Growl Stories November 14, 2012

MacUpdate’s newest Mini-Bundle includes 7 great apps for $14.99

From 9to5Toys.com:

MacUpdate offers a Fall MiniBundle with the following seven items for $14.99 (normally $62). Click here for more info or read the app descriptions below:

Hear Hear can control the volume and quality of each application independently. You can control enable and disable each effect independently. You can apply the effects in any order for dramatic results. You can define and recall presets at any time. Hear’s features include 3D Sound, Equalizer, Speaker Correction, a Virtual Subwoofer, Fidelity Control, and more! You can enjoy Hear’s effects through your computer’s speakers, headphones and external speakers.

Cinch Cinch gives you simple, mouse-driven window management by defining the left, right, and top edges of your screen as ‘hot zones’. Drag a window until the mouse cursor enters one of these zones then drop the window to have it cinch into place. Cinching to the left or right edges of the screen will resize the window to fill exactly half the screen, allowing you to easily compare two windows side-by-side (splitscreen). Cinching to the top edge of the screen will resize the window to fill the entire screen (fullscreen). Dragging a window away from its cinched position will restore the window to its original size.

Osmos Osmos features elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a sublime electronic soundtrack all come together in this arcade-puzzle game. Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise, ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax… good things come to those who wait.

Pop Dot Comics In the past, halftones were tediously inked in by cartoon artists or created in darkrooms. With Pop Dot Comic you can easily and quickly convert your photo into a comic book drawing that’s worthy of the Sunday paper or your favorite pulp-fiction cover. With a library of included “Fun Stuff”, custom messages can be added to speech bubbles and sound effects will give your creation “POW”. When your finished creating a comic book photo save it to your library or post them to your friends and family for funny moments.

AppDelete AppDelete is an uninstaller for Macs that will remove not only Applications but also Widgets, Preference Panes, Plugins and Screensavers along with their associated files. Without AppDelete these associated items will be left behind to take up space and potentially cause issues. For a proper uninstall don’t just delete but be sure to AppDelete!

Sticky Notifications Sticky Notifications is the perfect way to leave yourself a reminder. Many of us use sticky notes or scraps of paper, but there’s a better way! Sticky Notifications works by creating Growl or Notification Center notices that remain on your screen until you click to dismiss them. Need to remember to call So-and-So, or pay the cable bill? Don’t write it on a scrap of paper that’ll get lost on your desk. Quickly create and dismiss reminders via Growl or Notification Center with Sticky Notifications.

Fresh Fresh solves that “Where did I just save that file to?” problem. It also allows you to instantly find attachments you downloaded, no matter what weird name they have. Fresh also makes it easy to rename and save files you just downloaded with a single click. Fresh saves your files to Filed Documents, a special folder where Fresh will file items by date, helping keep you organized.

Growl Stories October 10, 2012

TweetDeck version 2.0.0: Popular Mac App Store Twitter client TweetDeck gets a big update today that brings a revamped UI with “Improved clarity of columns and Tweets”, the ability to change font sizes, and redesigned profile panels with images. The updated app, which includes a toggle to switch between the classic dark and a new light view (pictured above), also now allows unfollow, block, and report spam actions to function for tweets in all columns. Features of new app are highlighted in a blog post on the TweetDeck blog, and the full release notes from iTunes are below:

• Redesigned UI • Improved clarity of columns and Tweets • New option to choose the app colour – dark or light • Ability to change font size under Settings > General • Redesigned & improved profile panel, including profile header images • Unfollow, Block & Report spam actions now remove tweets from all columns • Popup windows can now be repositioned using drag handle in top-left corner • Repeated retweets are no longer displayed in Timeline columns • Reduced the volume of the notification sound • Tweet actions now available on Tweets in the Add Column menu • $Tags are now linkified • Fixed some display issues with Growl notifications • Plus lots of other fixes and smaller updates

Calendars by Readdle: Readdle is re-launching its Calendars app that it calls the “most elegant and easy to use Google Calendar client available on the AppStore.” In other words, the app is now fully iPhone 5, and iOS 6 compatibility, fixing a crash some of the app’s 400k users had been experiencing.

Snapseed version 1.4.2:

-Snapseed now supports iOS 6 and the iPhone 5

-Flickr Support has been temporarily disabled due to a violation of the Apple App Store Guidelines. We are working with Flickr and Apple to find a solution to bring Flickr support back to Snapseed. 

Recall: Launching today in the App Store, Recall is an interesting new app that allows you to store and get notifications for recommendations you have received for movies, music, apps, books etc. For example, you can search for and save movies to a “My Items” list, allowing you to receive notifications when a specific movie is released. The idea is to save items as people recommend them to you, so in the future the app will act as a quick way to recall those recommendations and get notified of availability. It will also allow you to share recommendations with other Recall users via email and social networks, as well as browse new releases and top charts. The app essentially works as a wish list for iTunes content and new movies with built-in reminders and sharing, features the App Store and iTunes on iOS are currently missing. A promo video for the app is below:

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Growl Stories June 8, 2012

Apps & updates: Adobe Photoshop Express, Growl, SketchBook Express, Angry Birds Space, and more

Below is our usual list of newly released apps and updates that landed in the App Store today. Some of the more notable apps on the list include updates to iOS apps Adobe Photoshop Express, and SketchBook Express, and Mac App Store apps Growl and Angry Birds Space. We will keep the list updated as more apps and updates are released throughout the day.

Adobe Photoshop Express Version 2.5: The free universal iPhone and iPad app was updated to include the Adobe Effects Pack of “45- eye-catching effects” and the Enhanced Adobe Border Pack with 18 new borders as in-app purchases. The update also includes improvements to borders, effects, and editing, as well as Tumblr and Twitter sharing options, improvements to Facebook and Flickr sharing, and support for the iPad’s Retina display.

SketchBook Express Version 2.5: The free version of Autodesk’s SketchBook Pro app was updated today with a few new features including palm rest, a random color option in Color Editor, and other enhancements and bug fixes.

Voice Answer Version 1.3: We told you about the Voice Answer app before when Apple rejected it for being too much like Siri. Today, Apple has finally allowed an update to the app that turns the app’s AI— named Eve—into a “a fully animated 3D robot.” The update also includes voice messaging, email, and calling, and it now supports 54 languages for translations.

Growl Version 1.4:  Popular Mac notification app Growl received an update on the Mac App Store today with dozens of enhancements and tweaks to the service. The app’s release notes mentioned: “Major improvements to networking,” “Applications Tab Redesign,” and a long list of other improvements.

Angry Birds Space Version 1.2.0: The same as the iOS apps the other day, the Mac App Store version of Angry Birds Space now includes the “delicious food planet of Utopia,” which features 10 new levels for the title that recently reached 100 million downloads.

Growl Stories February 16, 2012

Apple’s merging of iOS with OS X continues today with our first glimpse at 10.8 Mountain Lion, the next major OS release for Macs. Of course, in the process of bringing the best of both worlds together, some things win out. In the case of Mountain Lion, several apps and features were replaced with their iOS counterparts. Here is everything from past OS X releases that died today at the hand of Apple’s iOS-ifying of Mountain Lion:

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