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Hype 2.5 review: Tumult's 'love letter' update to its users is a triumph

Hype's latest update makes an already fantastic piece of software downright essential for those interested in building complex, scaling HTML5 animations but don't have HTML, CSS, or Javascript expertise.

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A Better Finder Rename review: Easily rename batches of files

There are plenty of Mac utilities that'll help you rename a bunch of files and folders all at once. A Better Finder Rename stands out for its combination of usability and power.

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Vellum review: App offers a sleeker way to build ebooks

Since the early days of the .epub and .mobi formats, writers and publishers have been trying to find a better way to make ebooks. 180g's new app, Vellum, offers the first glimpse of an easier approach, even if it's not all the way there yet.

Mac Gems: Little Snitch snitches on misbehaving apps

Little Snitch provides network and privacy protection in a package that's easy to recommend to an entire range of users, from beginner to sophisticated. It's easy to use and train, yet it’s powerful enough for demanding users.

Mac Gems: Fission 2 is a powerful but easy-to-use audio editor

If you're an audio pro, you've surely got multiple programs with powerful audio-editing features (and, likely, steep learning curves). For the rest of us, Fission makes it easy to perform the most common kinds of audio-file edits, including trimming songs, splicing tracks, editing voice recordings, fading tracks in or out, and creating ringtones.

Review: AccountEdge Pro 2012 a business standout, but shows its age

Its true double-entry accounting backend make AccountEdge Pro 2012 the best tool for business financial tracking and reporting. But this 12-year-old program could use a facelift.

Review: AccountEdge Basic offers true, hassle-free double-entry accounting

Missing time billing options mar an otherwise excellent basic accounting application. Jeffery Battersby has a full review.

Bark sends Growl alerts to Notification Center

Several utilities can pipe alerts from Growl to Notification Center. None performs that task more capably than the free Bark plug-in.

Review: Dear Esther is an interactive story in a gorgeous 3D environment

Dear Esther is a collaborative work of art; a blueprint for future creators of interactive fiction.

Review: MoneyWiz a sleek personal finance Mac app

Between easy imports, fast wireless syncing and a sleek and polished look throughout, MoneyWiz is a top choice in the Mac personal finance field.

Postbox offers a serious alternative to Apple's Mail app

Postbox 3 is a superb, and inexpensive, upgrade for those who want more out of their email client than Apple's Mail provides.

Chrome 21 is a browser built more for speed than style

What it lacks in surface refinements, it more than makes up for in raw power.

Maxthon 1.0 browser is fast, has roots in Chrome

A browser made in China that has made it to the U.S. and the Mac. Maxthon is a blisteringly fast, undeniably slick way to navigate the web.

DeepSleep hibernates your Mac to save power

If you use DeepSleep’s Hibernation mode instead of putting it to sleep, your Mac won’t use power or its battery at all, and your open applications and files will still be there when you wake it back up.

Desktop Tidy lets you hide and manage desktop files

To clear clutter from your Mac's desktop, Desktop Tidy keeps everything hidden, but also keeps it organized for easier navigation.