...plus, plenty of productivity tools
This week’s roundup of new Mac apps features Chaos Control, a tool for task management. Plus, you’ll find an app for tracking shipments, a publishing program, and more. Read on!
Beautiful Backup : Create Beautiful Folders for Photos 4.0
The app supports common image formats like JPEG, MOV, and TIFF, as well as your iPhoto library, and lets you easily resize your images in batches. It can also automatically eliminate duplicate files. Additionally, you can take advantage of its “Archive Feature” to organize your files by year and size for quick retrieval.
Chaos Control: GTD organizer | To-Do List 1.02
The app groups your goals in customizable nested categories, and then archives them as you achieve them. Tasks can be further organized in different ways according to different parameters you set, like location or people you’re working with. You can also sync your progress across devices, thanks to iCloud integration.
Copied – Copy and Paste Everywhere 1.1.1
Thanks to hotkeys and customizable lists, Copied makes looking through your saved data easy and convenient—especially since iCloud integration lets you share your copy/paste history across multiple devices.
Deliveries: a package tracker 2.0
The app provides real-time tracking data from postal services and international couriers like UPS, FedEx, and Amazon, and plots their travel route on a map so you can check their shipping status. Thanks to iCloud, the app syncs info on all of your deliveries across devices, so you can stay on top of things no matter where you are.
Desk PM 2.2
Desk PM sports a Preview Mode to quickly check your work, lets you embed media from around the web, and integrates with WordPress, Tumblr, and other blogging platforms for quick publishing.
OneFocus - Overcome Procrastination, Concentrate and Get Things Done 1.7
With just a few steps, OneFocus restricts access to whatever apps you want to avoid by preventing them from launching for a customizable amount of time. A handy status icon on your menu advises you of how much time is left before you can access them again to help you focus even more.
Sim Daltonism 2.0
Michel Fortin’s Sim Daltonism (Mac App Store Link) is a simulator for various types of color blindness. Designed for researchers and visual designers concerned with accessibility, the app transforms the colors of a selected area of your screen in real time, and displays it alongside an unfiltered copy to help you better understand how a person who suffers from color blindness will perceive it.
It’s better to be safe than sorry—a piece of advice that Dalamser’s $25 TimePreserver takes to heart by allowing you to create archived versions of your Time Machine backups that you can save onto an external hard drive and store offsite for extra safety.
The app archives your files using an efficient incremental storage algorithm, prioritizing your local data to help avoid corruption, and is designed specifically so that backups can easily be saved on removable devices. If your system fails, you can restore your Mac directly from TimePreserver’s backups.
Whisperings includes a configurable sleep/wake timer that lets you use the app as an alarm clock, a wishlist function to keep track of your favorite songs, and detailed information about every artist it features. You can also stream your music through any AirPlay-compatible device—including, of course, your Apple TV.