Don't-Miss Utility software Stories

Remote Conductor for iPhone

Once just available for the iPad, this excellent app for turning your iOS device into a Magic Trackpad is now available as a separate iPhone/iPod touch app. It does everything Remote Conductor HD does, only on a smaller screen.

FastScripts 2.5

If you’re not a frequent user of scripts or workflows, FastScripts probably isn’t for you. But for those of us who count on AppleScript to increase our productivity, FastScripts is worth purchasing for its keyboard-shortcuts feature alone. But it also offers a number of other features that make scripts more efficient and easier to use.

ScreenFloat 1.1.1

ScreenFloat makes it easy to take screenshots that float on your screen until you're finished using them. It also stores all screenshots in a convenient library for later access.

Sapiens 1.2.1

If you’re more of a mouser than a keyboard jockey, Sapiens is an mouse-focused application launcher that offers an alternative to an overloaded Dock or unnecessary Applications-folder spelunking.

FileBrowser for iPad

This app for accessing files on your iPad is very useful, though it could be a more powerful utility if it was more iPad-like.

Fantastical 1.0

Fantastical is a nifty utility that handles most of the things you use your "big" calendar program to do, and its keyboard control and natural-language event-creation feature make it much easier and more convenient to quickly create new events.

Notificant 1.0.2

Notificant is a nifty combination of a Mac app, an iOS app, and a Web service that lets you set a reminder once and have it appear on all your devices. It's also a useful tool for quickly sending URLs and other bits of text between devices.

Palua 1.0

Palua is a simple utility that lets you toggle F-key functionality on the fly.

iSSH for iPhone and iPad

Not every iOS user needs an SSH app, but those who do will appreciate this indispensable utility for iOS device-toting system administrators.

Isolator 4.4

Isolator helps you focus on the current application.

Promising Prospect: HazeOver 1.1

HazeOver automatically fades everything but the active window, letting you better focus on the task at hand.

Capster 1.6.5

Capster, a Growl plug-in, notifies you of unintentional caps-lock presses.

CmdVees 1.0.6

CmdVees doesn't have nearly as many features as the more-advanced multiple-clipboard utilities out there, but for its more-focused goal of letting you store and quickly paste multiple recent snippets of text sequentially, it's in some ways more appealing.