The Week in Mac Apps: Unclutter brings order to your desktop

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, we bring you a way to turn your desktop into an intercom system, tools for uncluttering your desktop, and an old-school Internet chat program.

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Unclutter brings order to your desktop

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, we bring you a way to turn your desktop into an intercom system, tools for uncluttering your desktop, and an old-school Internet chat program.

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Acana License Manager 1.2.0

Even though the Mac App Store has made managing the software we buy much easier, having to deal with unlock keys and license files is still a common part of every Mac owner’s life.

Thankfully, CIMSoft’s $9 Acana License Manager (Mac App Store Link) makes this job easier by providing a convenient location in which you can store and save all your registration keys and serial numbers alongside other useful details about every last piece of software you know.

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Deliver 2.5.1

Zevrix’s $15 Deliver makes sharing files over the Internet easy and convenient.

The app allows you to upload all kinds of data and notify its intended recipients with an email once it’s ready for download. You can also set Deliver to automatically compress and encrypt your files—as well as generate low-resolution versions of documents and images for a faster download and upload experience.

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Desktop Intercom 2.1.389

Camian’s $9 Desktop Intercom (Mac App Store Link) turns all the Macs in your house or office into a convenient voice communication system.

Once installed on multiple computers, the app can be used to send voice messages from one system to any other in realtime—functioning like a real-life intercom system, but with all the fidelity of your Mac’s high-end audio.

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Hider 2.2.4

Everybody’s got something to hide, and the appropriately-named Hider 2 (Mac App Store Link) from MacPaw can help you keep your secure data... well, secure.

With this $20 app, you can easily encrypt just about any kind of file using military-grade AES–256 algorithms; the resulting information can then be unlocked with a passphrase of your choosing and accessed directly from within Hider’s convenient interface.

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Reference Tracker 2.4

Developer Jim McGowan’s $29 Reference Tracker (Mac App Store Link) makes it easy to keep tabs on all of your research.

The app helps you record all kinds of reference material, and allows you track it using several standard formats using little more than the appropriate ISBN or DOI numbers.

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Retina 5K Wallpaper Set 1.0

Waiting on that brand-new iMac? Get ready for some eye-popping graphics with Photo & Video Labs’s $5 Retina 5K Wallpaper Set.

The app brings you a selection of eight different wallpaper themes, allowing you to quickly switch between them. You can even add your own high-resolution images, and use Wallpaper Set as a desktop theming manager.

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Snappy 1.3.1

NWD’s Snappy (Mac App Store Link) makes quick work of grabbing, annotating, and sharing screenshots from your Mac’s desktop.

The app allows you to quickly capture a window or screen selection, add text and shapes to it, and then share it securely with friends and colleagues. A self-destruct feature even makes sure that confidential data doesn’t inadvertently end up in the wrong hands.

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Textual 5.2.0

Before iMessage, SMS, and Slack, there was IRC—the Internet’s original chatroom that still enjoys a lot of popularity among millions of users worldwide.

Codeux Software’s $5 Textual 5 (Mac App Store Link) dubs itself as the world’s most popular IRC client, with a beautiful interface, loads of features, and huge customization capabilities.

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Unclutter 2.0.6

If your desktop looks like a construction site, it might be time to give developer Eugene Krupnov’s $6 Unclutter (Mac App Store Link) a try.

This time-saving app organizes all your files, clipboard data, and notes in a convenient app that can be called upon at any time directly from your desktop with a simple mouse gesture.