Don't-Miss Macs Stories
Bluetoggle lets you quickly toggle Bluetooth status -- and the Bluetooth menu extra -- on and off using a keyboard shortcut.
Tweetie was one of the first popular iPhone clients for Twitter to make the jump back to the Mac. The Mac version has many strengths, including support for multiple accounts and multimedia, but it also has its fair share of quirks.
Evernote 1.4 is a versatile tool for capturing a wide variety of information and syncing that information among a variety of platforms.
Some photographs would really look better as paintings. But for those who are not artistically inclined with a brush and palette, there’s Alien Skin’s Snap Art 2. This Photoshop plug-in is a one-click wonder that instantly transforms a mundane (or even great) photo into a unique work of art.
If you're looking to free up some room in your Dock, XMenu gives you menu-bar access to frequently-used files and folders.
Firefox has evolved into a beautiful, polished program that’s a pleasure to use. Check out version 3.5.
Meerkat takes some of the pain out of creating SSH tunnels, making it easier to make secure connections between computers.
If you’re looking for an easy-to-use antispam program, and don’t mind using two applications to handle your e-mail, SpamSweep 1.6.1 is a reasonable alternative. If you prefer a more integrated approach or you’d like more control over the filters used to sort your e-mail, you’ll want to look elsewhere.
Power Manager gives you many more options than Energy Saver for controlling when your Mac is awake, asleep, or shut down. It also lets you schedule actions such as logging out and switching to the login screen.
The ColorMunki product line achieves very good color management at a reasonable price. Both the hardware and software are easy to use and the digitizing features of the Design and Photo software make it an indispensable tool for those who need to match colors to paints, fabrics, and other physical objects.
This is one of the most clever and original strategy games out there. Plants vs. Zombies leaves you hungry-not for brains, but for more games like it. Let’s hope there’s a sequel taking root.
ScreenSharingMenulet gives you an easy-access menu for initiating Screen Sharing connections.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is arguably the best of the Harry Potter game series to date.
Color has reached a very workable threshold where most projects, most of the time, can be round tripped successfully between Final Cut Pro 7 and Color 1.5. Still graphics, speed effects, multicam clips, and other common elements no longer translate incorrectly between Final Cut and Color, a very noteworthy improvement.
With Final Cut Pro 7, Apple started with an already excellent market-leading video editing tool and takes it further with significant improvements that will benefit editors doing realistic day-to-day tasks, and enable them to get better work done even faster.