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The Week in Mac Apps: Writing, calculating, organizing, and more

In this week's roundup of new Mac apps, you'll find some great software for writing, calculating, archiving—and even modeling clay.

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Writing, calculating, organizing, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find some great software for writing, calculating, archiving—and even modeling clay.

byword
Byword 2.3

Metaclassy’s $10 Byword (Mac App Store Link) is a Markdown editor with a simple user interface that aims to create a distraction-free writing environment.

The app’s latest release introduces better compatibility with OS X Yosemite—and comes with support for Apple’s brand-new iCloud Drive.

calculator pro
Calculator Pro 2.7

Betaunltd LLC’s $3 Calculator Pro (Mac App Store Link) sits quietly in your menu until called upon to perform everyday arithmetic.

The app comes with both a light and dark theme, can be activated with a global keyboard shortcut, and is optimized for Retina displays.

claymodelling
Clay Modelling For Kids 1.1

Elky Entertainment’s $3 Clay Modelling For Kids comes with everything you and your little ones need to create wonderful figurines out of modeling clay—except the clay itself, that is, which would admittedly be hard to download from the App Store.

The app comes with fifteen different sets of step-by-step instructions with color pictures and videos of each step.

delicious library
Delicious Library 3 3.3

Delicious Monster Software has updated its ever-popular Delicious Library 3 (Mac App Store Link) to better match OS X Yosemite’s design language.

The app, which costs $25, helps you categorize your books, music, video games, and much more through a sleek interface that provides many clever functions. The latest release comes with a flatter look and several bug fixes.

grids
Grids - Experience Instagram in beautiful way on Mac 1.0.4

ThinkTime Creations’s $2 Grids (Mac App Store Link) is an Instagram client design to fit right at home on your Mac.

The app provides a great-looking way to browse through the popular social network, and helps you explore its every nook and cranny with an intuitive interface.

menustopwatch
Menu Stopwatch 1.2

Lars Tholen’s $1 Menu Stopwatch (Mac App Store Link) keeps a handy stopwatch readily accessible right on your Menu.

The app tracks hours, minutes, and seconds, supports a global keyboard shortcut, and only shows the time when the stopwatch is running, saving valuable menubar space when not in use.

mudic
muDic 6.0.1

Yanase’s $10 muDic (Mac App Store Link) is a very cool app that allows you to dictate monophonic musical parts simply by playing them to your Mac.

The app supports semi-automatic beat detection, pitch adjustment, transposition, and output to MIDI devices.

networthpro
Net Worth Pro 1.8

Blue Plum Software Inc.’s $10 Net Worth Pro (Mac App Store Link) lets you track your assets and liabilities, giving you a complete overview of your financial situation.

The app supports custom categories, a simple interface for entering your data, and the ability to produce a number of handy charts that give you a bird’s-eye view of your net worth.

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Taskfabric 2 - Task & Project Manager with Mind Maps for Teams 2.0.6

Taskfabric’s $50 Taskfabric 2 (Mac App Store Link) organizes your business and life with a carefully-designed interface that is easy to use and provides you prompt access to all the to-do data that matters.

The app supports several different organizational strategies, from GTD to RACI, and can synchronize over iCloud to its iOS counterpart, giving you prompt access to your tasks wherever you go.