Voyage in the third (and a half) dimension
One of the subjects in this week's Mac app roundup opens up your Mac to the wonderful world of fractals, while others help you organize and manipulate your images, keep an eye on your personal finances, and even design your backyard down to the most minute detail.
Anytune also comes with a number of features designed to isolate and enhance specific portions of a music piece, like electric guitar, vocals, and so on.
The app also includes a large selection of filters and styles, which allow you to quickly render a photo in a multitude of different ways with little effort.
Fractal Architect 3D 3.0.0
Punch Landscape Design 17.5
If you're like me, your idea of landscaping scheming to get out of mowing the lawn. If, on the other hand, you like to keep things a little tidier, Encore's $60 Landscape Design (Mac App Store Link) is a great tool for planning every last aspect of your yard.
In addition to organizing the layout of your lawn, the app allows you to render it in 3D, with support for a large variety of decorations, vegetation, and outdoor living spaces.
As the speed of protocols like USB and Thunderbolt continues to increase, external storage is becoming an increasingly popular option. Enter developer Ethan Bell's $3 StorageStatus, which helps you keep tabs on everything that's connected to your Mac.
In addition to providing important information about each device, the app also lets you know when your external drives are in sleep mode, allowing you to monitor their power usage.
Best of all, SwiftDrop uses your existing Dropbox or Google Drive account a cloud storage, which means that you won't have to sign up for yet another service in order to use the app.
You Need a Budget 4.3.353
With great categorization features, clear graphs that show you how to allocate your expenses, and companion mobile apps that handle your everyday budgeting, this app is built to help you get out of debt—and stay there.
Bits and Bytes
SproutedApp's BluePrint business management app has received minor stability updates designed to improve its performance and reliability … iLifeTouch's Daily Expenses is now compatible with iCloud and has also been the recipient of a few bug fixes and speed-ups.
Speaking of fixes, Apple has recently bumped it Remote Desktop Client to version 3.7, which improves the reliability of kickstart and solves a few firewall issues … and ICQ is now at version 1.1.2, which, in addition to a few minor fixes and improvements, is probably most notable for reminding us that ICQ still exists.