Don't-Miss Utility software Stories

Twist for iPhone

This free utility tracks your location and notifies the people waiting for you of your estimated arrival time. It's a great way to avoid sending redundant emails or texts and -- more importantly -- to avoid the temptation of texting or calling when you're driving.

DeepSleep hibernates your Mac to save power

If you use DeepSleep’s Hibernation mode instead of putting it to sleep, your Mac won’t use power or its battery at all, and your open applications and files will still be there when you wake it back up.

App Guide: iOS preparedness apps

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These iOS apps can help you track changing weather conditions and formulate a plan in the event of a natural disaster.

Battery Status displays the battery levels of your Mac's connected hardware

Battery Status’s menu icon displays a graphical representation of the battery level of your Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse, or Wireless Keyboard.

Track your Mac's battery cycles with Sleep Monitor

Although several battery-tracking apps exist in the Mac App Store, few offer Sleep Monitor's visual graph, which is the most important feature of the app.

SideFolders allows fast access to frequently used files

Create your own lists so you can have any folder and document hierarchy you want in SideFolders's panel without changing the locations of the actual folders and documents.

Log Leech offers a clean interface for viewing system log files

Log Leech can group system log entries by application or process, something you can only do in your Mac's native Console by running searches.

Use Timer Pro for Mac to set customized alarms with advanced features

Set stopwatch, count down, and alarm clock alarms with Timer Pro for Mac, and export alarms to your calendar or other apps to keep them organized.

Use CleanMyMac to free up space

CleanMyMac scans your caches, logs, language files, universal binaries, system junk, and trashes & leftovers to get rid of unnecessary files and free up space on your Mac.

Chrome for iOS nearly worthy of default browser status

Chrome for iOS is good—really good. But it's significantly hampered by a handful of flaws, some of which are out of developer Google's control.

Clusters compresses files and creates space

Clusters is a file-compression app that works silently in the background. When it finishes, you should notice no difference at all -- except that your total amount of free disk space is higher.

Learn more about your typing habits with Typingstats

Typingstats is a utility that tracks your typing habits and generates results like average words-per-minute and to the keys most likely to break due to frequent use.

Downloads keeps all downloaded items organized

When you launch Downloads, you'll see all the items in your Mac's Downloads folder, whether they are at the top level, or buried deep inside folders. This handy app keeps all of your downloaded items neat and organized.