The Week in Mac Apps: Grab bag

From keeping your files safe to making sure that your servers are doing their jobs, this week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you a veritable cornucopia of goodies for your Mac.

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Grab bag

From keeping your files safe to making sure that your servers are doing their jobs, this week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you a veritable cornucopia of goodies for your Mac.


BatchPhoto 4.0.0

Bits & Coffee’s $30 BatchPhoto allows you to quickly process and convert a group of photos with a simple and intuitive user interface.

The app supports most RAW formats; is compatible with Retina displays; and can perform a number of simple operations, such as cropping and resizing, on the images as it converts them.


Ember 1.8

Realmac Software’s $50 Ember (Mac App Store link) helps you collect and categorize your screenshots and media clippings through a simple and powerful interface.

The app’s latest version adds support for screen recording at a buttery-smooth 60 frames per second, and introduces a number of bug fixes and improvements.


Luminous 1.1

Developer Andrew Hamer-Adams’s $10 Luminous helps you keep tabs on your IPMI devices directly from your Mac.

The app can verify the status of every metric your servers expose, such as power levels, temperatures, fan speeds, and much more.


Smart Recorder 1.0.0

ShedWorx’s $10 Smart Recorder lets you capture videos directly from your screen by automatically detecting when—and where—they are playing.

The app can record high-quality video and audio from a variety of sources, including websites like YouTube, and save it in QuickTime format, or add it automatically to your iTunes library.


Taxonomy 2.0

Vostok’s Taxonomy (Mac App Store link) is designed to help you sort through large numbers of files and efficiently organize them into multiple folders.

The app lets you pick a set of sources, and then shows you each file in sequence, giving you a quick one-click way to store them into different folders according to your preferences.


Tonality 1.0.0

Macphun’s Tonality (Mac App Store link) leverages the company’s well-known prowess with graphics processing to deliver stunning photographic effects that range from monochrome rendering to film grain.

The app is available in both a $25 standard edition, available only through the App Store, and a $70 pro version that offers additional features.


Vox 2.1

Coppertino’s Vox (Mac App Store link) is a minimalist audio player designed to improve your music-listening experience.

The app supports numerous formats, is compatible with AirPlay, and can even convert stereo sounds to a binaural output through advanced manipulation algorithms. The latest version features, among other things, lossless SoundCloud streaming.


Wunderlist 3.0

6 Wunderkinders’ Wunderlist (Mac App Store link) is the newest iteration of the company’s popular task-management software.

The app features a redesigned interface that makes sharing tasks and collaborating on them easier than ever, with advanced commenting and syncing functionality available as in-app subscription purchase.

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Bits and bytes

MacPaw’s Hider (Mac App Store link) helps you hide your private data away by encrypting it using military-grade algorithms. The app can store passwords, credit card numbers, and other personal documents with ease.

Blue Mango’s Clarify 2 (Mac App Store link) lets you build stories and documentation by annotating a series of screenshots. Designed as an alternative to screen recording, the app is great for explaining a process or illustrating changes you want done to a document.

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