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The Week in Mac Apps: Suspension of disbelief

In this week’s roundup of new and updated Mac apps, we bring you ways to keep your drive clean, draw like a pro, and finally finish that movie you’ve always dreamt of writing.

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Suspension of disbelief

In this week’s roundup of new and updated Mac apps, we bring you ways to keep your drive clean, draw like a pro, and finally finish that movie you’ve always dreamt of writing.

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Animated Knots 4.0

If you’ve ever wondered what the difference between a clove hitch and a half hitch is, or if you spend more time undoing your knots than tying them, Grog’s $5 Animated Knots gives you a full rundown of many popular ligatures used in everything from fishing to bushcraft.

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Blogo 2.0.2

At $15, Blogo (Mac App Store Link) may look expensive for a blogging tool, but this app has the features to justify its price.

It supports a live preview of your blog posts, offline mode for working when you’re on the go, a built-in image editor, and can even sync with Evernote.

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Candy Apple 1.4

Not to be confused with the delicious confection, Bit Technologies’s $60 Candy Apple (Mac App Store Link) is a vector-drawing tool designed with artists in mind.

Equally at ease with geometric constructs and freehand drawing, the app comes with more than 130 fills and effects, full layer support, and everything you need to unleash your inner Todd McFarlane.

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Disk App 1.0

The aptly named Disk App, made by It’s About Time Products and available for just $1 from the App Store, makes quick work of figuring out how you use your storage. An intuitive menu allows you to find and organize large files—and, of course, get rid of data you no longer need.

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Form 1.0

It’s not priced for faint of heart, but Relative Wave’s $150 Form looks like an innovative user-experience design tool that takes many cues from Apple’s venerable Quartz Composer.

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Highland 1.8.0

Quote-Unquote’s $30 Highland (Mac App Store Link) won’t turn you into a professional screenwriter, but it will let you focus on getting the first draft of your play out the door.

The app can automatically distinguish between character names, dialogue, and scene setups, which allows you to concentrate on the writing and not on the formatting.

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Path Finder 7

The Finder is a powerful tool, but there are times when you need a little extra help to sift through the reams of files that populate your hard drive—and that’s when Cocoatech’s $40 Path Finder 7 comes into play.

The app helps you collect and collate all your important documents, and comes with a number of powerful tools that handle batch operations like copying, renaming, and selection based on advanced criteria.

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StuffIt Deluxe 16

Everyone’s favorite compression utility is still alive and well, with version 16 of SmithMicro’s ever-so-popular StuffIt Deluxe hitting the shelves this week.

The latest release includes support for a new feature, called “Destinations,” which lets you quickly create archives by dropping files onto one of several targets, better integration with cloud providers like Dropbox and Google Drive, and an automated backup function.

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Super Music Converter 6.0.77

AnyMP4 Studio’s $10 Super Music Converter (Mac App Store Link) can take audio and video in virtually any format, and convert it to another format of your choice.

In the process, the app allows you to split and join multiple audio clips together, and process entire batches of files in one go.