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The Fujiya laptop bag is aimed at vegans and the eco-conscious, thanks to its leather-free construction, but it's an excellent bag--both stylish and practical--that's easy to recommend to anyone.
These are some of the productivity tools that caught our eye on the show floor at last week's Macworld | iWorld.
Chronicle is one of the slickest finance apps available for the Mac. It’s easy to use and easy on the eyes, and it’s worthy of a spot on anyone’s Dock.
OmniPlan is designed to help you take in the broad view of a project while still keeping you focused on the details necessary to make sure all your resources are in place and the project is completed on time.
Parallels 7 is a fast, stable, and highly customizable way to virtually run Windows on a Mac.
The ninth major release of Apple’s server operating system is as big a change as the change from OS X Server 1.0 to OS X Server 10.0. In many ways, Mac OS X Lion Server (version 10.7) succeeds, but it is hampered by UI annoyances and inconsistencies that will probably be fixed in future updates. But right now, using Lion Server is a tad more maddening than it should be.
If you didn’t know how things could and should be, QuickBooks 2012 for Mac would seem like a pretty good product. Unfortunately, the knowledge that QuickBooks could be better (and isn’t) makes QuickBooks 2012 for Mac something less than the ideal accounting and business finance application.
This app for creating interactive meeting agendas shows some promise, but it needs better formatting tools and features that make published agendas available to a broader range of meeting attendees.
While Opera 11.5 calls itself a browser, it feels like it really wants to be more than that. But in trying to do so, this perpetual innovator’s latest version falls short.
Bare-bones $3 Mac application for quickly switching between two screen-brightness settings.
Space Gremlin 1.2 is a a swift, excellent file management tool that gives you analytical data about your hard drive and facilitates a number of simple actions. It’s easy to use, attractive to look at, informative, and best of all, it just works.
Safari 5.1 gives Apple’s browser enough horsepower to hold its own against rivals in day-to-day browsing. More importantly, its new features truly distinguish it from the pack, making Safari 5.1 a great step up from its predecessor.
Task Till Dawn is Java-based freeware that will launch applications, open files, run shell scripts; if you can double click on it in the Finder, Task Till Dawn will open it for you on whatever schedule you set, and scheduling is what this application is all about.
Minutes is a timer application. Each timer is its own window, with the time remaining for the timer and the time it will go off.
Captur is a lightweight menu-bar applet that makes taking screenshots easy. It's a handy application for anyone seeking an simpler way to take screenshots on their Mac.