The Week in Mac Apps: At the Lapin Agile

We've got art in many shapes and forms in this week's Mac app roundup: From vector to wall, these apps could help unleash your inner Picasso.

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At the Lapin Agile

We’ve got art in many shapes and forms in this week’s Mac app roundup—from vector to wall, the apps we collected for you can help you unleash your inner Picasso (whether intentionally or not).

We've also got a bit of high-tech coming your way, with apps that help you map your network, transfer pasteboards between devices, and find just about anything you might ever be looking for.


Artboard 1.9

Mapdiva’s $30 Artboard (Mac App Store Link) is a fully-featured vector graphics design app for your Mac.

It supports 20 different drawing tools, comes with more than 1700 styles and clip art illustrations, and is fully optimized for OS X Mavericks.


Moon Invoice 1.1

As its name suggests, Moon Technolabs’s $10 Moon Invoice helps you keep track of your clients and invoice them for the work you provide.

Designed primarily for freelancers, the app allows you to customize your invoice templates and supports everything from discounts to multiple currencies—including synchronizing all your data via iCloud.


Network Radar 1.1.11

Developer Daniel Diener’s $20 Network Radar (Mac App Store Link) scans your networks and discovers every device that resides on it.

The app can tell you when new devices are connected, or when old ones return, and can even connect to any of them at the click of a button.


One Drive 17.0.4031.0219

Formerly known as SkyDrive, Microsoft’s OneDrive (Mac App Store Link) is still a free app with a bizarre and very Microsoft-like version number that lets you access the company’s cloud storage offerings.

Much like competitor Dropbox, the app allows you create a OneDrive account and then synchronize it transparently to a folder on your Mac. Unlike Dropbox, the service comes with a whopping 7GB of free space.


Phlo 3.0

Cynapse India’s free Phlo (Mac App Store Link) is like a search engine in a box—a text box, that is. It pops open when you hit a globally-configurable keyboard shortcut.

Compatible with OS X Mavericks and capable of simultaneously checking multiple search engines, Phlo’s third release also comes with an optional sync feature, which can be purchased for $2 and keeps your search history in line on multiple devices.


Quick3DPlan 5 1.0.0

Designing a kitchen is no small feat, what with the fact that many houses seem to have been designed by an architect who was getting paid by the corner—not to mention that the variety of cabinetry and appliances available is essentially endless.

Microcad Software’s $300 Quick3DPlan 5 is an app aimed squarely at those who take this task seriously, and includes more than a hundred materials and colors, as well as the ability to create beautiful 3D renderings of your work.


Scribe 1.1.0

Ever wished you could quickly transfer the contents of your iPhone's clipboard to your Mac? Hippo Foundry's $3 Scribe (Mac App Store Link) is built precisely for that purpose, and allows you to move data between two devices using the latest Bluetooth LE technology (provided, of course, that both devices are compatible with it).

In addition to simply synchronizing pasteboards, the Scribe can also send data directly to an app running on a remote device, including making phone calls and opening Web links.


Tap Forms Organizer 2.1

Still mourning the departure of FileMaker's beloved but short-lived Bento? Tap Zapp’s $30 Tap Forms Organizer and Secure Database (Mac App Store Link) may be able to offer some consolation, with more than 25 built-in forms, a layout designer, and—wait for it—the ability to import Bento files.

The app also supports AES-256 encryption, which will help keep your data secure from prying eyes using military-grade obfuscation.

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Speaking of kitchens and house renovations, Brandon Smith’s $3 Paint Calculator Pro can save you a trip (or ten) to the hardware store by helping you accurately calculate how much paint you will need to cover an arbitrary surface.

And, if you want to make sure your data doesn’t get lost while you're working away at your walls, Bastian Rossler’s $3 iScheduleTimeMachine will come in very handy to help you get a grip on how often your Time Machine backups kick off.

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