The Week in Mac Apps: Quacks like a … file

In this week's Mac app roundup, you'll find a duck that likes to move your data around, a phone that doesn't need dusting, and a tower that knows what happened to all your files.

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Quacks like a … file

In this week’s Mac app roundup, you’ll find a duck that likes to move your data around, a phone that doesn’t need dusting, and a tower that knows what happened to all your files.


Cyberduck 4.5.1

Developer David Kocher’s $24 Cyberduck is a Swiss Army knife of utilities for transferring your files over the Internet.

The app supports a wide range of cloud services, including Microsoft’s Azure, Amazon’s S3, and, of course, your own private file server.


iSoftPhone 3.6

Xnet Communications’s $35 iSoftPhone (App Store Link) is a software-based VoIP phone that allows you to access any SIP-enabled telephone systems directly from your desktop.

The app supports both audio and video, is compatible with most popular codecs—some of which are available as in-app purchases—and provides a full AppleScript dictionary that can be used to manage both incoming and outgoing calls.

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Note-C 1.0.6

Xelaton Software’s $8 Note-C is an easy-to-use app for collecting your all your notes in one place.

The program supports the creation of multiple notebooks and the categorization of entries in arbitrary groups. It’s compatible with a wide range of markup technologies like Markdown and Textile, and can export your data in a variety of formats.


Outlinely 1.1.0

Glam Software’s $8 Outlinely helps you create complex nested lists for your every need.

Perfect for a personal to-do list or an event checklist, the app supports rich text, multiple indentation levels, and even tagging.


ScoreCloud 3.1

DoReMIR’s ScoreCloud Studio (App Store link) is a clever tool that converts a piece of music—either from audio or from a MIDI file—into a full score.

The app allows you to edit the scores it creates, and then print or share them through a variety of services.


Tower 2.0.1

Fournova’s $59 Tower 2 is a powerful front-end interface to the popular Git version control system.

The app supports all of Git’s functionality, and offers a great visual approach to managing your repositories.


Vector 2.4

Developer Jaroslaw Szpilewski’s $20 Vector (App Store link) allows you to record and edit audio directly from your Mac.

The app supports multiple input sources and provides a number of built-in filters that work alongside the app’s visual waveform representation to give you a powerful editing environment.


Wizard Pro 1.4.8

Developer Evan Miller’s $200 Wizard Pro is a high-end statistical analysis tool that helps you make sense of large amounts of data.

The app supports collecting and manipulating data from a variety of sources, can create useful charts from it, and is even capable of producing answers to complex statistical questions in plain English.

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Bits and bytes

Sonic Ladder’s $45 Riffstation (Mac App Store link) is designed to help guitar players make some noise and practice their favorite songs. It supports chord detection, tempo manipulation, and pitch shift.

BeLight’s $30 Printworks (Mac App Store link) offers a variety of templates for everything from brochures to calendars that you can customize and print directly from your Mac.

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