Evernote for Mac is just one part of an excellent, access-from-anywhere note-taking system. In addition to the Evernote desktop client, you can create and get to your notes from a variety of mobile devices (including apps for the iPhone and iPad) and any Web browser on any computer. A free Evernote account links all your notes together. This latest version tackles a few bug fixes to make the software run more smoothly.
Which browser do you use? Your Mac comes preloaded with Safari, a world-class option on its own that now has extensions you can add for even more functionality. Mozilla Firefox has wiggled its way into many Mac users' hearts with its speed and virtually unlimited amount of useful add-ons. Opera is another great choice with its Speed Dial favorites pages, tons of added features, and sleek and skinnable interface. All of these are good choices depending on the features you want, but there's also something to be said for simplicity.
If you just want a simple and stylish browsing … Read more
One of the most popular and customizable third-party clients in the multiservice chat category continues to impress. Adium supports multiple services, including AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Facebook, Windows Live, and Google Chat. Part of what made the original Adium so attractive was the multitude of IM service options, and that still forms the core appeal of this client. This latest version comes with a laundry list of new features and fixes making it a must-download for Adium users.
Want to make Safari even better on your Mac? Glims is a recent addition to our Mac software library that's still in beta, but offers a ton of nice tweaks to Apple's Web browser. With Glims installed, you'll get new tab options, search results thumbnails, more search engines from the search box, search suggestions, and much more. Like any beta software, we recommend you back up your important work before running Glims on your Mac.
Need to run Windows (or another operating system) on your Mac? Check out VirtualBox, a free virtualization software program that lets you run Windows or just about any operating system without needing to reboot. Handy wizards help you through the setup process so you can set up multiple environments to suit your needs. This latest version features compatibility improvements and bug fixes.
Also this week, there's an update for Mellel, the multilingual text editor that offers tons of useful features anyone can appreciate. Our game this week is Conquer Online, a free-to-play MMORPG where you get to play as … Read more
If you're looking for a Mac uninstaller with a little extra under the hood, CleanApp offers all the features you need to get rid of unwanted apps once and for all.
With CleanApp, you drag and drop apps to the interface, and then you can view them and their associated files before you decide what to do. But unlike other uninstall utilities for Mac, CleanApp offers a few extras across the top of the interface, so you can zero in on what you want to uninstall. The Applications button displays all installed apps; a System Accessories button lets you … Read more
MarsEdit makes blogging easier, letting you ditch clunky browser-based editing in favor of a full-featured, fully Mac-powered desktop editor. With nice bonus features like autosaving, Technorati tag editing, blog-specific image settings, support for Tumblr, and a speedy Flickr browser, MarsEdit is a great example of indie software done right. It gives you lots of functionality, a professional level of quality, responsive support, and (of course, this being indie software) a modest price tag.
Mac OS X Lion is finally here, offering more than 250 new features. Everything from Multitouch gestures, to full-screen apps, the new LaunchPad, and tons of other useful tweaks make this version of Apple's operating system one of the best yet. We got down and dirty with Mac OS X Lion and think it's a pretty great upgrade for most users. Check out our CNET review at the link above.
If you're not already a pro at using the command line, OnyX is a solid choice for conducting routine maintenance and tweaking the interface on your Mac. This free utility can help you with everything from checking SMART status on your disks to configuring the Dock, Finder, Dashboard, and Expose to your liking. This latest version adds several fixes to speed up the cleaning process.
Also this week we have the elegant graphing app, OmniGraphSketcher, which lets you easily create presentation graphs by sketching what you want and then tweaking it until you get it just right. Our game … Read more
Evernote for Mac is just one part of an excellent, access-from-anywhere note-taking system. In addition to the Evernote desktop client, you can create and get to your notes from a variety of mobile devices (including apps for the iPhone and iPad) and any Web browser on any computer. A free Evernote account links all your notes together. This means that whether you're taking notes or saving images and other media, you'll be able to access them from any device.