This week’s roundup comes with an app that helps you draw charts without knowing an iota about math—which may come in handy when another program we feature tells you that you’re late delivering that paper your promised your prof two weeks ago.
Developer William Gustafson’s $1 Altunenator helps you manage your music by extending iTunes’s functionality with a series of convenient realtime tools.
The app supports the ability to pause playback for up to thirty minutes, after which music will fade gently back in as it starts playing again. It also comes with a smart shuffling algorithm that reduces song duplication, and a way to rate your songs as they play.
The app mixes functionality you’d normally find in illustration software with the plotting ability of a graph program; for example, you can quickly sketch a graph by hand just by defining some of its key points, and then backfill it with data imported from external locations.
Plug Spy 1.4
The app runs in the background, and can either play a sound or send you a notification through one of several mechanisms when it detects that the power cable has been disconnected.
Privacy Protector 1.4
The app lets you manage the contents of locations like your browser’s cookies, mail downloads cache, and so on, highlighting items that could be troublesome for your privacy and assisting you in their removal.
Standard Accounts 7.2
The free app supports all the basics you need to manage customers and create invoices, and integrates seamlessly into the company’s line of enterprise accounting products.
Bits and bytes
Paragon Software’s Cambridge Dictionaries (Mac App Store Link) gives you access to one of the most popular lexicons, with full-text search capabilities and the ability to look up words without leaving other apps.
Sadah’s URL Shortener - with goo.gl and more allows you to quickly convert a URL into a shortened version using one of several Internet-based services. It also supports syncing all your shortened links across multiple devices using iCloud.