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#1657: A deep dive into the innovative Arc Web browser

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.


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Acorn 7.4.1

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+)

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Alfred 5.1

Lengthy list of improvements for the keyboard-driven launcher. (Free for basic functionality, £34 for Powerpack, 5.3 MB, macOS 10.14+)

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Timing 2023.3

Time and productivity tracking app adds support for creating overlapping time entries. ($96 annual subscription, free update, 24.2 MB, macOS 10.15+)