Posts tagged with: Mac App Store

Get a great FTP Client – Forklift at $0.99 in Mac App Store now!

Forklift in Mac App Store got a limited-time offer at just $0.99!

If you have been using Mac for a period of time, you should hear about Forklift. Forklift is a very robust and cool Mac FTP Client.

Here’s the description in Mac App Store:

ForkLift is a robust and elegant file manager and FTP/SFTP client, fully embracing the Apple methodology of bringing incredible power to a beautiful and easy-to-use, approachable interface, it also integrates multiple features you would normally buy in many separate applications. Batch Rename, App Deleter, Archive creation & management, powerful Folder Sync, and the ability to Split and Combine large files are all at your fingertips.

Features
• Dual-pane, tabbed file management
• Connect to a remote or shared volume using FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, iDisk, SMB, AFP, NIS
• Stacks: virtual containers for working with many disparate files across volumes
• Workspaces: save a snapshot of your current directories and connections
• Folder Sync: keep two folders in sync with granular control including powerful RegExp rules
• Synclets: save any sync setup as a stand-alone app for one-button instant updating from your dock or as a cronjob
• Remote Edit files with the editors of your choice, configurable based on file extensions
• Transfer Queue: manage copy operations with global conflict management and file reordering
• Favorites Manager: organize large numbers of connections with ease
• Multi-Rename files with sequencing, add/replace text, RegExp, and metadata support
• Archive creation and management using the Unarchiver framework
• Powerful RegExp-enabled Search, Filter and Select files on any volume
• App Deleter that automatically finds and deletes related app preferences and plists
• Split and combine large files
• Columns, List, Icon and Cover Flow views with full Quick Look support
• Full keyboard support with configurable shortcuts
• Blazing fast transfer engine

Be sure to catch this great deal! You can download Forklift at MacAppStore by clicking here.


Free Snow Leopard OS for remaining MobileMe Users!

 MobileMe to be killed by 30th June

MobileMe will be killed by 30th June 2012, iCloud will be officially taking over MobileMe. But in order to access iCloud services, you will need to be on the latest Mac OS Lion. Thus Apple is giving out free copies of Snow Leopard OS to all remaining MobileMe customers who have yet to jump onboard to Lion.

Free Snow Leopard for MobileMe users!

Please note that you will still need to purchase Lion from Mac App Store after upgrading to Snow Leopard before you can use iCloud’s services. So if you still not on Lion/Sn0w Leopard and still having MobileMe account, check out this link in order to get your free Snow Leopard DVD. Mac OS Lion costs $30.

Existing MobileMe users will be able to get up to 25GB of iCloud Plan.


Alfred 1.0 Free in Mac App Store

Alfred is my favorite App launcher Software on Mac. In short, Alfred works like spotlight, in fact alfred is kind of like a enhanced spotlight. It is much faster and looks much more cleaner than spotlight. Alfred is actually tapping on to spotlight’s database, thus whatever you can search in spotlight, alfred can too, but quicker.

You can download Alfred for free at the Mac App Store

Summary of changes for the Mac App Store version:
* Improved performance
* Drop folders directly into search scope list
* Allow for + for space encodings in custom searches to support more site searches
* Improved look to the “Alfred should have found something” fallback result
* Update to newer Growl framework
* Improve accuracy when using double tap hotkeys, ensuring that shift doesn’t interfere
* Better URL recognition, including .local, localhost and URLs without http
* Cmd+c now copies information for the current result in Alfred’s default results (e.g. file path or URL)
* Word based matching for the ‘quit’ keyword, e.g. ‘quit chrome’ will now quit Google Chrome
* If {query} is used in a custom search’s title, no longer automatically appending {query}
* Alfred can now eject all items in /Volumes (set this in the preferences)
* Improve the ‘play’ keyword to also look at file name as well as track name
* Run “empty trash” command in the background to prevent blocking Alfred with very many trash items
* Fix subtext for iCloud synced contacts for correctly showing in Alfred
* Make the numpad “enter” key work the same as the “return” key
* Work around Lion bug where isCaseInsensitiveLike was failing for certain strings causing a hang
* Stop custom search icon from being lost when adding a second custom search with identical URL
* Fix help text on reindexing shell script, changing ‘any key’ to ‘enter’ for continue
* Update the Google Docs web search URL so that it doesn’t show the old style theme
* Fix Alfred’s default window position quirks when using a second screen with Alfred’s preferences showing
* When running .scpt files with the ‘MS Office’ experimental option selected, ensure Alfred correctly hides
* Improve defence against odd unicode character entry into Alfred search box
* Pre-compile regular expressions to improve performance
* Added defensive code for rare situations where the metadata query may be invalid / null


Adobe Carousel – Lightroom for iPad

Adobe Carousel

Adobe is unveiled an very cool iPad App – Carousel, almost like a Lightroom App for iPad. After watching their video, I can only say it is really very cool. Who knows it might replace Photo App in iPad?

From Adobe:

Adobe Carousel gives you a new way to enjoy your photos, making all of them available across your Mac and iOS devices, so you can browse, enhance, and share them easily. No manual syncing, no storage limits, no differences in what photos are available to you. Your photography is everywhere you are.

Wireless Sync, Cloud Storage, any devices

So, we will be able access our photo library from our Mac/PC from any iOS devices, including iPad and iPhone. There will be no need for us to do syncing or transfer photo manually, everything will be automatic and wirelessly. Sounds pretty cool right? It seems to be having some Lightroom features like filters, quick edit of photo like exposure, brightness and contracts.

