The Week in Mac Apps: Logoist 2, Affinity Designer, Mocha Keyboard, and more

This week's roundup of new Mac apps is jam packed with great design tools, music programs, and photo apps—plus a finance app thrown in for good measure.

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Logoist 2, Affinity Designer, Mocha Keyboard, and more

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps is jam packed with great design tools, music programs, and photo apps—plus a finance app thrown in for good measure.


Affinity Designer 1.2

Serif’s $50 Affinity Designer (Mac App Store Link) helps you create eye-catching vector graphics with an intuitive and highly functional interface.

The app supports everything you would expect to find in a modern design app, from multiple color channels with up to 16-bit precision to end-to-end space management. You can also zoom your images up to 10,000-times for meticulous precision.


DayMap 2.1.0

Whetstone Apps’s $10 DayMap (Mac App Store Link) puts a unique spin on your calendar and to-do lists.

The app features a unique layout that offers a traditional day-based view alongside task-oriented lists that group your activities based on categories of your choosing—a perfect way to keep track of every little thing you need to remember.


Dropshare 3.9.1

Developer Timo Josten’s $20 Dropshare (Mac App Store Link) lets you upload and share files to your Amazon S3 or Rackspace Cloud Files account—or even to your own server via SCP. (It doesn’t support SSH or FTP.)

The app supports drag-and-drop uploading, and can even automatically capture and upload screenshots for you. Best of all, your can save your file link to you Mac’s clipboard and easily share it.

futuredj 1.2

Xylio Info’s $20 brings the perks of a pro DJ studio straight to your Mac. 

These perks include the ability to mix two different tracks, automatic BPM detection and synchronization, multiple cue points and loops, easy scratching and braking, and a separate monitor out for pre-listening.


Home Contents Manager 1.0.2

Nobody wants to think about how to handle a personal theft or home burglary, but if you take precautions beforehand, picking up the pieces won’t be as overwhelming. CIMSoft’s $5 Home Contents Manager can help—it’s a tool for taking inventory of everything you own, just in case something should happen.

The app can track every object in your possession and associate it to collateral items, like receipts and warranty information, that can come in handy in case of theft or damage.


Logoist 2.5.1

Need to design a new logo? Synium Software’s $15 Logoist 2 (Mac App Store Link) will help.

The app makes quick and easy work of creating logotypes and other graphical products—like icons, postcards, banners, and buttons—thanks to a large selection of color, shape, and layout options.


Mocha Keyboard 1.1

MochaSoft Aps’s $6 Mocha Keyboard turns your Mac into a wireless Bluetooth keyboard that you can use to control your iPhone, iPad, or other compatible device.

The app supports multiple language layouts, incorporates support for copying and pasting across different devices, and makes switching from one target to another as easy as picking a different connection from a convenient menu.


Net Worth Pro 2.0

Stressing over your finances? Let Blue Plum Software’s $23 Net Worth Pro 2 (Mac App Store Link) give you a hand.

The app tracks your assets and liabilities through a simple interface, and offers up a large number of handy charts that illustrate your financial situation as it evolves over time. As an added bonus, you can export your data to a variety of formats, including CSV, a Microsoft Excel sheet, and a sheet in Apple’s own Numbers tool.


Slides 1.1.0

Developer Louis Lanctôt’s $12 Slides (Mac App Store Link) makes it easy to browse through all your photos, thanks to its convenient and beautiful user interface.

The app comes with multiple themes, the ability to add Finder tags to your files, smart filters, and much more.

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