macOS Apps I use


  • Yate icon

    Yate

    Commercial Mac Website

    Yate was developed for people who are serious about tagging and organizing their audio files. The application was designed from the ground up for Mac users. It is a 100% Cocoa written application and uses its own tagging library. Yate will tag mp3, m4a and FLAC files.
    Yate has a long list of features, including an innovative scripting system called actions. The app also supports integration with Discogs, MusicBrainz and iTunes.

     

  • X Lossless Decoder icon

    X Lossless Decoder

    Free Open Source Mac Website

    X Lossless Decoder (XLD) is a tool for Mac OS X that is able to decode/convert/play various 'lossless' audio files. The supported audio files can be split into some tracks with cue sheet when decoding. It works on Mac OS X 10.3 and later. Supports: (Ogg) FLAC (.flac/.ogg), Monkey's Audio (.ape), Wavpack (.wv), TTA (.tta), Apple Lossless (.m4a) [10.4 and later], AIFF, WAV, etc

     

  • VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Apple TV Kindle Fire Haiku Website

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. Owned by the non-profit organization VideoLAN.

     

  • Tweetbot icon

    Tweetbot

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch Twitter Website

    Tweetbot is a full-featured Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it’s the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds & animation, or features like multiple timelines & smart gestures, there’s a lot to love about Tweetbot.

    Sync your timeline across your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Mute tweets by users, hashtags, tweet sources, or keywords (including regex). 3rd Party support for image, video, read later, and timeline sync services. Tweetbot also has all the features you’d expect in a full-featured Twitter client like lists and direct messages, and others you wouldn’t like the statistics view, a night theme for low-light reading, and much more.

     

  • Tuxera NTFS for Mac icon

    Tuxera NTFS for Mac

    Commercial Mac Website

    The fastest way to read and write Windows disks from Mac OS X, which doesn't support writing to NTFS volumes out-of-the box. It builds and extends upon the proven stability of the open source NTFS-3G to deliver a full featured, commercial grade NTFS driver for your Mac. With Tuxera NTFS for Mac you can access your Windows disks as easily as any Mac disk. Tuxera NTFS for Mac delivers the fastest NTFS data transfer speeds you can have on Mac while protecting your data with its new, smart caching layer.

    The software fully supports all versions of Mac OS X from 10.4 (Tiger) onwards, including the new 64-bit kernel introduced with Snow Leopard and the upcoming Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and comes with advanced features only available from Tuxera such as support for NTFS extended attributes. Tuxera NTFS for Mac is compatible with popular virtualization and encryption solutions including Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion and TrueCrypt.

     

  • Transmit icon

    Transmit

    Commercial Mac Website

    Transmit is an FTP client for Mac OS X and Mac OS Classic (which is unsupported). Developed by Panic, Transmit is shareware - after a 7 day trial period, some features of the product are disabled until it has been purchased.

    The current version, Transmit 4, includes a number of new features, like uploading using a Dashboard widget or the dock, support for .Mac and iDisk/WebDAV, mounting remote folders as local disks, Spotlight and Automator plugins and more.

    Transmit was also made for Mac OS Classic, but it has been discontinued and made freeware.

     

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    tinyMediaManager

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Website

    tinyMediaManager is a media management tool for movies, moviesets and TV shows, especially for use with XBMC & MediaPortal. It supports importing and exporting of NFO files, downloading of artwork and renaming of media files (along with the corresponding NFOs and artwork). Due to the fact that it is written in Java, tinyMediaManager will run on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX (and possible more OS).

     

  • Textual icon

    Textual

    Commercial Mac Website

    Textual is the world's most popular application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on OS X.

    Textual includes two elegantly designed light and dark variants of the user interface to match all tastes. The user interface itself has been refined all the way down to the very last pixel. Everything has a place and a purpose and nothing is in the way to create clutter.

    Textual supports very powerful modern technologies such as native IPv6, direct client-to-client file transfers, the latest IRCv3 specifications, client-side certificate authentication, and much, much more in a lightweight, easy to navigate, clutter free environment.

    Sensitive information such as passwords are maintained within the OS X keychain which is encrypted. Additionally, text based encryption with automatic key-exchange using industry proven standards is available. Furthermore, all source code is publicly available for auditing at any time.

