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Pomodorable brings refreshing touch to task management on the Mac

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software

Pomodorable review

This morning Pomodorable, a new task management and productivity app from Monocle Society, hit the Mac App Store. Pomodorable relies on the Pomodoro technique, a method of accomplishing things on your task list by using a 25-minute timer and focusing on one item exclusively during that timeframe, while also logging distractions.

The nice thing about Pomodorable is how versatile the software is. You can use it exclusively as your task management (and time management) app, but if you're already using an alternative task manager like iCloud Reminders, OmniFocus, or Things, then you can continue using those apps to manage your tasks and Pomodorable will two-way sync between them. This way, you don't need to change how you do things, while still taking advantage of Pomodorable's powerful time features.

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Fantastical updated with Mountain Lion, Retina display support

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Software

Fantastical 1.3.2

Fantastical, the fantastic calendar replacement app for the Mac, has been updated to version 1.3.2. With that update comes support for the just-released OS X Mountain Lion operating system, as well as enhancements for the MacBook Pro with Retina display. Here's the full changelog:

  • OS X Mountain Lion compatibility
  • Enhanced for the MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • Added support for simple repeating reminders
  • Pressing the space bar with a selected reminder now toggles the completion state
  • Improved performance for users with thousands of reminders
  • Fixed error that could appear when loading reminders
  • Fixed a hang when completing certain repeating reminders
  • Fixed a problem when setting the next due date of certain repeating reminders
  • Fixed a potential problem for iCloud users who have a pre-MobileMe account that was originally set up with mac.com
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

If you haven't tried Fantastical, we highly recommend it. You can get a 30-day free trial of the software, and it's selling for 50% off right now on the Mac App Store.


SpamSieve 2.9.3 released with Mountain Lion, Retina display support

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software

Spamsieve

SpamSieve has been updated to version 2.9.3. You are using version 2.9.2. Would you like to download the new version? It includes the following changes:

  • Added support for the forthcoming Mac OS X 10.7.5.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent SpamSieve from auto-launching on the forthcoming OS X 10.8.
  • SpamSieve is now able to recover from certain unexpected system errors on OS X 10.8.
  • Fixed a layout bug in the German-localized Statistics window.
  • Improved the Automatically Deleting Old Spam Messages instructions.
  • SpamSieve now tells the system that it can use the integrated GPU, which should reduce battery use on newer MacBook Pros.
  • SpamSieve’s disk image background is now displayed at Retina quality on eligible Macs running Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8. (On Mac OS X 10.6, due to an OS bug, it will incorrectly display at double size.)
  • Fixed a regression where SpamSieve’s disk image icon didn’t display properly.

SpamSieve is our favorite spam control solution, as it's proven to be an invaluable tool for us over the years. Highly recommended.

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1Password update brings Retina display support

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Design, Software

1Password retina display

We love 1Password here at Gear Live, and with today's update that brings Retina display support, we're loving it a little bit more. 1Password is the popular password management application from developer AgileBits. The update 130 newly-optimized images, and is a free update to all 3.x users. 1Password is available on the Mac App Store.

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Tweetbot for Mac is coming, teased by Tapbots

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: PC / Laptop, Software

Tweetbot for Mac

It looks like our absolute favorite iOS Twitter app, Tweetbot, will finally be making its way to the Mac. While praising the Retina display of the new MacBook Pro (it deserves that praise - check out our MacBook Pro with Retina display review!), Mark Jardine of Tapbots included an image of his notebook display, and Tweetbot is front and center in the shot. It's sorely needed, too. The official Twitter for Mac app hasn't been update since May 2011, while Tweetbot for iPhone and iPad are both constantly updated with a host of new features. If you've never given Tweetbot a try and you own an iPhone or iPad, we recommend checking it out.

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iPhoto ‘11 9.3 now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Software

iPhoto 9.3

Apple has released an updated version of iPhoto '11, version 9.3, and you can download it now from the Mac App Store or Software Update. the update brings with it AVCHD support, the ability to open Aperture 3.3 or later libraries, and a few other ehancements. We're guessing it's also tooled to look fantastic on the new MacBook Pro with Retina display.


Here are the apps that are optimized for the new iPad Retina display

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Software

ipad retina apps

The new iPad is upon us, being delivered to, and purchased by, hundreds of thousands (if not more) of people today. The biggest feature that Apple's touting is the Retina display, which is seriously gorgeous. That said, to really get the most out of the experience, you'll want to have Retina display-ready apps, otherwise you're just using apps that the iPad is upscaling. Here's a list of a bunch of apps that you can download, right now, that are ready to showcase the beauty of the new iPad Retina display:


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