Don't-Miss OS X Stories
Unclutter is an inexpensive Mac utility that provides you with a simple clipboard viewer, file storage area, and notepad. It's not terribly feature rich, but it gets easy jobs done.
If you'd like a simple and inexpensive tool for weeding out duplicates files on your drives, Duplicate Detective is for you.
Blue Microphones' Spark Digital microphone captures sound well and supports both computer and iOS recording. But its stand makes it more difficult to work with than it should be.
Muse is a terrific utility for those who love Pandora, and it may help improve the relationship with those who have yet to fall in love with the service.
GarageBand 10 could easily have been named Logic Light, given its acquisition of some of its more powerful sibling's finest musical features. But podcasters will regret the loss of some favorite features.
Jason Snell reviews Apple's latest Mac OS.
HandBrake can handle batch conversion of video files, but HandBrakeBatch makes the process even easier.
Cordless Dog's Stay ensures your windows stay where you want them. It's a useful utility for Mac users who switch between multiple monitor configurations, such as MacBook owners who connect to an external display.
CustomMenu lets you create a custom systemwide menu for accessing favorite apps, files, and folders.
Mountain Lion eliminated the useful Displays menu extra, but Display Menu brings it back.
Sticky Notifications lets you use Mountain Lion's Notification Center to post simple reminders for yourself.
In his comprehensive review of Apple's new Mac operating system update, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Jason Snell reports on how Apple's goal isn't copying iOS, but integrating new features into both of its operating systems.
We've written at length about how to create a bootable installer for Lion (OS X 10.7). Lion DiskMaker simplifies the process.