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Mac Gems: Package-tracking app Deliveries breaks free of the Dashboard

Our favorite way to track all your incoming shipments is now a full-fledged Mac app that effortlessly syncs to iOS.

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What's eating up your hard drive? These 5 utilities tell all

No matter how slimmed down you believe your Mac's hard drive to be there are likely large files consuming space you could use for better things. These tools ferret out those files.

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Review: Extensis Suitcase Fusion 6 brings 'Fontspiration' to designers

Version 6 of this mature font management tool looks great on Retina displays too.

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Carbon Copy Cloner 4 brings increased usability to trusted utility

Carbon Copy Cloner, a venerable cloning and backup utility, gains new features and an improved interface.

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iStat Menus 5 provides more system information in a prettier package

If you routinely dig into the Utilities folder to learn about what's occupying your Mac's time, save yourself the trouble and purchase iStat Menus 5.

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Mac Gems: Recovery Partition Creator adds OS X Recovery to any drive

To use OS X's handy OS X Recovery feature, or to enable FileVault on an external drive, you need a special recovery partition on your drive. This utility can add it if the OS X installer didn't.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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