The Week in Mac Apps: Spell my name with an S

Plosive and affricate sounds wage war in one of the apps featured in this week's roundup; don't worry, though, for you'll be able to make some great videos regardless of which side you pick.

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Spell my name with an S

Plosive and affricate sounds wage war in one of the apps featured in this week's roundup; don't worry, though, for you'll be able to make some great videos regardless of which side you pick.

If graphics (or phonetic puns) aren't your thing, we've also got a bit of cloud sharing, some great cut-and-paste utilities, and even a way to map your mind.

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123D Make 1.4.0

Autodesk's free 123D Make turns you into a human 3D printer by breaking down a three-dimensional model into a series of flat cutouts that you can then print out and assemble by hand.

The app provides support for a number of different construction and rendering techniques, and can generate and export plans in a variety of different formats—each of which comes with its own set of step-by-step assembly instructions.


Cloud 2.0

Linebreak's popular free sharing app Cloud (Mac App Store Link) has been bumped to version 2.0, which includes some nifty new features, such sharing links before uploads are complete, renaming shared files, and acting on multiple shares at once.

Cloud, which has been rewritten for full compatibility with OS X Mavericks, also adds support for notifications and new in-app purchase options.

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Command-C 1.0

Developer Danilo Torrisi's free Command-C is a great little app that allows you to synchronize your Mac's clipboard with those of your iOS devices.

The tool, which works wirelessly over a local network, is free, although the iOS counterpart, which you will need to run on your mobile devices, will set you back $4.

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Growly Notes 2.0

Despite its name, GrowlyBird's $5 GrowlyNotes (Mac App Store Link) isn't your everyday note-taking app. In addition to allowing you to collect your data in an arbitrary number of categories, it helps you create and manage complex documents that contain all kinds of information, including pictures, links, videos, and much more.

The app also supports synchronization—either of the automatic or on-demand variety—among different machines, full-text search, tons of templates, and even the ability to record audio and video directly from your Mac.


MindMaple Pro 1.0

MindMaple's $5 eponymous app gives its users a quick and easy way to map their ideas using pictures, text, and documents linked to each other in a free-flowing hierarchy.

In addition to supporting numerous different types of media, the app also makes it easy to create beautiful diagrams with several auto-layout options, and then turn them into animated presentations.


MoodBoard 1.0

UrbanFort's $6 MoodBoard is a great way to organize your documents into a series of interactive panels that are automatically laid out for you and can be shared with other users.

It’s perfect for professionals like photographers, who often need to help their customers wade through large quantities of materials. MoodBoard's files can easily be ported from computer to computer, and provide support for multiple document types.


PicGIF 1.0.0

While the rest of the world wonders whether it's pronounced with a soft or hard G, you can use PearlMountain Technology's $5 PicGIF (Mac App Store Link) to create create animated images from photos or short videos.

The app supports many different input formats, and even allows you to customize your GIFs by adding captions and controlling the way they are generated.


Wunderlist 2.3.5

Wunderkinder's popular to-do powerhouse Wunderlist (Mac App Store Link) has received a number of improvements over the last year or so, particularly when it comes to better OS X integration and sharing.

The app allows you to create and maintain a number of lists that you can share with friends and colleagues—who, in turn, can collaborate with you in real time.

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Bits and bytes

Document organizer Doo has received a minor update to version 2.7.1, introducing an updated version of its OCR engine, which the app uses to recognize text inside documents and images … Etresoft's $4 PasteFiler, which lets you save the contents of your clipboard to a file, now provides better support for unusual extensions and more image formats.

Homegrown Software's $1 Units helps you convert any value into just about any other value that bears some kind of relation to it: currencies, lengths, volumes, and electrical data, are just some of the more than 40 different options … And finally, developer Jiri Tichy's $5 Tomato Timer will keep followers of the popular Pomodoro Technique right on point with its new user interface and better configuration options.

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