The Week in Mac Apps: Core Animator, Graph Builder, Ninox, and more apps for work and study

In this week's roundup of new Mac apps, you'll find animation tools for programmers, software for serious coin collectors, and a little help for kids who are having trouble with fractions.

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Core Animator, Graph Builder, Ninox, and more apps for work and study

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find animation tools for programmers, software for serious coin collectors, and a little help for kids who are having trouble with fractions.

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Core Animator 1.0.5

If you program for a living, you know that coding complex animations by hand is about as fun as riding a bicycle underwater without any air supply. Luckily, Polished Play’s $100 Core Animator comes to the rescue with an animation system designed specifically for developers.

The app incorporates a set of complex tools that allow you (or your designers) to create all kinds of different animations, which will then be converted into code that can be compiled directly into your Objective-C and Swift apps.

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Euro Coin Collection 1.4

Albegor’s $6 Euro Coin Collection (Mac App Store Link) is a great way to learn more about the Euro and all of its country-specific variations.

The app is designed for both amateur and serious coin enthusiasts—it provides a complete rundown of all national coin variants, and allows you to catalog your own collection, with support for grading, mint origin, and special variants.

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FaceSalon 1.2.49

Everybody wants to look good in photos, and, with a little help from Angel Ryan’s $2 FaceSalon, you can turn all of your portraits into glamour shots.

The app implements a number of sophisticated algorithms designed to improve appearance—you know, evening out skin tone and smoothness, fixing shadows, adding highlights, and much more.

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Fraction Match 1.0

If your kids are having a little trouble in math class, perhaps you’ll find Trolieb’s $2 Fraction Match (Mac App Store Link) of use.

The app turns fractions into an exciting game that keeps children entertained while teaching them the fundamentals of fractions, and rewards them with puzzles of increasing complexity as their abilities improve.

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Graph Builder 12.2.1

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a graph must be worth a thousand numbers, and VVimaging’s $20 Graph Builder (Mac App Store Link) is designed to help you turn digits into images.

The app supports a wide range of charts and graphing options for both 2D and 3D images, and can perform statistical calculations on data that comes from a variety of sources different sources.

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Home Inventory 3.3.1

Binary Formations’s popular $25 Home Inventory (Mac App Store Link) has received a full facelift that brings its interface up to speed with the latest features in Yosemite.

The app helps you catalog all your possessions, alongside photos, purchase receipts, and warranty information—all details that can come in handy in case of loss or theft. It also comes with a handy companion iOS app that allows you to capture details about every item without having to lug your MacBook around the house or office.

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LiveQuartz Photo Edit 2.5

Developer Romain Piveteau’s $8 LiveQuartz Photo Edit (Mac App Store Link) helps you edit and manipulate all your pictures.

Through support for layers and non-destructive filters, the app allows you to pull from multiple sources to create true pieces of art, and export them to a variety of common formats like PNG, JPEG, and TIFF.

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Ninox 1.4.4

Ninox Software GmbH’s $28 Ninox (Mac App Store Link) makes quick work out of creating interactive databases, with structures ranging from the ultra-simple to the super-complex.

The app comes with fully customizable tables, the ability to establish relationships between records, full text search, and much more.

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Scrapboard 1.2.0

MacHouse’s $10 Scrapboard turns your desktop into a handy corkboard to which you can pin any number of sticky notes.

The app supports multiple pages, handles both text and images, and lets you schedule posts to appear only after a certain date. As a bonus, it uses iCloud to back up your boards and sync them across multiple Macs.