Clear up space on your hard drive
In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, we bring you a cure for bloated storage, a number of tools to maximize the value of your desktop, a solution to all your geometric problems, and much more.
Disk Diet 5.2.5
The app analyzes the contents of your drive, looking for files that can be safely removed to save space without losing any important data. Once the app has done its magic, a simple click immediately erases all the dead weight, leaving you with a lighter (and probably faster) system.
The app places docks on the sides of your screen, and lets you customize their contents to your heart’s desire, adding links to images, documents, apps, and websites anywhere you like.
All the apps now support split-view fullscreen multitasking, and come with a variety of improvements and bug fixes, including the ability to open and edit documents originally saved using legacy versions of Apple’s office suite.
Innoveghtive’s $5 Magpie is now compatible with OS X El Capitan.
Magpie is a handy utility that lets you quickly capture a video from any webpage and play it later at your convenience. The app supports most popular formats, keeps a history of the videos you’ve watched, and saves its data in iCloud, which allows you to sync and watch your files on all your devices.
Synalize It! Pro 1.12
The app offers a number of advanced features, including the ability to map data to one of many known file formats, color-code various data elements, and perform advanced search-and-replace capabilities.
Tab Notes 1.5
Catalystwo’s $17 Tab Notes lets you create text notes and attach them to the edge of your screen.
The app sits quietly in the background and creates a “hot zone” at the bottom of your screen: Click there, and you can create and edit those notes—which will then be anchored to the edge of your desktop. You can even assign each of them its own cute animal icon as an easy way to tell it apart from the others.
The app simply monitors the software you use while you’re at your computer and then lets you review the day’s activities so that you can both keep tabs on your work habits and fill your timesheets whenever you need to.