Don't-Miss Web & communication software Stories
'Tis the season to recognize great products here at Macworld, and with the annual Eddy Awards and App Gems Awards out of the way, it's time to take a look at 2010's best affordable software: the Mac Gems of the Year.
If Apple’s Mail is the affordable hatchback of e-mail clients, Postbox 2 is the category’s luxury sedan. Handsomely appointed with why-didn’t-anyone-think-of-this-sooner features, Postbox seems to anticipate and serve your every e-mail need.
MailHub is a Mail plug-in that adds powerful features for managing your e-mail messages.
Herald is an e-mail-notification utility that lets you monitor incoming e-mail messages while you work in other programs.
Sparrow is a dedicated e-mail client designed specifically for Gmail accounts.
This mobile browser takes a little getting used to. But if you're willing to give it some time, you'll be impressed by the power and speed of 360 Web Browser -- so much so that the Safari app may soon pale by comparison.
Online meeting service offers basic tools, but also a clunky interface and a few bugs.
IBM's online conferencing service takes care of the basics, but it's missing several features its competitors offer.
QuoteFix is a plug-in for Mac OS X's Mail that "fixes" replies and forwarded messages by placing replies below quoted text, stripping previous signatures, and removing quotes above a certain level.
E-mail client and personal information manager leaves Entourage behind.
While Livecage offers a range of online broadcasting and conferencing tools, the service lacks cohesion and polish. If you’re looking to sell videos, you might persevere though the slap-dash interface. But for media sharing and online conferencing, most users will want to look elsewhere.
Need to have a meeting? Don't want to fly everyone to the same place? WebEx offers just about every online conferencing tool you could want.
An online conferencing service that specializes in delivering high-resolution files quickly.
Online conferencing service fine for simple meetings, but lacks some more advanced features.
This app focuses on helping you navigate your e-mail without having to look at your phone's screen. And while there's a clever concept behind this text-to-voice e-mail reader, it simply doesn't prove to be very useful in practice.