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Dropzone lets you quickly perform custom actions on files that you drag into either its menubar icon or onto its pop-out Circles.
Now that you and Mountain Lion have had the chance to get to know each other a bit better, the pressure's off: No more first date jitters. We're delighted you and Mac OS X 10.8 have reached this comfortable point in your relationship, so you and the big cat can curl up together, stress-free, and catch up on some of our biggest stories from the week gone by.
Tagit lets you add metadata tags to files for easy searching, either through Tagit itself or other apps that are compatible with the OpenMeta tagging standard.
Anyone who spends time in the Finder's Get Info window will find FileXaminer's attribute- and permissions-editing features a must-have.
The venerable Sticky Notes is still there in your Applications folder. But it's been joined by Notes, a much more capable note-taking tool. Christopher Breen checks it out.
You've been able to dictate text to your iPhone and iPad for a while. Now that capability comes to the Mac, in the form of Mountain Lion's Dictation feature. Lex Friedman gives you a tour.
With files, you may want to look at changes in source code, HTML code, or other data. VisualDiffer will spot these differences for you.
Finally, OS X gets a to-do app of its own, in the form of Reminders. It's yet another feature that has migrated from iOS to the Mac. Is it good enough to manage your tasks? Lex Friedman checks it out.
Apple sent out an email on Tuesday, reminding users of iWork.com that the service will disappear for good at the end of July.
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.
Apple's new category on the App Store should scare McDonald's and Starbucks, Microsoft is running scared from Apple's vision of the future, and Samsung's trying to scare off jurors.
If you frequently use Apple's iBooks Author or iWork apps (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote), Token can make your life slightly easier by giving you faster access to your documents, templates, and scripts.
Dropbox on Tuesday announced it was increasing the amount of storage available to Dropbox Pro subscribers, but without increasing subscription fees: Users of the $10-a-month 50 GB storage plan will now have 100 GB available at the same cost.
Digital filing company Neat on Tuesday unveiled NeatCloud, a business-focused storage service that includes an app for iPhone and iPad.
CommandQ blocks the Command-Q shortcut, displaying a bezel with a progress bar on screen. You have to keep holding the Command and Q keys until the progress bar reaches the end to quit an application.