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Forecast Bar review: iOS version of Mac weather app is a breath of fresh air

Forecast Bar on the Mac always had the soul of an iOS app, so it’s no surprise that it shines on the iPhone.

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Numbers 3.6.1 for Mac review: The best version of Apple’s spreadsheet app so far

The latest version sees the return of missing features, along with improved large-data-set performance and useful new charting tools.

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Chapters review: Mac app adds segment marks to MP3 podcasts and audio files

It's a very specific app, but if you need it, it's the only way to get this option.

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Dashlane 4 review: Easy and convenient password management for your Mac

Keeping your private data safe is easy with this well-written tool that works well for novices and seasoned pros alike.

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Default Folder X 5 review: Mac app advances the state of file navigation

Despite new limits in El Capitan, the wholly rewritten Default Folder X 5 not only restores previous functionality, but exceeds it with new options.

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StoAmigo Tack App review: Cloud convenience and remote access to Mac files, but software is unintuitive

Cloud-powered, remote access of files and folders on connected Mac or Windows computers.

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Microsoft Hyperlapse Pro review: Mac app makes awesome first-person videos

Create smooth, stabilized time-lapse from first-person videos shot with smartphones and action cams.

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Jerrycan review: Fuel tracker app may be beautiful but it’s not quite roadworthy

An attractive iPhone app for tracking automobile fuel expenses and mileage but it has its quirks.

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CleanMyDrive 2 review: Free utility for purging hidden files from external drives

A lightweight menu bar application that cleans unwanted junk from storage devices, and can eject all mounted volumes in a single click.

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Loopback review: An easy way to route your Mac’s audio to your software and devices

If you need to bundle two or more OS X audio sources to pass as input into another program, Rogue Amoeba's Loopback provides a simple, hack-free method.

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Macphun Creative Kit 2016 review: Critical photo editing functions delivered in one diverse app

A super-impressive entry into the bundled photo editing app arena.

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Sidefari review: Split View web browser for iPad is convenient but limited

Side-by-side web browsing is a reality for late-model iPads, but Sidefari lacks most of the niceties of the full Mobile Safari.

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Quicken 2016 for Mac review: A solid investment for tracking your finances

Quicken continues to be an easy-to-use finance app, but it's tougher for it to stand out amongst its competitors.

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Hands-on: CloudMagic for Mac brings effortless focus to your email

Fans of CloudMagic for iOS will fawn over this "distraction-free" Mac app, even if it lacks a key feature of the mobile version.

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Allowance & Chores Bot review: Manage your kids’ tasks and money on your iOS device

A family-friendly way to track chores and allowances.