New Mac apps of the week
This week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you Tutorial for Pokémon Go, an app that... well, it’s pretty self explanatory. Plus, a popular iOS word game comes to the Mac, we meet a tool that helps free up hard drive clutter, and much more. Read on!
Artpaper – Art Wallpapers HD – New Paintings for Your Desktop Every Day 2.1
With more than 1,000 masterpieces available, Twopeople Software’s Artpaper (Mac App Store Link) makes your desktop interesting all day long. The app includes beautiful art from famous museums and galleries, optimized in different display resolutions just for your Mac. Plus, Artpaper automatically rotates through a selection of random backgrounds at set intervals.
Whether you are curious about coding or just want to improve your skills, Devcast’s $3 CProgramming offers compelling tutorials for learning C++, a common programming language.
The app starts with the basics and keeps progressing to more difficult material, delving into both theoretical and practical concepts through the use of videos and other instructional tools. To challenge yourself, you can even take virtual exams, and revisit your results at any time through CProgramming’s handy history.
Disk Doctor - Clean Your Drive and Free Up Space 3.6
FIPLAB’s $3 Disk Doctor (Mac App Store Link) helps you free up room on your hard drive. The app scans all your available disks and automatically identifies possible files to delete; it then displays these files alongside all their relevant details to help you decide what to keep and what to send to the trash.
iWriter Pro 1.0.2
Serpensoft’s $3 iWriter Pro provides you with a comfortable writing environment that helps you get your work done without distraction.
The app supports both plain text and Markdown, and comes with a handy selection of keyboard shortcuts for quick navigation and formatting. iWriter Pro also offers word and character counts, multiple color themes, and a complete suite of editing tools.
Letterpress - Word Game 1.0
In this game, which just launched on the Mac after a successful run on iOS (seriously, we love this game), your goal is to capture the largest number of letters on a board by combining them into the longest words possible. Thanks to its integration with Game Center, Letterpress lets you square off with friends from all over the world, ensuring hours of fun—and, perhaps, teaching you a new word or two in the process.
If your Magic Mouse has a habit of giving up the ghost at the least opportune moment, Mikhail Palin’s $4 MMBI offers a simple solution to help you keep an eye on its battery level.
The app comes with a variety of configurable icons, fonts, and color themes that display your mouse’s power status right in your menu bar, and, most importantly, automatically notifies you when it’s time to start thinking about getting a fresh set of batteries.
Multiscreen Multimouse - Enable multiple mouse cursors on multiple screens 1.11
The app allows you to control the cursors on each screen using a different mouse or trackpad, automatically following you around as you move from desktop to desktop.
Overlord: Raising Hell 1.1.0
Virtual Programming’s $13 Overlord: Raising Hell appeals to your darker side by letting you impersonate an evil being in his quest to rule the world.
The game features multiple levels in which you work to assemble your army to conquer the Overlord’s twisted world, and then unleash it in devastating attacks against your opponents.
Tutorial for Pokemon Go 1.2
If you just downloaded the hottest app of the moment and feel a little lost, Bluewater Publishing’s $7 Tutorial for Pokémon Go comes to the rescue with hands-on videos to get you started in your Pokémon hunt.
The app introduces you to the game’s basics, and offers helpful suggestions to help you catch Pokémon, find and use PokéStops, learn the strengths and weakness of each character, and even understand gyms and their purpose. (Or, of course, you can read our handy guides on getting started, playing the game without spending a dime, and mastering your skills.)