In the weekly section App Missed you can read which apps from the past week are worthwhile. We always discuss about five apps for iPhone, iPad and Mac. These could be apps you might not have known about or that are useful or just funny to try. And that can also be old-timers who have received a major update and therefore receive some extra attention.
Discussed earlier this week on iCulture:
iCulture App of the Week: HomeCam for Mac
Do you use a HomeKit camera that you can view in the Home app? Then HomeCam might be for you. This app shows live what your cameras see in one minimalist overview. You can also view one camera in a larger window. HomeCam has previously appeared for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, but is now also available for the Mac.
The advantage of HomeCam is that you don’t have to open the entire Home app with all kinds of other buttons that you don’t always need. HomeCam is available on all Apple devices with one purchase since this week. We have been a fan of the maker’s apps for a while. Also check out his other apps such as HomeRun (for HomeKit on the Apple Watch) and HomePass (with which you can save the HomeKit codes).
Cargo Rush is a game from the Dutch developer and train enthusiast Roland Lentze. In Cargo Rush the aim is to get all cargo from A to B as quickly as possible. Stay on track with the train and pass all the factories. There are several tracks, so choose tactically. The game looks nice and works on both the iPhone and the iPad. There are 30 levels with varying difficulty.
If you perform heavy tasks on your Mac, it sometimes happens that the machine gets quite warm. You can use Hot to monitor that. This app for your menu bar tells you how hot your processor is and how much power you can use it. In a handy graph you can also see how hot the machine is compared to how much power you require. If your speed is limited because of the temperature, you will see that. The app was developed by the makers of iMazing.
You can download Hot for free on GitHub.
For users of a MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar, TouchSwitcher is a handy app. This app lets you quickly switch between your open apps from, you guessed it, the Touch Bar. You can set this app to appear in the Control Strip. When you tap it, the app icons will appear. If you’re used to CMD + Tab this might not be much faster, but it is fun anyway. We wrote about this app back in 2016, but this week it has been updated for macOS Big Sur and the latest MacBook Pro.
You can download TouchSwitcher for free from the developer’s website.
This app is especially for developers with iOS and / or Mac apps. ConnectKit is an app that connects the Assignments app to App Store Connect. From the app developers can manage their TestFlight apps and view money matters. With Siri, you could ask how many times your app has already been downloaded. Most features do require the premium package though, but it might be worth it if you enjoy working with Shortcuts.
Coppice is a new app that helps you organize your thoughts. The app is immediately ready for Big Sur and Apple Silicon. Coppice makes it easier to connect thoughts. Ideal for people who have too many ideas and are looking for a way to write it down. The app has been developed in 16 months.
Coppice uses a Canvas on which you write your thoughts. Every thought is on a Page, which you can link together. This creates a kind of tree or mind map, which also looks beautiful but is above all very practical. By linking Pages, Canvases and Links you can see the connections. The app itself is free. Paying $ 20 annually gives you access to the Pro features with an unlimited number of Canvases, folders for your Pages, and Pages auto-linking.
You can download it from the developer’s website