Don't-Miss Macs Stories

Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition

The Ultimate Sith Edition is set in the years between Episode III and Episode IV in the Star Wars canon. Darth Vader has sent you, his secret apprentice, to track down and kill rogue Jedi.

FileMaker Pro 11 and FileMaker Pro Advanced 11

A year after the release of the FileMaker 10 database program, version 11 has arrived, with new tools and great new features that make it even easier to use.

Espionage keeps your data safe from spying eyes

Espionage provides a unique twist on encrypted disk images, integrating them with Finder folders.

iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner 1.0

iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner is easy to recommend for anyone who needs to clean up audio files frequently.

Parallels Desktop Switch To Mac

If you're feeling a little nervous about using Macs for the first time, the Switch To Mac Edition might well be worth the extra money.

Aperture 3.0.1

Apple has finally updated its pro photo management app, Aperture, to version 3, and there's something in this new release for every level of photographer.

HandBrake remains a rockin' rippin' application

HandBrake 0.9.4 offers improved speed, a helpful preview window, subtitles you can switch off, and constant encoding. What's not to like?

BrainDistrict LifeAssets

LifeAssets 1.0 offers an interesting twist on the way you view and plan for your financial future. It sets your focus forward, so that you can see where your financial future lies.

Status Screen Saver and ScriptSaver

While most screen savers are little more than eye candy, some provide useful functionality. We take a Mac Gems look at two screen savers that serve a purpose.

Strata Foto 3D CX 2

Strata Foto 3D CX lets you use a standard digital camera to capture real-world objects as textured 3D models.

First Look: Quicken Essentials for Mac

Rob Griffiths spent a couple days with Quicken Essentials for Mac, and offers his first impressions of the latest financial management package from Intuit.

MacJournal 5.1

If you want to organize and record your thoughts, have them all in one place, and keep them private, there's nothing better on the Mac than MacJournal.

Rocketbox enhances Mail's searching

Rocketbox is a plug-in for OS X's Mail that enhances message searching with advanced search options, by-person searching, better search display, and faster performance.


BillingOrchard offers some basic and occasionally useful features, but lacks what so many other, more mature, better looking Web-billing apps offer.

Movist plays your movies when QuickTime can't

Movist is an alternative to OS X's QuickTime Player for viewing videos; like VLC, it's based on FFmpeg, so it lets you play a number of media formats that QuickTime can't handle.