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The Clock

The Best World Clock.


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The Clock: The Best World Clock [Sponsor]

Time zones are hard, but they don’t have to be. With The Clock for iOS and the Mac, you can stay in touch with friends and family and schedule meetings with colleagues scattered across the globe without the confusion that time zones can cause.

The hallmark of The Clock is its flexibility to work the way you do. The app has 20,000 users, and it’s their input that has helped it evolve into an intuitive and essential utility.

Times and dates can be displayed in a bunch of formats, but that’s just the start. The Clock includes four handsome themes and supports eight different complications that display information like sunrise and sunset times, business hours, days off, days of the week, time zone offset, and more.

The Clock is also indispensable for planning meetings. With calendar integration and a unique slider interface, it’s easy to find a time window to chat with colleagues spread around the world. The app also automatically adjusts for Daylight Savings Time and alerts you as the time change approaches.

The Clock is loaded with lots of other features too:

  • Menu bar and dock options
  • Notes
  • Accessibility support
  • Local, iCloud, and Dropbox backups
  • Keyboard support
  • Handoff
  • Share sheet and service integration for converting times
  • Split Screen and Full Screen
  • Siri Shortcuts on iOS

The Clock is the best world clock you’ll find anywhere on the Mac or iOS. Learn more about The Clock for macOS and download a trial version from the app’s website. While you’re there, check out the iOS version too. Both the macOS and iOS versions are available on the iOS App Store and the Mac App Store.

Also, we’re giving away 20 copies each of the Mac and iOS versions of The Clock to MacStories readers. Click here, to learn more and enter the giveaway.

Our thanks to The Clock for sponsoring MacStories this week.


Hullo Pillow: Your Favorite Pillow Guaranteed [Sponsor]

Being comfortable is part of getting a good night’s sleep, and a big part of that is your pillow. Hullo Pillow is a buckwheat pillow that allows you to adjust its shape and thickness to perfectly support your head and neck reducing pressure on your muscles, nerves, and discs.

Buckwheat pillows, which have been used for centuries, are popular in Japan, and they’re a staple of fancy hotels that offer ‘pillow menus.’ If you haven’t tried one before, a buckwheat pillow is different from standard foam or down pillows. It’s a little like a bean bag that allows you to adjust the pillow’s shape and thickness to your liking.

Feather and foam pillows get hot, humid, and compress into a thin pancake requiring you to fold it in half or use multiple pillows to support your head and neck. That doesn’t happen with Hullo. The buckwheat keeps your pillow cool and shapes itself to the contours of your head and neck to give you the support you need throughout the night.

Hullo offers a more natural way to sleep too. Instead of resting your head on a sack of plucked bird feathers or petroleum-based foam, Hullo uses natural buckwheat grown and milled in the United States and a certified organic cotton case.

Hullo is so sure you’ll love your new pillow, you can sleep on it for 60 days and if it isn’t for you, send it back for a refund. Also, if you buy more than one pillow, you can save up to $20 per pillow depending on the size you order. Shipping is free, and 1% of all profits are donated to The Nature Conservancy, so your purchase is helping the planet too.

You deserve a comfortable night’s sleep. Go to Hullo Pillow’s website now to learn more, read customer reviews, and order a pillow today.

Our thanks to Hullo Pillow for sponsoring MacStories this week.


Banktivity: Achieve Your Financial Goals for 2019 [Sponsor]

Managing your finances doesn’t have to be difficult. With Banktivity, you can track expenses, know when to pay upcoming bills, gain valuable insights into the performance of your investments, and a whole lot more. Best of all, everything you need for financial peace-of-mind is available on your Mac and iOS devices.

Banktivity empowers its users to manage all of their financial accounts in one place, includes real-time budgeting, and syncs with the free iPhone version of the app, so your finances are always right at your fingertips. With version 7 of the Mac app, Banktivity’s functionality adds all-new ways to track and analyze your finances.

Banktivity for the Mac has added a stunning new dark mode that looks great alongside other macOS Mojave apps. IGG Software, the makers of Banktivity, painstakingly examined and redesigned every corner of the app to take full advantage of dark mode.

The app also has a new ‘Calendar View’ that ensures you’ll never miss a bill again by letting you see past and upcoming bills and transactions. You can even customize which accounts are displayed and track their running balance over time.

Direct Access, which can be purchased separately, is faster than ever. Now, you can connect to over 14,000 banks and import your financial transactions quickly and seamlessly whether you’re on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

There’s an all-new real estate account type too, so you can track property you own and link it to related loans and mortgages. If you’re in the US, you can automatically follow your property’s estimated value with Zillow, and there’s a new view with details like your home’s available equity.

Say goodbye to financial stress and hello to Banktivity. Visit IGG Software’s website to learn more about Banktivity today. There’s a free 30-day trial available, so there’s nothing to lose. And when you’re ready to purchase, use the discount code MACSTORIES10 at checkout for 10% off.

Our thanks to Banktivity for sponsoring MacStories this week.


