Superb Apps You Won’t Find in the Mac App Store

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac says, “If you only buy apps from the Mac App Store, you’ll miss out on many useful, reasonably priced, and effort-saving Mac apps.

Automate Tedious Text Document Cleanup with TextSoap for Mac: $19.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

TextSoap for Mac

We have a deal on TextSoap for Mac, software that removes unwanted text, fix-up carriage returns, tabs, and any other text-based formatting you might come across. It features more than 100 built-in cleaners, and lets users design custom solutions for their own text-cleanup challenges. TextSoap for Mac is $19.99 through our deal.

The Social Distancing Lifetime Subscription Bundle Featuring Rosetta Stone: $199

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The Social Distancing Bundle, with Rosetta Stone, 12min, and KeepSolid VPN

Our friends at Stack Commerce have put together a timely deal called the Social Distancing Lifetime Subscription Bundle. It features lifetime subscriptions to Rosetta Stone (24 languages), 12min (the micro book library), and KeepSolid VPN. Just the thing, or things, for being stuck at home. This bundle is $199 through our deal.

This Cool Mac Utility Lets You Unclutter Your Mac Menu Bar

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

A nice little app I discovered lets you clear your Mac’s menu bar, which can get filled up with icons from various apps. It’s called Bartender and it’s on my list of must-have Mac apps. Bartender lets you hide any menu icon—even system icons—behind its own minimal icon. Just click Bartender’s icon and you’ll see all of the icons you’ve chosen to hide. It costs US$15 and it’s absolutely worth it given how cluttered the menu bar can become. You can try it free for four weeks to see if you like it or not, but trust me, you’ll like it.

This Cool Mac Utility Lets You Unclutter Your Mac Menu Bar

My Five “Desert Island” Mac Apps

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

You’re stranded on a desert island. You’ve got a brand-new Mac and can add just 5 third-party apps. Which apps would they be and why? Never mind the electricity, Internet, or other logical thoughts—what five apps would you not want to be without? Find out Dr. Mac’s top five this week in his Rants & Raves column!