Even though summer is winding down, there’s still time to squeeze in a vacation or plan ahead to escape the winter weather that will be heading our way in this hemisphere soon and the new Kayak Explore app for the Mac can help you. Kayak Explore hit the Mac App Store earlier this month and suggests flights and hotels based on the trip type you select. It’s a very visual app, featuring a virtual paper map highlighting the locations of the presented destinations.
If you know exactly when and where you want to go, Kayak Explore may be a little frustrating for you since it’s really geared to be a fun way to browse current specials but it’s worth a look if you’re due for a vacation.
Skitch, an image editing and sharing utility, was recently acquired by Evernote and is now free. Previously, Skitch was priced at $19.99 and it sounds like Evernote is going to keep Skitch free for the forseeable future. If Skitch has been on your Wish List, feel free to grab it at its new, fantastic price of $0.
National Geographic released a new iPad app yesterday, putting The World by National Geographic in the App Store to provide a virtual globe for exploration by iPad users. The app includes photos from National Geographic’s impressive portfolio and information about various countries and points of interest, making it a bit more comprehensive than an app like Google Earth.
The World works only on the iPad and requires iOS 4.2 or higher.