Equal parts project manager, vector graphics engine, digital notebook, and slide deck, Zengobi’s Curio 8 makes an ideal tool for anyone planning something big, complex, and multifaceted.
If you don’t mind paying up for a studious second opinion on your writing, you’ll find Grammarian Pro2 X a lot more useful and thorough than Apple or Microsoft’s built-in writing tools.
This free email client from the makers of Firefox, aided by a legion of dedicated volunteer programmers, has more add-ons and customizable features than Apple’s Mail or Microsoft’s Outlook.
The previous version of Mail looked radically different from its predecessors. The new Mail 6 that comes with Mountain Lion seems nearly identical—its changes are small.
Postbox 3 is a superb, and inexpensive, upgrade for those who want more out of their email client than Apple's Mail provides.
What it lacks in surface refinements, it more than makes up for in raw power.
A browser made in China that has made it to the U.S. and the Mac. Maxthon is a blisteringly fast, undeniably slick way to navigate the web.
No matter how hard you try to keep your iTunes library tidy, sooner or later you’ll find cobwebs growing in its corners. TrackSift deletes non-existant files, isolates tracks that lack album art, consolidates genres, and more.
Under Mountain Lion, Safari is a blast to use, and its relatively few additions all prove worthwhile.
Firefox 14 lands pleasantly between Safari’s slick design sense and Chrome’s quickness.
If you don’t need the fastest performance, you enjoy marching to the beat of your own drummer, and you want one program for both web browsing and email, you’ll find Opera 12 a harmonious addition to your work and play on the Web.
Bastion resembles every other quest-adventure game since The Legend of Zelda: Explore. But Supergiant Games have made this game fun with inspired embellishments.
Curio Core is one of the more expensive organizer options in the Mac App Store. But it’s not the priciest; it offers a lot more features than many cheaper apps; and it presents them in a friendly, easy-to-learn package.
Seven years after its critically acclaimed and commercially ignored debut, Double Fine’s Psychonauts has finally made it to the Mac. Happily, this game is worth every second of the wait.
With November’s National Novel Writing Month almost upon us, Mac-using writers have no shortage of noveling programs to choose from. Black Mana Studios’ Manuscript distinguishes itself from the pack by helping writers craft novels with an easier path to publication.