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Screens is a portal into your Mac

Sometimes there's no replacement for sitting in front of your Mac. Fortunately, Screens exists to bring your Mac to your iOS device.

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A Better Finder Rename review: Easily rename batches of files

There are plenty of Mac utilities that'll help you rename a bunch of files and folders all at once. A Better Finder Rename stands out for its combination of usability and power.

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Duplicate Detective review: Make short work of finding duplicate files

If you'd like a simple and inexpensive tool for weeding out duplicates files on your drives, Duplicate Detective is for you.

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WiFi Explorer review: Find problems with and optimize your wireless network

WiFi explorer is a nifty Mac utility that lets you gather an impressive amount of data about the Wi-Fi networks within range of your Mac.

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Mac Gems of the Year: 2013

Our Mac Gems department aims to uncover the best in great, inexpensive software. Of the nearly 120 Mac Gems we reviewed in 2013, here are our favorites.

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Dragshare for Dropbox review: Menu-bar item makes sharing links less painful

If you share Dropbox links on a regular basis, or you're looking for an easy way to share files with others, Dragshare can save you time and headaches.

Hosts review: Simple System Preferences pane makes network tweaks easy

Most of us don't need to edit our Mac's hosts file very often, but when we do, the free Hosts preference pane makes it a snap to do so.

Liquid review: Utility simplifies many text-related tasks

If you ever search for, copy, share, or otherwise fiddle with bits of text (and who doesn't), Liquid will make your life a lot easier.

Quicksand review: Keep copies of your most recent files anywhere you want

Always keep your most recent files on hand thanks to Quicksand, and access them anywhere with the help of your favorite cloud storage app.

WavTap review: A free way to capture your Mac's audio

WavTap is a menu-dar utility for saving your Mac's audio.

TechTool Pro 7 review: A nearly complete set of Mac troubleshooting tools

Micromat’s TechTool has a great toolset for Mac troubleshooting.

LogDiver review: Get the data you need from complex log files

LogDiver is a utility for software development or system administration.

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Review: IDriveSync secures cloud storage

IDriveSync is an easy-to-use cloud storage and syncing solution that offers added security missing from some of its rivals. It offers both AES 256-bit and private key encryption, which will appeal to anyone who's weary of weak cloud-based security.

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