Don't-Miss Utility software Stories
Snapz certainly gets the job done, but there are alternate choices that are both better and less expensive.
If you use a variety of audio and video apps, you'll likely find Shush to be a nifty app. It gives you a systemwide mute control, making it quick and easy to mute your microphone, no matter which app you're currently using.
Kensington's Proximo uses Bluetooth-enabled fobs and tags that enable you to use your iPhone to find your keys or other valuables.
ForgetMeNot is an add-on for Mail that spares you embarrassment by making sure you really have attached the files you've referenced in your email.
Drafts takes much of the pain out of iOS's textual limitations, letting you focus on your text, rather than what you'll eventually do with it.
CustomMenu lets you create a custom systemwide menu for accessing favorite apps, files, and folders.
Little Snitch provides network and privacy protection in a package that's easy to recommend to an entire range of users, from beginner to sophisticated. It's easy to use and train, yet it’s powerful enough for demanding users.
By giving you extensive control over the menu bar, Bartender makes a key element of the OS X interface way more useful.
Mountain Lion eliminated the useful Displays menu extra, but Display Menu brings it back.
QuickRes allows Retina MacBook Pro users to quickly switch between screen resolutions.
This software tool makes it easy to find messages in extremely large Apple Mail archives.
ChronoSync is a full-featured and powerful utility for synchronizing files and folders between volumes or computers.
Today's Mac Gems review covers two simple add-ons for iTunes. One is an update to a previous Gem, and the other is new for Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8).