Last week brought the Google I/O developer conference, in which the search giant announced new features for services relevant to Apple users, including Gmail, Google Photos, Google News, Google Maps, and Google Assistant. For those wanting to focus on the Mac, Jeff Porten and Adam Engst review Agenda, a new unique note-taking and productivity app. And for something completely different, Josh Centers takes a look at the Ecovacs Deebot N79S robot vacuum cleaner. The only notable Mac app release this week was Quicken 2018 5.6, and even that may not be available for all users yet.
The keynote presentation at this year’s Google I/O conference introduced no new hardware to compete with Apple devices, but it did feature improvements to Google apps and services used by many Apple users, including Gmail, Google Photos, Google Maps, Google News, and Google Assistant.
Momenta's Agenda provides novel ways of organizing projects and tasks within a note-taking system that can link to several other Mac apps. It offers a different subscription model that doesn’t expire purchased features. But it has been out only since the end of 2017, and still suffers from some bugs and limitations.
If you’re skeptical of robotic vacuums, but tired of dealing with dirty floors, the affordable Ecovacs Deebot N79 and N79S are worth your consideration.
Provides performance and usability improvements for the financial management app. ($34.99/$49.99/$74.99 annual subscription, free update)