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Review roundup: All the Mac apps in GemFest 2014

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Today's the last day of our annual GemFest. You can check this handy chart to see the featured apps. Our regular Mac Gems column rotation continues next week.

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Screenshot FX review: Take precise screenshots on your Mac

Screenshot FX gives your Mac the ability to map a specific area that you want to shoot on your Mac's screen.

PlainTextMenu

PlainTextMenu review: Takes the fuss and muss out of cut-and-paste

This little utility can strip the formatting out of copied text that you want to paste into documents.

StorageStatus

StorageStatus review: Be a little smarter about how you use your storage

StorageStatus provides menubar access to information about your attached storage device.

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FruitJuice review: Practice good battery health with your MacBook

This little Mac app lets you know when you should and shouldn't plug in your MacBook in order to get the most out of your battery life.

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Disk Diag review: Get rid of unnecessary space-hogging files on your hard drive

If you’ve got a capacious drive overrun with unwanted hangers-on, Disk Diag offers a fast, friendly way to evict them.

FilePane

FilePane review: Expand the power of drag-and-drop on your Mac

FilePane's inventive drag-and-drop approach can be a true timesaver.

Power Adapter Alarm

Power Adapter Alarm review: Hey, your MagSafe adapter is unplugged!

This app works as an alarm should your MagSafe power adapter slips out of your MacBook's socket.

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iBetterCharge review: Track your iOS device's battery life while using your Mac

While you're using your Mac, iBetterCharge can tell you when you need to plug in your iPhone or iPad.

Memory Diag

Memory Diag review: Keep an eye on your Mac's RAM

In your Mac's menu bar, Memory Diag puts vital information about memory usage.

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Folderol review: Add color to your OS X Finder folders

Folderol colorizes the folder icons on your Mac.

Flexiglass

Flexiglass review: Control OS X windows with your keyboard and multitouch gestures

Flexiglass is an intriguing implementation of the Mac’s accessibility features, and worth trying if you’re interested in simpler window movement.

Powershot

Powershot 1.5 review: Annotate your screenshots as you shoot them

Powershot is a screen capture utility with annotation tools and flexible file-saving features.