This week’s Mac app roundup brings you a great selection of writing tools designed to fit every need, from the professional screenwriter to the casual author, with a little email and photography sprinkled in for good measure.
Final Draft 9.0.1
The $200 app provides a handy scene view and a powerful outlining mechanism that helps writers visualize the structure of a script, templates that closely match widely-accepted screenwriting standards, and a convenient watermarking feature to keep track of multiple revisions.
The app allows you to control multiple aspects of your Mac’s functionality by clapping your hands. Multiple clapping patterns are supported, depending on the action you want to perform. iClapper’s base version is free, but in-app purchases are required to unlock certain features.
The app’s latest version includes many bug fixes and provides improved support for everything from printing to AppleScript.
Kuvacode’s $55 Smart Shooter uses your Mac's USB connection to control most Canon and Nikon cameras, providing untethered photo shooting and automatic remote capture.
The app allows you to immediately preview and save your work, as well as perform complex scripted shoots—for example by varying the exposure gain between multiple photos to obtain improved dynamic range.
The app supports a wide range of options, like custom tunings and up to quarter-step bends; it also comes with a practice mode that helps players practice challenging songs at varying tempos.
Translator Pro 1.2
¡Buenos dias! Bad Dog Applications’s $3 Translator Pro is the perfect tool to help you communicate with others in a different language without accidentally causing an international incident.
With support for two-way translation between 42 languages, the app uses a simple one-window layout and performs translations over the Internet to minimize the amount of disk space it uses.
Writer Pro 1.1
The app's latest release includes a night mode, improvements to its workflows, and better support for many of its Markdown features.
Bits and bytes
Apple’s iWork suite has received yet another update, which brings back many popular features that fell through the cracks during the last major overhaul.
In particular, AppleScript support is back with a vengeance, with support for all the major functionality that used to be part of iWork, while multi-user collaboration through iCloud now supports additional tools and an improved workflow.