The Week in Mac Apps: Light bulb

From organizing ideas to creating beautiful photos, this week's app round has a little for everyone.

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From organizing ideas to creating beautiful photos, this week’s app round has a little for everyone.


CloudClip Manager 1.2

Thinkbitz’s CloudClip Manager (Mac App Store Link) is designed to keep track of all your copy-and-paste operations across multiple computers.

Thanks to its support for iCloud sync, you can use it to copy data on your Mac and then paste it on your iOS device (or the other way around).


Deckset 1.0.1

Unsigned Integer’s $20 Deckset (Mac App Store Link) turns your Markdown-style notes into beautiful presentations at a click of the mouse.

With support for a wide range of templates, the app quickly converts structured text into full-blown slide decks, and then lets you present them in full-screen mode.


Draft Control 1.1.1

Draft Control (Mac App Store Link) works alongside your favorite word processor to keep track of every change you make to your documents.

As you type in your work, the app—free with a $20 in-app purchase that unlocks all its features—records changes, allowing you to review the document’s history, and even to compare two different versions to highlight changes between them.


iMovie 10.0.3

Apple’s iMovie (Mac App Store Link) has been updated to version 10.0.3, which introduces a number of minor improvements over its predecessor.

Among other changes, the $15 video-editing software can now sort events by date; use fonts of different size, type, and color in titles; and crop and rotate clips in events.


MotionArtist 1.2.1

Smith Micro’s $30 MotionArtist (Mac App Store Link) allows you to create what the company dubs “motion comics,” in which panels and drawings come to life as the reader goes through them.

The app works with a simple but powerful timeline-based interface, and can export to HTML5 for viewing in a browser.


Outlinely 1.0.4

Glam Software’s $10 Outlinely sits at the intersection between a text editor and an outline maker.

The app allows you to type free-flowing text in list format, which it then turns into an outlined list that supports Markdown-style syntax.


PhotoCollage 2.0.0

iFunia Studio’s PhotoCollage creates beautiful collages from your favorite photos.

The app allows you to choose from a variety of templates, and can import images in several popular formats.


Portrait 1.0

Developer David Yuan’s $3 Portrait makes quick work of retouching your photos to eliminate small imperfections, giving you professional-quality results with little effort.

The app offers a number of automated tools that help hide small imperfections on a subject's skin, bring out the crispness in eyes, and improve the color grading of teeth and complexions.

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Adobe’s ever-popular $80 Photoshop Elements has been updated to version 12, which comes with a number of improvements, including content-aware fills, “pet-eye” reduction, and many professional-grade effects.

Flixel has updated its $200 “living photo” creation app Cinemagraph Pro to version 1.1, which allows for fine-grained adjustments of a variety of exposure and output parameters … and the $18 Unibox mail app has also received a version bump to 1.1, with several new features, such as the ability to star and filter messages.

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