...plus, apps to help you with your home chores, and more
This week’s roundup of new apps is all about productivity, with tools for organizing your email, files, tasks, and hard drive—and a little something to keep you on top of your network usage.
CloudMagic Email 7.4.173
If you’re juggling multiple email accounts (and really, most of us are), CloudMagic’s $20 CloudMagic Email (Mac App Store Link) helps you centralize all of your accounts across different providers in one convenient location.
The app supports Handoff between Apple devices, and pushes instant notifications from all kinds of accounts. Additionally, you can manage and archive your mail in batches, and use your logos or images in a fully customizable HTML signature.
Mineko Imanishi’s CotEditor will help you write plain text and code quickly and efficiently.
The text editor supports syntax highlighting for more than forty languages, a number of different layout modes, auto-indentation, and find and replace. It also offers automatic backups to keep your work safe while it’s in progress.
Grocery Cloud 1.5
Mountain Rose Multi Media’s $15 Grocery Cloud streamlines your shopping experience by optimizing the route you take through the supermarket and listing your purchases accordingly. (Who knew that there’s a right way to grocery shop?)
Grocery Cloud syncs across your devices, helps you budget for your purchases by setting a maximum price for each item, and even offers sales notifications to make sure you never miss a deal.
gTasks Pro - Tasks Manager for Google Tasks, GMail, Todo list & Reminders 1.3
With gTasks Pro, you can set up daily and recurring tasks and keep them synced across your devices. Being a Google-focused app, it integrates seamlessly with Google Calendar. All your data is backed up to the cloud, but the app supports a handy offline mode for when you’re on the go.
Ideasbox for Lego Mindstorms 1.0
From cars with real suspensions to steerable crawlers, the app provides a detailed list of required parts, includes high quality photo images for visual reference, and generates PDF instruction manuals for each model.
IP Scanner Home 3.44
The app provides a quick overview of your current network’s status, a set of metrics that highlight changes in usage over time, and a whitelist/blacklist feature to keep unwanted guests away.
To make sure you don’t delete important information by mistake, MacCleanse scans your disks and provides you with a list of items that it thinks can be safely erased, leaving the ultimate decision up to you. To make sure you keep your storage clean on an ongoing basis, you can also set it up to run automatically on a weekly basis.
Textile Care 1.0.0
If you’re having trouble telling a garment label apart from an ancient Egyptian papyrus, pps4Me’s $1 Textile Care comes to the rescue with thorough explanations of all the mysterious laundry care symbols on your tags.
With a full complement of 54 symbols—including some hard-to-find ones that are no longer in use—the app will help you make sure that your next washing cycle will be a success. You’ll never accidentally throw a dry-clean only shirt in the washing machine again.