Don't-Miss Macs Stories
Pushing escapism to new heights, The Sims 3 is an instant classic for anyone who's a fan of simulation games. The game doesn’t just allow for creativity, but imagination—something that is rare and laudatory in any form of entertainment.
Yojimbo is essentially a digital junk drawer: a place for stashing the stuff you want to keep handy. If iPhoto is where you organize images and iTunes manages your music collection, Yojimbo aims to be the bucket where you keep everything that doesn’t fit cleanly into other organization tools.
Shape Collage turns a collection of photos into a collage of practically any shape, whether you’re going for a traditional design or something totally out there.
As great as video sharing Web sites like YouTube are, they often don’t allow you to directly download the videos on their site. Web2 Delight doesn’t just make this possible; it makes the whole process positively painless.
Do you outline your thank-you notes, number (and then renumber) the items on your shopping lists, or use footnotes in e-mail? Then Mellel is probably the word processor for you. Writers of long technical documents will love the control that Mellel offers over outlines, cross-references, footnotes, table of contents generation, figures, and more.
You’ve probably heard about the Faces feature in iPhoto ‘09 that makes it quick and easy to find all photos of a particular someone in your iPhoto library. But if you don’t have iPhoto ‘09, iLovePhotos can give you a similar result for free.
With ViewIt, you can simply drop your camera’s photos onto the ViewIt window, view and mark what’s good with just a key press, and copy only those images to your Mac.
For image editing, Sumo Paint offers many Photoshop standbys. And best of all, this Web-based application is free.
Rife as Mac OS X already is with slide-show capabilities, PhotoPresenter builds onto those and puts many more options and styles at your fingertips.
If you want the fastest browser on the Mac, Safari 4.0 is the hands-down winner. It lacks the endless flexibility of Firefox’s plug-ins, and it’s far less svelte than its rival browsers, but Safari combines raw power and a thoughtful, well-crafted interface to give Mac users the best user experience.
Whether you’ve deleted photos, reformatted your media card, or had a card go bad, Klix recovers photos and movie files despite the vacuous state your media card appears to be in.
Photo Wrangler makes it easy to quickly scan through a folder of photos and sort them into separate folders.
Instead of logging in and out of different user accounts on your Mac, rooSwitch lets you switch users for only one app at a time by switching what rooSwitch calls Profiles.
Studiometry 6.1.7 is a sensible business choice because it combines some low-level accounting features with contact and project management characteristics.
Yum 3.0.7 is a solid, no-frills recipe manager, but its lack of some key features may have you looking for a more elegant program in the same price range.