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The Week in Mac Apps: Photo management tools, a hard drive organizer, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, we have software that helps you rule over all your electronics, reclaim your hard disk space, and take your pictures to a whole new level.

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Photo management tools, a hard drive organizer, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, we have software that helps you rule over all your electronics, reclaim your hard disk space, and take your pictures to a whole new level.

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1Keyboard 2.6

Sure, having multiple devices to use is awesome, but switching between them? Not so much. 

Developer Eyal Wiener’s $10 1Keyboard (Mac App Store Link) aims to take some of that pain away by turning your Mac into a virtual keyboard that can connect to and control everything from your iPhone to your PlayStation—all without having to move a single finger (except, presumably, to type).

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Creativity Collection Birthdays 1.3

A great birthday party starts with a great birthday party invitation—and Encore Software’s $5 Creativity Collection Birthdays (Mac App Store Link) has got you well covered in that department.

The app has everything you need to create eye-popping art projects—including calendars, scrapbooks, and other creations that make great gifts—with nothing more than a few clicks of your mouse and a few taps of your keyboard.

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Dr. Cleaner 1.3.1

These days, it seems everybody wants to clean your hard drive, promising everything from speed improvements to better skin tone.

Trend Micro’s Dr. Cleaner (Mac App Store Link) stands above the pack with a clean interface that will make it easy to safely remove unwanted data from your storage volumes without causing damage.

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EagleFiler 1.6.4

C-Command Software’s $40 EagleFiler (Mac App Store Link) collects and stores notes, emails, PDF files, and even Web pages.

The app keeps everything organized for you, making your entire archive—which you can also encrypt for added security—completely taggable and searchable for future reference.

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Expiry Date 1.0

It’s hard to keep track of all the little things in life—and nothing kills your day like finding out the milk has gone bad… or that you missed a mortgage payment.

Luckily, iLifeTouch’s $3 Expiry Date is ready to keep an eye on all of your upcoming events. Like Reminders on steroids, the app can handle everything from the expiration date on groceries to recurring payments, and can even interact directly with your calendar.

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Perfect Resize 9.0.2

Ever take a great picture with your phone and wished you’d had a professional camera on hand? Worry not, for OnOne Software’s $30 Perfect Resize 9 (Mac App Store Link) may be the answer to your problem.

According to the developer, the app uses advanced fractal technology that lets you resize photos up to 1000-percent of their original dimensions without any noticeable loss in quality, and even gives you fine manual control over its filtering and transformation parameters.

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PhotoSweeper 2.0.0

Need to reclaim some hard disk space? Overmacs Team’s $10 PhotoSweeper (Mac App Store Link) will take a look at your files and help you identify duplicate photos, or pictures that are extremely similar to each other.

The app uses sophisticated algorithms that work even when photos are not identical, or when different filters have been applied to multiple copies of the same picture. A simple user interface allows you to quickly eliminate the files you no longer need.

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PROMT Offline Translator English Pack 1.0.15

Bonjour! PROMT’s $20 Offline Translator English Pack (Mac App Store Link) brings powerful machine translation to your Mac that works even when you’re not online.

The app supports a host of languages, works with text from sources like PDF files, text files, and even Web pages, and, because it processes all data offline, offers absolute privacy from unwanted network access.

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TV Today 1.2

Wonder when the next episode of your favorite show will be on? Let 20dots’s $3 TV Today (Mac App Store Link) keep track of it for you.

The app supports more than 150 popular programs, and can show you a full series guide, complete with episode notes. As a bonus, you can even add a handy panel to your Notification Center that gives you a heads-up when new installments are coming up.