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Once again, we made our way through the wide range of Mac apps and, as in the previous months, put together five app recommendations for you. In September it is again a colorful mix, but with a small focus. Because the coming week will take place September Keynote 2021 as Apple Special Event instead of. The first app recommendation should therefore help you to keep track of the many Apple devices released to date. If you are looking for even more useful software after the following paragraphs, please take a look at the articles June, July and August.
Mactracker is not mentioned for the first time by Sir Apfelot at this point. The first time we introduced you to the free Apple Lexicon four years ago: Mactracker for macOS and iOS: Apple device encyclopedia and individual device overview. Both on the Mac and mobile you can immerse yourself in the product history of the apple company, search for certain technical data of individual models, keep an eye on OS versions and sort your own devices in the "My Models" tab. Mactracker even shows you how the warranty is doing. I think it's super practical, also and especially for the work at Sir Apfelot.
Hidden (Bar) is comparable to the "Bartender" and "Dozer" apps. The Hidden Bar app for macOS helps to tidy up the menu bar of the operating system and to keep it clear. This makes it a good alternative to Dozers, especially on M1 models of the Apple Mac, which has not been updated for a long time. But you can also use the free organization help for the menu bar on Intel Macs. From macOS 10.12 onwards, it can be installed from the App Store and then used with various functions to bring order to the screen - even using keyboard shortcuts.
Raindrop.io is a bookmark manager that should help to keep notes on Mac and iPhone more clearly. Because you can quickly mark a link in the web browser as a favorite, create a Pages file with links there and then write something into the notes app. Raindrop offers different categories and folders in which you can save your bookmarks. They can be sorted by project, hobby, general topic and the like. Not only the pure links are displayed, but also previews for the respective websites. That works quite well for free, there are additional functions with a subscription.
Bear we already have you guys presented two years ago. It is a well-stocked writing app that is supposed to compete with the top dog "Evernote". The free app with in-app purchases is not only available for macOS on the Apple Mac, but also for other platforms, such as B. iOS on iPhone or iPadOS on iPad. In addition to simple notes, nicely structured texts can be created - including headings of different sizes, lists, quotations and more. With the app you can z. B. prepare your blog posts across platforms. In addition to the free version, there is a paid pro version with additional functions.
You can see Focused as another alternative to "Evernote" or "Bear". Again, it is a simple text editor with which you can design notes and texts in various forms. As the name of the app suggests, the focus is on focused work. This is reflected in the minimalist surface, which deliberately dispenses with menu bars and buttons. Only some formatting can be called up with inconspicuous buttons on the side so that you can make adjustments to the text and background. And best of all: Focused is included in the Setapp subscription. You get the full version along with over 220 other apps at a low subscription price.
SetApp from MacPaw offers more than our previous app recommendations put together. Because the software subscription brings you from $ 8,99 a month over 220 apps as a full version with all updates and without advertising on the Mac. For the time being, you only install Setapp and then look for exactly the apps from the overview that suit you. On the Website of the offer you will already find all titles from the categories Maintenance, Lifestyle, Productivity, Mac Hacks, Developer Tools, Task Management, Writing & Blogging, Education, Creativity and Personal Finance listed. CleanMyMac X is there as well as VPN, news, graphics, video, text, multimedia and other solutions. Check it out ;)
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.