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AutoCAD 2011

This welcome back to the Mac version of AutoCAD is an impressive effort. Now bring it up to par with the Windows version.

Boom 1.1

If you're in a crowded or noisy environment and need to hear what's coming out of your Mac, Boom might be quite helpful. Boom is a software utility that boosts the audio volume from your Mac.

Grappler 1.0.3

Grappler is a nifty little Mac application that lets you download videos and music from YouTube and the Web easily and quickly.

Calibre 0.8.3

Calibre is an ebook manager, ebook creator, and desktop ebook reader. It's also a must-have tool for any bibliophile with an ereader and a growing library.

VidConvert 1.0.5

Video conversion can be tricky for those who don't know (or care) about bit rates, frame sizes, and so on. Reggie Ashworth's VidConvert 1.0.4 makes the process easy with some simple settings, but also offers fine-tuned control for those who want to tweak to their hearts' content.

WebsitePainter 1.4.1

WebsitePainter 1.4.1 offers a straightforward approach and some handy features, but other Web design programs may strike a better balance between power and simplicity.

Snapbucket for iPhone

Image-sharing service Photobucket aims to unify your photo editing and publishing experience with its new app Snapbucket.

TapeDeck 1.4

TapeDeck streamlines the process of making and organizing audio recordings. And does so with a user interface that will bring a smile to those of us who used an actual cassette deck back in the day.

Logo Design Studio Pro 2.1

Lots of folks need help creating a corporate identity for small businesses. This promising software package is marred by bugs.

Toast 11.0.2 Titanium

Despite some rough edges, Toast 11 is a very nice upgrade from Toast 10.

RapidWeaver 5.1

Realmac's RapidWeaver 5.1 strikes a winning balance between power and ease of use, and may represent a good successor for Apple's aging iWeb '09.

MacFlux 3

MacFlux 3 offers powerful, flexible, template-based CSS Website creation tools.

iStopMotion Pro 2.7

Stop motion animation package is fun at first but frustrating as you try to go beyond the basics.