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Both the iPhone and iPad versions of this mobile Web browser offer a workaround to Apple's lack of support for Flash on the iOS platform. The apps work as advertised -- some of the time -- but serious surfers may find Skyfire's limitations frustrating.
If you're having issues with AT&T's network, keeping this app close at hand is a good idea. It's a handy way to let the wireless carrier know about problems with dropped calls, no coverage, and data connection issues.
Four years in the making, Skitch 1.0 is a unique, easy to use, and well-connected screenshot- and photo-sharing app and Web service available for the Mac.
If you frequently take screenshots, Desktop Curtain 2 is ideal for staging those shots. It’s also great for helping you focus on a single program when giving presentations or when trying to be productive.
Caffeine is a simple program that keeps your Mac from dozing off when you're not using the cursor or keyboard.
If you make a lot of shipments, this simply designed package tracker -- which includes support for 28 delivery services -- delivers the goods.
Find Any File brings the simple search interface of the "classic" Mac OS to OS X, and it lets you find files Spotlight doesn't.
Alfred may not be as powerful as Launchbar, Butler, or Quicksilver. But it makes up for it with a clean interface, straightforward configuration, and effective results.
Lyrica automatically finds and adds the lyrics to tracks playing in iTunes.
QuickCursor lets you use your favorite text editor "within" any other program.
'Tis the season to recognize great products here at Macworld, and with the annual Eddy Awards and App Gems Awards out of the way, it's time to take a look at 2010's best affordable software: the Mac Gems of the Year.
Dropbox is an amazingly useful combination of a Web service and a Mac OS X program that work together to make your data accessible from anywhere and to keep it synchronized between your computers.
OS X's Folder Actions are a nice idea, but not always so great in execution. Hazel takes the same concept, of automatically applying actions to items in folders, and makes it both simpler to set up and more powerful.
Tembo aims to bring the simplicity and features of OS X 10.4's Spotlight search, and more, to Snow Leopard.
How to solve a problem like too much digital media and too little space on your portable devices? ZumoCast makes it easy to stream music, video, and pictures as well as access your remote documents, all for free.