Don't-Miss Utility software Stories
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.
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.
Prosoft's data recovery software works as well as ever, while letting you create a bootable partition for emergencies.
You know that one song that sends you lunging for the skip button every time? Denied can skip it for you.
You tap out a calculation with the iPhone version, then sync the result over to Calcbot for your Mac.
Our favorite way to track all your incoming shipments is now a full-fledged Mac app that effortlessly syncs to iOS.
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.
Version 6 of this mature font management tool looks great on Retina displays too.
Carbon Copy Cloner, a venerable cloning and backup utility, gains new features and an improved interface.
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.
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.
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.