Don't-Miss Software Stories

Fireworks CS6 mobile design focus forms linchpin of new strategy

Fireworks CS6 has numerous advantages as a Web design environment, including an extensive symbol library, hooks with Dreamweaver, and enhanced support for CSS.

Log Leech offers a clean interface for viewing system log files

Log Leech can group system log entries by application or process, something you can only do in your Mac's native Console by running searches.

Use Timer Pro for Mac to set customized alarms with advanced features

Set stopwatch, count down, and alarm clock alarms with Timer Pro for Mac, and export alarms to your calendar or other apps to keep them organized.

Flash Professional CS6 gets retooled for game, mobile app development

Mobile games are a hot market, so it's no surprise, that Adobe is focusing on this group of developers with Flash Professional CS6.

Typist helps you correct poor typing habits

Typist teaches the basics of touch-typing through a series of lessons. It also includes speed drills and two courses that teach alternative keyboards, including the Dvorak Keyboard and calculator keyboard.

Schedule playtimes for iTunes playlists with Daypart

Choose the days and times you want your iTunes playlists to start playing—Daypart works with regular, Smart, or Genius playlists.

Watch your Internet usage with NetUse Monitor

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.

Adobe Prelude CS6 streamlines tapeless video handling

Adobe's replacement for its OnLocation software adds media handling capabilities, but removes much of that program's original functionality.

Use CleanMyMac to free up space

CleanMyMac scans your caches, logs, language files, universal binaries, system junk, and trashes & leftovers to get rid of unnecessary files and free up space on your Mac.

Use Token for faster access to your iWork docs

If you frequently use Apple's iBooks Author or iWork apps (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote), Token can make your life slightly easier by giving you faster access to your documents, templates, and scripts.

Use InstaBackup to backup Instagram shots to your Mac

InstaBackup is a handy utility that's well suited to Instagram power-users who want to back up their favorite lo-fi photos, or those who simply want a quick pain-free way to transfer their Instagram photos to their Mac.

Tomb Raider: Underworld for Mac is challenging yet dated

A brand-new Tomb Raider game won’t be available until next year, but in the meantime, Mac users can while away the summer with Tomb Raider: Underworld.

Prevent accidental app closures with CommandQ

CommandQ blocks the Command-Q shortcut, displaying a bezel with a progress bar on screen. You have to keep holding the Command and Q keys until the progress bar reaches the end to quit an application.

Aperture 3.3 embraces Retina display and iPhoto

Aperture 3.3 is more than a simple dot upgrade. It features new Retina display support for the new MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop, a substantial performance boost, and a unified library structure for both iPhoto and Aperture.

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.