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GarageBand

 
 
by 1139 users
 

Description

Rebuilt from the ground up with a fresh new look and amazing new features, GarageBand is the easiest way to create a great-sounding song on your Mac. Add realistic, impeccably produced and performed drum grooves to your song with Drummer. Easily shape the sound of any instrument in the Sound Library with Smart Controls. Crank up the bottom end with brand-new bass amps, or mix and match electric guitar amps, cabinets, and pedals with Amp Designer and Pedalboard. Control GarageBand and play any software instrument wirelessly on your iPad using the Logic Remote app. Use iCloud to keep your GarageBand projects updated across multiple Mac computers, or even import GarageBand for iOS songs directly from iCloud.

Redesigned Interface
• A fresh new look, designed for easy music making
• Stay in perfect tune with a larger, more responsive Tuner
• Find the sweet spot in every track with the all-new interactive visual EQ
• Enable Quick Help and get useful hints wherever you hover your cursor

Drummer
• Add a virtual session drummer to your song that takes direction and plays realistic beats
• Choose among 18 players from rock, alternative, songwriter, and R&B genres*
• Use a simple set of controls to shape your drummer’s performance
• Each player can perform over a million unique groove and fill combinations

All-new Sound Library
• Get inspired with a fresh new collection of sounds and instruments
• Explore new Apple Loops covering the latest electronic and urban genres
• Get even more sounds, loops, and lessons with a one-time in-app purchase

Smart Controls
• Easily shape any sound in the library with a custom set of knobs, buttons, and sliders
• The look and personality of Smart Controls changes with each instrument

Amps and Stompboxes
• Use new bass amp models to dial up clean and distorted tones
• Build your own guitar rig with Amp Designer using 25 legendary amps and cabinets
• Design a custom Pedalboard from a collection of 35 fun and creative stompbox effects

Record. Mix. Master. Share.
• Create a song with up to 255 tracks
• Quickly change the timing of an audio recording using Flex Time
• Use Groove Matching to align the rhythm and timing of all your tracks with a single click
• Choose your best performance with multi-take recording
• Create a ringtone, export to your iTunes library, or share directly to SoundCloud

iCloud
• Use iCloud to keep your GarageBand projects up to date across your Mac computers
• Start a song anywhere on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then import it wirelessly to your Mac to take it even further

Works with Logic Remote for iPad
• Use your iPad and Multi-Touch gestures to wirelessly play any GarageBand instrument on your Mac
• Access Smart Controls on your iPad to shape any sound while you’re playing
• Navigate your song and browse the Sound Library from your iPad

Learn to Play
• Get started with 40 Basic Lessons* for guitar and piano covering classical, blues, rock, and pop
• Artist Lessons show you how to play a hit song taught by the artist who made it famous**
• Play along with any GarageBand Lesson and use How Did I Play to get feedback on how accurately you played

* The complete set of GarageBand sounds, loops, and drummers, as well as access to the GarageBand Lesson Store, is available with a one-time in-app purchase.

** GarageBand Artist Lessons are sold separately and are available directly through the GarageBand Lesson Store in select countries.
 

Release Notes

• Improves stability and addresses a number of minor issues
• Adds the option to export songs as an MP3
• Contains multiple enhancements to Accessibility
• Includes 3 new Drummers and drum kits from the rock, songwriter, and R&B genres*

*Part of the one-time in-app purchase that includes the complete set of GarageBand sounds, loops, and drummers, as well as access to the GarageBand Lesson Store.
 

App Details

  • Version 10.0.2
  • Created by Apple
  • Sold by Apple Inc.
  • Released on October 22, 2013
  • File Size: 940 MB
  • Price: Free!
  • Age Rating: 4+
  • Category Music
 
 

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OS X Mavericks

 
 
by 21097 users
 

Description

With more than 200 new features, OS X Mavericks brings Maps and iBooks to the Mac, introduces Finder Tabs and Tags, enhances multidisplay support, and includes an all-new version of Safari. The latest release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system also adds new core technologies that deliver breakthrough power efficiency and responsiveness.

iBooks
• Download and read books from the iBooks Store.
• Pick up right where you left off. iCloud keeps your current page up to date across all your devices. 
• Swipe through Multi-Touch books with interactive features, diagrams, photos, videos, and more.
• Keep multiple books open while using other apps — great for writing a paper or doing research. 

