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Unclutter review: Utility provides simple solutions to everyday tasks

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.

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Duplicate Detective review: Make short work of finding duplicate files

If you'd like a simple and inexpensive tool for weeding out duplicates files on your drives, Duplicate Detective is for you.

Spark Digital microphone review: Cool mic hampered by ungainly stand

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 review: Mac app makes Pandora even easier

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 review: Great tool for musicians (sorry podcasters)

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.

OS X Mavericks review: Free as in beer

Jason Snell reviews Apple's latest Mac OS.

HandBrakeBatch review: Easy-does-it batch video conversion

HandBrake can handle batch conversion of video files, but HandBrakeBatch makes the process even easier.

Mac Gems: Stay keeps your windows exactly where you want them

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.

Mac Gems: CustomMenu provides quick access to your favorite apps, files, and folders

CustomMenu lets you create a custom systemwide menu for accessing favorite apps, files, and folders.

Mac Gems: Display Menu brings back OS X's Displays menu

Mountain Lion eliminated the useful Displays menu extra, but Display Menu brings it back.

Mac Gems: Sticky Notifications posts reminders on your screen

Sticky Notifications lets you use Mountain Lion's Notification Center to post simple reminders for yourself.

Mountain Lion review: Apple gets its operating systems in sync

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.

Lion DiskMaker makes it easier to create a bootable Lion installer

We've written at length about how to create a bootable installer for Lion (OS X 10.7). Lion DiskMaker simplifies the process.

The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Software

The Macworld staff reveals our top software picks of the year.

Parallels Desktop 7 makes Windows-on-Mac fast, stable

Parallels 7 is a fast, stable, and highly customizable way to virtually run Windows on a Mac.