $200 app provides a handy scene view and a powerful outlining mechanism that helps writers visualize the structure of a script, templates that closely match widely-accepted screenwriting standards, and a convenient watermarking feature to keep track of multiple revisions.

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iClapper 1.2.3

Zen Carrot’s iClapper does for your Mac what the good old Clapper did for our forefathers—only with a lot more panache.

The app allows you to control multiple aspects of your Mac’s functionality by clapping your hands. Multiple clapping patterns are supported, depending on the action you want to perform. iClapper’s base version is free, but in-app purchases are required to unlock certain features.

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OmniPlanner 2.3.4

The Omni Group’s $200 OmniPlan (Mac App Store Link) has everything you need to keep your projects on time and on schedule, with support for managing time, resources, and schedules.

The app’s latest version includes many bug fixes and provides improved support for everything from printing to AppleScript.

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SmartShooter 2.15

Kuvacode’s $55 Smart Shooter uses your Mac's USB connection to control most Canon and Nikon cameras, providing untethered photo shooting and automatic remote capture.

The app allows you to immediately preview and save your work, as well as perform complex scripted shoots—for example by varying the exposure gain between multiple photos to obtain improved dynamic range.

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Tabular 1.2.5

Chromatic Labs’s $20 Tabular (Mac App Store Link) is designed to help musicians create sheet music and tablatures for instruments with anywhere from three to ten strings.

The app supports a wide range of options, like custom tunings and up to quarter-step bends; it also comes with a practice mode that helps players practice challenging songs at varying tempos.

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Translator Pro 1.2

¡Buenos dias! Bad Dog Applications’s $3 Translator Pro is the perfect tool to help you communicate with others in a different language without accidentally causing an international incident.

With support for two-way translation between 42 languages, the app uses a simple one-window layout and performs translations over the Internet to minimize the amount of disk space it uses.

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Writer Pro 1.1

iA Labs’s $20 Writer Pro (Mac App Store Link) is a text editor for serious writers, with many capabilities ranging from live previews to support for extended Markdown syntax.

The app's latest release includes a night mode, improvements to its workflows, and better support for many of its Markdown features.

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Bits and bytes

Apple’s iWork suite has received yet another update, which brings back many popular features that fell through the cracks during the last major overhaul.

In particular, AppleScript support is back with a vengeance, with support for all the major functionality that used to be part of iWork, while multi-user collaboration through iCloud now supports additional tools and an improved workflow.