Software

Periodic Table for Mac review

An interactive reference tool for chemists and students, Periodic Table for Mac offers you a quick way to obtain fundamental chemistry information. It's a handy app to have, provided that you're willing to pay for it.

Pros

Different view options: The periodic table can be viewed as a basic table, one with molecular mass details, or a version with a different gradient style. You can choose what details to show on the individual boxes for the elements, including property values, atomic numbers, and an indicator for an element that has no stable isotopes.

Tables and graphs: It can … Read more

Rumpus for Mac review

An Internet file server software solution, Rumpus makes it easier for you to move data securely, allowing you to send files to clients and other people outside of your network. It also allows outsiders to directly but securely upload their files to your network.

Pros

Easy installation: Rumpus' wizard gives you all the details you need and guides you through the installation process. You will be required to create a user account and decide whether to enable read-only anonymous access.

Effortless user account administration: Not only are the options on the User Accounts and Web File Manager screens easy to … Read more

SteerMouse for Mac review

An advanced driver specifically developed for a USB/Bluetooth mouse, SteerMouse for Mac provides a number of functions that allow you to personalize the way your mouse behaves. This can increase the efficiency of your mouse and possibly boost your productivity.

Pros

Customization and different configurations for different applications: With SteerMouse for Mac, you can configure the different parts of your mouse, including the functions of the buttons, wheel, tilt wheel, and cursor. Even better, you can set the app to work differently depending on the application with which the mouse is used.

Sensitivity adjustment: You can adjust the sensitivity … Read more

Cocktail for Mac review

Cocktail for Mac offers a combination of cleaning, repairing, and optimizing tools to help you improve and maintain the performance of your Mac. It can also implement interface changes.

Pros

Comprehensive set of tools: Cocktail features five sets of tools for managing your system, disks, files, network, and interface. It can perform disk permissions repair, manual and automatic memory purging, Spotlight cache cleaning, Trash management, network optimization, and interface modifications. The tools work decently enough -- not too fast but not too slow, either.

Lightweight: This utility does not drag your Mac down, hardly causing any performance slowdowns even with … Read more

BBEdit for Mac review

BBEdit for Mac helps developers write code by providing them with a clean, distraction-free environment. This premium product, which comes with a 30-day trial, supports over two dozen programming languages and is particularly good for Web developers since it can integrate with any available Web browser for quick previews and Web site prototyping.

Pros

Plain but powerful UI: BBEdit for Mac features a minimalist main window with a small toolbar and a status bar. In the rest of the window you can write your code using features such as indentation, custom colors for functions and operators, code commenting, and even … Read more

Archiver for Mac review

Archiver for Mac lets you access the contents of 28 archive types, including the most popular ones, and can compress files quickly. This premium app comes with a 15-day free trial and features drag-and-drop interactions, both in the app, itself, and through its icon. Despite its ease of use, you still have access to advanced features like splitting archives in several parts and content encryption.

Pros

Clean-cut interface: Archiver for Mac features a minimalist main window with a drop zone. Once a file is dropped there, the app presents you with a preview of the files that were loaded and … Read more

SimpleMind Free review

SimpleMind Free mind-mapping app creates high-quality mind maps on your Android device. Mind maps organize information and topics around a central concept. They're very easy to make and read, though they can become amazingly complex, too. SimpleMind's tap-and-drag functionality may be the easiest method yet.

Pros

Terra cognita: With a few taps, SimpleMind's maps can help you conceptualize and organize everything from your physics dissertation to your sock drawer.

Topical islands: We could add, edit, and annotate Themes, Topics, Notes, and other elements, drag to reposition connections, change colors and styles, pinch to zoom, and do all … Read more

TextWrangler for Mac review

While not a word processor, TextWrangler for Mac does an excellent job editing, searching, and transforming texts and HTML codes. It is a great tool for programmers and server administrators and a good runner up for the "top text editor for Mac" title.

Pros

Fast and functional: TextWrangler for Mac performs well when it comes to case and order changing and can do not only "find and replace," but also "replace and find," wherein you implement the text change first before you inspect the text lines to check if the changes made were what … Read more

Adobe Flash Player for Mac review

Adobe Flash Player for Mac lets you access Flash content in Web sites when using browsers like OS X's Safari. The plug-in integrates seamlessly and through a preference pane, gives you control over the type of access each Web site has to your system. The only downside to using it is that it suffers from performance issues.

Pros

Configurable: The plug-in adds a new preference pane in System Preferences where you will be able to adjust your local storage, camera, mic and peer-assisted networking settings to either allow the feature for all Web sites, on a per-request basis, or … Read more

SlideShare Presentation App review

SlideShare Presentation App lets you find and view professional presentations on your Android device and share your favorites with other colleagues on the world's largest presentation and business info community. You can browse, search, and view millions of professional presentations, save content offline, and share presentations with colleagues and other professionals through SlideShare as well as sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Pros

Old-school ties: The combined resources of SlideShare and LinkedIn put you in contact with millions of other professionals in many different fields, including business, industry, academia, and research.

Stay focused: Categories like Technology, Education, Marketing, and … Read more