    Textual provides extensive theming support by leveraging technologies such as HTML 5, CSS 3, and JavaScript. Also included is the ability to create alias commands using scripts written in AppleScript, Ruby, Python, Perl, or PHP. For advanced users, it is possible to write plugins in Swift or Objective-C that have unlimited access to the entire codebase of Textual.
    Textual also includes…

    Textual also includes…
    Inline nickname colorization
    Rich array of keyboard shortcuts
    iCloud support for syncing connections and preferences
    Address Book for tracking when friends are online & offline
    Powerful, customizable, rule-based ignore matching
    Inline media embedding (Show images inline with chat)
    Auto-Completion for nicknames, commands, and channels
    Growl and native Notification Center support
    Bold, color, italic, and underline text formatting
    Built in support for converting text emoticons to emojis
    Powerful ZNC integration for power users
    Many community created addons & styles
    Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL)
    ...

     

  • Sublime Text icon

    Sublime Text

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Website

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.

    Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free without an expiration time limit, however a license must be purchased for continued use.

     

  • Pocket Casts icon

    Pocket Casts

    Commercial Web Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone ... iPad Website

    Stay up to date with all the latest podcasts (or netcasts if you're Leo) with one easy to use app. Simply add your favourite podcasts, and you'll be able to stream or download new episodes as they become available.

    Features:

    • Instant refresh (our server monitors your feeds, so your phone doesn't have to. Save your data & your time!)
    • Stream or download without file size limits, over 3G or WIFI.
    • Background downloading on supported devices (so you can do other things while your podcasts download)
    • 3 different themes to choose from
    • Push badge when new episodes are available
    • Quick skip feature, one tap of the screen and you can jump forward or back through your podcasts
    • Supports Air Play for both audio and video podcasts (so you can stream them to your speakers, or Apple TV)
    • Supports headphone controls & multi-tasking toolbar
    • Playlist for continuos playback
    • Watch video podcasts as video or audio
    • Variable playback speed

    At Shifty Jelly we're die hard podcast fans, and this is the app we use every day, so why not join us? We can't solve the eternal dilemma of who is better to listen to Tom or Molly...but maybe now you can...

     

  • Parallels Desktop icon

    Parallels Desktop

    Commercial Mac Website

    Parallels Desktop gives Mac users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any Intel-powered Mac Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook or MacBook Pro.

     

  • Paprika Recipe Manager icon

    Paprika Recipe Manager

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Kindle Fire Website

    Paprika is an app that helps you organize your recipes, make meal plans, and create grocery lists.

     

  • MediaInfo icon

    MediaInfo

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    MediaInfo is a convenient unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for video and audio files.

     

    • Bundleware The standard installer is bundled with adware, but the portable version is clean and adware free: http://www.videohelp.com/software/MediaInfo
  • MakeMKV icon

    MakeMKV

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux XBMC Media Center Website

    MakeMKV is a program designed for ripping DVD and Blu-Ray disc video. It works by decrypting proprietary discs to transfer codecs from the formats VOB and M2TS into MKV, preserving the necessary data without doing any lossy codec conversion. The MKV format was chosen because of Matroska's goal to make a file format that acts like a DVD, with its simple container design to store any amount of video/audio tracks, with all meta-information including chapters. MakeMKV can also stream the output.

    During BETA, Blu-ray decryption and processing is free, however even after BETA, DVD decryption will remain free.

     

  • Macfusion icon

    Macfusion

    Free Open Source Mac Website

    Macfusion is an open source Mac application that allows you to work with files on servers across the internet, as if they were sitting on your computer. Macfusion presents a Volume in Finder, letting you use your favorite Mac applications to work with them.

     

    • Discontinued The last update was on December 3rd, 2010. The software doesn't work on most systems.
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    Little Snitch

    Commercial Mac Website

    Little Snitch is a firewall application that monitors and controls outbound internet traffic.

     

  • Amazon Kindle icon

    Amazon Kindle

    Free Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Website

    Amazon Kindle software lets you read ebooks on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, and Android-based device. You can discover and read over 630,000 books in the Kindle Store, including the latest bestsellers and new releases.

    Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across all of your devices, so you can pick up right where you left off no matter what device you are reading on.

     

  • Keka icon

    Keka

    Free Mac Website

    Keka is a free file archiver for Mac OS X

    Compression formats supported:
    7z, Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, DMG, ISO

    Extraction formats supported:
    RAR, 7z, Lzma, xz, Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, ISO, EXE, CAB, PAX

     

  • iStat Menus icon

    iStat Menus

    Commercial Mac iPhone Website

    iStat is a series of system monitor apps. It's available in different versions: iStat Menus, iStat for iOS and iStat Server as a companion application to the iStat for iOS app that lets you remotely monitor your computers (free for Windows and Mac).

