Reunion 9.04 is a top-notch genealogy program. It’s beautifully designed, easy to use, and a pleasure to work with. There’s enough substance in this new release to please longtime users and plenty of tools to get new users on the road to discovering their roots.
Personal Ancestry Writer II 69 may not be as snazzy as other genealogy programs, but it’s well designed, has excellent documentation and support, allows you to collect a nearly unlimited amount of information, and is capable of exporting your genealogy documents in a variety of formats.
Beautifully designed and built on sound organizational principals, Midnight Inbox 1.1.5 shows a great deal of promise and is an excellent tool for those who want to bring GTD to their Mac desktop. For the rest of us, the program needs more documentation and fewer assumptions.
DoorStop X Security Suite 2.0 is a best-of-breed program that not only performs the important task of decoding OS X’s built-in firewall utility, but also helps you understand its process.
Double-entry accounting for personal finances is interesting but unnecessary. If you’re in a business environment where double entry accounting is a necessity, you will need a program that’s feature-rich and easy to use. In its current iteration, FinanceToGo is neither.
If you’re not currently using or plan on purchasing an Intel Mac for your business accounting needs, AccountEdge 2007 may be a capital investment you will want to spend your bucks on next year.
QuickBooks Pro 2007 remains an excellent accounting application, and it’s just about the easiest accounting application you’ll ever use. The program’s new form designer is a welcome addition to the program and far better than what you’ll find in any of the program’s competitors.
Opera 9.02 is a substantial update to what was already a stellar Web browsing application. Features such as Mouse Gestures and Widgets make the application easy and fun to use, and integrated RSS, BitTorrent, and e-mail support make the application a worthy choice for all your Internet needs.
Interarchy 8.2 is a powerful and versatile FTP program. The program’s new look may at first throw Interarchy 7 users a curve, but the new interface significantly enhances what is already a first class FTP application.
MindManager offers an elegant user interface and excellent tools. The program provides myriad ways to graphically organize your ideas and share them with colleagues and collaborators.
Pages 2, the page-layout and word processing program included with Apple’s $79 iWork ‘06 suite, comes with more than 60 beautiful and versatile templates. Whether you’re creating a template for an auction brochure, a recipe card, or another project, the basic steps are the same.
Beautifully designed templates, extensive clip art collections, integration with iLife, and ease of use all combine to make Print Explosion Deluxe 3.0 an excellent tool for all your personal creative design endeavors.
OS X comes with its own built-in firewall. And while it's a pretty good option, there are plenty of third-party firewall offerings as well. Which one is right for you? We put half-a-dozen to the test to find out.
Are you leaving your Mac vulnerable to viruses, intruders, and other dangers? OS X may be more secure than other operating systems, but it's not invulnerable. Here are 18 things you can do right now to protect your Mac -- and your data -- from potential disaster.
DoorStop X Security Suite is an easy-to-configure front end to Apple’s built-in firewall application. When used in tandem with the Who’s There? log viewer and the excellent supporting documentation, it can help keep your Mac safe.