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The best music-mangling, Aperture-escaping and dock-customizing apps this week

The best music-mangling, Aperture-escaping and dock-customizing apps this week

This week we dock apps with SwitchGlass, convert pictures from Aperture to Lightroom with Avalanche, rip music to shreds with Scatterbrain, and extra.


SwitchGlass -- almost exactly the same as the Dock.
SwitchGlass — nearly precisely the identical because the Dock.
Photo: John Siracusa

SwitchGlass, from John Siracusa, provides a new utility switcher to your Mac. It’s just like the Mac dock, solely extra customizable, and with a number of additional options associated to Siracusa’s different app, Front and Center. It’s macOS Catalina-only, in case you’re asking.

Price: $four.99 with in-app purchases

Download: SwitchGlass from the App Store (iOS)


Download it free at the moment.
Photo: Guilherme Rambo

New app StatusBuddy comes from Apple hacker and journalist Guilherme Rambo. It sits up in your Mac’s menu bar, itemizing the standing of Apple’s cloud providers. If you ever puzzled if iCloud Photos was having hassle, or if it’s simply you, StatusBuddy is the app for you.

Price: Free

Download: StatusBuddy from Gumroad

Avalanche for Lightroom

Avalanche is a universal translator for photo apps.
Avalanche is a common translator for picture apps.
Photo: CYME

Avalanche is fairly unbelievable. It takes your out of date Aperture library, and makes use of AI to reverse-engineer all of your edits. It then makes an attempt to reflect the ends in Lightroom, utilizing Lightroom’s personal modifying controls. In addition, Avalanche copies all of your metadata, your folder construction, and even your stacks, throughout to the brand new app.

Price: $59 with free trial out there

Download: Avalanche (macOS)


Scatterbrain looks like one wild music app.
Scatterbrain appears to be like like one wild music app.
Image: Bram Bos

Scatterbrain, from serial iOS music app overachiever Bram Bos, appears to be like wild. The app takes incoming audio, splits it up rhythmically into sections, and then permits you to route these separate streams wherever you want. In brief, it chops up tracks, in actual time, and permits you to route them into different FX apps.

Check it out:

This appears to be like significantly good, as a sort of meta impact itself, and as a supply of musical inspiration.

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Download: Scatterbrain from the App Store (iOS)


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