OmniDiskSweeper (Free) – OmniDiskSweeper is a free app from the company behind OmniFocus. It’s designed to show you all of the files that are installed on your Mac in size order, so you can find what’s hogging space on your machine and delete it if so desired. OmniDiskSweeper doesn’t discriminate against critical and non-critical files, though, so be careful when deleting stuff.
News Explorer ($9.99) – News Explorer is a simple newsreader app that supports RSS, JSON, Atom, and Twitter, with cloud-based synchronization available between your Mac and iOS devices. It offers a distraction-free interface with a built-in browser and a selection of themes for customization purposes. Offline news is supported, as are smart filters, reader view, built-in imaging viewing, and more.
Switchem ($9.99) – Switchem is designed to let you customize your workspace and manage your windows. You can group windows into different types, organize them into tiles and split-screen work views, and switch between open windows quickly.
Wallpaper Wizard 2 ($9.95) – Wallpaper Wizard 2 is, as the name suggests, an app where you can find wallpapers for your Mac. It offers a collection of more than 25,000 HD wallpapers in 4K quality that look great even on Apple’s largest displays. New wallpapers are added on a monthly basis, and there’s a feature that’ll automatically switch your background if you want.
App Cleaner (Free) – App Cleaner is a minimal application that has one purpose — it’s designed to let you uninstall apps and all of their associated files. Just drag an app onto the App Cleaner interface and it’ll find all of the hidden files so you can get rid of them.
Do you have favorite must-have Mac apps that we haven’t highlighted yet? Let us know what they are in the comments and we might feature them in a future video. Many of this month’s picks came from our forum members.
On our YouTube channel, we’ve got a monthly series that highlights new, interesting, fun, and useful apps that we think are worth downloading and checking out.
There are so many apps on the iOS App Store, which makes it hard to find new content, and it can also be easy to overlook great apps that are a bit older. We’ve designed our app lists to include apps – both old and new – that we personally recommend and have used over the course of the month.
Pocket Penguins (Free) – Here in the Bay Area, we have a great place that’s part zoo, part science museum, and part research institute called the California Academy of the Sciences. The California Academy of Sciences is home to a bunch of endangered African penguins (as part of a breeding program), which you can watch through the Pocket Penguins app. It’s a penguin livestream that’s on 24/7, and it’s a fun second screen activity (there’s an Apple TV app too) or something to do when you need a wildlife breather. If you like the penguins, you may also like the stingray feed.
Hop (Free) – There’s a popular game called Hop, but we’re talking about the email app in this week’s video. Hop is a team-based email app that’s designed to make your email more like a chat conversation than a traditional email inbox. It’s supposed to make sending and managing emails much faster for those of us who need some assistance cutting down on the inbox time.
Pod Calendar (Free) – Pod Calendar is a free app that’s a simple, light alternative to the standard Calendar app on the iPhone and iPad. It uses color coding for all of your events so it’s easy to see what’s going on at a glance, and it uses natural language for adding new entries quickly. There’s support for multiple calendars, multiple reminders, an interaction history for your contacts, and tools for sending quick emails and messages.
Zedge Wallpapers (Free) – As the name suggests, this is an app for downloading wallpapers. When we upload videos, we get a lot of questions about the wallpaper we’re using. A lot of the time, the wallpapers in our videos are from this app. Check it out if you’re looking for a fresh look for your iPhone – there are thousands to choose from.
PUBG(and Fortnite) (Free) – Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve heard of PUBG and Fortnite, both of which are battle royale-style games that are super popular right now. The idea is to kill or be killed, with the aim of the game to be the last person standing. PUBG and Fortnite both came out on iOS recently, with PUBG available to everyone and Fortnite available as a beta. You might not think a battle royale game would work on an iOS device, but both of these games are surprisingly good and worth checking out.
If you have favorite iOS apps, make sure to share them with us. We’ll check out what you have to recommend and we may just include them next month. Want more apps? Check out our February recommendations.