    CPU
    Realtime CPU graphs and a list of the top 5 CPU resource hogs. CPU usage can be tracked by individual cores or with all cores combined, to save menubar space.
    Network
    A realtime graph to keep on top of what’s being sent and received for all network connections.
    Date & Time
    A highly configurable date, time and calendar for your menubar, including fuzzy clock and moon phase. A world clock with sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset times for over 20,000 cities. It’s one of the most powerful replacements for Apple’s date and time menu available.
    Disk Usage
    See used or free space for multiple disks in your menubar. More detail for all your disks is only a click away.
    Disk Activity
    Detailed disk I/O in your menubar, displayed as a graph, a variety of different read and write indicators, or both.
    Sensors
    Realtime listings of the sensors in your Mac, including temperatures, hard drive temperatures (where supported), fans, voltages, current and power. Fan speeds can be controlled, with different rules when on battery power, if you’d like.
    Battery
    Detailed info on your battery’s current state and a highly configurable menu item that can change if you’re draining, charging, or completely charged.
    Memory
    Memory stats for your menubar, shown as a pie chart, graph, percentage, bar or any combination of those things. The memory dropdown menu shows a list of the top 5 memory hogs, as well as other useful info.
    Complete control
    Each menu extra comes with many different display modes, customizable colours, font sizes and widths.

     

  • iMazing icon

    iMazing

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    Ultimate iPhone to computer transfer supports iPhone 6S and every iPhone, iPad and iPod compatible with Mac OS X and Windows and is available in 10 languages.

     

  • HandBrake icon

    HandBrake

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce Website

    HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder: it converts digital media from one format to another, compressing the files in the process.

     

  • Google Chrome icon

    Google Chrome

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet BSD iPad Website

    A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Small Chromium iconChromium project with a focus on speed and minimalism. Chrome offers fast start-up and web page loading, supports a minimalist user interface, automatically updates in the background, and offers syncing of browser bookmarks, extensions, passwords, and history between multiple computers by your Google account.

    Additionally, Chrome has Flash and PDF support built into the browser for better speed and security.

    Chrome Web Apps and Extensions are available on Small Chrome Web Store iconChrome Web Store .

    Available in more than 50 languages.

     

  • Mozilla Firefox icon

    Mozilla Firefox

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad PortableApps.com Haiku Website

    Mozilla Firefox (known simply as Firefox) is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation.

     

  • Find Any File icon

    Find Any File

    Free Mac Website

    Find Any File is a program for Apple's Mac OS X that lets you search for files on your disks.

     

  • Fantastical icon

    Fantastical

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch Website

    Fantastical is a flexible calendar with natural language event creation, a beautiful calendar and event list, support for CalDAV (including Google Calendar delegates) automatic alarms, and instant searching.

    The easiest way to create new events
    • Open Fantastical by clicking the menu bar icon or pressing a customizable keyboard shortcut
    • Type in your event details and press return
    • That's it! You're back to what you were doing with a shiny, new event in your calendar!

    • Best of all, Fantastical's natural language engine is expressive and intelligent so you can write in your own style.
    • Fantastical will even recognize the location of your event and let you invite people from your Address Book to the event

    Quick entry
    • Quickly open Fantastical by clicking the menu bar icon or pressing a customizable keyboard shortcut

    Beautiful calendar and event list
    • The event list and calendar allow you to easily locate and plan all of your events
    • Color-coding and beautiful design let you quickly make sense of your schedule
    • Change the number of events you want displayed, providing focus and convenience
    • Click any event to display important details about the event

    Bring Your Own Calendar (BYOC)
    • Fantastical works with your favorite calendar applications: iCal, Entourage, or Outlook

    Native CalDAV sync support built-in
    • Add your calendars to iCal and Fantastical will automatically sync your events
    • Even better, iCal doesn't need to be running
    • Use Google Calendar or Yahoo! Calendar accounts (including delegate support!)
    • Just add your accounts to iCal and Fantastical will handle the rest

    Automatic alarms
    • Automatically add alarms to all of your new events
    • Customize your alarm settings based on all-day events or timed events
    • You'll never miss an important event again

    Search instantly
    • Instantly locate all of your events, past, present, and future
    • Get important event details with a single click

     

  • ExifRenamer icon

    ExifRenamer

    Free Mac Website

    The program allows to rename photos by their embedded date+time information in a much more usable way. Most downloaded pictures are named like "pic0001.jpg" or other cryptic names.
    ExifRenamer reads the embedded date+time information and renames the picture to for example "2001-11-18_11-16-34.jpg" (YYYY-MM-DD_hh-mm-ss.jpg). This naming style lets you easily create a large photo library with the chance to sort your pictures in chronological order just by displaying it alphabetically sorted in the Finder.

