$79
Mounts

Grovemade MacBook Dock

Grovemade’s previous Laptop Stand provided a nice aesthetic touch for those who like to accent their high-tech aluminum MacBooks with a more natural wood-finished product look, and now the company has expanded its lineup with its new MacBook Dock ($79), an elegant handcrafted wooden stand that helps you make the most of your workspace by holding your MacBook upright — great for when you’re using it with an external monitor and keyboard.

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$5
Apps

Charles Aroutiounian AtmoBar 3

If you’re a Netatmo user, you’re probably already at least passingly familiar with Charles Aroutiounian’s AtmoBar client, which lets you monitor your Netatmo stations right from your Mac desktop. If you’ve found the prior version to have gotten a little stale, you’ll be happy to know that Aroutiounian has completely rewritten it from the ground up, re-releasing it with full support for all of the newest Netatmo modules, including the Rain Gauge and Wind Gauge.

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$500
Apps

IK Multimedia Miroslav Philharmonik 2

If you’re an aspiring composer, you’ll definitely be interested in what IK Multimedia’s new Miroslav Philharmonik 2 ($500) has to offer. Described as “the most emotional orchestral collection ever,” this app easily provides one of the most comprehensive collections of classical instrumentation that we’ve ever seen on the Mac — a 58GB sound library with over 2,700 instruments, including strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion that let you put together everything from a small chamber music ensemble to a full-on symphony orchestra — a sound bank pioneered by legendary jazz bassist Miroslav Ladislav Vitouš. Even more impressive is that all of the sound samples are expertly performed with real musical articulations, including legatos, pizzicatos, spiccatos, and staccatos, played by professional musicians.

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Kanex MultiSync Aluminum Mac Keyboard

These days, just about every Apple device works with an external keyboard, from the iPhone to the Apple TV, and since most traditional Bluetooth keyboards only pair with a single device at a time, you’re often left juggling multiple keyboards or constantly repairing. This is where Kanex’s new MultiSync Aluminum Keyboard ($100) comes in — it allows you to simultaneously pair up to four Bluetooth devices and easily switch to your preferred device using four quick function buttons above the numeric keypad.

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$20
Apps

Bloom Day One 2

If “life blogging” or even simply keeping a personal journal of your activities is your thing, you’ll definitely be interested in taking a look at Bloom’s newly-updated Day One 2 ($20). The company has taken its popular note-taking and journaling app and pumped it up with some great new features, including support for multiple journals and multiple photos per journal entry, an entirely redesigned and modernized user interface, and the company’s own Day One Sync 2.0 service, to tie it in with other Macs and the companion Day One 2 for IOS.

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Satechi Aluminum USB 3.0 Headphone Stand

Satechi’s new headphone stand is more than just that, and the company makes it clear with the product’s name: Aluminum USB 3.0 Headphone Stand ($35). So yes, it is a headphone stand, complete with two hooks for cable management in back and a pad up top to keep the headphones from being scratched by the aluminum construction. But the stand doubles as a USB hub, offering three USB 3.0 ports. A USB cable comes with the stand, to connect to your Mac, thus enabling the hub. A 3.5mm port is also included to plug in your headphones. Aluminum USB 3.0 Headphone Stand comes in silver, space gray, or gold, as seen here.

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$10
Apps

Bloop Airmail 2.6 for Mac

We liked the look and feel of Bloop’s Airmail email client for Mac when it debuted a couple of years ago, and now Bloop is back, taking it to the next level with Airmail 2.6 for Mac ($10). The latest version adds support for OS X El Capitan, along with a totally redesigned app menu, new shortcuts, and a snooze feature akin to the now-defunct Mailbox. You can also now resize images in attachments, and a new smart unread selection helps you manage your inbox more effectively. The update came just before the recent debut of Airmail for iOS.

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$40
Mounts

Satechi Aluminum Monitor Stand

Satechi’s Aluminum Monitor Stand ($40) is a wide stand that can accommodate a MacBook or a Mac monitor. The one-piece stand is designed to elevate a monitor for a more comfortable viewing angle. In doing so, it also clears desk space, leaving an empty area below the monitor that can be used to store cables, a keyboard, or other items. Satechi’s stand comes in three “Apple colors”: gold, silver, and space gray. The gold edition is pictured here.

