Over the past few years, Macworld has covered quite a few Mac Gems—standout products that don’t break the bank.
Actually, “quite a few” is a bit of an understatement. We’re currently at 475 Gems and counting . That’s right: We’ve mined the Mac software market to discover nearly 500 products that meet our criteria for Gemworthiness.
But it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I was able to calculate that number. You see, even though most Mac Gems reviews are available for reading on the Macworld Web site, we never had a way to quickly view a complete list. Granted, I attempted to compile a summary back in October 2004, but it wasn’t the sort of comprehensive reference we wanted. Such a list required quite a bit more effort.
I’m happy to say that in our copious free time, we’ve put together a way for you to quickly find any Mac Gems review: the Mac Gems Catalog . The Catalog lists every product covered in Mac Gems, including ratings, review dates, and links to the actual reviews (when available online). We’ve even organized the list by category— accessories , audio/video , backup utilities , and so on…all the way through the alphabet to Unix tools —to make it easier to find what you’re looking for (or to discover new Gems you hadn’t seen before).
And best of all, unlike my blog post of October ’04, the Gems Catalog will be updated regularly. Enjoy!