     

  • Evernote icon

    Evernote

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Blackberry Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire Pebble Website

    Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving.

    The app allows users to create a "note" which can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note.

    Notes can also have file attachments. Notebooks can be added to a stack while notes can be sorted into a notebook, tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched, and exported as part of a notebook.

    Evernote Premium features:

    Offline notes
    Your notes are available anywhere, anytime, even without an internet connection. Perfect for flights, international travel and working on the go.

    Passcode lock
    Make sure only you can access your notes. Add a layer of security on mobile devices to protect your valuable information such as business plans, receipts, health information, and photographs.

    Business card scanning
    Leave behind your stack of cards by scanning them using Evernote's camera. Capture and store all contact information, a photo of the card and choose to automatically pull additional profile details from LinkedIn.

    Presentation mode
    Present directly from your notes in a full-screen layout for more collaborative, efficient meetings.

    PDF annotation
    When a picture’s worth a thousand words, you can avoid lengthy email dialogue. There’s no quicker way to call attention to contract edits or design changes.

    Context and Knowledge Discovery
    Context reveals notes with related content and documents, and Knowledge Discovery identifies co-workers who are experts on the topic or project you're working on.

    Faster image recognition
    Find what you’re looking for, faster. We scan your images faster, so text within them is searchable sooner. Find text in handwritten notes, Post-it® Notes, whiteboard drawings and more.

    Search in PDFs and Office docs
    Your files are easily searchable within Evernote. Quickly locate your Office and work documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and PDFs.

     

  • Delivery Status icon

    Delivery Status

    Free Mac Website

    Can’t wait for your packages to arrive? Don’t waste your time checking the site constantly, just open this all-in-one delivery tracker and enter your order number or tracking number.

     

  • DaisyDisk icon

    DaisyDisk

    Commercial Mac Website

    With DaisyDisk you can free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big, useless files. The program scans any mounted disk and displays it on the sunburst map, where segments mean files and folders, proportionally to their sizes. The map is easy to read and navigate. You can also quickly preview any file and reveal it in Finder to delete.

     

  • Copied icon

    Copied

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Website

    Copied is a full featured clipboard manager. Save text, links, and images that you’ve copied to your clipboard from any app.

     

  • Chronicle icon

    Chronicle

    Commercial Mac Website

    You dont need to wonder if youve paid the bills this month or not—Chronicle remembers for you. Late payment fees can cost $30 or more. Why risk it? Chronicle never forgets! It keeps track of all your bills, and reminds you when each one is due using iCal—even when neither program is running.

     

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    CleanMyMac

    Commercial Mac Website

    CleanMyMac scans every inch of your system and safely removes gigabytes of junk in just two clicks. Free up storage on your Mac and boost its performance — CleanMyMac finds 74 GB of junk on an average computer.

     

  • Airmail icon

    Airmail

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch Website

    Airmail is a lightweight and lightning fast mail client for Mac.

    Feature list:

    Accounts:

    • Unified Inbox and folders
    • Multi Account with editable html signatures.
    • Aliases management with custom SMPT
    • Support for Gmail, GoogleTM Apps, iCloudTM, Yahoo!, AOL and Generic IMAP.

    Interaction:

    • Quick Reply
    • Operation history with multiple undo
    • Offline operations and auto recovery
    • Drag and drop
    • Copy messages across different accounts
    • Interaction sounds

    Shortcuts:

    • Gmail Shortcuts
    • Custom global shortcuts
    • Quick Label, Quick Move,
    • Quick folder selection,

    Attachment:

    • Drag and drop on application
    • Quicklook preview
    • Dropbox support
    • Inline image attachments

    Conversation:

    • Group messages by conversation
    • Group messages by subject
    • Reverse messages conversation
    • Muted CC’d

    Visual:

    • Multiple themes for messages, composer and window.
    • Minimal and extended Mode
    • Account color detection
    • Memo visual mark

    Notifications:

    • Per account notifications
    • Notification center support
    • Notification alerts with custom action.

    Address:

    • Gmail and OS contacts import
    • Group support
    • Custom contacts pictures

    Composer:

    • Html and text only.
    • Custom settings per single account
    • Bullet and number list.

    Sending queue:

    • Auto CC, BCC.
    • Pending operations
    • Copy in sent folder for Some generic IMAP service.

