Don't-Miss Utility software Stories
Need to add a bit of text or an arrow on top of a photo, map, website, or PDF? Check out Evernote's free Skitch app, our iOS Staff Pick of the week.
This utility makes it easy to see what apps are taking using up your processor resources.
Objective Development's keyboard-based app launcher, file finder, and do-everything utility gets a new look and lots of new features, making it better than ever.
It's a small but vexing problem: Every time you move your laptop, you need to unmount any external drives it's attached to. Mountain makes it easier in a simple, but thoroughly customizable, way.
You may not need to use SSH very often from your iOS device, but when you do, it's Prompt you should turn to.
Battery Diag sits in your menu bar and provides easy, one-click access to battery information.
If you fret about going over your cellular data plan's limits every month, DataMan Pro is a great app for keeping within your means.
If you're looking for a clipboard utility that's affordable, attractive, and powerful, no reason to compromise: Check out Collective.
You'll find many OS X utilities that can rename a bunch of files at once, but Name Mangler is the most powerful we've tried, and version 3 offers some nice improvements.
This set of apps uses Bluetooth LE to transfer small snippets of data from your Mac to you iPhone or iPad. But the software has some quirks.
Does OS X's lack of an easy-access menu-bar calendar drive you bananas? You can get one for free with Day-O.
If you work with text, you owe it to yourself to learn regular expressions, and Patterns can help you do that--as well as figure out exactly what your search patterns are capturing.
Seven years since iOS arrived, sharing files, URLs, and other data between it and OS X is still a hassle. DeskConnect makes the task easier.