Don't-Miss Software Stories
The 2013 edition of GemFest (a.k.a., Summer of Gems) has come to an end, but we've got links to all our reviews.
It's time for our annual GemFest (a.k.a., Summer of Gems). Starting today and continuing through the end of August, we'll be reviewing a new Mac Gem every day (except Sunday). Some of the programs are simple, some more complex. Some will be niche-y, while others will be programs everyone should use. The one thing they all have in common is that each is a Mac Gem.
LibreOffice is a competitive alternative to Microsoft Office that is extensible, highly compatible, highly configurable, and free.
Netflix's streaming video app for the iPhone and iPad are a must-install for most users. Unfortunately, while playback is fairly competent, limited additional options make queue management frustrating.
In version 4, the venerable text-expansion utility TextExpander gains advanced fill-in features, better performance, and some fine tuning.
Now that you've seen the Eddy Awards and the App Gems Awards, it's time for recognizing our favorite Mac Gems of 2012.
Our 28th annual Eddys recognize the year's 21 greatest Apple-related products for work, entertainment, mobile use, and creative tasks.
Twitter's influence on TweetDeck is becoming more apparent in this major new version, with the option of a new, lighter look. We review the new features, including a column navigator that makes it easy to customize the layout.
Entering life as a photographic experiment, Photosynth has evolved into a fabulous panorama maker.
Smoother Creative Suite integration and a step forward for Web fonts are hallmarks of Suitcase Fusion 4.
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.
If you use DeepSleep’s Hibernation mode instead of putting it to sleep, your Mac won’t use power or its battery at all, and your open applications and files will still be there when you wake it back up.
This iPad photo book creation tool offers some cool features, but not enough to compete with analogous publication or photo editing services.
To clear clutter from your Mac's desktop, Desktop Tidy keeps everything hidden, but also keeps it organized for easier navigation.
Resize Sense is an all-in-one batch resizer and cropping tool that will save both time and tedious labor in getting one image—or hundreds of images—to exactly the right size for Web pages, email, and layouts.