Maps
• Send directions from your Mac to your iPhone and use voice navigation when you’re on the go.
• Explore select cities in stunning, photo-realistic 3D with Flyover.
• See detailed directions, real-time traffic, and alternate routes.
• Find restaurants, stores, and other places of interest with local search in Maps.

Calendar
• Create new events in a snap with the new, streamlined event inspector. 
• Enter event locations fast with address autocompletion. 
• Add walking or driving travel time to your event so you know when to leave. 
• See a map of your event’s location, as well as the weather forecast for that day.
• See holidays and Facebook events in Calendar.

Safari
• Use Shared Links to discover new, interesting links posted by people you follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.
• Browse longer thanks to new core technologies that boost energy efficiency.
• Easily access your bookmarks, Reading List, and Shared Links in the new Sidebar. 
• Protect your online privacy with new tracking-prevention features. 

iCloud Keychain
• Don’t worry about remembering passwords — iCloud Keychain fills them in so you don’t have to. 
• Keep your website passwords, credit card numbers, and Wi-Fi passwords up to date across your trusted devices. Robust 256-bit AES encryption helps keep your information safe.
• Sign in once to all of your mail, contacts, calendar, and other internet accounts, and iCloud pushes them to all your Mac computers. 

Multiple Displays
• Just plug in a second display to use it with your Mac — no configuration required.
• Access the Dock and the menu bars on each display.
• Use full-screen apps on any or all of your displays.
• Use your HDTV as a second display with Apple TV.

Notifications
• Reply to mail or messages right from a notification, without having to leave the app you’re using.
• Receive notifications for incoming FaceTime calls and reply with an iMessage or set a callback reminder.
• Receive notifications from websites, even when Safari isn’t running. 

Finder Tabs
• Declutter your desktop by consolidating multiple Finder windows into one.
• Move files between your tabs by simply dragging and dropping them.
• Select a custom view — icon, list, or column — for each of your tabs. 
• Use tabs with full-screen Finder to organize and access all your files and folders.

Tags
• Organize files with tags no matter where they’re located — in iCloud or on your Mac.
• Give a document as many tags as you want.
• Click a tag in the Finder sidebar to see all the files with that tag. 

Advanced Technologies 
• With energy-saving core technologies in OS X Mavericks, you can surf the web longer on a single charge.
• Watching iTunes HD video is now more efficient, so you can watch more video when you’re not plugged in.
• App Nap regulates applications you’re not using so they consume less energy.

iCloud Keychain on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch requires iOS 7.0.3.

Multiple Display with Apple TV and an HDTV works with Apple TV (2nd generation or newer), iMac (mid 2011 or newer), Mac mini (mid 2011 or newer), MacBook Air (mid 2011 or newer), MacBook Pro (early 2011 or newer), and Mac Pro (late 2013).

Some features require an Apple ID and/or compatible Internet access; additional fees and terms apply. 
 

Release Notes

The 10.9.4 Update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

This update:

• Fixes an issue that prevented some Macs from automatically connecting to known Wi-Fi networks
• Improves the reliability of wake from sleep
• Includes Safari 7.0.5
 

App Details

  • Version 10.9.4
  • Created by Apple
  • Sold by Apple Inc.
  • Released on October 22, 2013
  • File Size: 5 GB
  • Price: Free!
  • Age Rating: 4+
  • Category Productivity
 
 

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Microsoft OneNote

 
 
by 1979 users
 

Description

OneNote is free on Mac and many other devices.

Harness the immense potential of your thoughts and discoveries with OneNote, your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that’s too important to forget.
Whether you’re at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!

All you need is a free Microsoft Account to get started.

Here are some ideas on how to use OneNote:
•Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research.
•Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are.
•Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation.
•Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter.
•Collaborate and share ideas with your team.
•Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision.
•Keep and edit all of your notes – whether taken from OneNote on Mac, tablet, phone, or browser.

Key Features:
•Sync your notebooks seamlessly across computers and devices -then share them to your friends, family, or colleagues
•Your notes look just the same on your Mac - including rendering ink annotation and formatting
•Bold, italicize, underline, highlight, increase indent, decrease indent - format your notes like you want in a free form canvas
•Search your notes and files for anything you’ve captured by just typing a keyword or phrase
•Create, move, copy, re-order, rename, color code and delete pages, sections and notebooks to organize your content as you'd like

Harness the full potential of you - with OneNote.

