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Caffeinated is a smartly designed Google Reader client for Mac

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.

Opera 12: A work in progress finally shows real improvements

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.

Open unrecognizable Outlook files with Klammer

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 is an excellent add-on for Apple's Mail app

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: File storage and syncing service is always evolving

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 offers a variety of online storage services

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+: Reliable cloud backup and online storage

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.

Read Later brings offline Instapaper and ReadItLater reading to the Mac

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.

First Look: Audiobooks.com is Netflix for audiobooks

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.

First Look: Slacker Radio

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.

Disney Muppet Mail for iPad

Muppet Mail lets you send email greetings starring your favorite characters. Even better, it can turn your photographs into Muppet-style creatures.

The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Software

The Macworld staff reveals our top software picks of the year.

McAfee protects your Mac without affecting performance

McAfee Internet Security for Mac 2012 is a multipronged and easy-to-manage extra layer that doesn’t seem to slow my computer down one bit.