Don't-Miss Software Stories

Use TrackSift to tidy up your iTunes library

No matter how hard you try to keep your iTunes library tidy, sooner or later you’ll find cobwebs growing in its corners. TrackSift deletes non-existant files, isolates tracks that lack album art, consolidates genres, and more.

SloPro - 60fps Slow Motion Video

The app takes the pain out of manually speeding up or slowing down video, allowing you to produce such effects directly on your iPhone or iPad.

Configure destinations for your files with Dropzone

Dropzone lets you quickly perform custom actions on files that you drag into either its menubar icon or onto its pop-out Circles.

Shrink image file sizes with ImageOptim

The free utility takes in your PNG, JPEG, and GIF files (including GIF animations) and optimizes them by shrinking their file sizes, often considerably. And it does so without affecting the image quality.

Battery Status displays the battery levels of your Mac's connected hardware

Battery Status’s menu icon displays a graphical representation of the battery level of your Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse, or Wireless Keyboard.

Destroy Internet tracking files with PrivacyScan

PrivacyScan offers a one-stop way to mitigate common privacy concerns by identifying and destroying Internet files placed on your computer that track your usage and reveal your online activities to others.

Firefox 14 a worthy alternative to Safari

Firefox 14 lands pleasantly between Safari’s slick design sense and Chrome’s quickness.

Use Comic Life 2 to create comic strips with your own photos

Comic Life 2 turns your photos into comic book-style layouts, and it perfectly balances ease of use with a sense of fun.

Cinemagram for iPhone

Cinemagram answers the burning question a fair number of folks between the ages of 8 and 28 have these days: How can I create those fancy animated GIFs of cute cat expressions like a professional?

Apply metadata tags to files with Tagit

Tagit lets you add metadata tags to files for easy searching, either through Tagit itself or other apps that are compatible with the OpenMeta tagging standard.

BeQuiet keeps your Mac's speakers muted

BeQuiet ensures that your Mac's external speakers stay muted, which is especially helpful when working in a quiet environment.

Paper by FiftyThree for iPad

Paper, created by design studio Fiftythree, may be one of my favorite drawing apps ever to grace the iPad. But sadly the app as-is has a few major flaws that make it exceedingly frustrating to work with.

Edit file information and access privileges with FileXaminer

Anyone who spends time in the Finder's Get Info window will find FileXaminer's attribute- and permissions-editing features a must-have.