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Mac Gems: Inky offers a fresh, human take on email

Looking for a new email client? Inky's sharp design, smart features, and overall plucky cheerfulness may win you over.

Review: UnoDNS frees you to stream from other countries

UnoDNS surgically circumvents geographic content restrictions, letting you watch Hulu or enjoy Pandora from anywhere. Rather than tunnel 100% of your traffic through a clunky VPN that slows you down and caps your bandwidth, UnoDNS targets a small fraction of your traffic and modifies only the tiny parts it must change to circumvent geographic restrictions.

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Review: Dillinger.io is a simple Markdown editor that runs in your browser

With live preview, multiple themes, and no ads, open-source Dillinger.io lets you focus on your text and easily format it using the simple Markdown language, producing HTML documents with very little effort.

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Mac Gems: Vimari brings more keyboard control to Safari

With the Vimari Safari extension installed, you don't have to take your fingers off the keyboard to navigate websites and links.

Review: MailMate 1.5 is no frills, all business when it comes to email

If you live and die by email, MailMate may prove a godsend, especially at its reasonable $30 price tag.

Review: Twitterrific 5 brings elegance to the foreground

The latest update to iOS's oldest Twitter client brings an entirely new user interface, and a focus on simplicity and elegance.

Review: AltaMail is a modest improvement over iOS's Mail app

This mail app offers enough features to be an improvement over the built-in Mail app, though some of its peripheral capabilities don't impress.

Review: Thunderbird mail client offers freedom, flexibility, and drawbacks

This free email client from the makers of Firefox, aided by a legion of dedicated volunteer programmers, has more add-ons and customizable features than Apple’s Mail or Microsoft’s Outlook.

Review: Apple Mail 6 features better search, VIP email treatment

The previous version of Mail looked radically different from its predecessors. The new Mail 6 that comes with Mountain Lion seems nearly identical—its changes are small.

Review: SpiderOak 4.7 a strong candidate for online storage, backup, and sync

If you're looking for the highest level of privacy and a service that has all the pieces in one place for backup, sync, and read-only folder sharing, SpiderOak offers the strongest solution.

Enhance and extend Mail at a discount

We're big fans of third-party software that enhances OS X Mail's features and functions, and for the next week, a number of developers of Gem-worthy Mail add-ons have teamed up to offer some great deals.

Postbox offers a serious alternative to Apple's Mail app

Postbox 3 is a superb, and inexpensive, upgrade for those who want more out of their email client than Apple's Mail provides.

Chrome 21 is a browser built more for speed than style

What it lacks in surface refinements, it more than makes up for in raw power.

Maxthon 1.0 browser is fast, has roots in Chrome

A browser made in China that has made it to the U.S. and the Mac. Maxthon is a blisteringly fast, undeniably slick way to navigate the web.

Get rid of harmful browser cookies with Cookie Stumbler

Cookie Stumbler finds browser cookies, including advertising and tracking ones, and gives you the option to delete them all, or inspect and banish them individually.