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Minimal account connections hassles, detailed financial information, and the options to speak directly with a financial advisor make Personal Capital, hands down, the best free finance tracking app available.
NetUse Traffic Monitor keeps an eye on your Internet activity, displays it on a graph, and provides alerts to keep you out of the bandwidth poorhouse.
Caffeinated 1.2.2 is a full-featured RSS client that pairs with Google Reader. It has has seamless integration with several third-party services including Twitter and Facebook, as well as "read later" services like Instapaper.
If you don’t need the fastest performance, you enjoy marching to the beat of your own drummer, and you want one program for both web browsing and email, you’ll find Opera 12 a harmonious addition to your work and play on the Web.
Klammer helps you unpackage Winmail.dat and MSG files so you can get to the important content that is wrapped up inside them.
MailTags 3.0.2 adds a superb level of functionality to Apple's native Mail that you won’t be able to live without once you’ve tried it.
Dropbox was an early offering in the online storage/file sync field, and you can rely on Dropbox to deliver the simplicity of always having files up to date everywhere
Dolly Drive is a portmanteau of remote storage, backup, and access options that could be a simple answer to a whole set of storage problems all in one package.
CrashPlan+ is a cloud-based online backup program that offers three ways to access saved data: through an iOS app, through desktop software, or through CrashPlan’s website.
If you use Instapaper or ReadItLater to save articles for later reading, Read Later betters your Web browser for reading on your Mac. And it lets you read saved articles when offline.
A new service called Audiobooks.com aims to help the heavy-listening crowd -- think of it sort of as Netflix for audiobooks. For $25 a month, you get unlimited access to its selection streaming of audiobooks. Kirk McElhearn takes a look.
Slacker Radio tries to encompass two markets -- streaming radio a la Pandora and as a paid music subscription service. The free service is good. The premium subscription service needs work.
Muppet Mail lets you send email greetings starring your favorite characters. Even better, it can turn your photographs into Muppet-style creatures.