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iNet offers an easy-to-use summary of information, beautifully presented, about your network and the devices on it.
FreeSpace is a handy menu-bar utility for keeping an eye on your free drive space, as well as for quickly accessing and unmounting volumes.
Looking for an easier way to add events and tasks to your calendars, and to get a quick overview of your schedule? QuickCal is an inexpensive solution.
Since we originally reviewed Fantastical and Moom, these Mac Gems have seen significant updates that warrant another look, as well as new ratings.
With gfxCardStatus, you can see when your dual-video-card-equipped MacBook Pro uses each GPU. You can even force the laptop to use integrated graphics when you're trying to conserve battery power.
RestoreMeNot lets you disable Lion's Resume feature for particular applications, leaving it active for the rest.
Between recognizing where you're at and letting you manually change groups of settings, Sidekick avoids most of the tedium of adapting your Mac to your current location.
Reeder for Mac is a breath of fresh air in the crowded market for Google Reader and RSS clients, offering a healthy dose of features polished up with an interface that shows the program's iOS roots.
Selectively removing color from an image can create stunning results. Color Splash Studio focuses on such selective desaturation, and it does that job incredibly well.
Analog, a Mac app, lets you easily create low-fi versions of your photographs using beautiful effects.
Smarts helps you manage iTunes's smart playlists by letting you create playlist templates, archive infrequently used smart playlists, and export smart playlists in an iTunes-compatible format.
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.
Padlock lets you lock your Mac's screen, either by putting the display to sleep or by starting the screensaver, using the keyboard.
If you need to temporarily pause your music listening, Take Five resumes playback automatically, avoiding the all-too-common realization that you've been listening to nothing because you forgot to press Play again. It also provides a useful informational display for identifying tracks.
Dragon Dictate has taken a big leap forward with this new version, finally offering the ability to dictate and edit simultaneously in Word documents.