Permute: Quick Image, Audio, and Video Conversion [Sponsor]

When you want to convert a photo, video, or audio file from one format to another, it's far too easy to get bogged down in settings, unable to make heads or tails of technical jargon. Permute saves you from that trouble by taking care of the details and converting files incredibly fast.

To start a file conversion, just drag a file into Permute's main window or onto its dock icon, click start, and you're all set. Permute is faster than ever too. With the recent launch of version 3, the app supports an incredibly long list of file formats and has added hardware acceleration for MP4 and HEVC files. The app also has presets for a long list of Apple hardware so you can match your end results to the devices you use. You can even modify images and videos, adjusting their size and rotating and flipping them.

But that's not all, Permute 3 can also:

  • Convert individual files or groups of files
  • Stitch multiple images, videos, or audio files together
  • Create DVDs
  • Convert uncommon file formats like WebP and SVG
  • Schedule conversions for later
  • Add converted files to iTunes

Permute has a special limited-time deal just for MacStories readers. If you use this link, you can purchase Permute for 20% off. There's a free trial available too if you want to try the app first.

Visit Permute's website today to learn more and take advantage of the special 20%-off deal before it expires.

Our thanks to Permute for sponsoring MacStories this week.


iPhone Backup Extractor: Helping Users Recover and Access Their iOS Data [Sponsor]

iPhone Backup Extractor is a powerful macOS app for working with iOS data. The app was launched a decade ago by Reincubate founder Aidan Fitzpatrick from his apartment out of frustration at having lost contacts he'd painstakingly entered into his iPhone. Now, not only can iPhone Backup Extractor recover contacts, it can retrieve deleted conversations from apps like Messages and WhatsApp, edit and browse iTunes backups, and export iPhone or iPad data into formats such as PDF, VCard, and iCal. The app also helps users find lost photos and extract data from individual apps.

iPhone Backup Extractor got a lot of love in 2018 with major updates throughout the year including support Mojave and iOS 12. The app's UI was also overhauled, the restrictions passcode recovery feature was updated to support forgotten Screen Time passcodes, drag and drop support was added, and an all-new "Info" mode that provides a deep-dive into the various codes, serials, and IDs associated with an iOS device was launched.

iPhone Backup Extractor is available here. The free version of the app allows users to view their data and export four files at a time, which is a great way to give the app a test run. For a limited time, you can upgrade to the basic edition of iPhone Backup Extractor for just under $32 with this MacStories-exclusive 20%-off link. Help is always available too, whether you need assistance with your backups, recovering lost passcodes, or anything else.

Reincubate is always looking for ways to improve iPhone Backup Extractor too and would love to hear from MacStories readers about how it can do more to help people get deeper access to their own data. Feel free to get in touch with the Reincubate team at support@reincubate.com or on Twitter at @reincubate or @afit.

Our thanks to iPhone Backup Extractor for sponsoring MacStories this week.


LumaFusion: Professional Mobile Video Editing [Sponsor]

The future of video production is available today with LumaFusion, the powerful multi-track video editor for iOS. Used by mobile filmmakers, journalists, YouTube creators, and aspiring content producers looking to create better video using mobile devices and gear, LumaFusion delivers affordable power and flexibility in an intuitive interface.

Every aspect of LumaFusion is designed to allow users to edit and deliver professional-quality video from the field. Editing 4K video is demanding work for even the most powerful desktop computer, but LumaFusion handles tasks like adding titles, color correction, and effects gracefully in real-time. The app also supports multiple landscape and portrait aspect ratios, a long list of frame rates, and integrates with Storyblocks, a stock media service.

LumaFusion works with Western Digital My Passport Wireless Drives and GNARBOX SSD drives, which lets users import media into LumaFusion directly from the drives and back up their projects and assets without a laptop or Internet connection. It's a fantastic feature that saves time and helps protect your creations.

LumaFusion brings the same class of sophisticated editing tools to multi-track audio editing too. The app can record voice-overs, mix tracks, and adjust levels on a per-track basis, all with simple gesture-based interactions.

As a video creator, you can count on LumaFusion to release regular updates with new functionality. Just this fall, Luma Touch, the maker of LumaFusion, introduced:

  • Sort and Search to the Library and Import popup
  • Multi-select and Select All functionality in the Library
  • Edge softness and corner radius controls for cropping
  • ‘Nudge’ buttons for sliders and rotation controls for super-precise adjustments
  • Three new effects
  • 20 new professional title templates
  • Full EXIF, TIFF, IPTC, and PNG metadata for Photos
  • ZIP file support
  • New Cleanup functions to help you manage storage

All of that functionality is available for a small fraction of the price of comparable desktop apps making LumaFusion a fantastic choice for professionals and beginners alike. So download LumaFusion today and experience the freedom and flexibility of mobile video editing on iOS.

Our thanks to LumaFusion for sponsoring MacStories this week.


WinterFest 2018: Great Deals on Pro Mac Apps and Books [Sponsor]

Hosted by Tinderbox maker Eastgate, WinterFest 2018 is an amazing collection of carefully-crafted productivity apps and books available for a limited time for 20-25% off.

The 17 apps and books span the entire spectrum of the research and writing process. There are apps to plan your next big project, track your time, discover research materials, organize your research, add and tag images to your project, write, and more.

