Last week, I reviewed iCash, the finance software from Maxprog. To qualify for the giveaway, you had to submit a comment with a suggestion for a feature. There were many excellent suggestions in the comments and three have been randomly chosen to receive free licenses.
The winners are: Nick C, Jeremy Gaines, and Keith S! If one of those names belongs to you, you will receive your license shortly.
If you didn’t win, don’t worry, you can still download a trial version of iCash from Maxprog (limited to 100 transactions), and the full version is only $39.90.
It has been hard to make nice slideshows. Most slideshows are just a bunch of photos thrown into iMovie with the “Ken Burns” effect. But now PulpMotion Advanced, by Aquafadas, allows for an easy way to create beautiful slideshows. PulpMotion Advanced includes 19 themes which allow you to make a perfect slideshow — with a cool look, too. Some of those themes even have different varieties which makes the total number of themes about 50. PulpMotion Advanced doesn’t limit the slideshows to pictures, though; you can even add videos in the mix.
Last week I did a review of Cents, from MacMage. This application was a small, simple application to keep track of what you buy. I was also given 3 licenses to giveaway.
The three winners are: dt, Joe Cool, and John
Thanks for participating! The three lucky winners will receive an email from the developer with their licenses soon. Remember, if you didn’t win Cents is available for $4.99 from MacMage.
Sometimes you need a chord and you just don’t know where to find it. The rhetorical situation gets worse if you’re messing around with an alternate tuning that your googled chord charts have never heard of. Harmonic Sense has created a powerful little app that can open up a new musical world for guitar players of any skill level.
Admittedly, I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to music. If I need a chord, I’m going to find it with my ears. But ChordMate makes it easy to cheat. Check out my video review to see some of my favorite features.
Last month I reviewed VideoDrive, an application for quickly adding just about any movie file into your iTunes library. The developer, Aroona Software, gave us three licenses to give away to our readers. We had 17 entries, and now we have three winners.
The winners of the licenses are Janko Lauterbach, Maria and systek.
If you won, you should be receiving your license shortly. Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to the winners. For those that didn’t win, VideoDrive costs $14.99.
Budding screenwriters hoping to write the next action-packed blockbuster have a few hurdles to overcome. Besides the obvious creative obstacles, movie screenplays have a strict formatting structure and deviating from it is potentially suicidal for new writers breaking into the industry. Mariner Software’s Montage is a screenwriting application which allows screenwriters to write without worrying about technical formatting rules. Montage takes care of that part for you — you just have to supply the story.
The oft mentioned Quicksilver from the awesome folks at Blacktree Software is arguably one of my favorite apps on my entire Leopard MacBook Pro. The sheer simplicity, intuitiveness, and function of this remarkable app allows me to work more productively than ever; launching an app, controlling something, or finding something is just a keyboard shortcut away. However, some of the built-in appearances that ship with Quicksilver when you download can leave much to be desired, especially when running on the shiny new Leopard desktop. Here’s a bunch of new appearances to change that up.
I know distractions aren’t really en vogue these days, what with all the GTD nonsense that we’re subscribing to. However, some (or the majority of us) enjoy listening to music while we work, so iTunes controllers are somewhat essential.
I Love Stars is a free application from Potion Factory, and it’s designed to do one simple thing. It simply shows up inconspicuously in your menubar and provides you with a simple interface to rate the current track.
In the never-ending quest to organize my life, I’ve developed some tools to make the fight a bit easier. Most of the disorganization on my MBP comes from my internet browsing. I am constantly generating a pile of files that need to be processed, but my nonexistent attention span is always taking me to the next beta release before I have a chance to unzip and install the previous one. Thanks to a couple of organizational suggestions from GTDers, though, I have been able to get things under control. I’ve developed a few automator applications that should make your internet gleaning more about collection and less about mounting, zipping, and the like. First, let me explain my system for handling new files.
Comic Life has been a very popular application, and many people already own it. In 2005 it won an Apple Design Award and then for a while it came pre-installed on certain Macs. A few days ago Plasq released an entire new Comic Life application, Comic Life Magiq. Comic Life Magiq is like a “pro” version of Comic Life, including a whole new user interface and even a slick, easy photo editor.