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Topic: Software

Hands On: Fantastical 2.4 for Mac adds attachments, Facebook calendar integration

07/22/2017, 03:07 pm

Fantastical 2.4 for Mac adds key new features, and AppleInsider checks to see if the $50 entry price is worth it.

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Interact Scratchpad 1.0.2 brings refined contact data mining to macOS

04/30/2017, 01:04 pm

Interact Scratchpad makes adding contacts fast and accurate, bringing the best features of the iOS app to the Mac.

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A very false narrative: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple's iPhone

04/26/2017, 04:04 pm

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But all of those media narratives are wrong, here's why.

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Evernote for macOS gains iOS features on MacBook Pro Touch Bar

04/12/2017, 02:04 pm

The latest update to Evernote brings bug fixes and simple 2016 MacBook Pro Touch Bar support to the popular note-taking and organizational app.

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1Writer 2.5.1 for iPad blurs the line between note-taking and word processing

03/10/2017, 12:03 pm

AppleInsider examines the latest update to 1Writer that brings improved keyboard functionality, plus Dropbox, and Markdown support to the iOS-exclusive writing tool.

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FileMaker Cloud arrives in Europe, Middle East, and Africa months after US launch

03/08/2017, 10:03 am

The Apple-owned FileMaker has expanded the availability of its FileMaker Cloud service to countries outside North America, with customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa now able to use the cloud-based server platform for their apps.

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Apple-issued developer certificate expires, causing crashes in 1Password and other apps

02/20/2017, 09:02 am

The consequences of an Apple-issued security certificate expiration combined with a change made by Apple, is leading to some apps purchased outside the app store like 1Password, PDFpen, and Soulver for Mac to require reinstallation with a new version before coming back to life -- but the issue may have lasting consequences for some software.

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Revamped SoundSource 3.0.0 brings quick audio source & output switching back to Mac after 5-year hiatus

02/17/2017, 02:02 pm

A pair of old OS X audio routing applications have regenerated, and have merged to form the new SoundSource 3.0.0 by Rogue Amoeba -- and AppleInsider takes a look at the offering.

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Hands On: New Setapp service brings subscription apps to the Mac

01/27/2017, 10:01 am

For one monthly fee Mac users can have full use of 61 apps using the subscription-based SetApp. AppleInsider investigates whether "software as a service" is a good model, and delves into the financials of it for mainstream users.

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Hands On: Air Display 3.0.3 turns your iPad into a wireless second screen for your Mac

01/26/2017, 02:01 pm

The Air Display app combo for iPad and macOS is one of several options to expand your Mac's desktop to the iPad -- AppleInsider examines a wireless way to connect the two and expand your macOS screen.

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Wine reaches milestone version 2.0 release, with 64-bit support and Retina compatibility for macOS

01/26/2017, 10:01 am

The team behind Wine, a tool that allows Windows programs to run on macOS and other operating systems, has released version 2.0 of the open source software, with 64-bit support for macOS included as part of 6,600 changes.

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Hands on with Airmail 1.5, managing Apple Mail, Gmail, and Exchange on iOS

01/15/2017, 05:01 pm

Users can connect a series of Airmail functions to speed up your work, and weed out important emails from the less-so. AppleInsider shows you how, and when, to use the app.

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Hands On: SuperDuper! 2.9.1 backup tool updated for macOS Sierra

01/13/2017, 07:01 pm

AppleInsider continues its ongoing backup tool examination series, and examines long-standing utility SuperDuper! that promises to protect your data with speed and ease of use.

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Disk Drill 3 brings file recovery tools to Mac hard drives

12/28/2016, 03:12 pm

If you don't have a good backup of your Mac, and as a result have lost something important, Disk Drill 3 aims to restore what's gone and try to protect you against future problems. AppleInsider offers a closer look.

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ChronoSync 4.7.1 adds cloud services and smart scanning to automated back up app

12/26/2016, 07:12 am

New features make stand-alone backup app ChronoSync easier and quicker to use -- AppleInsider sees if it can add to, or replace, Apple's Time Machine.

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Scrivener for iOS update delivers small but strong improvements

12/23/2016, 01:12 pm

The latest solid version of Scrivener, recently refined with an update , shows the writing app has aged well through years of development on multiple platforms. AppleInsider puts it through its paces, and takes a look back at Ulysses too.

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Examined: project management tool OmniPlan 3.6 with Touch Bar support in macOS Sierra

12/17/2016, 10:12 am

Recent Omni Group project management tool OmniPlan has always been one of the best tools for Gantt charts, but the 3.6 update makes good use of the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar as well. AppleInsider examines the new offering.

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Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 technology preview brings MacBook Pro Touch Bar controls

12/13/2016, 03:12 pm

As promised at the MacBook Pro release event, Adobe has made available a technology preview version of image editing suite Photoshop CC 2017 for Mac, adding beta versions of contextual touch tools to the Touch Bar.

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Examined: Writing and Markdown tool Ulysses 2.7 for macOS and iOS

12/11/2016, 09:12 am

The Mac and iOS versions of Ulysses got handy, incremental improvements on Wednesday, and AppleInsider puts virtual pen to paper to test them out.

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Plex makes Media Player free to use for macOS, adds Kodi support for subscribers

12/01/2016, 11:12 am

A highly-regarded media browser and playback tool, Plex Media Player, has exited subscriber-only status, and is now free for Mac users.

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