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5 Pricey Mac Apps to Add to Your Wish List

Earlier, I told you about five Mac Apps that you should download now, but for every one of those, there are hundreds more to check out. Some of you may have been thinking that the Mac App store would be just like the iTunes store — fun and cheap apps — but it's like a high-end department store where some major cash can be dropped. For example, all of the iLife apps have been split up to purchase alone (iPhoto will run you $15), and there are other apps that act more like software you'd buy for serious work or productivity. Check out these five apps I'd love to buy, but will be adding to my wish list for now.

  • TapeDeck ($25) — This cool audio recorder looks like a mixed tape and seems super easy to use. Just click "record" and your tape starts rolling (or, recording). Once you record more than one "tape," they'll start to pile up and look just like your old music tower.
  • Debt Quencher ($15) — I may go into debt by buying this app, but it seems helpful enough. Just enter in three numbers, and Debt Quencher will tell you how to pay down your debt fast.

See the rest of the list after the break.

  • YummySoup! ($15) — Manage all of your recipes in this good-looking app that also allows you to share them via email, even publish your own recipe book through Apple!
  • rubiTrack ($39) — This intense-looking exercise monitor allows you to track your indoor and outdoor activities, works with many Garmin GPS devices to give you accurate mileage, and shows your progress over a period of time. This would be a great app to manage your New Year's resolution to get fit, but unfortunately the price seems a bit too high for the average user.
  • Pixelmator ($30) — At first glance, this image editor looks quite similar to Photoshop, since it comes with tons of tools and even lets you work in layers. Its clean lines are very attractive, and if it's not as heavy as Photoshop (meaning, if it doesn't use up so much processing power), then it just might be worth the investment.
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