Don't-Miss Utility Software Stories

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Pastebot 2 review: Mac utility combines a deep clipboard with clever conversions

A new utility has features for managing copied items found elsewhere combined with unique additions that help in a world of text.

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The indispensables: More must-have items for your working Mac or iOS device

Working Mac's Jeff Battersby has more gear for your tech toolkit.

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Airy review: Easy to use YouTube downloader, but less capable for the money

A straightforward, easy to use YouTube downloader that gets the job done on your Mac, but there are more capable utilities with better features.

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First look: Little Flocker and BlockBlock help monitor your Mac's security

Little Flocker provides fine-grained control over apps accessing files on your Mac, while BlockBlock warns of persistently installed software.

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Shredo review: Securely erase files from your Mac with drag-and-drop ease

Permanently erase files and folders with drag-and-drop ease.

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Folx 5 review: How I learned to stop worrying and love this Mac download manager

If you frequently download from the internet, this app can help you manage the download tasks and the data your receive.

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Paragon Hard Disk Manager review: Total control of your Mac’s storage devices

For when you need more than what Disk Utility offers.

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Capto review: A bigger, better Mac screen capture utility

Mac utility expands on the abilities of the former Voila with a more robust set of tools for capturing screen or websites and recording Mac or iOS screens.

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Gemini 2 review: First line of defense against duplicate files on your Mac

Identifies duplicate folders, pictures, applications, music files, documents, and videos on your Mac and helps free up space by eliminating them safely.

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Dragon Anywhere review: Much more powerful than Siri dictation

Even though Dragon Anywhere can only take dictation inside its own app, it works better than Siri, especially for long chunks of text.

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DeskConnect 1.2 review: File transfer app rises from the digital scrapheap better than ever

First update in more than two years brings a much-needed feature and interface refresh.

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Speedify review: Faster, more reliable internet for your iOS devices

Speedify combines available cellular and Wi-Fi connections, seamlessly providing faster, more reliable internet speeds from any iOS app.

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Typing shortcut utilities: 6 alternatives to TextExpander

If TextExpander’s subscription service rubs you the wrong way, you have several options that you can buy—and one that’s free.

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TextExpander 6 review: A snippets subscription service that’s priced too high

TextExpander moves from paid apps to a subscription ecosystem with identical apps and an immature Web interface.

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Speedster review: Fast, pretty, and native way to test your Internet speeds

A handy tool for checking your Internet connection.