Get out of my hair
This week's roundup brings you a rather shaggy (but great) way to organize your mind, a great HDR tool, a little something to help you keep an eye on your favorite cryptocurrency, and a few games to round out the holidays.
If the onscreen keyboard provided by iOS devices isn't your cup of tea, developer Eyal Weiner's 1Keyboard allows you to use your Mac's keyboard as an input device for your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV instead.
Designed to work on OS X 10.6 or later, the app communicates with your devices via Bluetooth, and can even send media key combinations to them.
The app's latest update comes with improved workspace management, better rendering, and several stability fixes.
Bitcoin Monitor 1.3
If you're into cryptocurrencies, CodeStream's $2 Bitcoin Monitor helps you keep an eye on how well (or not) everyone's favorite made-up coinage is faring at any given time.
The app supports multiple exchanges and its menu bar icon can display everything from the latest transactions to various charts that illustrate the market's status.
Lemke Software's $26 GraphicConverter helps you manage and convert large batches of images between multiple formats, with the option to manage each aspect of the conversion individually.
The app's latest version is fully compatible with OS X Mavericks, and features support for multiple displays and App Nap.
Developer Sébastien Marchand's $11 MarScraper uses a photorealistic realtime HDR engine to bring out every little detail from your photo.
The app supports compositions with up to seven bracketed exposures, real-time visualization of processed images, and export to multiple formats, including RAW and TIFF.
If there's an iTunes gift card burning a hole in your pocket after the holidays, Feral Interactive's $20 Rayman Origins seems like a really good way to spend some of your hard-earned gift money.
Dubbed one of the best games of 2013 by Apple, Rayman Origins follows the titular character as it makes its way through level after level of magical landscape and tough monsters.
If you ever wondered what Facebook would look like on the Enterprise … wonder no more: Positech's $20 Redshirt aims at answering precisely that question.
The game simulates the goings on of a spaceship, and gives you a chance to play the role of the lowest-level space cadet as he (or she) navigates the ship's social structure. There is no word, as of this writing, on whether you are actually given a first name.
Developer Vlad Alexa's VTrace is not for everyone, but if networking is part of your day job, you'll appreciate its functionality.
The app can be used to visualize the route that a data packet takes between two locations on the Internet—an excellent way to optimize your network's performance.