Last week, Adam Engst described an unnamed piece of software as “the most transformative app I’ve used in decades,” a bold statement that demands robust support. That app is The Browser Company’s Arc, a Mac-native Web browser with an elegant interface that provides serious Web workers with innovative productivity features. This issue of TidBITS is devoted to a deep dive into what sets Arc apart from other Web browsers and why it has become the central app on Adam’s Mac. Notable Mac app releases this week include Acorn 7.4.1, Alfred 5.1, Timing 2023.3, and Piezo 1.7.13.
The Web browser Arc has made a larger difference in jaded tech reviewer Adam Engst’s digital work life than any app in decades. Read his deep dive on what sets Arc apart from other browsers.
Improves the Clone tool to preview what your brush stroke will look like before drawing. ($39.99 new, free update, 21 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Lengthy list of improvements for the keyboard-driven launcher. (Free for basic functionality, £34 for Powerpack, 5.3 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Time and productivity tracking app adds support for creating overlapping time entries. ($96 annual subscription, free update, 24.2 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Updates VoIP capture support to ensure audio capture from Cisco Webex. ($19 new, free update, 24.3 MB, macOS 10.15+)