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I Love Stars 3.5.3

I Love Stars puts iTunes' rating scale right in your menu bar. If a track already has a rating, you see that rating without having to switch to iTunes.

Painter 12

If you're diving into Corel Painter's signature paint can for the first time -- and even if you're not -- Painter 12 is the user-friendliest version yet. Lesa Snider gives us the lowdown on the new Painter upgrade.

MiRow 1.0.6

MiRow is a Front Row add-on that brings added functionality such as Hulu, Netflix, and Last.fm to Front Row.

Audition CS5.5

Adobe's latest Mac-compatible professional audio editor is a welcome step up from Soundbooth, but missing features make it less than a perfect fit for musicians and some audio pros.

Final Cut Pro X takes a radical new approach

With Final Cut Pro X, Apple has once again set out to completely re-invent the video industry. This is a truly groundbreaking release, says reviewer Gary Adcock. Here's the lowdown.

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.