Don't-Miss Apps Stories

Nuance Dragon Dictate 2.5 now allows for dictation and editing in Word 2011

Dragon Dictate has taken a big leap forward with this new version, finally offering the ability to dictate and edit simultaneously in Word documents.

Promising Prospect: Yoink 1.0

Yoink gives you a temporary place to stash files you want to move between folders, workspaces, or even full-screen apps.

Identity Finder 5.1 helps keep your personal data secure

This scanning program is dedicated to rooting out personal information cached without encryption anywhere on your computer's internal and attached disks. It can also securely delete, encrypt, or move files with troubling personal details.

Lion Tweaks 1.3 lets you tweak hidden Lion settings

Lion Tweaks gathers a slew of hidden settings for tweaking Lion in a single window that lets you make those changes by clicking a few buttons.

Avadon: The Black Fortress

Avadon: The Black Fortress is like a time capsule waiting to be unlocked. The sparse visuals, uncompromising interface, and lack of tutorials will likely prevent those who cling to polygons and sweeping orchestral themes from embarking on its adventure. But those who venture into Avadon with an open mind will be transported to one of the richest fantasy worlds to grace gaming in many years.

Lidpop 1.0.2

Lidpop gives your MacBook a bit of personality by playing your favorite sounds when it sleeps and wakes. Trust us: It's fun.

GrowlVoice 1.6.1 brings notifications to Google Voice

GrowlVoice marries the power of Google Voice with the low profile of the Growl notification system framework, notifying you whenever you miss a text, miss a call, or get a voicemail.

Frozen Synapse features unique competitive tactical gameplay

Frozen Synapse is not the easiest game to get into, but if you put in the time, you’ll discover deep, competitive tactical gameplay that’s unlike anything else you’ve played recently.

Ancestry.com Family Tree Maker for Mac helps track ancestors

If having access to Ancestry is in your plans Family Tree Maker for Mac is definitely the offline/online program for you. When it’s caught up with the Windows version it should prove invaluable.

Tree offers a unique approach to outlining

Tree offers a unique approach to outlining by offering both vertical and horizontal organization.

Launchpad-Control 1.3

Launchpad-Control doesn't solve all of Launchpad's problems, but by letting you exclude apps you never want to see in Launchpad, it at least makes Launchpad a bit more usable.

Runespell: Overture RPG combines adventure and poker-like card play

Though Runespell: Overture may look like Puzzle Quest with poker, it... well, it is Puzzle Quest with poker. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Scroll Reverser 1.4.2

Scroll Reverser lets you reverse Lion's scrolling by the type of device (trackpad, mouse, or tablet), as well as for just horizontal or just vertical scrolling.