Always looking for great new places to eat? Foodspotting might be of help here. It’s based on a community, where users take pictures of a dish they had and want to recommend to others. The free app locates your position and shows you the “photo reviews” of the nearest places. Delicious! Of course you can upload your own pictures too.
Like following the stars? Stellarium gives you your very own planetarium right at home on your Mac. It shows you the sky in 3D, exactly like you would see it outside your door or anywhere else in the world – even when it’s cloudy Check it out if you want – it’s open source, i.e. costs you nothing.
If for some reason you want to use more than one library in iTunes, there is an easy solution to your needs. Hold down the alt-key when starting up iTunes and you are asked to create or select a library. Different libraries are still linked to the same settings and iTunes account though.
There are many word processing tools for Mac users out there. Microsoft Word, NeoOffice and Open Office being the most prominent. But if you are looking for a small, lightweight writing solution Bean might just do it for you. It’s simple open source and handles Word (doc and docx), the rtf-format and .odt. So you are covered regarding different file formats. The novel you have to write yourself.
Apple’s Airport Express has been around for quite some time now. But it is still a great solution for streaming music wireless from iTunes to your stereo system. Or to integrate a printer into your home network. The little white brick can also feature as a router when you are traveling and want to set up a wireless network somewhere. It supports the latest “n”-draft. Get the Airport Express for 99 US-dollars or 89 euros (German store) if you like.
Always wanted to be a Hip Hop star – this is your chance! iAmBeatBox is a fun iPhone app to create your own personal beat within seconds (just by moving the four diamonds). Get it free and give it a try. If you want to save your creative work though, you have to pay for it.
Small help tool to measure pixels, inches, picas and centimetres on your screen. Free Ruler gives you a horizontal and vertical ruler with adjustable transparency settings among other options.
Take a picture of the whole screen: command + shift + 3 (command = ⌘-key).
Take a picture of a part of the screen: command + shift + 4
Take a picture of a program window: command + shift + 4 + space
Screenshots are saved to your desktop as PNG files. You can also use the system tool “Grab” for screenshots. It’s located in the utilities folder.
Ads on the Internet are a good thing and keep lots of content free. But on older Macs Flash-based ads are painful. They often push the CPU to the limit and make your fans go crazy. In that case Adblock Plus for Firefox can be a real cure. It blocks all Flash ads and has a noticeable effect on the CPU when browsing the web.
Not a bad attempt to bring some Star Wars action to the iPhone. The battle for Hoth is a simple tower defence game. It comes with the original sound effects and music from the movies (that’s kind of cool!) Plus you get some video clips in-between. Buy it for $2.99 or €2,39.
A simple backup utility for backing up data, system and application settings. iBackup’s special feature is system preferences, which is useful for highly personalised programs such as Mail, iTunes and iPhoto. Since it’s free you might just try it for yourself. Or have a go with SilverKeeper.
Helpful battery tool, which lets you know everything there is to know about your MacBook’s juice pack. coconutBattery gives you the current maximum capacity in relation to the original capacity. It also tells you about the battery’s load cycles and about the age of your Mac. Free!
Roaming abroad with the iPhone is usually very expensive. So when you might need the useful Google Maps App most, it is not available. This is where City Maps 2Go comes in. You can download their maps while at home or on a free Wi-fi and use them offline. The maps cover many cities though not as detailed and advanced as the Google service. The good thing though: Buy the app for $1.99 or €1,59 and you can download as many maps as you like.
Very useful app for movie fans. IMDb puts the wealth of Internet Movie Database.com right onto your iPhone. You can look for the latest movies or check user ratings and reviews. And of course there is a section on actors and film directors if you are interested in their filmography. The app comes free.
Sigil is an eBook editor to edit books in the popular ePub format. It’s an open source project to help you get your written work out to Apple’s iBookstore or Amazon’s Kindle Store and other platforms. It runs on Mac, Windows and Linux. There’s also a manual to get you started.
iNet WOL puts your Mac to sleep, wakes it up or shuts it down remotely over your home network. Now in order to do that it requires a few things. First the Mac needs to be connected to your network via an Ethernet-cable. (Sleep mode, reboot and shutdown work with Wi-Fi too). If you want to control your Mac via the Internet as well, you have to configure your router accordingly. (And you should know what you’re doing). The App comes with instructions and has a price tag of $1,99 or €1,59
The game play of Helsing’s Fire is based on shadow and light. So the main weapon to deal with enemies is a torch. Placing the torch well and using a combination of toxic cocktails will do the trick. The player is taking side of a professor and his assistant to deal with rats, vampires and monsters send by Dracula. Simple but fun game with cartoonish elements. $0.99 or €0,79
If you want to access your iPhone directly, for example to copy or delete pictures and movies without syncing via iTunes, this software is for you. And you can use your phone as a USB dive too. Owners of a jailbroken iPhone can also get to their e-mails, text messages, voice mails and address book.
Dropbox offers a great way to store, sync and share files over the Web. 2GB of space come free and it integrates perfectly with Mac, PC and iPhone/iPad. It’s really helpful for many things, just check it out!
As the name implies, this app keeps track of all Macs and devices Apple builds. Mactracker includes detailed information on many sorts of things: Processors, components, year built and expansion slots. Useful if you need to find out which type of RAM and how much you can fit in your computer. Or which graphics cards are supported in case you want to upgrade it. All that information comes free and there is a version for the Mac too!
Addictive fun for little money! Collect and drop off customers with a growing number of cabs. $0,99 or €0,79
There are several hidden smileys in Skype you can use when chatting with others. Just type the name of the emoticon in brackets in your chat window.
Ultimate piece of software for video, chat and voice communication. Skype is simple to use, it’s free and runs on Mac and Windows. Prices to call mobiles and landlines are moderate. You can also get a land line number and answering machine. Licence: Freeware.
ReduxEncoder is a great freeware for the Mac to convert video files into different formats. There are several options to get the job done, this is one of them. Flv Crunch another.
Most versatile WLAN router and private media server on the planet! Works well with Mac & Windows. Pushes voice- and fax messages straight to the iPhone. And turns the iPhone into a regular landline phone via Fritz!App Fon.
Useful and free Google Service to keep track of visitors and related statistics on your Web site. Requires registration.
Pretty cool Multiplayer-Ego-Shooter for the iPhone. 5vs5 online. The price for some retro-fps fun is $2.99 or €2,39
Winston übernimmt für Mac-User die Kommunikation mit dem Finanzamt (Umsatzsteuervoranmeldung (UStVA), Dauerfristverlängerung, Lohnsteueranmeldung (LStA), Lohnsteuerbescheinigungen (LStB) und Steuerkontoabfrage). Das Programm überzeugt durch seine einfache Bedienung und gute Anpassungsmöglichkeiten. Die Basisversion kostet €14,99.
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