Elevate is a mobile app by Elevate Inc., designed to improve mental abilities. To accomplish this, Elevate App has more than 40 simple, game-like exercises – the official App Store page even calls them games. When you first start the app, you have to tell the app what training courses you’re interested in. Based on this, you will be given a daily routine to complete, consisting of three to five different exercises. You receive a score based on your performance so that you can track improvement over time.
The idea is that your performance in the exercises transfers to the actual skills you want to improve. For example, one exercise involves reading a sentence, finding a word that can be removed without losing any of the meaning, and tapping on it. This should help you write more concisely.
Elevate App features training courses in writing, grammar, reading comprehension, vocabulary, math, and speaking. With a selection this wide, most people would find something they’re interested in. However, there is one small problem. Elevate is a strictly mobile app. There is no Elevate Mac version, or Elevate PC version. It is available only on smartphones. However, with this guide, you should be able to launch Elevate on Mac nonetheless. The guide can also be used to launch Elevate on PC.
VidMate is an Android application for downloading videos, music, and pictures. It has support for many popular platforms, most importantly YouTube and TikTok, but also Instagram, Vimeo, Twitter, and many more. Additionally, VidMate has several useful features to make downloading easier. It has an in-built video and music player to check out the content you’ve just downloaded, it supports downloading video in all available resolutions, and it can also download audio only. So, for example, if you want to download a music track from YouTube, you will be able to download just audio, in the mp3 format, without wasting any of your data on video. Even with unlimited data, this is still useful as it allows you to download music faster and eliminates the need for any conversion afterwards.
As useful as it is, VidMate is not available on PC, Mac, or iOS – it is Android only. And even then, you cannot download it from the Play Store because downloading content from YouTube is against Google’s policies. But maybe you don’t have an Android phone, or you do, but you don’t want to install an APK from a third-party source on it, or you just want to download content directly to your computer. What should you do if you want to run VidMate on PC or Mac? Read the guide below to understand your options.
PaintShop Pro is an advanced image editor developed by Corel. It has support for both raster and vector graphics. PaintShop Pro provides plenty of tools to its users, ranging from simple ones such as color correction and noise removal, to more sophisticated ones such as scripting and batch image processing, to cutting-edge advanced technologies like AI-powered content-aware editing.
PaintShop can work with RAW files from hundreds of different camera models, create HDR images by combining several pictures, automatically adjust and correct certain image issues, and much more. It is a very capable editor with a long history – the first version was released in 1990. Over all these years, the developers had time to not only add all these features, but also to refine them to work near-perfectly, with the precision of a true professional tool.
There is, however, a flaw in this program. To this day, PaintShop has never been available on anything other than Windows. And while the developers likely feel that porting PaintShop to other platforms would not be worth it, that doesn’t change the fact that there are people who want to run PaintShop Pro on Mac. Thankfully, there are a few ways to do so – learn about them in the guide below.
Free Cam is a free, easy-to-use application developed by iSpring. A lightweight program without many complex features, it is designed primarily to be a simple and accessible solution for screen recording. That’s not to say there aren’t any features whatsoever, though. You can easily highlight cursor, record voice-over, and trim videos using the program. You can also upload videos to YouTube without leaving the application – a nice feature to streamline the workflow. Overall, it is a great application for an aspiring YouTuber, or simply a person who quickly needs to show how to do something on a computer. Another thing to say in favor of Free Cam is that it doesn’t add any watermarks to the video – something that free recording apps frequently do to push people to purchase the paid version.
Speaking of paid versions, Free Cam does have one – called Cam Pro as it isn’t free anymore. It allows the users to record in higher quality and adds several useful features, like recording from a webcam, adding text and transition effects to the video, and uploading videos to the cloud.
Regrettably, both Free Cam and Cam Pro are available on Windows only. You can still run Free Cam on Mac by using BootCamp or third-party software, however – read the guide below for more information.
DesignSpark Mechanical is a free CAD software that focuses on mechanical design – that is to say, it provides tools that are best suitable for designing machines and machine parts. Despite being free, it offers many features typically associated with paid (and expensive) CAD software. For example, DesignSpark Mechanical has a library of various machine parts from different suppliers, and allows users to insert 3D models of these parts into their design. Additionally, if you’re using RS Components or Allied Electronics as your supplier, the software suite can also tell you how much these components will cost you. A variety of tools for measuring the geometry of created models are also included. However, DesignSpark Mechanical cannot natively run on MacOS – but this is not a problem as the application can still be launched in several ways described in the article below.
Autodesk Navisworks Manage software is designed to view, control, and coordinate architecture projects from other CAD apps (for example from Autodesk Revit). Users admit that the program is easy to use and set up and has a modern interface and decent technical support. Most frequently Navisworks is being used to view projects, identify the clashes and interference problems before the actual construction, rendering, and finalization. The program is officially available only for Windows users. Luckily, this is no longer unsolved trouble, read about a solution in the article below.
32-bit apps and games are usually developed for old operating systems, that’s why they have some limits, related to the architecture of systems that they were designed for. A 32-bit program can’t use more than 4GB and depending on the operating system the actual limit may be 2GB or lower. macOS Catalina was the first Mac operating system, that didn’t support 32-bit apps. If you will try to run a 32-bit application on Catalina, or Big Sur it will simply not start. If you wish to avoid these troubles, the most simple is to choose 64-bit native software for Mac, instead of using old apps. Leading software developers usually adapt their software to new hardware as quickly as possible, so sometimes you need only update the version of the app. But millions of users like to use old trusted, and usual programs, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe CS 5, etc. The price of the software package may be an additional reason. Anyway, if you still need to run the 32-bit app on macOS Catalina, you can read our guide below.
Bentley MicroStation Construction Management software is a one leading CAD software platforms for engineers, cost-effective and reliable. The scopes of the program are wide, therefore so many organizations use it for the design, construction, and edition of roads, rail, bridges, pipelines, buildings, industrial facilities, etc. MicroStation offers to generate virtual models of any project thanks to built-in features: animations and renderings. The main disadvantage is that you cannot download the native Microstation app on your Mac/MacBook because it is not compatible with macOS. But the software can be run on macOS with several steps anyway. Please read our article below if you wish to run it on your Mac.
is the newest, reliable operating system, that provides many advantages for PC/Laptop users. The main question is, can it be run on macOS: both on Mac/MacBook Air/Pro/Mini. Installation of Windows 11 on macOS may not be so easy task as an installation of previous versions of Windows OS. There are many reasons for this: firstly, trouble with Boot Camp, it’s impossible to use it on the new Mac M1 processors. It’s the result of the transition of Mac computers from old Intel’s x86 and x64 processors to new Apple-designed systems that have the ARM64 architecture. Many apps also do not run on new Mac computers. It will take time before developers will adapt their software to new requirements.