Don't-Miss Utility software Stories
If you've misplaced your iOS device, Apple's Find My iPhone app can easily help you find it on a map, or remotely lock or wipe it.
This versatile app turns your iPad into a trackpad, while also allowing you to launch and switch between applications on your computer.
Regardless of how you feel about being an AT&T customer, you should find the carrier's app for managing your wireless account quite useful.
TextWrangler is an excellent text editor for anyone who needs to work with large amounts of text, text in large numbers of files, or both. It makes manipulating text a breeze, and its price just can’t be beat.
TimeOut forces you to take regular computing breaks, making you snap out of your computer daze by gently fading your screen at regular intervals.
TimeTable extracts your billable hours from iCal events and calculates your fees for invoicing.
Neither of these apps for letting your family and friends know your location is flashy, but they get the job done reasonably well.
Your iPhone or iPod touch may come with a Clock app, but it's a pretty bare-bones offering. Fortunately, upgrading to a better clock application isn't that expensive, and Best Alarm Clock more than lives up to its name.
If you want an easy way to transfer files across your local network, DropCopy makes it drag-and-drop simple.
Sleepytime is a simple application that makes it easy to go to sleep to, or wake up to, iTunes music playback.
MacDropAny is a simple utility that lets you use Dropbox to sync folders outside of your Dropbox folder.
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.
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.