Don't-Miss Utility Software Stories
An inexpensive utility blocks all network access for apps except those you mark when at Wi-Fi hotspots or using a Personal Hotspot.
Paste might be lacking in features, but its OS X integration is second to none.
iTunes is too frustrating to use for tagging files. Metadatics has a better set of features and is easier to use.
Is your Mac's storage device getting full? CleanMyMac can help reclaim gigabyte's worth of space.
Joe Kissell has tried them all: MozyHome, Backblaze, Carbonite, and Dolly Drive. But he keeps coming back to CrashPlan, Java app and all.
ControlAir uses the FaceTime HD camera to allow touch-free, gesture-based control over a handful of media player software using only your index finger
A utility analyzes a disk drive and lets you give unneeded files and duplicates the heave-ho.
If you've ever felt the pain of accidentally copying over something important on your clipboard, you need a clipboard manager. We round up the top options for this essential Mac utility, including launchers that serve double-duty.
Those frustrated with DiskWarrior's inability to deal with large volumes can now rejoice. DiskWarrior 5 goes 64-bit and adds new (and welcome) features.
Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack has long been a powerful tool for capturing audio, but its interface could be confusing. The latest version makes it far easier to use.
Waltr can put unsupported formats like FLAC, AVI, and MKV on your iOS device, right in the Music and Videos apps where you'd want 'em.
The $15 iOS app, Duet Display, allows you to use your iPad as an external display. Thanks to its wire requirement, that display is actually responsive.
Prosoft's data recovery software works as well as ever, while letting you create a bootable partition for emergencies.