LilyPond for Mac review

An automated music score creator, LilyPond for Mac works as intended, producing great-looking engraved music. However, unlike most engraving software, it uses texts for inputs, which makes it a bit difficult to get used to.


Excellent output: The PDF music scores LilyPond for Mac produces look great. They are comparable to what similar commercial software can create.

Easy-to-use general interface: Although you will have to take some time adapting as you work with the inputs, the application's overall interface (not for the music engraving, itself) is intuitive. You will find two main panels: one for the input and … Read more

Twine for Mac review

As an open-source tool for creating interactive stories that can be graphically organized and rearranged, Twine for Mac enables you to write fiction in a wiki-like style but with better interactivity, so that your readers can have different ways of finishing your story. It's an interesting app worth checking out.


No programming skills required: While getting used to Twine for Mac takes a while, everything about the UI is intuitive and easy to grasp. Besides, on the official Twine Web site you can find many help files and interact with other users to share ideas.

Universally compatible HTML … Read more

Archivaldo for Mac review

Archivaldo for Mac creates file archives using a proprietary compact binary file system called the Archivaldo Resource Archive or ARA. It's lightweight and easy to use, but won't substitute for your existing archiving app.


Unlimited free archiving: With Archivaldo for Mac you can create enormous archives -- the only limitation is the availability of disk space.

File list printing: The app allows you to keep track of the contents of an archive without the need to individually list file names, a useful feature when dealing with many archives on a regular basis.

Dropbox linking: You can instantly … Read more

Amazing Maze for Mac review

Amazing Maze for Mac allows you to create non-repeating musical tracks using various sampled sounds, even if you lack musical skills or talent. It makes a positive impression with its functionality and its ability to generate complex tracks. This freeware works with all Mac OS X versions after 10.6.


Random music composition: Amazing Maze does not produce pop music, but more sophisticated sounds, comparable to the tracks of a soundtrack album.

Autonomous composition: The application can compose music on its own, but you can also intervene in the creation process. Regardless of your choice, however, the result will … Read more

File Revealer for Mac review

File Revealer is a utility you can use to reveal hidden files on your Mac. This functionality is useful for many reasons, including the ability to help you back up your computer more successfully by allowing you to view and edit important files saved in the Library folder, which Apple has hidden by default since the release of OS X Lion.


Easily accessible: After you download and install File Revealer, it will be automatically added to your computer's status bar. When you click on the app's icon, you gain access to a toggle switch labeled "yes/… Read more

Empty for Mac review

Empty for Mac monitors your Mac's accumulated trash, informing you how much space your trash is occupying and providing a notification when it's time for a cleanup. It's light and to the point, but it could do with more features.


No frills: While Empty for Mac does only two things, it does them well. It monitors your Trash and provides a notification when your Trash reaches a certain size. If this is the functionality you need, this little app provides it.

Intuitive interface: From its place on the Menu Bar, this app lets you access a … Read more

File Viewer for Mac review

File Viewer for Mac is an excellent tool to conveniently view any type of file on your Mac OS X, from texts to multimedia content. For files that can't be viewed, the software displays useful information about the file and goes online to find the right program to facilitate file viewing.


Intuitive and convenient interface: The ability to drag and drop files to File Viewer for Mac makes for a convenient and intuitive user experience. It's also very convenient that you don't need to use a separate video or audio player to preview multimedia files.

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iMango for Mac review

Designed to work as a supplement for Spotlight, iMango for Mac helps you see file and folder locations in an organized way. It features an interface that is arguably more intuitive than what Spotlight offers.


Organized and intuitive file searching: iMango for Mac comes with a highly intuitive interface. You can do searches by using the name of files or folders or keywords corresponding to the contents of files. Results are displayed in a hierarchy or folder structure view, so you can quickly find the things you need, especially if you are familiar with the organization of files in … Read more

JXCirrus Diary for Mac review

JXCirrus Diary for Mac proves to be much more than a journal, offering a calendar, address book, and to-do list manager, all of them bundled into an easy-to-access interface. It also provides notifications for appointments or scheduled events and can serve as your electronic planner.


Different ways to view schedules: With JXCirrus Diary for Mac you can view your scheduled activities or tasks as a tree, as a summary, or by day, week, or month. The tree view is the most comprehensive and presents all the information you need in an organized way.

Excellent for personal project planning: You … Read more

Kimai for Mac review

An open-source time-tracking software, Kimai for Mac proves to be an excellent tool for work time monitoring. It has a browser-based interface and comes with the ability to print out customized summaries on demand.


Freeware but reliable: Kimai for Mac works as touted, with all functions performing as expected. The user interface is neatly presented; you will find the date, time, and duration trackers on top, a wide field for entries in the middle, and four panels at the bottom that present information on users, customers, projects, and activities. Generating reports or printing summaries is a breeze.

Flexibility: The … Read more