Don't-Miss Software Stories

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.

Customize your Mac's battery warnings with Low Battery Saver

Low Battery Saver warns you when your battery hits a certain amount of time remaining, and then shuts down your computer.

Set desktop banner alarms with ChronoSlider

Set alarms and reminders with ChroniSlider by sliding your cursor across your Mac’s screen. This method allows for lightning fast input and less of an interruption to your workflow.

Use Looky to turn on your Mac's camera in a hurry

Looky is a menu-bar utility for quickly popping open a live view from your Mac's built-in camera--perfect for keeping an eye on who might be sneaking up behind you.

Speed Download manages downloads and FTP to boost workflow

Speed Download is a download and FTP manager with features for both basic and more advanced needs. This is a highly useful app, which integrates well into Safari and iTunes, and can greatly boost your workflow.

Welcome to GemFest 2012

It's time for our annual GemFest (a.k.a., Summer of Gems), so starting today and continuing through mid-August, we'll be reviewing a new Mac Gem every day (except Sunday). Some of the programs are simple, some more complex. Some will be niche-y, while others will be programs everyone should use. The one thing they all have in common is that each is a Mac Gem.

Three Gems-heavy bundles offer great bargains

Three current software bundles include Mac Gems, offering a slew of good software at even-better-than-usual prices.

Botanicula a hypnotically fascinating Mac game

Playing Botanicula is a bit like being thrown into a Czechoslovakian children’s cartoon where you’re left to figure out what’s going on.

Battle through a broken world in Bastion

Bastion resembles every other quest-adventure game since The Legend of Zelda: Explore. But Supergiant Games have made this game fun with inspired embellishments.

Adobe Audition CS6's new features harmonize with video, radio, and podcast production

Mac audio pros will appreciate Audition's support for control surfaces, clip grouping, and Redbook CD burning. Longtime Windows Audition users will be pleased with the return of features they loved.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 adds mobile tools but neglects core Web technologies

Dreamweaver CS6 is a powerful Web builder with great code-editing, CSS, and site management capabilities. It introduces significant additions for CSS3 properties and building mobile-friendly websites, but is slipping behind in certain core technologies Web designers depend on.