The Soulmen’s Ulysses 2.0.4 writing app is dense, complex, and well-designed.
Opera 10 introduces several innovative interface ideas, some more useful than others.
Firefox has evolved into a beautiful, polished program that’s a pleasure to use. Check out version 3.5.
Caboodle 1.3 is less expensive than many rivals, but offers fewer features and less polish along with its lower price tag.
If you want the fastest browser on the Mac, Safari 4.0 is the hands-down winner. It lacks the endless flexibility of Firefox’s plug-ins, and it’s far less svelte than its rival browsers, but Safari combines raw power and a thoughtful, well-crafted interface to give Mac users the best user experience.
Circus Ponies NoteBook 3.0 is a terrific notetaking program bursting with useful ways to organize your life.
FileBrowse is a beautiful, well-made media browser program, though how useful you find it will likely depend on what files you’re perusing.
Increasingly, the airwaves around us are a jungle of competing wireless signals. Koingo Software’s AirRadar not only helps cut through the clutter, but also provides useful information about your wireless signal of choice.
Google Earth 5 offers a wealth of educational information in a fun package. Its nonexistent price also makes its minor inconveniences far more forgivable.
If you just want to write, without any distractions, a full-screen editor like WriteRoom could be what you need. Nathan Alderman has our review.
Nathan Alderman has some tips about how to unlock your creativity and make it across the National Novel Writing Month finish line, 50,000 words later.
Yes, you can write a novel in 30 days. And there are plenty of tools to help Mac users succeed at National Novel Writing Month. Here are tips, tricks, and tools from one NaNoWriMo survivor.
Writers who thrive on structure and need a solid framework to wrangle their copious notes will enjoy Storyist’s approach to writing. But if you don’t need quite so much detail when you write, there are less expensive and equally feature-rich alternatives.
Powerful and polished, Firefox 3 improves on its predecessor in nearly every respect. However, users may not get all of the dramatic speed boosts promised.
The program deserves credit for trying a whole new approach to e-mail. Given time to iron out its quirks and add planned features to its first-rate interface, this program could become a serious contender on the Mac e-mail scene.