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The Week in Mac Apps: Digital factotum

In this week’s roundup, you’ll find apps that turn your Mac into a surveillance camera, batch image editor, backup system, video player, and worldwide postal code directory.

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Digital factotum

In this week’s roundup, you’ll find apps that turn your Mac into a surveillance camera, batch image editor, backup system, video player, and worldwide postal code directory.

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AtHome Video Streamer 2.0.4

Circlely Networks’s AtHome Video Streamer (Mac App Store Link) turns your Mac into a surveillance camera.

The app allows you to stream video from your iSight camera in real time, or to use motion detection to automatically record when significant movement occurs.

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Batch Editor 1.2

GameTogether’s $1 Batch Editor makes it easy to alter and convert large collections of images.

The app supports a number of operations that range from resizing to rotation, and features an easy-to-use workflow editor that allows you to chain multiple operations together in a single pass.

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CloudPull 2.5.4

Golden Hill Software’s $25 CloudPull (Mac App Store Link) backs up your Google Account to your Mac for a measure of extra safety.

The app can make a local copy of everything from email to calendar appointments and documents, all in a format that makes them usable directly from your favorite Mac apps.

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Episodes 2.0.2

Developer Patrick Dinger’s $8 Episodes (Mac App Store Link) helps you keep tabs on your favorite TV shows.

The app features a powerful dashboard that gives you a complete overview of every video you have and lets you play each episode from your hard disk, a network drive, or an attached storage device.

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Mental Case 2.6.3

The Mental Faculty’s $30 Mental Case 2 (Mac App Store Link) is a study app that helps you create flash cards and use them to optimize your learning experience.

The app allows you to add text, images, audio, and video to each flash card, and it can synchronize with multiple Macs over iCloud.

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Sprite Something 1.10

Terrible Games’s $10 Sprite Something is a design tool that helps you create animated sprites.

Aimed at illustrators and game artists, the app supports multiple layers, can export to a variety of formats, and is even capable of syncing with multiple Macs over iCloud.

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Textastic 3.0

Developer Alexander Blach’s $9 Textastic (Mac App Store Link) is a powerful text editor aimed at developers and technical writers.

The app supports both a variety of computer languages and markup formats and provides numerous advanced features that make manipulating all kinds of content a breeze.

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Worldwide ZIP 1.2.0

@pps4Me’s $2 Worldwide ZIP Code Finder (Mac App Store Link) helps you search through a database of some 980,000 postal codes.

The app supports a variety of search options, and can even map the results for you to aid in geolocation.

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Bits and bytes

All three apps in Apple’s iWork productivity suite—Pages, Numbers, and Keynote—have received minor updates this week, including bug fixes and performance improvements.

Similarly, iMovie has also been bumped to version 10.0.5, in which the fine folks from Cupertino have introduced enhanced compatibility between the app’s Theater feature and iCloud.