Free download, but storage cost?

Carousel will be a free download from App Store and Mac App Store, but I think we got to pay for the “online cloud storage”. Let’s wait for more details once the App is launch. Although, asking me to pay for another cloud service is a bumper. How many cloud storage service should we have?!


Evernote bought Skitch and put it free on Mac App Store!

Evernote bought Skitch and put it free on Mac App Store

This is one of the greatest news for Mac for far for the month. I love both Evernote and Skitch, and now Skitch is free on Mac App Store. How cool is that man.

Skitch is a easiest Screen shot taking App on Mac, not only that is also the easiest app to help you edit and share the screen shot! With just 1 click, you can take screen shot, with another few clicks, you can edit and upload the photo up to your server or skitch server. A very neat software which I will highly recommend any Mac users.

Here’s 60 Seconds about Skitch Video:

The ever better news is that although Evernote, my favorite note-taking app, have bought Skitch, but they will be keeping Skitch as a separate Mac App, and is free! So be sure to download the Skitch App from Mac App Store now!


Mac OS Lion just $29.99 coming in July!

There are more than 250 new features that will be on Mac OS Lion which will be coming to the Mac App Store by July. Yes, only Mac App Store. So we won’t be seeing Mac OS Lion in boxes in Apple store.

So all existing  Snow Leopard users can download Lion via Mac App Store. It will be around a 4gb download, which is pretty small, and Mac App Store download’s speed is pretty fast even for areas outside US, like in Singapore. What’s cool is you will be able to just purchase 1 copy of Lion and install on all authorized Mac, which will be at least 5 Macs! Pretty cool right?

You know what is better? The price! Just for USD $29.99, you can get Mac OS lion for your family. I can’t wait for July to come!


Final Cut Pro X Coming by June 2011

Apple is finally going to refresh Final Cut Pro X! Apple let a private group of people have a sneak peek of it during an event in National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas last week.

Apple not only rewrote Final Cut Pro X from ground up, it is now a 64bits software and it has color integrated in it! There’s alot of of features, like composite groups, rendering on the fly and much better graphics quality.

Final Cut Pro X will be release by June, selling at just $299! It will be available in Mac App Store!

The below videos from YouTube are not professionally recorded, thus please bear with it. But nevertheless, it is a very interesting video which you must watch if you are into media or video.

Part 1

Part 2


Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac in Mac App Store

Sync Windows Phone 7 and Zune on Mac

Not everyone Mac users are iPhone users, so what if you are holding a Windows 7 Phone or a Zune  and your only computer is Mac? Worry no more because Microsoft just launched Windows Phone 7 Connector which is free and available on the Mac App Store!

Syncing from Windows Phone 7 Connector

Windows Phone  7 Connector not allows you to sync media files like songs and podcast, you can also sync the photos and video you took on your Windows Phone 7. The interface of the connector is very iTunes-like, so it gives Mac users a very familiar usage.

So if you are holding a Windows Phone 7 or a Zune, go on to the Mac App Store and download Windows Phone 7 Connector now for Free!


Mac App Store is now Open!

Yes! The Apple’s Mac App Store is finally up! If you haven’t do your System Update, go to Your Apple Icon, click on Software Updates, and you will be able to get Mac App Store installed. Of course, Apple pushed Mac App Store as a Software Update on the OS Level, so you will need to do a reboot after installation.

After you are done, I’m sure you will be spending hours in the store, looking for good free apps, and great paid apps yeah? Currently Angry Birds is already the top paid App in Mac App Store. I’m really wondering… Why people still wanna play Angry Birds on their Mac when they already have iPhone and iPad! Nevertheless, it is now the top app.

The top free app on Mac App Store is Twitter currently. It looks and feel exactly like Tweetie,  so you all will be able to download and install it now with ease.

Overall, I had a great first-hand experience with Mac App Store, it is the usual clean, fast and easy to navigate app store experience. I’m able to quickly download games, twitter and many other apps on it and it is really the easiest way to install App on Mac. And Honestly, it will be the easiest way to spend lots of money on them!

There are quite a large collection of apps/software in there, like Evernote, Apple’s iWorks and iLife, lots of games that we are very familiar, for eg Flight Control HD, Tori Tori and Angry Birds.

So what are you waiting for? Update your Mac now and get App Store running, and start spend some money! Haha!


Back to the Mac: Mac OS 10.7 Lion

Mac OS 10.7 Lion is coming to us summer 2011.

We will be getting Multi-Touch gestures, App Store, App Home Screens, Full Screen Apps, Auto Save and Apps will resume when launched!

With Lion coming, we will be getting App Store for Mac! Most of the details will be similar to what we have seen for iPhone and iPad App Store.

App Store can be access just from App Store icon on Mac. The UI is very similar to iPhone’s App Store, but this time round it will be App Store for Mac. Searching, installing and purchasing works like a charm just like the existing App Store.

LaunchPad is a App Accessibility area for you to launch your Apps that you have download from App Store. What is cool about it, is that it looks and feel just like an iPhone or iPad. You can scroll through the pages of Apps you have just like iPhone. Folders and rearrangement of Apps can be done too.

Mission Control make use of Expose, Spaces and more to let you have a full view of your Desktop, Spaces and Windows opened on your Mac. Having Mission Control not only help you access your apps and program with ease, it is also very beautiful.

Mac App Store is coming to us in Snow Leopard within 90 Days, and Developers can start developing for it today.