Are you looking forward to the release of the awaited Lion-powered MacBook Air and Pro? Then these are the apps you will surely need in your new MacBook to enhance its performance:
xScope 2.5: xScope has been created specifically for designers & developers. The app is a dominant set of tools that are ideal for aligning, measuring and inspecting on-screen graphics and layouts. You can find the dimensions of anything on screen instantly and measure distance between objects quickly and easily. There are vertical & horizontal guides that float on top of all else on the screen to help you. xScope is available for $2.99.
Motion 5.0: This 1.09 GB application has been developed for video editors. Motion 5 helps you customize Final Cut Pro titles, transitions, and effects. You can also create your own animations in 2D or 3D space, with real-time feedback as you work. Motion 5 is also available in French, German, and Japanese and costs $49.99.
Final Cut Pro X: The FCP X is one of the most renowned video editing softwares on the planet. The new Final Cut Pro X adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-production workflow. Now you can assemble clips in the Magnetic Timeline without clip collisions or synchronization problems. You can also import a broad range of formats, including native AVCHD, H.264 from DSLRs, and more. The application is available for $299.99.
Tab Launcher 1.2: The newly updated version of Tab Launcher provides you multiple monitor support. There is also an indication light for applications that are running. You will also have the option to Hide, Quit and Force Quit running applications. This 1.0 MB app is available for $0.99.
Reeder: Reeder has been developed to synchronize with Google Reader. The application has a customizable interface and gesture. The shortcuts can also be customized. You can also send Instapaper, ReadItLater and Readability to others and can also save them to Pinboard, Delicious and Zootool. The application is available for $9.99.
Folders Factory 1.2: Folders Factory lets you change folder colors, add pictures, include texts or even make them look like embossed system folders. The updated version of the application lets you assign any color to a folder, and the app now uses current folder icon in system. Now Folders Factory can load images from .app bundles. The app is also available in French, German, Russian, and Spanish and costs $2.99.
Fantastical 1.0.2: Fantastical lets you make your calendar fun with natural language event creation combined with a beautiful calendar and event list. With the native CalDAV support, automatic alarms for new events, and instant search, Fantastical helps you stay on top of your schedule. The new version gives you improved responsiveness with Outlook and improvements have been made to the date handling feature. The app is available for $19.99.
Cloud1.5.1: The Cloud automatically creates a link to your previously dragged file from your Mac to the CloudApp icon in the menubar so that you can send it to your friends over Twitter, IM, email, or smoke signals. The application is easy to use and simple to understand. You can share Drops using private or public links and can also re-copy the link to a Drop from the menubar. The updated version of the application fixes encoding issue with UTF-8 characters in filenames and Address Book data handling. The app has been made free for download.
Take Five 1.1: Take Five is a music application that automatically fades your music back in after 5 minutes. You can launch the app to start pausing your tunes for 5 minutes or quickly change pause time from seconds up to 30 minutes. Hot keys are included to play/pause, show/hide iTunes & start/stop the timer. The updated version has fixed a bud where Take Five would stop responding when used with CoverSutra. The app now can also pause music on other music application such as iTunes, Ecoute, Pulsar and Spotify. The app is available for $3.99.
Samurai II: Vengeance: The Samurai II: Vengeance is one of the most beautiful games available on Mac. The game sends Daisuke on a quest for revenge across the war-scorched countryside. The levels vary from a seafaring village to a flying fortress to the legendary Isle of the Dead in a quest to hunt down his arch-enemy Orochi. The game has an advanced AI system on par with console games. Its Goal Oriented Action Planning architecture is used in many PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 games. The game also offers gorgeous anime-style comic panels between levels that tell the samurai’s story with original hand-drawn artwork. The game is available for $6.99.