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Configure Streambox to use the media keys (previous track, play/pause, next track) on your keyboard or, if you prefer, assign keyboard shortcuts to those actions and more.
Klammer helps you unpackage Winmail.dat and MSG files so you can get to the important content that is wrapped up inside them.
MailTags 3.0.2 adds a superb level of functionality to Apple's native Mail that you won’t be able to live without once you’ve tried it.
If you’re a Civ fan then Gods And Kings will be an essential purchase. It enhances the main game with new nations and units, while the additional elements of religion and diplomacy make for a richer game that will keep you happily absorbed for months to come.
Clusters is a file-compression app that works silently in the background. When it finishes, you should notice no difference at all -- except that your total amount of free disk space is higher.
When you come across an address online that you want to import to your Address Book, just copy the text to your clipboard, open FormalAddress, and export.
If you can cope with the sensory overload then Violet Storm is pretty good fun. There’s not an awful lot to it, but it’s good, mindless fun for your lunch hour or after a few drinks down at the pub.
Bronson Watermarker fills a small--but vital--niche for those who need to create watermarked PDFs and images. You can even export your files as a single image to make sure that someone can't strip the watermark from your PDF.
Typingstats is a utility that tracks your typing habits and generates results like average words-per-minute and to the keys most likely to break due to frequent use.
When you launch Downloads, you'll see all the items in your Mac's Downloads folder, whether they are at the top level, or buried deep inside folders. This handy app keeps all of your downloaded items neat and organized.
Low Battery Saver warns you when your battery hits a certain amount of time remaining, and then shuts down your computer.
Set alarms and reminders with ChroniSlider by sliding your cursor across your Mac’s screen. This method allows for lightning fast input and less of an interruption to your workflow.
Looky is a menu-bar utility for quickly popping open a live view from your Mac's built-in camera--perfect for keeping an eye on who might be sneaking up behind you.
Speed Download is a download and FTP manager with features for both basic and more advanced needs. This is a highly useful app, which integrates well into Safari and iTunes, and can greatly boost your workflow.
It's time for our annual GemFest (a.k.a., Summer of Gems), so starting today and continuing through mid-August, we'll be reviewing a new Mac Gem every day (except Sunday). Some of the programs are simple, some more complex. Some will be niche-y, while others will be programs everyone should use. The one thing they all have in common is that each is a Mac Gem.