Rob GriffithsSenior Contributor, Macworld

Former Macworld Senior Editor Rob Griffiths founded Mac OS X Hints. He's now master of ceremonies at Many Tricks Software.

Review: For charting data, Chartsmith is capable but outdated

Chartsmith is good at what it does—make charts. But it has a dated interface, and lacks support for many esoteric chart types.

Review: iPad spreadsheet Permanent doesn't really add up

Most people probably don't get too excited about a new spreadsheet app for iOS, but Rob Griffiths is not most people.

Siri vs. Google Search

Which voice-driven, iOS-based search tool is better? Rob Griffiths puts them to the test.

Why every Mac owner should use Fast User Switching

If you're ignoring OS X's ability to quickly switch among multiple user accounts, Rob Griffiths says you're missing out.

Why some apps belong in the menu bar, not the Dock

Some apps have started to put their icons up in the menu bar instead of in the Dock. Rob Griffiths thinks this is a great boon for usability.

What's wrong with the Mountain Lion interface

Rob Griffiths finally switched his main iMac to Mountain Lion. He likes Apple's latest OS, but he has a couple complaints, too.

Mac Gems: Miro Video Converter makes it easy to convert video

But if you’re looking for a simple tool for converting video between formats, Miro Video Converter is amazingly easy to use, and you can't beat the price.

Review: Parallels Desktop 8 vs. VMware Fusion 5

Both of them enable you to run Windows on your Mac. But which virtualization app is better? The differences are getting narrower and narrower.

Mac classics: Confessions of an Excel geek

How many apps have you been using for 26 years? That's how long Rob Griffiths has been using Microsoft Excel. Here's why.

How to manage your Mac's keyboard shortcuts

Many of us rely on keyboard shortcuts to work with our Macs more efficiently. But such reliance presents a problem: How to remember and manage all those shortcuts? Rob Griffiths has a few tips.


How to get the best price selling your used iPad

A bunch of online vendors will give you cash (or gift cards) for your old first- or second-generation iPad. Which one should you choose? Rob Griffiths has some advice.


The best way to run Windows on your Mac

When it comes to running Windows on a Mac, there are two main players: Parallels Desktop 7 and VMware Fusion 4. Which is right for you? Rob Griffiths runs through the comparison.

Parallels Desktop 7 makes Windows-on-Mac fast, stable

Parallels 7 is a fast, stable, and highly customizable way to virtually run Windows on a Mac.

VMware Fusion 4 makes Windows-on-Mac easy

Updated virtualization app makes it easier than ever to install and run Windows on your Mac.

Numbers for iPad and iPhone

Depending on the complexity of your spreadsheet needs, Numbers' newfound compatibility with the iPhone and iPod touch may fit the bill, though it's a bit of a tight fit on those devices' smaller screens. Still, the other features in Numbers make the app worth considering if you want to work with spreadsheets on the go.