The Week in Mac Apps: Byword 2.7 goes all in with the new macOS Sierra

Sierra is here, and this week's roundup of new Mac apps features a collection of Sierra-ready apps—including Byword, one of our favorite text editors.

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New Mac apps of the week

Sierra is here, and this week’s roundup of new Mac apps features a collection of Sierra-ready apps—including Byword, one of our favorite text editors. Read on!


Byword 2.7

Byword (Mac App Store Link), Metaclassy’s popular $12 Markdown editor, has been updated just in time for macOS Sierra’s release.

With the introduction of tabs, you can now edit different documents from the same window, and the app’s integration with Handoff makes it easy to pick up your work from where you left off on any of your devices. You can also use a new split-screen view, and save your documents on iCloud Drive for seamless syncing.


Calibre 2.68

Kovid Goyal’s Calibre is a virtual library from where you can import, store, and access all your ebooks.

The app allows you to manipulate ebook content in a variety of ways; for example, you can rescale images and change font sizes, perform powerful searches with tags and advanced filters, and adjust how the text is displayed to make reading it easier. Calibre stores your ebooks online for extra convenience, and can even import news directly from your favorite websites.


Deframe 2.0.1

Einstein’s Legacy’s $20 Deframe (Mac App Store Link) lets you extract images and clips from your videos with a few simple steps.

With Deframe, you can drag HD single frames from any video into any app, create PDF contact sheets with the images you extract from a movie, and even make slide shows that you can share on Facebook, Vimeo, and other social networks.


Hedge 1.4

The Sync Factory’s $99 Hedge is a simple tool that creates timely backups of your hard drive for no-effort data recovery. Hedge has a simple interface, from where you can create copies of your files and send them to multiple destinations, like external storage or your cloud storage service.


LUCiD Color for Photos 1.0

Athentech Imaging’s $5 LUCiD Color (Mac App Store Link) helps you rescue your overexposed photos through the use of sophisticated filters.

The app comes with eight algorithmic presets—and the ability to fine tune every filtering parameter for the optimal result. If you prefer to work right from inside the Photos app, LUCiD Color includes a handy extension that lets you quickly edit all your precious memories without leaving the safety of Apple’s tool.


Morphi 1.5.0

With its full range of features, The Inventery’s $10 Morphi (Mac App Store Link) helps you create stunning 3D objects that you can render and print using your own equipment.

The app includes a full range of CAD tools that make working in three dimensions easy and convenient, and supports both metric and imperial measures for maximum flexibility. Even if you don’t have a 3D printer, you can export your work in a standard format that will work with the kind of equipment you’re likely to find at a hobby store or your local library.


Newton Mail (previously CloudMagic Email) 9.0.33

CloudMagic’s $50-per-year Newton Mail (Mac App Store Link) helps you organize and manage all your email in one convenient place.

With support for Gmail, Yahoo Mail, iCloud, Outlook, and Office 365—just to name a few—you can keep an eye on all your inboxes, sort and organize your messages, and even schedule a message to be sent at a specific time.


Spillo 1.8.7

Damien DeVille’s $15 Spillo (Mac App Store Link) integrates with your Pinboard account to easily keep track of your bookmarks right from your Mac.

The app comes with a set of browser extensions with which you can easily capture new bookmarks, features tools designed to help you organize the pages you save according to your tastes, and can even automatically detect broken links.


Unite - GroupMe client 1.1

Matt Rajca’s $5 Unite brings all the convenience of the GroupMe chat platform right to your desktop.

The app lets you access all your conversations, alerts you every time a new message arrives, and features full support for emoji, images, and interactive maps.

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