Mac apps are not a dime a dozen. Sometimes an app is free. For example, if you’re a Mac user on a budget, then getting some bang for no bucks is what you’re after, right?
That’s why you come to Mac360 and visit the Value Vixen’s stash of free Mac apps. Got photos? Get ToyViewer. It’s free. It’s a crazy name (because you can’t view toys). It opens images. It edits images. It’s got palettes.
Free To View You And Me
When I’m shopping for bargains I start with the price tag. If it’s free or lower in price than similar apps, I look closely. Look closely at ToyViewer (and forget the name; think of it a viewer).
ToyViewer is an image and photo viewer.
It also edits. It’s loaded with tools.
Do you like floating palettes? You’ll love ToyViewer. I don’t recall seeing a more useful, lower priced Mac app with more floating palettes than ToyViewer.
What does it do? TV opens almost any image file you can open on a Mac. Then, you get a bewildering array of palettes and tools so you can adjust the aforementioned image.
Lest you think the image above is a single app window, look closer. It’s a bunch of palettes sticking close together to stay warm during a cold winter.
There’s a palette of tools to resize images, another palette for color adjustments, another inspector palette so you know what you’re editing inside and out.
It reads about any image format you can find, from .tiff and .gif, to .png and .jpg, and some I never heard of like .xbm and .ppm, but others such as .pict and .pcx.
There’s yet another palette of tools to set custom dither patterns.
You get the idea. Lots of palettes. Lots of tools.
If you get lost and can’t find a particular palette (they float around, and I’m sure they’re breeding behind a window somewhere), there’s pull down menus, too.
Over a dozen effects can be dropped into an image or photo with a click. Each menu selection opens a palette to the front of your screen. ToyViewer has a few other nifty features, including the every lovely full screen viewing mode, and the ability to test an image as a Desktop image (wallpaper) for your Mac.
Not bad for free, huh? ToyViewer is pretty slick as free graphic apps go.