Don't-Miss Web & communication software Stories

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.

Skitch 1.0.1

Four years in the making, Skitch 1.0 is a unique, easy to use, and well-connected screenshot- and photo-sharing app and Web service available for the Mac.

Opera 11

Big speed increase eclipses modest design innovations in Opera Software's latest Web browser.

Radium 2.7.5

Radium gives Internet-radio lovers a better interface and more features than iTunes for listening to their favorite stations and programs. It even works with a number of online music services.

Chrome 8

Google's Web browser is stronger, better, faster, shinier.

Lyrica 2.0

Lyrica automatically finds and adds the lyrics to tracks playing in iTunes.

Posterous for iPhone

Despite a few minor annoyances, the mobile app for the Posterous blogging service is a quick and effective publishing tool.

QuickCursor 2.0

QuickCursor lets you use your favorite text editor "within" any other program.

Mac Gems of the Year: 2010

'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.

Postbox 2.1

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 1.2.3

Herald is an e-mail-notification utility that lets you monitor incoming e-mail messages while you work in other programs.

Promising Prospect: Sparrow for Gmail

Sparrow is a dedicated e-mail client designed specifically for Gmail accounts.