Don't-Miss Software Stories

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.

Illustrator CS6 highlights interface overhaul and new capabilities

Adobe Illustrator CS6's brand new features are a real treat, but changes for some older features are long overdue.

Violet Storm a psychedelic Asteroids-like game

If you can cope with the sensory overload then Violet Storm is pretty good fun. There’s not an awful lot to it, but it’s good, mindless fun for your lunch hour or after a few drinks down at the pub.

Watermark your PDFs and images with Bronson Watermarker

Bronson Watermarker fills a small--but vital--niche for those who need to create watermarked PDFs and images. You can even export your files as a single image to make sure that someone can't strip the watermark from your PDF.

Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.2 full of power features

Nisus Writer Pro is a word processing power tool. This power does require a bit of effort to master, but compared to Microsoft Word, Nisus Writer Pro is remarkably user friendly.

Learn more about your typing habits with Typingstats

Typingstats is a utility that tracks your typing habits and generates results like average words-per-minute and to the keys most likely to break due to frequent use.

Downloads keeps all downloaded items organized

When you launch Downloads, you'll see all the items in your Mac's Downloads folder, whether they are at the top level, or buried deep inside folders. This handy app keeps all of your downloaded items neat and organized.