Don't-Miss Utility software Stories
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).
Sticky Notifications lets you use Mountain Lion's Notification Center to post simple reminders for yourself.
The latest version of Nuance's speech recognition program for Mac features a new transcription feature that users have been waiting for.
Automatic Launch Object Detection is a clever utility that notifies you whenever an application or installer installs a background process.
Several utilities can pipe alerts from Growl to Notification Center. None performs that task more capably than the free Bark plug-in.
This single-task app can help you remember the birthdays of Facebook friends and other contacts, but that comes with the price of shameless self-promotion.
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.
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.
These iOS apps can help you track changing weather conditions and formulate a plan in the event of a natural disaster.
Battery Status’s menu icon displays a graphical representation of the battery level of your Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse, or Wireless Keyboard.
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.
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 can group system log entries by application or process, something you can only do in your Mac's native Console by running searches.