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The Week in Mac Apps: Better invoices, fancy folders, document converters, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find software that helps you clean up your appointment book, manage your invoices, design your folders, and even track your time more efficiently.

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Better invoices, fancy folders, document converters, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find software that helps you clean up your appointment book, manage your invoices, design your folders, and even track your time more efficiently.

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Calendar Cleaner 1.7.2

If your calendar is so full of color-coded appointments that it looks like a rainbow exploded inside it, MacPRO Services’s $5 Calendar Cleaner (Mac App Store Link) will help you bring some order to the chaos.

The app analyzes your appointments and reminders and looks for all different kinds of mistakes that can be fixed automatically, such as duplicate entries, invalid dates, and much more.

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Document Converter 1.0

If you seem to always end up being the designated office gopher tasked with converting documents to the proper format, you may want to give RootRise Technologies’s $10 Document Converter (Mac App Store Link) a look.

The app can automatically batch-convert documents to many popular formats for programs like Microsoft Office, Open Office, Word Perfect, and even good old plain text. All you need to do is drag your files in and pick an output format, and Document Converter will do the rest.

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Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro 1.1.0

Systweak Software’s $9 Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro helps you organize your photo albums by looking for similar images and bringing them together

The app uses sophisticated algorithms that can detect similarities in photos of similar subjects taken at different times or treated with different filters; a simple user interface allows you to tweak the degree of similarity used in the matches, and a quick click gets rid of those pictures you no longer want to keep.

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Folder Designer 1.0

If OS X’s default folder images don’t quite do the trick for you, Fiplab’s $2 Folder Designer (Mac App Store Link) will let you design your own custom icons.

The app supports both simple designs that take advantage of vector clip art, and more complex images based on photos of your choice. You can even change the background color of the resulting icons.

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Invoice Pro 4.0

If you run a small business—or work as a consultant on the side—Activity 2015’s $15 Invoice Pro 4 will help you keep tabs on your payables with a simple user interface.

The app makes creating and managing invoices easy, supports multiple languages and tax rates, and provides a variety of templates to choose from.

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The Print Shop 1.0

Encore Software’s $30 The Print Shop (Mac App Store Link) brings a true legend of desktop publishing to the Mac in an updated, modern package.

The app allows you to create all sorts of documents—from brochures to business cards—in a wide range of formats and designs compatible with popular printable sheets supplied by companies like Avery. The Print Shop is sure to make a great companion for work, school, and family activities of all kinds.

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SpellBoard 2.4

Just in time for the yearly spelling bee contests, PalaSoftware’s $7 SpellBoard (Mac App Store Link) is designed to help you and your little ones design word quizzes in any language.

The app supports several different games, including word searches, word scrambles, missing letter, and more, and can even track the performance of multiple students by providing each with a customized profile.

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Timeline 1.3

With a slick interface and a great set of features, Developer Niko Kramer’s $15 Timelime (Mac App Store Link) may well be the fanciest time-tracking app you’re going to see on the Internet today.

Timeline allows you to track your activities down to the minute, and automatically stashes everything into a database that you can query and review at the click of a mouse when it’s, uh, time to make your invoices or figure out where your afternoon went.

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Together 3.4.1

Scatterbrained? Reinvented Software’s $50 Together 3 (Mac App Store Link) helps you keep all your important things—documents, images, videos—together in a series of convenient packages.

Designed for everything from research to scrapbooking, the app can synchronize its contents over iCloud, features a convenient inbox for items that are as-yet unfiled, and allows you to keep your favorite items right in its sidebar.