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Clear for Mac Released

Clear, a highly popular Task management app for  the iPhone has been released for the Mac as well.

Clear gained a lot of positive reviews because of its unique gesture based interface with nice subtle animations.

Clear for Mac will keep your lists in sync via iCloud. Thus your lists will be available on your iPhone, iPad or Mac! The Mac version will also support multitasking gestures along with new feature such as multiple windows.

Check out the video demo below:


 

Download it from Mac App Store for $6.99

Have a look at the screenshots below:

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Download Tweetbot for Mac (Public Alpha)

Tweetbot is by far the most appreciated and publicly loved Twitter client out there. Tweetbot is currently available only for the iPhone and iPad.

Talks about a Mac version being in development have been around for quite a while now.

Tapbots, the people behind Tweetbot have just released an alpha version for public testing. So there might be some bugs here and there.

Changelog: 

● Notifications for mentions, follows, retweets, favorites (10.8 only)
● Go to User (command-u)
● Option to open links in background (see preferences)
● Less intrusive tweet action overlay icons
● Double-click tweets in timeline now takes you to status detail
● Fixed some contextual menu issues in direct message conversations
● Fixed pull-to-refresh and scrolling to top issue when loading new results
● Tweetmarker will now set your timeline position on app startup always
● Fixed bugs and crashers related to composing tweets.
● Made large and huge fonts bigger
● Can swipe the empty space in a conversation to go back to previous view
● Can close image window with command-w (also space and esc)
● Menu shortcuts added to profile view: Command-d (direct message) and command-r (reply)

From my testing, I can say that its pretty stable for daily use. Everything feels smooth enough.

Go ahead give it a try, it’s free!

Download Tweetbot for Mac

Check out some screenshots below:
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OS X 10.7.3 Build 11D36 Seeded To Developers

With 2011 coming to an end, Apple has just about managed to push forward another version of OS X. The new version OS X 10.7.3 build 11d36 has just been released for developers only. The new version is said to have iCloud Document Storage, Address Book, iCal, Mail, Spotlight and Safari as focus areas for developer testing  and comes with no documentation of known issues.

OS X 10.7.3  is going to be Apple’s next free maintenance update for its OS X Lion users. This new build if upgraded from OS X 10.7.2 is said to in the region of 986MB otherwise, if up-gradation is done from any of its previous version then you be prepared to keep free space of upto 1.2 GB.

The current version, OS X 10.7.2, was released in mid-October and included support for Apple’s new iCloud services.

[via : MacRumors]

Mac App Store Downloads Reach 100 Million Mark

Today Apple announced in a press release that, over 100 million apps have been downloaded from the Mac App Store in less than one year. With thousands of free and paid apps, the Mac App Store brings the App Store experience to the Mac so you can find great new apps, buy them using your iTunes  account, and download and install them in just one step.

Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller said,

“In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry.With more than 100 million downloads in less than a year, the Mac App Store is the largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world.”

The Mac App Store offers thousands of apps in Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, Utilities and other categories. Users can browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, see staff favorites, search categories and look up top charts for paid and free apps, as well as user ratings and reviews. The Mac App Store is included with Mac OS  X Lion and is available as a software update for any Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

Disable Spotlight In Mac OS X Lion [How To]

You can disable and re-enable Spotlight in Mac OS X Lion with the help of Terminal. The following command unloads the Spotlight mds agent from launchd, preventing the daemon from running or indexing any drives entirely.Open up the Terminal (found in /Applications/Utilities/) and enter the following commands based on the need to either disable or re-enable Spotlight indexing. This will effect indexing on all drives connected to the Mac.

Disable Spotlight

The primary method is using launchctl, this will require the administrative password:
sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist

Re-enable Spotlight

The assure way to reenable Spotlight is to reload it into launchd using launchctl:
sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist

With Spotlight reloaded launchd, the mds agent will immediately start running again to reindex the filesystem. This may take some time depending on the amount of changes and new files since the last time MDS ran. You can verify that MDS is running through Activity Monitor or by pulling down the Spotlight menu to see an “Indexing Drive Name” progress bar.

[via - OSXDaily]

Alfred 1.0 Now Available In The Mac App Store

Alfred is a keyboard-driven productivity application for Mac OS X, helping you launch apps and search your local computer as well as the web with great speed. The famous utility launcher is now available for download at the Apple app store. With this release Alfred has seen a major update which includes some new features that are as follows:

Summary of changes for the Mac App Store version:

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Mac OS X 10.7.3 Update [Build 11D24] Seeded to Developers But Gets Pulled After Hours

Apple Started seeding the Mac OSX 10.7.3 update(guild 11D24) for the developers yesterday for the developers and within a few hours after that the update was pulled.This update was released 2 weeks after the initial 10.7.3 update rollout bringing some bug fixes as reported earlier by 9to5 mac.

Apple has also added Spotlight and Safari to the list of areas they would like developers to focus on along with their initial goal for targeting the  iCloud Document Storage, Address Book, iCal, and Mail.There aren’t any known issues with the current build as such.

It remains to be seen that by what time the update would be reseeded for the developers and then the stable build for the public release.We will keep you posted.

Safari 5.1.2 Released, Fixes Memory Leaks, Improves Stability

Apple has released version 5.1.2 of Safari, now available in a Software Update near you. The new version, according to the notes, increases stability, fixes a few issues that could cause hangs and memory leaks, and fixes an issue that would allow web page to flash to white. No more more freaky strobes when loading up a new URL, hopefully.

The patch also allows web pages to show PDF content right inline with the rest of their web material, which is a nice option for programmers who need to show content that way.  Safari 5.1.2 is a 40.2 MB update, and does require a restart.