Don't-Miss Utility Software Stories


DiskWarrior 5 review: The most essential drive maintenance and repair tool gets even better

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.

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Audio Hijack 3's improved interface makes capturing audio a breeze

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.

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Waltr converts and copies just about any media file to your iPhone and iPad

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.

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Review: Duet Display brings fast response to the iPad-as-external-monitor game

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.

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Data Rescue 4.1 review: Same solid data recovery and a new BootWell feature

Prosoft's data recovery software works as well as ever, while letting you create a bootable partition for emergencies.

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Mac Gems: Denied auto-skips annoying songs in Spotify, Rdio, and iTunes

You know that one song that sends you lunging for the skip button every time? Denied can skip it for you.

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Mac Gems: Calcbot syncs your calculation history between Mac and iOS

You tap out a calculation with the iPhone version, then sync the result over to Calcbot for your Mac.

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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.