...plus, a weather tool that sits in your Menu Bar
This week’s roundup of new Mac apps includes Browser Fairy, a tool that lets you match specific websites to your preferred browser for that site. Plus, battery utilities, task managers, and more. Read on!
2Do creates automatic backups and syncs your data across all your devices via Dropbox, CalDAV, or Toodledo. You can also protect your information with a password, and use tags to make searching for entries easier.
Browser Fairy 1.7.3
Venqoo’s $5 Browser Fairy (Mac App Store Link) allows you to override OS X’s default settings, to let you open specific websites in whatever browser you’d like. Want to run Apple.com in Safari and Gmail.com in Chrome automatically? Browser Fairy can do that for you.
The app features a simple interface that lets you create rules using specific keywords or partial URLs, and then associate the matching sites to one of the browsers installed on your Mac.
FruitJuice - Active Battery Health and Monitoring 2.2.10
The app records your charging patterns over a period of time and uses this information to notify you when to stop charging your laptop for the best performance. It also provides real-time information on your battery’s status based on its age, condition, and capacity.
The Hit List — Simply Powerful Tasks, To-Dos, Projects, & Reminders 1.1.19
As the name suggests, Karelia Software’s $50 The Hit List (Mac App Store Link) lets you categorize your tasks into multiple lists and assign them different levels of priority based on their importance.
The Hit List keeps track of your progress with due dates, supports adding notes and tags to each item, and can synchronize your content over iCloud for use with its companion app for iOS and watchOS.
John's Background Switcher - Make Your Desktop Beautiful 1.4
John Conners’s $9 John’s Background Switcher keeps you entertained by displaying your photos either as a full-screen slideshow or as a beautiful animated collage right on your desktop.
The app supports pictures from both your local photo library and a variety of online sources like Flickr, Facebook, or Pinterest, and comes with several display effects for some extra flair.
MacGourmet Deluxe 4 4.2.5
For all your culinary needs, Mariner Software’s $30 MacGourmet Deluxe 4 (Mac App Store Link) records and organizes all your recipes, all while keeping tabs on calories and nutritional information to help your healthy eating habits.
The app allows you to add images and step-by-step instructions to each dish, features a special “Chef’s View” mode to keep you focused on your cooking while your hands are busy, and creates shopping lists based on recipe ingredients to help you plan your meals. Need a drink with that? MacGourmet also lets you add notes about your favorite wine and beer pairings.
Polarr Photo Editor Lite 1.3.1
The app includes a number of filters for applying different effects, and it organizes your edits in chronological order for quick retrieval if you change your mind. It also supports exports in popular file formats, such as JPEG, PNG, and RAW.
WeatherBug - Weather Forecasts and Alerts 1.0
The app sits in your Menu Bar and sports a simple interface that shows at-a-glance information on temperature, hourly forecasts, current Doppler Radar, and any applicable weather alerts. If you travel frequently, you can also track multiple locations and sync your settings across all your devices.
ZoomNotesX allows you to attach images, sounds, and videos to your notes, and supports freehand sketching with preset drawing guides for lines and arcs. It can sync its data over iCloud, and even comes with a companion app for iOS.