NTFS-3G for Mac review

NTFS-3G for Mac adds drivers to your OS X installation that allow you to read and write to NTFS-formatted thumb and external hard drives as if you're using a Windows machine. The software comes free of charge and features several advanced options such as caching and filename normalization. Overall, it performs well, with speeds approaching those you would get in Windows.

Pros

Quick: We transferred a 700MB file in 45 seconds on a Mac, and the same file in 42 seconds using the Mac's Bootcamp installation of Windows.

Neat preference pane: NTFS-3G for Mac provides a clean and … Read more

Mail Act-On for Mac review

With Mail Act-On for Mac you can map customized email rules more easily, creating sophisticated email workflows that ditch the repetitive and tedious process of manual email organization. This app enhances Apple's Mail app.

Pros

Easy rule creation: What makes Mail Act-On really great is the way it shortens the process of using rules in Mail. Through a pop-up menu or by pressing a key or combination of keys, you can put rules to work and, since the pop-up menu has a search field that performs the search as you type, finding lengthy rules and using them turns out … Read more

OmniGraffle for Mac review

Considered by many Mac users a classic diagramming application, OmniGraffle for Mac helps you visually represent ideas, tasks, activities, and other things. The new 6.0.5 version introduces a revamped interface that addresses the dated look of its predecessor while improving on functionality and intuitiveness.

Pros

Great new interface: An approach similar to how Microsoft made the Office ribbon tidier might have been preferable, but Omni Group's revamping of the OmniGraffle interface isn't bad -- the UI now sports dynamic sidebars that appear when needed and disappear when not in use.

Free syncing with OmniPresence: Your projects … Read more

PasswordBox for Firefox for Mac review

PasswordBox for Firefox for Mac does a good job at storing, retrieving, and making your passwords available across devices. It's great for saving and managing important personal information like credit card numbers, passport details, and Social Security numbers.

Pros

Convenient password storing and retrieving: With PasswordBox for Firefox for Mac you can store passwords and other important information through Firefox and access them via other devices as long as you have the app installed, and you remember your email address and master password. Your passwords are securely stored on the PasswordBox Web site.

Password generator: You can generate random … Read more

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