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Mac Gems

The very best in low-cost Mac software and hardware

The best Gems of 2010...so far

Price when rated: Free
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Price when rated: €24

Pros

  • Opens almost anything—files, applications, Websites, and more
  • Records clipboard history
  • Includes improved calculator feature

Cons

  • Can be quite complex
  • Learning how to get the most out of it requires study
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Price when rated: $14
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At a Glance

TextExpander 3--particularly with the addition of syncing--is a worthwhile upgrade. Just be forewarned that it'll take some time to set it up so it works just the way you want it to.

Price when rated: $35

Pros

  • Can sync snippets via MobileMe, Dropbox
  • Excellent tools for managing, searching snippets

Cons

  • Occasional performance glitches
Price when rated: $20
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Price when rated: Payment requested
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At a Glance

A solid launcher for mouse-oriented Mac users.

Price when rated: $29

Pros

  • Supports multiple docks
  • Can create clippings
  • Can hide docks as drawers
  • Supports document previews

Cons

  • Some basic functionality duplicated by Apple's Dock
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