Budgeting, social media, podcasts, and entertainment
This week’s roundup of new Mac apps comes with a great selection of everything you need to start the new year the right way, from helping you stick with your resolutions, to keeping track of what’s happening in your social media circles—with a little entertainment thrown in for good measure.
The app creates a native OS X experience around everything from timelines to chat, and comes with the ability to separate out each component into its own window for added convenience.
iA Writer 2.1.1
The app, which receives regular updates, supports converting back and forth between Markdown and Microsoft Word documents, and offers a simple, focused writing experience that helps you concentrate your efforts on what matters—your words.
The app supports the creation of charts and graphical representations of your equations, and can export them either as images or LaTeX expressions.
The app, ideal for presentations and webcasts, can highlight the location of your cursor, play a special animation when you click your mouse button, and even display each key you press in big, bold letters on the screen.
Nifty Savings Goal 1.0
As far as new year’s resolutions go, you could do much worse than saving a bit of dough—and Blue Plum Software’s $2 Nifty Savings Goal (Mac App Store Link) wants to be the tool that helps you achieve your objective.
The app can tell you how long it will take you to reach a particular goal, and help you budget for periods of any length.
The app can show information about your network connection, hardware status, and storage media; a convenient pop-up menu makes copying specific details—like, say, your Mac’s serial number—a quick point-and-click affair.