New Mac apps of the week
This week’s roundup of new Mac apps includes NotePlan, a Markdown-based note-taking app with a suite of helpful features. Read on!
Affinity Designer 1.5.1
Serif’s $40 Affinity Designer (Mac App Store Link) is a suite of professional design tools, working primarily with vector graphics. It offers a full complement of editing tools that include a way to freehand and create geometric shapes, gradients, effects, and text. It’s compatible with numerous formats and color models used by professionals, meaning you can pair it with popular software like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Audulus 3 3.3.1
GoodTask 3 3.1.1
GoodTask lets you easily add and edit events, and create smart lists to group and filter all your tasks according to your preferences. You can also sync it with iCal and Reminders, so that you can keep all your appointments in one place.
Market Junkie 2.0
With its intuitive charts and detailed price analysis, the app lets you keep an eye on all your current investments and monitor market trends for future opportunities. Market Junkie also offers an optional currency converter tool and custom alerts for real time notifications on your stock’s latest market value.
NotePlan ($18) is a Markdown-based note-taking app, helping you keep tabs on everything from your business activities to your favorite hobbies.
NotePlan comes with an integrated calendar that gives you a bird’s-eye view over your work, and lets you organize your notes according to a number of customizable criteria. You can also use the app to track your tasks and activities, which can be synchronized with iCal and Reminders.
In addition to its ever-popular array of financial tools, the latest version of Intuit’s $75 Quicken comes with powerful new features designed to help you make the most of your affairs.
Quicken 2017 can quickly visualize your spending habits, monitor your investments, and calculate capital gains to estimate your tax exposure. It can also import all your bank transactions and handle your bill payments if you link up your online banking accounts. It also comes with a handy companion app for your iOS device.
Timing Automatic Time Tracker 1.7.4
At any time, you can ask the app to pull a report of your activities, and organize each record into categories that match your needs—a perfect tool if you depend on billing clients for your time, or even if you’re just wondering where your day went.