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Chrome for iOS nearly worthy of default browser status

Chrome for iOS is good—really good. But it's significantly hampered by a handful of flaws, some of which are out of developer Google's control.

Clusters compresses files and creates space

Clusters is a file-compression app that works silently in the background. When it finishes, you should notice no difference at all -- except that your total amount of free disk space is higher.

Learn more about your typing habits with Typingstats

Typingstats is a utility that tracks your typing habits and generates results like average words-per-minute and to the keys most likely to break due to frequent use.

Downloads keeps all downloaded items organized

When you launch Downloads, you'll see all the items in your Mac's Downloads folder, whether they are at the top level, or buried deep inside folders. This handy app keeps all of your downloaded items neat and organized.

Launch Center Pro deserves a space in your iPhone's dock

Launch Center Pro is an app for iPhone power users. If you like keyboard utilities like LaunchBar on your Mac, you want Launch Center Pro on your iPhone.

Customize your Mac's battery warnings with Low Battery Saver

Low Battery Saver warns you when your battery hits a certain amount of time remaining, and then shuts down your computer.

Speed Download manages downloads and FTP to boost workflow

Speed Download is a download and FTP manager with features for both basic and more advanced needs. This is a highly useful app, which integrates well into Safari and iTunes, and can greatly boost your workflow.

NoteTote lets you download files remotely

NoteTote is a clever utility that lets you download files to your Mac no matter where you are, or what device you're using, when you come across the link.

CleanMyDrive lets you monitor and clean removable drives

CleanMyDrive lets you monitor connected drives and mounted volumes, but it can also automatically clean thumb drives and other removable drives to keep them free of cruft.

Codosaurus 1.3 for iPhone and iPad

We revisit the iPad and iPhone code editor after a recent update that takes some small steps forward and a big step backward.

Diet Coda for iPad

If you work on websites and want the ability to update them from your iPad, there’s no app better suited to that purpose than Panic's mobile code editor.

Promising Prospect: EdgeCase enhances multiple-display setups

EdgeCase is a unique utility that gives you the user-interface benefits of a single display when using multiple displays.

TransFire XP for iPhone

TransFire XP is meant to simplify chatting between you and your friends who speak other languages. Unfortunately, however, the app is uniformly awful.