The Week in Mac Apps: Bioshocking

This week's Mac app roundup takes us shooting through an underwater city in an alternate reality. If fantastic games aren't your thing, we've got plenty left to entice you.

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This week’s Mac app roundup takes us shooting through an underwater city in an alternate reality. If fantastic games aren't your thing, we also have an app that can remove the scratch from your old songs, one that helps you keep track of your movies, and one that will help you write the next great movie, TV show, or play.


Audio Cleaner Pro 1.2.3

Magix Software’s $55 Audio Cleaner Pro (Mac App Store Link) takes your old recordings and scrubs them clean of interference and noise.

Designed for music enthusiasts who want to digitize their favorite records, the app supports many powerful filters that can be activated using a simple and intuitive interface.


Awesome Mails 2.90

Aidaluu’s $25 Awesome Mails (Mac App Store Link) helps you create professional-looking e-mail messages with a simple and intuitive interface.

The app provides a WYSIWYG environment in which you can visually edit your e-mails, as well as a wide range of templates that have been tested for compatibility with all major clients.


Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode 2

Aspyr’s $15 port of 2K Games’s popular Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode 2 is now available for OS X.

The game is, shockingly, set right after the conclusion of Burial at Sea – Episode 1, and features a story that involves nearly every major character from the original BioShock and BioShock Infinite.


Filmotech 3.4.0

If, as I am, you're still wondering who borrowed your copy of Toy Story 2, you may want to give developer Pascal Pluchon’s Filmotech (Mac App Store Link) a try.

Filmotech allows you to catalog all your films, with the ability to import art and other information from the Internet, export your collection to your iPhone and iPad, and even manage borrowers.


HandsFree 1.2

Tunabelly Software’s $5 HandsFree (Mac App Store Link) takes the guesswork out of figuring out where your iPhone is when your calls come in.

By using your Mac’s Bluetooth capabilities, the app allows you to pair with a compatible mobile phone and make and receive calls directly from OS X at the click of a mouse.


Moccanote 2.0.0

Boxedfolder’s $3 moccanote is a minimalistic note-taking app that helps you organize your thoughts in a simple format, focusing on substance instead of form.

It supports both HTML and Markdown, can export to PDF and plain text, and can even synchronize your notes through iCloud.


MoonInvoice 1.6

Moon Technolabs’s $10 Moon Invoice keeps track of all your freelance clients, work, invoices, and payments.

In addition to designing and creating professional-looking invoices, the app allows you to synchronize all your information across multiple devices and take it with you regardless of where you go.


Slugline 1.0.6

Act Focused Media’s $40 Slugline (Mac App Store Link) is a minimalistic writing environment designed for screenwriters.

By removing all the distractions and automatically formatting what you type to fit standard screenwriting formats, the app promises to let you focus on your writing and crank out the next Oscar winner in no time flat.

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Apple has updated OS X Server to version 3.1.1, which adds improved iOS device management capabilities, including fonts, AirPrint, and Activation Lock.

And, speaking of updates, Desktop Calendar Plus, a nifty $7 utility that puts your calendar right on your desktop, has been bumped to version 1.2.7, thanks to a few bug fixes, improved compatibility with Google Calendar, and a handful of new features.

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