Requirements:
•Requires OS X 10.9 or greater
•A Microsoft account or the account assigned to you by your work or school
•OneNote for Mac opens existing notebooks created in Microsoft OneNote 2010 format or later and are saved to OneDrive or OneDrive for Business

Download OneNote on your other devices and learn about new ways to capture notes at OneNote.com

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit the blog for the latest news:
facebook.com/MicrosoftOneNote
twitter.com/msonenote
blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-onenote
 

Release Notes

•OneDrive for Business - Open or edit notebooks saved to OneDrive for Business, or create new ones too.
•Insert Files - You asked, we listened. Now you can insert files into your notes, open them with a double-click, and easily share them using AirDrop.
•Protected Sections - Now you can lock or unlock password-protected sections created in OneNote for Windows.
•PDF Printouts - Add a PDF printout to any notebook page, then add your own notes.
•Organize Notebooks - Now you can move pages and sections anywhere you want in OneNote.
•Email Page as Message - Share your notes with others, and they'll see it just like it appears in your notebook.
 

App Details

  • Version 15.2
  • Created & Sold by Microsoft Corporation
  • Released on March 17, 2014
  • File Size: 232 MB
  • Price: Free!
  • Age Rating: 4+
  • Categories: Productivity & Business
 
 

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Kindle

 
 
by 2005 users
 

Description

The Kindle app gives users the ability to read Kindle books on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 1,000,000* books in the Kindle Store, including best sellers and new releases. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up where you left off on another device.

Get the best reading experience available on your Mac:
• Shop the Kindle Store for over 1,000,000* Kindle books, including New Releases and 107 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 610,000* of these books are $9.99 or less, including 79 New York Times Best Sellers.
• Start reading immediately with three free books: Pride and Prejudice, Treasure Island, and Aesop’s Fables. Thousands more free classics are available in the Kindle Store.
• Get free book samples – read the first chapter free before you decide to buy.
• Customize your reading experience by choosing the background color and font size.
• Instant dictionary word lookup with 250,000 entries and definitions. Select a word to view the definition. Use the Google and Wikipedia links to get more information.
• Search inside the book to find a character, topic, or section you want to revisit.
• Simply click on either side of the screen or press the arrow keys to turn pages.
• You can also read your Kindle books on your Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPad, PC, Android-based device, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7-based device. Our Whispersync technology syncs your last page read, notes, bookmarks, and highlights across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.

* Selection and price of books in the Kindle Store may vary by country.
 

Release Notes

Support for China marketplace.
Support for Retina display.
Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements.
 

App Details

  • Version 1.10.6
  • Created & Sold by AMZN Mobile LLC
  • Released on January 7, 2011
  • File Size: 45 MB
  • Price: Free!
  • Age Rating: 4+
  • Categories: Reference & Lifestyle
 
 

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Evernote

 
 
by 5125 users
 

Description

Inducted into the Apple "App Hall of Fame", NY Times "Top 10 Must-Have Apps", Winner: TechCrunch Crunchies, Mashable Award and the Webbys.

Evernote helps millions worldwide remember anything and everything that happens in their lives. Use Evernote to take notes, save interesting web pages, create to-dos and shopping lists, attach images and PDFs, and so much more. Then, watch as it all instantly synchronizes from your Mac to your smartphone, tablet and the Web, allowing you to find your memories at any time from anywhere.

Key features of Evernote:

● Create text, web-clips and PDF notes
● Auto-synchronize notes among every computer and phone you use
● Evernote magically makes printed and handwritten text within images searchable
● Share your notebooks with friends and colleagues

Evernote is free to download and use. Evernote Premium adds more great features like Markup and Presentation Mode, and is available through an auto-renewing subscription.

For the best Evernote experience, install Evernote on your computers and phones. Evernote is available for: Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Web.

Here are some ways to use Evernote for your personal and professional life:

● For research, meetings and class notes
● To save interesting webpages for later access, even offline
● To capture ideas and design inspiration
● To easily find notes made on your phone
● To search through photos of whiteboards and wine labels
● As part of your GTD system to help you stay organized

Two subscription options:
◦ Evernote Premium monthly for $5
◦ Evernote Premium annually for $45

Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel a subscription during the active period. Manage your subscriptions in the Account Settings after purchase.
 

