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TimePreserver 1.0

TimePreserver does just one thing: It creates a fully restorable copy of each Time Machine backup stored on a Time Capsule. But it performs that task well.

Skyfire Web Browser for iPhone and iPad

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.

AT&T Mark the Spot for iPhone and iPad

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.

Skitch 1.0.1

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.

Desktop Curtain 2.1

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 1.1.1

Caffeine is a simple program that keeps your Mac from dozing off when you're not using the cursor or keyboard.

Parcel for iPhone and iPad

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 1.5.1

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 0.8

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 2.0

Lyrica automatically finds and adds the lyrics to tracks playing in iTunes.

QuickCursor 2.0

QuickCursor lets you use your favorite text editor "within" any other program.

Mac Gems of the Year: 2010

'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 1.0.10

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.