Each app is hand-crafted by some of the best Mac developers around. WinterFest includes:

  • Tinderbox – Visualize and organize ideas and plans.
  • Panorama X – Collect, organize, and understand your data.
  • Nisus Writer Pro – The powerful word processor for the Mac.
  • DEVONthink Pro Office - Your paperless Mac office.
  • Aeon Timeline 2 – The timeline tool for creative thinking.
  • TextExpander – Recall your best words. Instantly, repeatedly.
  • Take Control Books – Essential books about Mac, iOS, and key apps.
  • Storyspace – Serious hypertext narrative.
  • Bookends –The reference manager you've been looking for.
  • Scapple – Quickly capture and connect ideas.
  • PDFpen – Powerful PDF editing.
  • HoudahSpot – Powerful file search for Mac.
  • HoudahGeo – Photo geotagging.
  • DEVONagent Pro – Your smart (re)search assistant.
  • BBEdit 12 – Power tool for text.
  • ImageFramer Pro – Your art. Showcased.
  • Timing – Automatic time tracking for Mac.
  • Scrivener – Your complete writing studio.

Saving hundreds of dollars on these fine tools couldn’t be simpler. Visit the WinterFest website to learn more about each and purchase Eastgate’s Tinderbox and Storyspace. For everything else, just use the coupon code WINTERFEST2018 at checkout to take advantage of these fantastic deals.

Our thanks to WinterFest 2018 for sponsoring MacStories this week.


WinterFest 2018: Great Deals on Pro Mac Apps and Books [Sponsor]

Hosted by Tinderbox maker Eastgate, WinterFest 2018 is an amazing collection of carefully-crafted productivity apps and books available for a limited time for 20-25% off.

The 17 apps and books span the entire spectrum of the research and writing process. There are apps to plan your next big project, track your time, discover research materials, organize your research, add and tag images to your project, write, and more.

Each app is hand-crafted by some of the best Mac developers around. WinterFest includes:

  • Tinderbox – Visualize and organize ideas and plans.
  • Panorama X – Collect, organize, and understand your data.
  • Nisus Writer Pro – The powerful word processor for the Mac.
  • DEVONthink Pro Office - Your paperless Mac office.
  • Aeon Timeline 2 – The timeline tool for creative thinking.
  • TextExpander – Recall your best words. Instantly, repeatedly.
  • Take Control Books – Essential books about Mac, iOS, and key apps.
  • Storyspace – Serious hypertext narrative.
  • Bookends –The reference manager you've been looking for.
  • Scapple – Quickly capture and connect ideas.
  • PDFpen – Powerful PDF editing.
  • HoudahSpot – Powerful file search for Mac.
  • HoudahGeo – Photo geotagging.
  • DEVONagent Pro – Your smart (re)search assistant.
  • BBEdit 12 – Power tool for text.
  • ImageFramer Pro – Your art. Showcased.
  • Timing – Automatic time tracking for Mac.
  • Scrivener – Your complete writing studio.

Saving hundreds of dollars on these fine tools couldn’t be simpler. Visit the WinterFest website to learn more about each and purchase Eastgate’s Tinderbox and Storyspace. For everything else, just use the coupon code WINTERFEST2018 at checkout to take advantage of these fantastic deals.

Our thanks to WinterFest 2018 for sponsoring MacStories this week.


Affinity: Super-Fast, Powerful, Professional Apps for Modern Creative People [Sponsor]

Serif, the maker of Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer, is one step closer to completing its trio of apps for creative professionals with the desktop publishing app Affinity Publisher, now available as a free public beta. From the earliest days, Serif’s vision has been to build the Affinity apps as an unrivaled trio of sleek, super-modern apps that work with the latest technologies, are ultra-fast, and completely stripped of feature-bloat. With the launch of the Affinity Publisher’s public beta, Serif is on the cusp of realizing that vision.

Affinity Publisher is set to revolutionize desktop publishing in the same way Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer have shaken up the worlds of professional photo editing and graphic design. The app will boast full integration with Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo, allowing owners of all three to edit vector designs and images inside one app in a stunning new way. Although not enabled in the current version of the beta, switching to Photo or Designer from within Publisher will be as easy as clicking a button in the app’s toolbar.

Affinity Publisher, which is free to download and try, is the result of thousands of hours of development by Serif’s award-winning team, which also launched the fully-featured vector graphics app Affinity Designer on iPad this year. Publisher includes advanced typography, linked text frames, master pages, facing page spreads, dynamic photo frames, tables, baseline grids, linked resources, end-to-end CMYK support, and much more. The beta is currently available on the Mac and Windows and an iPad version to follow later. This is an excellent opportunity to get an advance look at Publisher and provide Serif with feedback, suggestions, and requests on their dedicated Publisher forum.

If you haven’t tried the Affinity apps yet, see what the future of professional creative work looks like today by visiting the Affinity store where you’ll find the Affinity apps, workbooks, brush packs, and merchandise on sale with a 20% discount throughout the holiday season.

Our thanks to Affinity for sponsoring MacStories this week.