Writing, cycling, timing, and keeping fit
This week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you a great collection of everything you need to keep tabs on your physical activity, your writing work, and the time you spend at your keyboard.
The app comes with a database that contains nutritional information on a wide variety of common foods—both raw ingredients and prepared dishes—and automatically computes your caloric load based on an easy-to-maintain eating diary.
Designed for serious athletes, the app keeps tabs on your various bicycles, the time you spend on them, and the amount of traveling you do, displaying everything in a great-looking format that is easy to understand.
Mind Vector 1.0
If you write code for a living (or even as a hobby), HappenApps’s $10 Quiver is designed to help you collect and categorize all your helpful code snippets in a single location.
The app allows mixing Markdown or LaTeX content with code in the same document, sharing your notes with your other devices (via iCloud) and with other team members (via Dropbox), and more.
Revisions for Dropbox 1.2.1
The app takes advantage of the popular cloud service’s versioning capabilities to show you a list of available revisions for each file, highlight the differences between them, and restore older copies as needed. A $10 in-app purchase unlocks premium features, including the ability to detect who made changes, ignore certain files, and more.
Bombing Brain Interactive’s $50 Teleprompt+ has everything you need to turn your Mac into a professinal-grade teleprompter.
The app supports a variety of display options, can project text to an external monitor, and can even be remotely controlled from another Mac or iOS device.
Daniel Alm and Thomas Osthege’s $10 Timing (Mac App Store Link) automatically keeps track of everything that happens on your Mac, and then tells you how you spend your time when you’re sitting at your keyboard.
In addition to analyzing each app as it runs on your system, Timing can also measure the amount of time you spend on individual websites, documents, and much more.
RealMac Software’s $20 Typed is a new Markdown-centric text editor designed with focus in mind.
The app supports a number of “zen” layouts, some of which even include soothing sounds to help you concentrate, and places a premium on beautiful typography—but is also built for advanced users, to which it offers a variety of powerful shortcuts and preview options.
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