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$20
Apps

CloudMagic Inc. CloudMagic Email

Originally debuting on the iPhone and iPad two years ago, CloudMagic has gained a following for its clean and minimalist approach to managing email, focusing on simplicity and aesthetics. After eight months of development, CloudMagic Email ($20) has now arrived for Mac users. While it’s still at version 1.0 right now, it maintains the same “opinionated” approach that popularized the company’s iOS app — a clean and focused user interface designed to reduce clutter and help users be more productive. The Mac version supports the same list of account types as its iOS counterpart — iCloud, Gmail, Exchange, Google Apps, Outlook, Yahoo, Office 365, and generic IMAP — and account settings from the iOS version will sync to the Mac version, so if you’re already using CloudMagic on your iPhone or iPad, you should be ready to go on your Mac as soon as you install the app and sign in to your CloudMagic account.

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$80
Cases

Urban Armor Gear Ice Case for MacBook

Urban Armor Gear’s new Ice Case ($80) is now available for the 12” MacBook, 13” MacBook Pro, and 13” MacBook Air — the last of which is pictured here. Made mostly of hard plastic, Ice also has rubber sections to protect the edges of a MacBook. A back section of the case — where the MacBook’s hinge opens — is covered in the company’s FrogSkin, a softer material that offers a better grip when carrying the laptop. Additional features of the case include a locking screen closure and cooling vents to increase air flow below the MacBook.

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$5
Apps

ThinkTime Creations Grids for Instagram 3.0

If you’re a hardcore Instagrammer, when you’re on your Mac, you may want a richer experience than what the Instagram website has to offer. Fortunately, Grids for Instagram ($5) by ThinkTime Creations has you covered with a full-featured Instagram client that provides a dedicated, high-resolution window into the social network. Now in its third version, Grids provides a sleek adaptive UI with full Retina Display support, and the latest update brings that Retina quality to the images themselves with high-resolution photo support. Non-square photos and videos are also supported, and white space can be automatically trimmed from your photo view.

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$7
Apps

1337 & Senri LLC Leo's Fortune - HD Edition

One of our favorite iOS platform adventure games of last year, Leo’s Fortune ($7), is available for Mac starting today. The game is centered around one mustached furball’s quest to find his stolen gold, and that simple premise leads users through lush environments and into vicious traps on the way to discovering the truth behind who took the loot. Players follow the trail of coins to solve physics-based puzzles through 24 levels, using Leo’s jumping and hovering abilities to avoid spikes and other hazards. The game’s already impressive graphics get a further upgrade for the Mac, possibly accounting for the $2 higher price when compared to the iOS version. Finishing the game will unlock Hardcore Mode and beating the game without dying yields its own special prize. Users can also compete in Game Center to beat as many levels in the fastest time possible. The game takes up 851 MB of space and requires OS X 10.7 or later to run.

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$40
Apps

MacPhun Aurora HDR

MacPhun’s Aurora HDR ($40) app provides Mac users the ability to turn their own digital photos into high-dynamic-range images. The app offers more than 60 editing tools and dozens of one-click presets developed by renowned photographer Trey Ratcliff. Other presets geared toward various photography styles simplify the process even further, allowing for instant transformations of photos whether they were taken inside or outside, of landscapes or buildings. While the app is designed to make editing photos simple, a broad range of editing tools lets users experiment with more precise changes like split-toning, color filtering and graduated neutral density.

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$2
Apps

Everyday Tools Tick Task - Traveler Helper Pro

The Tick Task — Traveler Helper Pro app ($2) is a simple solution for busy users looking to better manage and track their time. The app provides the ability to create a detailed list of tasks, set parameters for each one, group tasks by category and build in time for breaks. A timer panel monitors how long has been spent on a task and how much time has been allotted for it.

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Free / $150
Apps

Etwok NetSpot Pro

While it’s great being able to use your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook without being tethered to wires, the increasing number of Wi-Fi devices in most people’s homes, as well as Wi-Fi access points at your neighbours’ places can make it challenging to keep your wireless network operating at optimal efficiency. Etwok’s NetSpot (Free / $150) aims to help you with this problem by providing a simple tool to help you map out and visualize your Wi-Fi network with a minimal amount of fuss, helping you track down dead zones, and choose the best channels and placement for your Wi-Fi access point and other wireless devices.

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