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Promising Prospect: MailTabs for Mail.app

MailTabs for Mail.app, currently in beta, brings Web-browser-like tabs to OS X's Mail app.

Microsoft Live Mesh

This online storage service works fine for informal use, but its relative paucity of storage and inability to retain earlier versions of files makes it less attractive for groups.

Mercury Web Browser Pro for iPhone and iPad

From tabbed browsing to the ability to download files, this mobile browser offers features that improve upon what you get from the mobile version of Safari.

Mozilla Firefox 4

Firefox 4 isn't the fastest browser, and its interface still leans more toward wonkishness than elegance. But when loading and browsing, it feels far fleeter than the increasingly sluggish Safari. Firefox 4 offers fast, fun, full-featured browsing with few compromises, and it's well worth a try.

Syncplicity

Online storage service syncs Google Docs with computers, the cloud.

MsgFiler 3.0.1

MsgFiler is the fastest way to move, copy, and label messages in Mail. It also offers useful features for navigating and managing mailboxes.

First Look: Firefox 4 Web browser

For years, Firefox has trundled along at the back of the browser pack, a beast of burden laden with fancy features but lacking speed. Not anymore.

First Look: Zediva online movie rental service

Zediva has come up with an interesting concept: buying DVDs of the hottest new releases, and then 'renting' them to you in the shape of streaming from its DVD players to your computer or device. If it sounds a little weird, that's because it is.

Twitter for Mac 2.0.2

Some will never take to Twitter for Mac's obvious and dramatic iOS influences. But while Twitter's look and feel felt foreign at first, in many ways they're a look at the Mac OS X future.

DropCopy 1.6.8

If you want an easy way to transfer files across your local network, DropCopy makes it drag-and-drop simple.

Kiwi 2.0.2

Twitter apps look and function similarly, but each offers its own take on the best way to present (and compose) 140-character missives. YourHead Software's take, better known as Kiwi, is worth a look.

MacDropAny 1.4.2

MacDropAny is a simple utility that lets you use Dropbox to sync folders outside of your Dropbox folder.

Skyfire Web Browser for iPhone and iPad

Both the iPhone and iPad versions of this mobile Web browser offer a workaround to Apple's lack of support for Flash on the iOS platform. The apps work as advertised -- some of the time -- but serious surfers may find Skyfire's limitations frustrating.