Don't-Miss Utility software Stories

Lidpop 1.0.2

Lidpop gives your MacBook a bit of personality by playing your favorite sounds when it sleeps and wakes. Trust us: It's fun.

Launchpad-Control 1.3

Launchpad-Control doesn't solve all of Launchpad's problems, but by letting you exclude apps you never want to see in Launchpad, it at least makes Launchpad a bit more usable.

Packing Pro for iPhone and iPad

Packing Pro is a universal app for making sure you're ready for your trip. Unfortunately, the app is hampered by poor design choices and unnecessary complexity. A simple todo list app would suffice.

Scroll Reverser 1.4.2

Scroll Reverser lets you reverse Lion's scrolling by the type of device (trackpad, mouse, or tablet), as well as for just horizontal or just vertical scrolling.

Shortcuts 1.2

If you want more options for creating keyboard shortcuts than Mac OS X provides on its own, but you don't need a complex macro utility, Shortcuts is for you.

Alarmed for iPhone and iPad

Alarmed won't win any Apple Design Awards for its looks. But when you hone in on its functionality, the combined reminder, alarm clock, sleep timer app impresses.

Shade Control 1.1

Bare-bones $3 Mac application for quickly switching between two screen-brightness settings.

Space Gremlin 1.2

Space Gremlin 1.2 is a a swift, excellent file management tool that gives you analytical data about your hard drive and facilitates a number of simple actions. It’s easy to use, attractive to look at, informative, and best of all, it just works.

Task Till Dawn 1.6

Task Till Dawn is Java-based freeware that will launch applications, open files, run shell scripts; if you can double click on it in the Finder, Task Till Dawn will open it for you on whatever schedule you set, and scheduling is what this application is all about.

Minutes 1.0.2

Minutes is a timer application. Each timer is its own window, with the time remaining for the timer and the time it will go off.

Captur 2.2

Captur is a lightweight menu-bar applet that makes taking screenshots easy. It's a handy application for anyone seeking an simpler way to take screenshots on their Mac.

Minco 1.3

Minco is a simple utility that integrates closely with iCal and other applications to help you track your time.

KeyRemap4MacBook 7.3.0

KeyRemap4MacBook implies that it only remaps keys for MacBooks, but the truth is that it remaps keys for all Macs. Contained in a rough, spartan interface is a wealth of key remapping power.