At Apple's annual shareholder meeting, the focus was again on CEO Tim Cook, who addressed the company's fortunes (and fortune), with some corporate-governance changes thrown in for good measure.
When Apple released Lion (OS X 10.7), Mail received its biggest overhaul ever, gaining many new and noteworthy features. The changes to Mail in Mountain Lion are more subtle, though there are some nice improvements, along with one significant omission.
Skip Tunes gives you a simple menu-bar controller for iTunes, Spotify, and Rdio.
Many Mac users will welcome the updated versions of iCal and Address Book--renamed Calendar and Contacts, respectively--offered in Mountain Lion. While they don’t fix all issues present in their Lion counterparts, each offers a number of significant improvements. Here’s a quick look.
Pacifist lets you examine, and even extract files from, installer packages and file archives. It also provides a number of troubleshooting tools.
If your Mac was released after Lion, it's not quite as easy to make a bootable Lion install disc or drive, but it's still possible. We've got the complete instructions.
WeatherMin provides an elegant display for keeping tabs on your local weather.
Clarify simplifies the process of making how-to documents and annotated images. It's great for professional use, but it's also useful for explaining a procedure to your remote relatives.
Smile Software has introduced an iPad version of its PDF-editing app, along with iCloud syncing of PDFpen documents for both the iPad and Mac versions.
Yoink offers a shelf for temporarily stashing files and content, making it easier to move your stuff between documents, folders, and drives.
Flexibits has released version 1.2 of its standout calendar app, Fantastical, adding multiple language localizations and improved event parsing.
Get comfort and big sound without giving up the conveniences of an inline remote and mic
Clipboard Cleaner is a simple utility that strips all formatting from the contents of the clipboard, either automatically or on command.
If you write in Markdown, Marked is a stellar add-on for previewing and analyzing your documents.
PopClip will appeal to both iOS fans and Mac traditionalists by making text-editing and -processing commands more accessible.