Don't-Miss Software Stories

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.

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.

Chrome for iOS nearly worthy of default browser status

Chrome for iOS is good—really good. But it's significantly hampered by a handful of flaws, some of which are out of developer Google's control.

Enqueue plays audio files that iTunes can't handle

Enqueue is a full-fledged music playback application, similar in look and feel to iTunes. In fact, it can read and play the contents of your iTunes library as well--in addition to FLAC, Enqueue can play MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, AIFF, and Musepack audio files.

Keep track of your digital media with Stock Keeper

Stock Keeper uses tags, license, payment, date, notes and other information to help you organize your files.

Streambox integrates Pandora Radio with your Mac

Configure Streambox to use the media keys (previous track, play/pause, next track) on your keyboard or, if you prefer, assign keyboard shortcuts to those actions and more.

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.

Clusters compresses files and creates space

Clusters is a file-compression app that works silently in the background. When it finishes, you should notice no difference at all -- except that your total amount of free disk space is higher.

Organize your Address Book with FormalAddress

When you come across an address online that you want to import to your Address Book, just copy the text to your clipboard, open FormalAddress, and export.