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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.

Mac Gems: Shush gives you a systemwide mic mute

If you use a variety of audio and video apps, you'll likely find Shush to be a nifty app. It gives you a systemwide mute control, making it quick and easy to mute your microphone, no matter which app you're currently using.

Mac Gems: Trickster tracks your recently used items

For accessing your most recent files, Trickster is a marked improvement over OS X’s built-in recent-item features.

Mac Gems: TextExpander 4 extends its fill-in functionality

In version 4, the venerable text-expansion utility TextExpander gains advanced fill-in features, better performance, and some fine tuning.