This site was created by Jeff Maynard to review the best-in-class of a variety of apps for Apple devices (Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod, TV, Watch).
In each category I have reviewed a number of apps (anything from two to ten) and selected the one I think is best - this is the one reviewed.
My process is simple (but comprehensive): use each app for weeks in 'normal' working and doing every day stuff. In this way I can better understand the nuances of use and don't rely on the PR stuff from the app developer.I do not review apps I am not planning to keep...
This Apple app review site does not really need a Help section. From the Home page choose the category of app you are interested in (Mac, iPadOS, iOS - iPadOS, iOS only - Mac only) and read the details of the app in which you are interested.
You can click on the link following to see screenshots or click on the brief description to see more details.
See the About tab for details of how the apps are chosen and reviewed.
Even before you start wanting to edit a PDF, this app offers a great reading experience: day, night or sepia modes; comprehensive search including history; annotate any part of any PDF (using Apple pencil on iPad).
Editing extends not just to text but to images and links as well.
With or without an Apple pencil you can fill in and sign forms and documents; signatures are legally binding so no need to print, sign and post!.
PDFExpert woks across all your Apple devices (signed in to the same Apple Id): start editing on your Mac, read on your iPhone and complete and sign on your iPad.
As well as the option to rearrange the pages of a PDF document PDFExpert will combine two or more PDF documents into a single new one.
Individual pages from a PDF document can be removed, rotated or extracted.
You can subscribe to Arq backup as a service with included cloud storage. This is, without doubt, the simplest and easiest version to set up for the non-technical.
However, the service option does involve an ongoing (monthly or annual) cost. But, it is important to ensure that at least one copy of your backup data is held off-line (no matter how many local copies you have). A great way of achieving this is to use Arq to backup to the likes of Box or Dropbox particularly if you are using the free space offered (all of the cloud guys seem to offer anything from 2 Gb up without charge).
From the makers of well-know Coda, Nova takes coding to a whole new level.
Multiple options enable you to set the interface in any way you want then add workflow extensions to make your project building easy and quick.
Nova's sidebar is packed with power. A local file browser, remote file browser, Find (and Replace) across your project's files, a symbol navigator, text clips. Git. Task reports. Issues. And file tracking and publishing...
The sidebar can be split to show multiple tools at once, on the left and/or right side of your editor. You can drag your favourite tools into the sidebar dock at the top for one-click access as you develop your project.
Best advice for those trying Nov: browse and read the Nova Library for a truly awesome lsit of options, tools and coding aids.
Wondershare media convertor - more info
The perfect media convertor for any Apple environment.
Downloaded .MKV files are readily converted to Apple-compatible versions with 'Apple TV' as one of the (many) target output formats.
Similarly for .FLAC audio files which can be converted to any of the popular audio formats (including MP4 for Apple devices).
Batch conversion is available for any pair of formats.
Video conversions can include compression when storage space on a device is at a premium; subtitles can be removed during any conversion.
As an added bonus this app will record your full screen activity for games or selected screen areas for the likes of presentations.
Keeping two folders in sync, for whatever reason, can be tedious and often results in simply copying one to the other - but this can be time consuming.
Keeping two documents or sections of two documents in sync can be equally difficult; and if the reason is just to understand the differences, copying and overwriting is the wrong solution.This is where Kaleidoscope saves the day; drag two folders into the twin parts of teh Kaleidoscope interface and any differences (in both directions) are immediately shown. With just two clicks (choose the direction and start) the folders are brought to an equal state. Pairs of documents can be compared in much the same way and all or selected parts simply and quickly made equal.
Yate is great for simple tagging tasks: using a standard naming convention (such as 'artist - title') and selecting the genres you want each track to appear in (tracks can have multiple genres such as 'easy listening, jazz, soul')
But Yate includes an amazing list of other features enabling just about any media tag to be set or updated; you can also add your own custom fields.You can sync your settings and preferences between multiple Macs.The full list of features runs to more than 100 items and is best viewed on the Yate support site.