Brendan WilhideContributor, Macworld

Brendan Wilhide is a frequent Macworld contributor.

Review: Attractive Locus Workstation standing desk an excellent choice

The Focal Upright Locus Workstation is a complete standing, height adjustable ergonomic workstation whose functionality is matched only by its sleek design.

Review: AltaMail is a modest improvement over iOS's Mail app

This mail app offers enough features to be an improvement over the built-in Mail app, though some of its peripheral capabilities don't impress.

Review: MoneyWiz for iPad a slick, feature-rich personal finance app

MoneyWIz is a full-featured, visually dazzling finance app with an emphasis on tracking spending through easily customized charts and a schedule of expenditures.

Review: MoneyWiz a sleek personal finance Mac app

Between easy imports, fast wireless syncing and a sleek and polished look throughout, MoneyWiz is a top choice in the Mac personal finance field.

LaunchMagic is a well designed app launching utility

LaunchMagic is more of a hybrid app launcher and organizer than merely a standalone launching app. The app has a visual style unlike others in its class, which helps it stand out in the crowded app launcher field.

Block apps from accessing the Internet with Radio Silence

Want to stop your Mac apps from automatically accessing the Internet? Radio Silence, a useful firewall tool, can help with that.

Keep tabs on your favorite social posts with Favs

Favs stores your Facebook "likes," Twitter "favorites," and other marked posts in one, comprehensive package.

Track your Mac's battery cycles with Sleep Monitor

Although several battery-tracking apps exist in the Mac App Store, few offer Sleep Monitor's visual graph, which is the most important feature of the app.

Organize your Address Book with FormalAddress

When you come across an address online that you want to import to your Address Book, just copy the text to your clipboard, open FormalAddress, and export.

Learn more about your typing habits with Typingstats

Typingstats is a utility that tracks your typing habits and generates results like average words-per-minute and to the keys most likely to break due to frequent use.

Set desktop banner alarms with ChronoSlider

Set alarms and reminders with ChroniSlider by sliding your cursor across your Mac’s screen. This method allows for lightning fast input and less of an interruption to your workflow.

Speed Download manages downloads and FTP to boost workflow

Speed Download is a download and FTP manager with features for both basic and more advanced needs. This is a highly useful app, which integrates well into Safari and iTunes, and can greatly boost your workflow.

Team Stream for iPhone and iPad

Both the iPad and iPhone versions of the sports news app from Bleacher Report have a few flaws, but they also offer convenience, helping sports fans keep up with their favorite teams on their iOS devices without subscribing to a bunch of RSS or Twitter feeds.

TraxItAll for iPhone

Though it lacks polish, this straightforward productivity app is a decent tool for tracking your progress toward meeting goals.

My Living Desktop uses video for your Mac's desktop

My Living Desktop is unlike any other application on your Mac. It is a hybrid live wallpaper and screen saver, a Zen moment in the midst of the cluttered folders of your computer.