Don't-Miss Apps Stories

The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Software

The Macworld staff reveals our top software picks of the year.

Break Time reminds you to take five

Sitting in front of your computer all day can be wearing. BreakTime reminds you to take frequent breaks.

Gems for a Steal, Redux

A new Mac software bundle offers a number of Mac Gems favorites, as well as other titles, for a bargain of a price.

Dragon Express 1.0: An inexpensive way to discover speech recognition

Dragon Express provides a handy, easy-to-use way to dictate occasional texts and transfer them to your applications

The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Software

The Macworld staff reveals our top software picks of the year.

Inpaint makes it easy to remove objects from your photos

For those without the Photoshop chops to remove unwanted objects and blemishes from photos, Inpaint offers a simple alternative.

NetSpot helps you optimize your Wi-Fi networks

NetSpot is a remarkable aid in laying out even a small-home Wi-Fi network, using a Mac laptop as your wireless-survey tool.

Wacom Inkling makes pretty pictures, but software is sluggish

The Wacom Inkling offers artists a wonderful option for physically sketching and creating first-draft drawings they can later upload as vector images. The Inkling's software component, however, makes working with these images a slow and cumbersome process.

Gem Update: Printopia 2.1.5 offers major improvements to a Gems favorite

Ecamm Network took one of our favorite utilities, Printopia, and made it even better. Printopia still lets you print to any Mac-shared printer from your iOS devices, but it now lets you "print" to Mac applications and PDF Workflows, password-protect your virtual printers, and even print from other Macs.

PandaBar is a nifty Pandora client for Mac

PandaBar is a nifty menu-bar player for the Pandora streaming-music service.

Subplot helps writers focus on characters, plot

Subplot is designed to help you focus on creative writing.

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.

Day One is a polished journaling tool

Bloom Built has put together a polished journaling tool for storing your personal thoughts and experiences.