NASA is asking all cloud gazers to snap photos of the sky and share them with the space agency via an app. The citizen science project is needed to validate data from six Earth-observing instruments on different satellites. And it’s likely to make #CloudTwitter incredibly happy.
Amazon is reportedly in talks with several big banks concerning plans to offer checking account-like products to its customers. According to The Wall Street Journal the company is looking to cooperate with established banking giants, such as JP Morgan Chase or Capital One, to create a banking solution aimed at millennials and people without bank accounts. There isn’t much information at this time, and sources familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal that “the effort is still in its early stages and may not come to fruition.” But, this one looks like a no-brainer for Amazon. Cutting out middle-men…
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Over on our YouTube channel, we’re continuing on with our new monthly series that highlights new, interesting, and useful apps that we think are worth checking out.
Because there are so many apps available on the iOS App Store, it can be hard to find new content, and it’s also easy to overlook great older apps. Our app lists are designed to include apps — both new and old — that we personally recommend and have used over the course of the month.
Hooked (Free) – Hooked is actually a book app that offers up short stories in a unique format — chat messages. Hooked stories are all presented as text message conversations, so it’s a little bit like you’re reading someone else’s chat history. With Hooked, you can read little bits at a time in moments when you have a free minute or two, and the stories are always engaging. Hooked is free to download with a free trial period, but unlimited access costs $14.99 per month.
App in the Air (Free) – Whether you’re a frequent or infrequent traveler, App in the Air is a useful app that serves up details like real time flight status, airport maps, security wait times, walk time to your gate, airline point tracking, and more. It works with more than 1,000 airlines around the world, and key information like gate changes and updates to flight status are delivered via SMS. The app is free, but there are premium features like real-time flight status updates that require a subscription, which is priced at $34.99 per year.
Timepage (Free) – Timepage is a calendar app from Moleskine, the company that makes those handy notebooks. Timepage combines data like events, maps, contacts, weather and more into a simple interface that’s easy to parse at a glance. There are monthly, weekly, and daily views, along with a heat map that lets you know when you’re busiest. Timepage is a free download, but only on a trial basis. A monthly subscription is priced at $1.99, or you can pay $11.99 for the year.
Confide (Free) – Confide is a private and secure messaging app that’s a great way to communicate with people when you want to keep your messages entirely private. Messages sent through Confide use end-to-end encryption and disappear after a set period of time, plus there’s screenshot protection so no one can snap an image of what you’ve written. Confide is a free download, but access to features like unlimited attachments and themes requires Confide Plus, priced at $29.99 for three months or $59.99 for a year.
Alto’s Odyssey ($4.99) – Alto’s Odyssey is the highly-anticipated sequel to popular 2015 game Alto’s Adventure. Like the original, Alto’s Odyssey is an endless runner with gorgeous graphics, but this time it takes place in the sand instead of the snow.
If you’re looking for great Mac apps that are worth downloading, make sure to check out our February list of essential apps for the Mac. And if you have favorite iOS apps, make sure to share them with us — we’ll be highlighting interesting, useful iOS apps on a monthly basis.
Digital security can often feel out of our control and painstakingly difficult to manage. 1Password already helps by making it possible to create strong, unique passwords, and new integration with ‘Pwned Passwords’ helps inform users about passwords that may have been compromised in a data breach.
One of the ways of keeping your smartphone addiction under control entails checking out how much time you’re actually spending in apps on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch…. Read the rest of this post here
There are plenty of apps on the Play Store if you want to check your credit score, but how many of them would you trust? Intuit is a company people have come to depend on for financial services, with popular apps like QuickBooks and TurboTax. So while we might not normally highlight an app of this kind, Turbo is probably worth a mention.
The app will evaluate your credit score and help you understand it, also offering insights that could help you improve it in the future.
Banking apps are often the slowest to implement new features and stay with the times, but the Bank of America app is usually a lot better at it than others. Now the app has been updated to add a couple of neat features.
First is the ability to schedule appointments with your banker, which I honestly wish my bank offered as I always have to wait an hour to get something done.