Don't-Miss Macs Stories
The aptly named Docks lets you configure multiple Docks and easily switch between them.
Gorilla is a deep and comprehensive set of tools designed to help you plan and execute the logistics of a video or film shoot. It’s targeted to independent productions from student projects to million-dollar features, as well as commercial and corporate video projects.
iBiz 4.0.1 offers very good, client-focused tools for tracking and billing the time you spend on your projects.
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.