A week of celebrations.
Enjoying your Macintosh experience? There may be one ingredient you’ve been missing out on: the many amazing products created by the Mac community’s extremely active independent software development community.
That’s why we’re declaring this The Week of the Independent Mac Developer, and in an effort to spread the word about these hidden gems, we’ve put together a collection of some of the best darn software available on the Mac for a steeply discounted $49.
Showered with awards and accolades.
To provide the best possible introduction to Mac shareware applications possible, we’ve assembled a diverse lineup of ten Mac applications that together have received multiple Apple Design Awards, O’Reilly Innovator awards, Macworld Eddy’s, and MacMinute Showtime awards. In addition, these products have built their stellar reputations with enthusiastic word of mouth from literally hundreds of thousands of happy customers. Whatever your tastes or needs, you will not be disappointed.
Try before you buy.
One thing Mac shareware applications share is the philosophy of “try before you buy”. As you explore the bundle’s ten applications, you’ll find download links on each of these pages. We highly encourage you to download and test run each app before sending in your pledge of support to the Mac development community.
Brighten your holidays with the spirit of giving.
Perhaps best of all, each of the developers participating have agreed to donate 25% of each bundle sale to a charity of the customer’s choice. When the bundle sale is finished, MacHeist will be making donations to 8 participating charities in the Mac community’s name.
Ready to explore?
The adventure doesn’t end here. We hope this bundle has made a strong case for your continued support of the Mac community’s independent developers. If you’re interested in continuing your exploration of the thousands of high quality shareware and freeware applications available for OS X, we recommend software tracking sites MacUpdate, VersionTracker and iusethis as a great place to start your search.
Editor de HTML:
TextMate is a versatile plain text editor with a unique and innovative feature set. It has quickly become the must-have Mac app for developers, resulting in it winning the Apple Design Award for Best Mac OS X Developer Tool in 2006.
Whether you are a programmer or a designer, the production of code and markup is hard work. Without an editor dedicated to the task, it is also often cumbersome, overwhelming, and repetitive. Especially when you are dealing with a lot of files at once like most projects do. TextMate puts you back in control, reduces the mental overhead, and turns manual work into something the computer does.
TextMate is not an IDE, but by using its powerful snippets, macros, and unique scoping system, it can often provide features that even a language specific IDE lacks. It has enough project management features to keep most users happy, but is otherwise kept lightweight with a clean and minimalistic GUI.
n addition, a rapidly growing community has created plugins for more than a hundred different “modes” including support for all major programming languages, writing prose in structured formats such as LaTeX, Markdown, Textile, etc., blogging, running SQL queries, writing screen plays, doing your budget, and much much more.
TextMate will be unlocked for all customers if $100,000 is raised for charities. As a customer, your serial number will be mailed once the quota is reached. Your TextMate license will be guaranteed free updates through version 1.x, and MacroMates will offer a steeply discounted upgrade path (of at least 60% off) to the upcoming, Leopard only version 2. (This license differs from a normally purchased $49 license, which includes a free 2.0 upgrade.)
Coleção de Cds, Dvds…
App: Delicious Library
Delicious Library can perhaps be best described as a love letter to media enthusiasts from the people at Delicious Monster, and media enthusiasts have responded in kind, resulting in Delicious Library becoming the huge Mac software hit of 2005.
For those of you who enjoy amassing a sizeable collection of books, DVD’s, CD’s and video games, Delicious Library lets you relive that experience with its intuitive iSight barcode scanning and Amazon.com integration. Your media library is represented in, literally, virtual bookshelves, and thanks to Delicious Library’s integration with Amazon, items are rendered as jewel cases, DVD covers, and papercover and hardcover books. It’ll be a matter of minutes before you’ve catalogued your collection, ready for instant searching, browsing, and borrowing out.
You’ll also enjoy Delicious Library’s extensive integration of OS X technologies which helped it snag Apple Design Awards for “Best OS X Experience” and “Best Product New to Mac OS X” in 2005, including Spotlight search, Address Book integration, the aforementioned iSight barcode scanning, an accompanying Dashboard widget, Voice searching, iPod syncing, and much, much more.
And perhaps coolest of all, the giving doesn’t stop with a purchase of the bundle. Delicious Monster donates 100% of the referral sales it receives from users purchasing items from Amazon through the app to charities around the world. You can read more about this by checking out this MacHeist interview with Delicious Monster founder Wil Shipley.
Best Dashboard Widget:
App: iClip 4
For many of us, copying and pasting is among the most integral functions of using a computer effectively. What thousands of people have realized however, thanks to iClip 4 and iClip lite, is that the built-in copy and paste in OS X is woefully underpowered.
Hard to believe? With iClip 4’s multiple clipboard paradigm, you can stop copying and pasting, and instead, copy, copy, copy, paste, paste, copy, copy… It’s all automatically stored by iClip’s multiple storage bins.
Once you get used to “Copy and Paste 2.0”, you’ll find yourself using the clipboard in a much more freeform fashion, organizing clippings by groups, even browsing through your iClip 4 bins as a virtual scrapbook. And you’ll breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that copying something won’t automatically destroy what you’ve copied before.
And of course, you’re encouraged to check out the free iClip lite, a lightweight, Dashboard widget version of the application, that took home an Apple Design Award for “Best Dashboard Widget” in 2006.
Bundle customers will receive exclusive early beta access to and registration info for the upcoming iClip 4, a massive upgrade that makes iClip an even more natural (and beautiful) addition to OS X. iClip 4 is expected to be released at Macworld Expo in January.
e muito mais, e ainda 25% do valor vai ajudar uma ong.