Don't-Miss Software Stories
Tunesque makes it easier to find Apple-hawked media by consolidating searches of all Apple's media stores in a single interface.
New users will find plenty to like in the new BBEdit 10.1 text editor, especially users who are outside of BBEdit’s core constituency of programmers. . But if you’re a codehead, you get better ways to work with your code. Everybody wins.
SafeGuard is a good choice for anyone who prefers not to rely on Apple for their encryption needs.
LetterMpress is an excellent app for typography lovers, creative types, and anyone interested in learning how a letterpress works.
With November’s National Novel Writing Month almost upon us, Mac-using writers have no shortage of noveling programs to choose from. Black Mana Studios’ Manuscript distinguishes itself from the pack by helping writers craft novels with an easier path to publication.
SOHO Organizer 9 is a useful tool for any small business looking to consolidate paperwork or information in one place. Organizer consolidates your contacts, calendar and other digital files into one large database.
Selectively removing color from an image can create stunning results. Color Splash Studio focuses on such selective desaturation, and it does that job incredibly well.
The ninth major release of Apple’s server operating system is as big a change as the change from OS X Server 1.0 to OS X Server 10.0. In many ways, Mac OS X Lion Server (version 10.7) succeeds, but it is hampered by UI annoyances and inconsistencies that will probably be fixed in future updates. But right now, using Lion Server is a tad more maddening than it should be.
Dragon Dictate has taken a big leap forward with this new version, finally offering the ability to dictate and edit simultaneously in Word documents.
Simply B&W is a no-frills black-and-white image editing app that produces good-looking photos.
Though Runespell: Overture may look like Puzzle Quest with poker, it... well, it is Puzzle Quest with poker. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Tracks, from Tracks Media, is a photo sharing app that hopes to be your new hub for social photography, yet the app lacks social integration.
DevonThink is a fine file management app that offers easy to use, paperless databases for power users or businesses. While it make take some time to learn how to unleash DevonThink’s powerful potential, the time can be worth it for users interested in truly taking the paperless plunge in their offices.
Light and fleet, the mail app dubbed Sparrow lives up to its name. Free from extraneous features, Sparrow does nothing but Gmail and IMAP email in an efficient and elegant fashion.
While Opera 11.5 calls itself a browser, it feels like it really wants to be more than that. But in trying to do so, this perpetual innovator’s latest version falls short.