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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.

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.

Reason 4.0

Changes in Propellerhead's Reason 4.0 are subtle. There's a new synthesizer, arpeggiator, “groove” editing, and other improvements.

VirtualBox 3.1.2

The latest version of VirtualBox supports multiple CPU cores and accelerated DirectX graphics in Windows. But its biggest advantage compared to other virtualization apps is price: It's free.

First look: Boxee beta

Boxee is now available to all and sports a new interface. Here are the details.

Ulysses 2.0

The Soulmen’s Ulysses 2.0.4 writing app is dense, complex, and well-designed.

iPod extraction tool roundup

If you lose your iTunes library and need to copy files off your iPod and back onto your Mac, iTunes can't help you. But these 10 utilities can.

Record 1.0

If you're looking for software that’s focused on recording and processing audio, Record should be on the top of your list to consider.

BannerZest Pro 2.1

Easy-to-use BannerZest Pro 2.1 lets you build Flash-based slideshows for your Website.

Roxio Toast 10 Titanium 10.0.5

After many updates, Toast 10 Titanium finally delivers a stable version of the venerable, multi-talented disc burning and conversion application.

TypeStyler X (v.10.6)

TypeStyler X's breadth and depth of its typographic features and constant visual feedback make it perfectly suited for teaching many aspects of graphic design