Release Notes

Various bug and stability fixes
- Improvements to Descriptive Search
- Note you are working on stays in focus during sync
- Improved searching through large documents
 

App Details

  • Version 5.5.1
  • Created & Sold by Evernote
  • Released on December 30, 2010
  • File Size: 47 MB
  • Price: Free!
  • Age Rating: 4+
  • Category Productivity
 
 

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Touchgrind BMX

 
 
by 86 users
 

Description

Touchgrind BMX, chosen by Apple as one of the three best iPhone games 2011 and awarded as Best Sports Game at the International Mobile Gaming Awards 2012, is now available on Mac App Store.

Important note: This game plays much better with a trackpad than a mouse!

Become a BMX pro and perform spectacular tricks in breathtaking locations all over the world. Your skill and imagination are the only limits to the tricks you can pull off!

Stunning 3D graphics, amazing physics and realistic sound. Collect medals and complete challenges to unlock many different bikes and locations. Watch replays, generate videos.

FEATURES
- True physics
- The same revolutionary controls as seen in the original skateboarding game Touchgrind
- Many unlockable bikes and locations
- Earn medals and complete challenges at every location
- Record and replay your runs
 

App Details

  • Version 1.1
  • Created by Illusion Labs
  • Sold by Illusion Labs AB
  • Released on July 17, 2014
  • File Size: 121 MB
  • Price: Free!
  • Age Rating: 4+
  • Categories: Games, Arcade, Sports, Entertainment
 
 

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ooVoo Video Call, Text and Voice

 
 
by 122 users
 

Description

With ooVoo you can make FREE high-definition video calls, voice calls, and send text chats to easily connect with friends and family. ooVoo is the highest quality video chat app, beating other leading brands of video chat hands down. Connect with friends on smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and desktop and laptop PCs and Mac computers. Over 100 million people are on ooVoo, it’s easy to sign up, and easy to find your friends.


Features


- Group video chat – With ooVoo, you can add up to 12 people to a high quality FREE group video call. Enjoy high-definition video calls with your friends and family.

- FREE voice calls – Make crystal-clear free voice calls and stay in touch with your friends wherever they are. Talk with other ooVoo members for as long you want to.

- Instant Messaging – Send text messages to your friends with ooVoo - even while you're on a call.

- FREE screen share – With screen sharing, you can get everyone on the same page quickly. Share you screen with anyone on ooVoo for FREE.

- Search for friends on ooVoo, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and your personal contact list.

- People You May Know – We did all the work for you so that you can easily add more friends.

- View friends’ profiles and connect in any of three ways: video call, voice call, or instant text

- Review your conversation history and messages and resume them with one touch.

- Call Me Link – Start a video call with friends who don’t have ooVoo by sharing your Call Me Link on Facebook or sending it by email.

- SuperClear™ video – ooVoo’s proprietary technology which adjusts for packet-loss on low-bandwidth video calls, resulting in the highest quality video chat on mobile without increasing data consumption.

- Echo cancellation for crystal clear audio during video chats 
(better than phone calls!)

Awards


Best Social Networking App 2013 Tabby Award

Best App Technology 2013 Appster Award


 

Release Notes

- We added a last seen status, so you know the last time your friends were online.
- Using ooVoo on both mobile and Mac? We now sync your read/unread messages from the cloud, so if you read a message on one device, it won’t show as unread when you log in on a different device!
-We added a typing indicator! Now you can see when your friends who are on the latest version of our Mac, Android, and iOS apps are typing in a chat. (We are not responsible for any anxiety caused by people who take too long to type, pause too often, forget to hit send, etc.)
- Squashed bugs!
 

App Details

  • Version 5.0.5
  • Created by ooVoo LLC
  • Sold by oovoo LLC
  • Released on April 17, 2014
  • File Size: 8 MB
  • Price: Free!
  • Age Rating: 4+
  • Categories: Social Networking & Entertainment
 
 

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Microsoft Remote Desktop

 
 
by 1010 users
 

Description

With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Getting Started
In order to successfully connect to a Windows PC, please read the FAQ first at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn473006.aspx

Features
•Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
•Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
•Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
•High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
•Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
•Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
•Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications
 

Release Notes

Fix for high CPU usage.
 

App Details

  • Version 8.0.9
  • Created & Sold by Microsoft Corporation
  • Released on October 18, 2013
  • File Size: 13 MB
  • Price: Free!
  • Age Rating: 4+
  • Categories: Business & Productivity
 
 

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Xcode

 
 
by 2912 users
 

Description

Xcode provides everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Xcode has unified user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging all within a single window. The Xcode IDE analyzes the details of your project to identify mistakes in both syntax and logic, it can even help fix your code for you.

Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, LLVM compiler, Instruments, iOS Simulator, the latest OS X and iOS SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features:

Innovative tools to help you create great apps
• Interface Builder is fully integrated as a design canvas within the Xcode IDE
• The Assistant shows files related to what you're editing, such as the header, superclass, or a UI preview
• The Version editor shows a live source code comparison through Git or Subversion history
• Live Issues display errors as you type, and Fix-it can correct the mistakes for you

Streamlined interface that is faster and easier to use
• Design your interface side by side with the backing source code
• Create connections from your GUI design directly to the related source code
• Schemes let you customize exactly how your app will build, run, profile, and deploy
• Quick Look variables while debugging to visualize colors, bezier paths, and images

Professional editor keeps you focused on your code
• Click the Jump Bar at the top of the editor to instantly go to another file
• Hit a few keys and Open Quickly will open any file within your project
• View message bubbles to see errors, warnings, and other issues right beside the code

Embedded Apple LLVM technology finds and fixes bugs for you
• Analyzer travels countless code paths looking for logical errors before they become bugs
• Live Issues underlines coding mistakes as you type with no need to build first
• Fix-it can confidently correct mistakes for you with just a keystroke

Test driven development made simple
• Use the Test Navigator to add, edit, or run tests with just a click
• Test Assistant makes it easy to edit your code and related tests, side-by-side
• Create continuous integration bots for OS X Server 3.0 to automatically build and test your apps.

Instruments for visual performance analysis
• Compare CPU, disk, memory, and OpenGL performance as graphical tracks over time
• Identify performance bottlenecks, then dive deep into the code to uncover the cause
• Monitor your app directly, or sample the entire system, with very little overhead

To test or deploy applications on an iOS device you must be a member of Apple's iOS Developer Program. To submit your Mac or iOS apps to the App Store you must be a member of the Mac or iOS Developer Program. Continuous integration features require OS X Server 3.0 on Mavericks. Some features may require Internet access.
 

Release Notes

Includes SDKs for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and iOS 7.1.

• Fixes an issue that would reposition the Interface Builder canvas unexpectedly.
• Improves the reliability of Quick Look within the debugger.
• Fixes an issue where test cases would report as failed when in fact they had passed.
• Fixes a rare code generation issue in the LLVM compiler.
• Includes additional bug fixes and stability improvements.
 

App Details

  • Version 5.1.1
  • Created by Apple
  • Sold by Apple Inc.
  • Released on February 16, 2012
  • File Size: 2 GB
  • Price: Free!
  • Age Rating: 4+
  • Category Developer Tools
 
 

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The Unarchiver

 
 
by 2414 users
 

Description

The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. It will open common formats such as Zip, RAR, 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2. It will also open many older formats, such as StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ and ARC. It will even open other kinds of files, like ISO and BIN disc images, some Windows .EXE installers. The list is actually much longer - see the program homepage for the full list.

The Unarchiver also tries to detect and correctly handle the filename encoding in the archives it opens, allowing you to open files from every part of the world without getting garbled filenames.

The Unarchiver aims to be the only unarchiving program you will ever need, and to stay out of your way.

However, if you want to browse the contents of archives, or if you want to support development of The Unarchiver, look for "The Archive Browser" on the Mac App Store, or go to http://archivebrowser.c3.cx/! It lets you browse and preview archive contents, and find out information about archives!

Also, if you need to open archives on your iPad or iPhone, look for "Archives" on the App Store, or go to http://archives.c3.cx/. It is based on The Unarchiver, and lets you easily handle Archives on iOS!
 

Release Notes

* The Archive Browser for Mac OS X and Archives for iOS have also been updated! Look for them in the App Stores!
* 3.9.1: Fixed extraction of double-format archives like .tar.gz, which was accidentally broken in 3.9.
* Add Dutch translation.
* Add support for PMA files.
* Better support for broken Zip files.
* Fixed bugs in handling of NSIS and MSI files.
* Fixed a bug where minimizing the window could make it remain open after extracting.
* Tiny interface tweaks.
 

App Details

  • Version 3.9.1
  • Created & Sold by Dag Agren
  • Released on April 15, 2011
  • File Size: 5 MB
  • Price: Free!
  • Age Rating: 4+
  • Category Utilities
 
 

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