    Advanced:

    • Time Machine friendly
    • Full Screen support
    • Retina Display
    • Dockless mode
    • EML Export
    • View Message Source

    Search & Filtering:

    • Global search for multiple accounts
    • Quick filter by unread, starred, message with attachments and conversations
    • User Scope filter, show messages of the same user
    • Advanced folder filter

    Folders, Labels:

    • Nested folders
    • Create, Delete and edit folders
    • Custom folder colors
    • Localized folder names
    • Custom folder mappings

     

  • Alfred icon

    Alfred

    Freemium Mac Website

    Alfred is a quicklaunch application for Mac OS X, which aims to save you time in searching your local computer and the web.

     

  • Bartender icon

    Bartender

    Commercial Mac Website

    Bartender lets you organize your Menu Bar Apps, by hiding them, rearranging them, or moving them to the Bartenders Bar. You can display the full menu bar, set options to have Menu Bar Apps show in the menu bar when they are updating, or have them always visible in the Bartenders Bar.

     

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    aText

    Commercial Mac Website

    aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define.

    E.g. make an abbreviation “myname” to insert your name “First Middle Last” in any application.

    With aText you can easily avoid typing the same thing over and over.

    aText also makes it easier to type heard-to-insert symbols, images and formatted text.

    More Features

    • Insert the current date and time in any format

    • Embed clipboard content within snippet, embed snippet within another, send keys, use editable fields in snippet.

    • Reposition the cursor in the expanded snippet.

    • Built-in snippet groups for misspelling correcting, HTML and JavaScript coding.

    • Import data from TextExpander, TypeIt4Me.

     

  • Amphetamine icon

    Amphetamine

    Free Mac Website

    Amphetamine is a little app that lives in your menu bar which can effortlessly override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake.

     

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    BetterSnapTool

    Commercial Mac Website

    BetterSnapTool is a utility that mimics Windows 7 Aero snap, allowing you to easily manage your window positions and sizes by either dragging them to one of your screens corners or to the top, left or right side of your screen. This lets you easily maximize your windows or position them side by side.

    In addition to that you can set keyboard shortcuts in order to move and resize your windows the way you want.

    BetterSnapTool supports multiple monitors, hidden dock etc. You can change the design of the preview window and even set application specific snapping sizes!

     

  • BlueHarvest icon

    BlueHarvest

    Commercial Mac Website

    BlueHarvest automatically removes DS_Store files, ._ AppleDouble files and hidden folders such as .Trashes from your USB keys, SD cards, file servers.

     

  • 1Password icon

    1Password

    Commercial Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Apple Watch Vivaldi Browser Chrome Safari Yandex.Browser Opera Firefox Website

    1Password creates strong, unique passwords for all of your sites and logs you in with a single tap (or click).

    A single click opens your browser, opens a site, fills in your username and password, and logs you in.
    Our Strong Password Generator is your key to password liberation.
    One click creates a strong, unique password for each account, and our browser extension fills it into the website automatically.

    Organize your vault

    Mark your most important or frequently used items for quick access and sync this list among all your devices.
    Drag any mix of 1Password Logins, Secure Notes, and other items into folders for work, finances, social media, or any other grouping you need.
    Adding tags to 1Password items is a snap; focusing on them to get things done is even easier.

    Our new service keeps you informed about your security.
    Watchtower securely checks your logins for known vulnerabilities and tells you which sites need new passwords.

     

  • Burn icon

    Burn

    Free Open Source Mac Website

    Burn is a free optical disc authoring application with a simple interface that offers a lot of advanced options. The program supports the creation of data, audio and video discs, and is capable of copying data and audio discs.

     

    • Discontinued official: Burn 2.5.1 released Sun, 16 Jan 2011 11:01:37
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    calibre

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application made by users, for users. Many languages, designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e., a single entry in your library that may correspond to actual e-book files in several formats.

    Calibre can sort the books in your library by title, author, date added, date published, size, rating, or series, along with extra metadata such as tags and personal comments. You can easily search your book collection for a particular book, based on any of this information. Calibre can also go onto the internet to find online books based on existing title/author or ISBN information.

    In addition, Calibre also:
    -syncs to your ebook reader
    -downloads news from the internet and converts it into ebook form
    -offers a ebook viewer that can display all major ebook formats

    Features:

    Library Management
    E-book conversion
    Syncing to e-book reader devices
    Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
    Built-in e-book viewer
    Content server for online access to your book collection
    E-book editor for the major e-book formats