Don't-Miss Macs Stories

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

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.

ShrinkIt shrinks your PDFs

ShrinkIt is a free utility that uses OS X's built-in PDF-processing functionality to reduce the size of many PDF files with no loss in quality.

Now X

Now X, once the standard for Mac contact management and calendaring, is a program that doesn't rise anywhere near the level of its predecessor.

ArtRage Studio Pro 3

ArtRage Studio Pro 3.0.5 does an excellent job of recreating the subtle nuances of natural media on a digital canvas.

BashFlash handles misbehaving Flash

BashFlash is a nice complement to ClickToFlash, letting you monitor excessive Flash CPU usage and kill the Flash plug-in without affecting Safari.

PrintMaster Platinum 2.0

Consumer oriented art program lets you create many kinds of commonplace documents from greeting cards to calendars.

Dragon Age: Origins

You’ll spend a lot of time in Dragon Age: Origins covered in blood. The game is morbid and a bit humorous, but this fantasy role playing game is a a major step forward for the genre.

Freedom locks down the Internet so you can work

If you've ever found the Internet to be a bane to your productivity, Freedom can help. This utility lets you temporarily block Internet access so you can get some work done.

MailTones for iPhone

Most users who utilize -- or at the very least monitor -- their e-mail on the iPhone or iPod touch will likely find this audio e-mail notification app quite useful.

Google Email Uploader gets your old e-mail into Gmail

Google Email Uploader, a free, open-source utility, lets you easily upload your desktop e-mail messages to a Google Apps-hosted Gmail account.