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Drive-cloning utilities: The best Mac apps for making a bootable backup

A good backup plan should include a bootable duplicate. We tell you the best app for the task.

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Network Radar review: Mac app checks your network health

Network Radar has a robust set of tools for troubleshooting your local area network.

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Contexts review: Make your OS X windows more manageable

Having trouble finding the exact window you need in OS X? Context give you the tools to find the window you want.

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Folder Tidy review: End the chaos of your unorganized Mac files

Folder Tidy works by organizing your files into folders, based on rules you define.

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LogViewer for Time Machine review: Find Time Machine info in OS X system logs

When Time Machine goes awry, OS X's system logs record what went wrong. LogViewer makes it easier to find that info in the log.

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Numi 2.0.1 review: Not your typical Mac calculator

Numi eschews the traditional keypad in favor of casual, text-based equations that let you see exactly what's been added and subtracted.

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SnapNDrag Pro 3.5.6 review: A superb Mac app for organizing and annotating your screenshots

Smart and simple to use, SnapNDrag Pro is an essential tool for anyone who takes Mac screenshots on a daily basis.

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Staff Picks: Sketch a little here and there with Skitch

Need to add a bit of text or an arrow on top of a photo, map, website, or PDF? Check out Evernote's free Skitch app, our iOS Staff Pick of the week.

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System Lens review: View app CPU usage with a click

This utility makes it easy to see what apps are taking using up your processor resources.

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LaunchBar 6 review: Do-everything utility gets (and looks) even better

Objective Development's keyboard-based app launcher, file finder, and do-everything utility gets a new look and lots of new features, making it better than ever.

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Mountain review: Unmount drives and volumes with a click

It's a small but vexing problem: Every time you move your laptop, you need to unmount any external drives it's attached to. Mountain makes it easier in a simple, but thoroughly customizable, way.

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Prompt melds yesterday's command line with today's iOS

You may not need to use SSH very often from your iOS device, but when you do, it's Prompt you should turn to.

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Battery Diag review: Monitor your MacBook's battery health with a click

Battery Diag sits in your menu bar and provides easy, one-click access to battery information.