Don't-Miss Apps Stories

VMware Fusion 4 makes Windows-on-Mac easy

Updated virtualization app makes it easier than ever to install and run Windows on your Mac.

iNet is a must-have for network monitoring and troubleshooting

iNet offers an easy-to-use summary of information, beautifully presented, about your network and the devices on it.

FreeSpace lets you monitor and manage your drives

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.

QuickCal makes it easy to add to and view your calendars

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.

Gems Revisited: Fantastical 1.1 and Moom 2.3.1

Since we originally reviewed Fantastical and Moom, these Mac Gems have seen significant updates that warrant another look, as well as new ratings.

gfxCardStatus 2.1

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.

Promising Prospect: RestoreMeNot

RestoreMeNot lets you disable Lion's Resume feature for particular applications, leaving it active for the rest.

Sidekick 4.0.3

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 1.1.2

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.

Color Splash Studio 1.0

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 1.0

Analog, a Mac app, lets you easily create low-fi versions of your photographs using beautiful effects.

Smarts 1.0 for iTunes

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.

Mac OS X Lion Server

The ninth major release of Appleā€™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.