Tag - Apps
You could just buy every app that ever catches your eye, or which anyone ever mentions, or just has a shiny icon. However, your mom and dad are sick of telling Apple you've done this, and Apple's tired of pointing out that this is what your allowance is supposed to be for. Alternatively, you could be terribly disciplined, and write down the name of apps that might be of interest. You know what's coming next: there is a better way -- and it is Lookmark 2.0.1.
When this app first came out, we got it, and completely understood why it was useful, and why people would like it -- we just didn't really adopt it for ourselves. Then it was updated, and suddenly we "got it" in another sense: we really grasped how useful it is. The improvements in the second version made us use the app a few times a week. Now with Workflow 1.5, we're typically using it daily.
Adobe is increasing its push for content creation on iOS devices, by combining together some of its mobile tools into a new app suite. Adobe Spark is the company's brand for the initiative, aimed at creators of blog posts, social media posts, and other visual web content, with the renaming of three existing apps accompanied by some app updates, and a new web app for using some of the tools from within a desktop browser.
Every so often, people browse the Internet and the Mac App Store to try and find useful things to add to their app arsenal, but sometimes it's hard to find discounted apps that you really want to get. For App Deals for OS X, the MacNN staff has compiled a list of apps for your Mac that are either a great bargain, or even free for a short while.
For a device meant to keep accurate time, it's unexpectedly hard to pin down a definitive one-year anniversary for Apple Watch. Tim Cook revealed it on September 9, 2014, so there's that -- and this was the date that ended years of limbo, as we listened for rumors and actually hoped Apple would make a watch. Only, it wasn't then until April 10, 2015 that you could pre-order it, and officially it began shipping on April 24, but yeah, sure. I ordered mine within the first 40 seconds of pre-order availability, and I still didn't make it into the fabled April 24 slot.
This is not exactly going to take a long time to describe. However, that's both because what it does is simple, and so is what we recommend. Quitter 1.0 is the first Mac app by iOS developer Marco Arment, and it should be your next download.
Now on sale: a new MacNN Pointers e-book devoted to getting you writing more and better on your Mac, iPad and iPhone. Every Pointers book aims to speed up your work, show you the inside tips, and make using your Apple gear more fun -- but this one is personal. MacNN Pointers: Macs and iOS for Writers is writer-to-writer talk. You've already found that Macs and iOS transform your writing life, but we're going to transform it again.
Alongside our regular MacNN Deals and Daily Deals posts, the writers of MacNN occasionally find offers that are interesting or major enough to warrant their own Big Deals post. Today's selection is a collection of apps from the MacNN Deals store called the Pay What You Want: Spring 2016 Mac Bundle, providing you with up to 13 productivity and creativity-focused apps.
While Apple is renowned for putting less "bloatware" on its devices than most, it does -- like other device makers -- have a tendency to make its own included apps unremovable, even if the app in question would be little-used by a majority of users. This has been a source of complaints over the years, as users who do not invest have no use for the "Stocks" app, and the "Tips" app quickly turns useless with time, as two examples. New code in the latest betas, however, suggests that Apple may be planning to allow users to hide, albeit still not delete, those apps from view.
Nobody can teach you how to write and nobody can tell you the best way to do it, but that doesn't stop everybody trying. Including us. Blame editor Charles Martin, though, as he set out last week to show how you can use Apple hardware and a lot of software to create your own writing best practices but then specifically asked me to disagree.