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StatsBar review: Handy system monitor lives in your menu bar

StatsBar shows you comprehensive stats about your Mac and allows you to free up inactive RAM either on demand or at a threshold.

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Mac Gems: Moment puts Facebook in your menubar

Moment is a tidy, elegant menu-bar app that gives you quick access to your Facebook notifications, and makes submitting status updates as simple as click and type, or drag and drop.

Mac Gems Promising Prospect: Shortcat replaces mouse clicks with keyboard presses

It's hard to use a modern computer interface without a mouse or trackpad, but Shortcat helps you reduce your dependency on point-and-click in favor of clever keyboard-based shortcuts that work nearly everywhere on your Mac.

Mac Gems: Startupizer takes control of login items

Startupizer supercharges OS X's Login Items list by letting you determine the order in which login items load, as well as configure conditions that determine whether each item loads.

Mac Gems: iStat Menus is a standout app for monitoring your Mac

Bjango's iStat Menus 4 does a better job than the competition when it comes to showing you what's going on inside your Mac.

Mac Gems: Eye-Friendly is a handy resolution switcher for Retina MacBooks

Eye-Friendly's keyboard shortcuts and multiple-display support make it a nice resolution switcher for Retina MacBooks.

Mac Gems: Timebar turns your menu bar into your timer

Timebar's visual approach to timers repurposes your menu bar inoffensively.

Mac Gems: Stay keeps your windows exactly where you want them

Cordless Dog's Stay ensures your windows stay where you want them. It's a useful utility for Mac users who switch between multiple monitor configurations, such as MacBook owners who connect to an external display.

Mac Gems: Pupil is a quick-change artist for the Retina MacBook Pro

Retina MacBook Pro owners should have a screen resolution switching utility, and Pupil is one to consider. It’s convenient and pleasing to use, despite a few minor quirks.

Mac Gems: Characters makes it easy to type special characters and symbols

If you frequently need to type special characters and symbols that aren't displayed on your keyboard, Characters makes it easy to do so from within any app.