Padlock lets you lock your Mac's screen, either by putting the display to sleep or by starting the screensaver, using the keyboard.
If you need to temporarily pause your music listening, Take Five resumes playback automatically, avoiding the all-too-common realization that you've been listening to nothing because you forgot to press Play again. It also provides a useful informational display for identifying tracks.
Yoink gives you a temporary place to stash files you want to move between folders, workspaces, or even full-screen apps.
Dan Frakes has recently dabbled with a pair of apps -- one from Five Guys and the other from Baja Fresh for placing fast-food orders from your iOS device. The Five Guys app delivers while Baja Fresh's iPhone offering should be sent back to the kitchen.
Lion Tweaks gathers a slew of hidden settings for tweaking Lion in a single window that lets you make those changes by clicking a few buttons.
Lidpop gives your MacBook a bit of personality by playing your favorite sounds when it sleeps and wakes. Trust us: It's fun.
It's easier than ever to install Lion, Apple's newest version of Mac OS X. But just because it's easy to get doesn't mean you should dive in head-first. If you'd like a little extra help, check out Macworld's in-depth guide to the installation process, available on the iBookstore and Amazon Kindle.
For using an external keyboard with your iPad on your desk or at a counter, the KiiPad stands out for its solid-steel construction, super-stable cradle, and stow-the-keyboard design. Provided you aren't bothered by its low-to-the-desk viewing position, it's a nice option for those who frequently use an external keyboard with an iPad.
Think you're using all the shortcuts your Mac has to offer? How about text-expansion? Dan Frakes and Kirk McElhearn share their favorite ways to use text-expansion utilities to save both typing and time.
Launchpad-Control doesn't solve all of Launchpad's problems, but by letting you exclude apps you never want to see in Launchpad, it at least makes Launchpad a bit more usable.
Scroll Reverser lets you reverse Lion's scrolling by the type of device (trackpad, mouse, or tablet), as well as for just horizontal or just vertical scrolling.
Accessory vendor Logitech has announced its latest Mac-specific keyboard, the ambient-light-powered Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac.
Apple has released a simple utility for creating a bootable Lion Recovery volume from any external USB drive. While Apple's instructions for using Lion Recovery Disk Assistant seem simple enough, there's a lot more you should know.
If you need to edit or process your images, you'll want a full-featured image editor such as Acorn or Photoshop. But for frequent resizing tasks, ImageXY is quick to launch, easy to use, and fast to finish.
The latest Mac mini models maintain last year's external design while overhauling what's inside and lowering the price of entry. The result is mighty appealing...as long as you don’t need an optical drive.