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System Lens review: View app CPU usage with a click

This utility makes it easy to see what apps are taking using up your processor resources.

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Mountain review: Unmount drives and volumes with a click

It's a small but vexing problem: Every time you move your laptop, you need to unmount any external drives it's attached to. Mountain makes it easier in a simple, but thoroughly customizable, way.

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Collective review: Attractive, lightweight clipboard utility gets the details right

If you're looking for a clipboard utility that's affordable, attractive, and powerful, no reason to compromise: Check out Collective.

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Mac Gems of the Year: 2013

Our Mac Gems department aims to uncover the best in great, inexpensive software. Of the nearly 120 Mac Gems we reviewed in 2013, here are our favorites.

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Dragshare for Dropbox review: Menu-bar item makes sharing links less painful

If you share Dropbox links on a regular basis, or you're looking for an easy way to share files with others, Dragshare can save you time and headaches.

Liquid review: Utility simplifies many text-related tasks

If you ever search for, copy, share, or otherwise fiddle with bits of text (and who doesn't), Liquid will make your life a lot easier.

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Coffitivity review: Simple utility brings the feel of a coffee shop to your home office

Hate working in silence? Coffitivity brings the ambiance of your favorite coffee shop to your office to help you be more productive.

EasyRes review: Resolution switcher's animated previews set it apart

EasyRes is a nifty menu-bar utility for switching screen resolutions. Unlike other similar utilities, EasyRes shows you how a resolution change will affect your screen...before you actually make the change.

Dropzone review: Go drag-and-drop crazy with OS X

Dropzone takes several different tasks and makes them drag-and-dropable.

Hands-on: Intermission lets you pause and rewind live audio on your Mac

Rogue Amoeba on Friday released a new $15 Mac app called Intermission. Like TiVo for sound, the app buffers streaming audio so you can pause something you're listening to live.