When it comes to Mac apps, I can be tempted with a low price, tempted with a colorful app icon, tempted with screen glitter, and tempted with a healthy list of functions.
Somehow, all those pieces managed to get stuck into a useful, functional Mac app called You. If you’re ever in a contest to display most colorful functionality on a single, cheap Mac app, this is it.
You. Because It’s All About You
The guys who develop You for the Mac have this thing about colorful clutter. You is an app that personifies colorful clutter, but clutter that’s intentionally useful. You know; as in it does stuff you can use.
Alarm clocks on the Mac are a dime a dozen. Maybe less. You is an alarm clock. But more.
Set it up and You can wake you in the morning and have a number of useful items ready on your Mac’s screen.
Instead of you having to open an RSS reader to see what exploded while you were asleep, or opening up a weather app to see how bad it’ll be outside today, You will do that for you and display it all on a screen sufficiently cluttered that you’ll squint to find it all.
One screen. Many functions. Plenty of color scattered among the reasonably useful clutter.
See? I wasn’t kidding.
You gives you plenty for less than the price of a trip to Starbucks.
It’s an alarm clock but has multiple functions. It displays time. Duh. There’s an alarm. An event planner. A date reminder. You also has RSS feeds so you can grab the headlines of your favorite sites.
Did I mention weather? Everyone talks about it, but nobody does anything about it. You simply brings you the weather forecast and conditions for your location (or another location—choose only one).
Cheap. Colorful. Functional. They developers who make You have a bunch of other inexpensive Mac apps. There’s a Contact Book. A Signature app. A Contact Bar app (so you can see your contacts on a map). And a bunch of clocks and weather apps. And one app to help you keep track of how much coffee you drink.
If you want to know how much coffee you’re drinking, Too Much Coffee will track it for you. This many apps from one developer means someone has too much coffee, so it’s a logical extension of a growing need to know.