Don't-Miss Productivity Stories

Edit file information and access privileges with FileXaminer

Anyone who spends time in the Finder's Get Info window will find FileXaminer's attribute- and permissions-editing features a must-have.

Use VisualDiffer to compare the contents of folders and files

With files, you may want to look at changes in source code, HTML code, or other data. VisualDiffer will spot these differences for you.

Personal Capital Web-based financial management

Minimal account connections hassles, detailed financial information, and the options to speak directly with a financial advisor make Personal Capital, hands down, the best free finance tracking app available.

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.

Watch your Internet usage with NetUse Monitor

NetUse Traffic Monitor keeps an eye on your Internet activity, displays it on a graph, and provides alerts to keep you out of the bandwidth poorhouse.

Use Token for faster access to your iWork docs

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.

Prevent accidental app closures with CommandQ

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.

Keep track of your digital media with Stock Keeper

Stock Keeper uses tags, license, payment, date, notes and other information to help you organize your files.

Organize your Address Book with FormalAddress

When you come across an address online that you want to import to your Address Book, just copy the text to your clipboard, open FormalAddress, and export.

Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.2 full of power features

Nisus Writer Pro is a word processing power tool. This power does require a bit of effort to master, but compared to Microsoft Word, Nisus Writer Pro is remarkably user friendly.

Nisus Writer Express 3.4.1 is a solid word processor, lacks high-powered features

If you don’t need those advanced, high-powered features, Nisus Writer Express is a very decent basic word processor.

Learn more about your typing habits with Typingstats

Typingstats is a utility that tracks your typing habits and generates results like average words-per-minute and to the keys most likely to break due to frequent use.

Bento 4 for iPad matures into a standalone data management tool

Bento 4 for iPad is a significant improvement to what was already the best personal database app for the iPad.