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Karissa Bell is a San Francisco-based freelance writer.

SGP's Dresden Klaus 9i offers basic protection for your iPad

This messenger style bag offers sleek, simple functionality.

Turn your saved Instapaper articles into podcasts with Readomator

This Instapaper client converts your saved Instapaper articles into podcasts with iTunes.

BeQuiet keeps your Mac's speakers muted

BeQuiet ensures that your Mac's external speakers stay muted, which is especially helpful when working in a quiet environment.

PhotoSweeper is a simple and efficient utility for organizing photos

PhotoSweeper aims to help trim down your photo library by analyzing your photos and finding duplicate and similar images.

Typist helps you correct poor typing habits

Typist teaches the basics of touch-typing through a series of lessons. It also includes speed drills and two courses that teach alternative keyboards, including the Dvorak Keyboard and calculator keyboard.

Use InstaBackup to backup Instagram shots to your Mac

InstaBackup is a handy utility that's well suited to Instagram power-users who want to back up their favorite lo-fi photos, or those who simply want a quick pain-free way to transfer their Instagram photos to their Mac.