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Automatic Duck ProDate DV

ProDate DV is a Final Cut Pro plug-in that provides a means to display date and time information only when you want it.

Strata Design 3D CX 6.1

While most 3D programs on the market play nicely with Adobe’s industry standard apps, none have thus far created an integrated system that removes the guesswork for its users. That’s the strength of Strata Design 3D CX 6.1.

iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner 1.0

iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner is easy to recommend for anyone who needs to clean up audio files frequently.

HandBrake remains a rockin' rippin' application

HandBrake 0.9.4 offers improved speed, a helpful preview window, subtitles you can switch off, and constant encoding. What's not to like?

Strata Foto 3D CX 2

Strata Foto 3D CX lets you use a standard digital camera to capture real-world objects as textured 3D models.

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.

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.

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.