Color me slightly amazed at the number of graphics and design applications for the Mac. Despite nominal marketshare, app developers continue to find new and clever ways to add functionality at a low price.
Here’s a look at three useful Mac apps for graphics designers, each a one-trick pony of sorts, each with functions which used to take many steps to accomplish, and each priced less than $3.
First up is Light Up. All it does is highlight part of an image or section of the Mac’s screen while dimming the area around the section. In effect, Light Up lights up any section on the screen.
Light Up lets you create rectangle, rounded, or oval areas on the screen.
Second up is simplyCircled. All it does is create a circle around a letter or number. Select the color of the circle, select the font, and simplyCircled keeps it nice and tidy within the circle.
SimplyCircled has more going on that meets the eye. Each character can be adjusted vertically or horizontally. Use a grid to align characters. Add a border.
Drag or drop a file or folder onto Icon Extractor and it, well, finds and pulls out the official icon from the app.
Three graphic designer apps for your Mac that you’ve probably never used that do what you probably need done, but not too often.