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ShareMouse for Mac review

With ShareMouse for Mac you can seamlessly share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on the same network. If you are willing to buy the full version, you can even drag and drop files between computers, enable sharing on more than just two monitors, and prevent accidental monitor switching.

Pros

Doesn't require device pairing: Once the cursor is on one screen, the shared keyboard will also function for that screen. With ShareMouse for Mac there is no need to pair or unpair Bluetooth devices.

Works seamlessly: When you drag your cursor to the edge of one screen … Read more

Semulov for Mac review

A small volume management tool, Semulov for Mac conveniently and neatly shows your mounted volumes in the menu bar, presenting them by type. To unmount volumes, you merely have to click on them. Overall it's helpful but nonessential.

Pros

Fast and easy unmounting of volumes: With Semulov for Mac you can easily unmount volumes from your computer with just a few clicks. You'll certainly find this faster than using Terminal or searching for the volume in Finder to "Option+Click" and have the volume ejected.

Small and snappy: The installer weighs only 180.43K. The program … Read more

Paragon NTFS for Mac review

Paragon NTFS for Mac makes the transfer of files between Windows and OS X much easier, proving to be especially useful if you're switching from a PC to a Mac. It's an automated and easy-to-use application.

Pros

Easy to use: Once installed, Paragon NTFS appears as part of your computer's System Preferences and automatically begins to work without your having to enter any commands or run any special conversion processes. If you have the application installed on your Mac and you plug in a Windows-formatted USB device, you will have instant access to read and write its … Read more

MacBooster review

MacBooster helps you increase the processing speed of your Mac by identifying duplicate files, finding and removing malware, and making it easier for you to uninstall unwanted applications. It's a useful but somewhat pricey solution.

Pros

Intuitive design: MacBooster features a clear layout and menus that are easy to navigate. The information buttons and help guide offer valuable assistance.

Useful uninstaller and startup optimizer: Two of the features we were especially impressed with were the app uninstaller, which lets you search for applications that you haven't used for a certain number of days, and the startup optimizer, which … Read more

Disk Drill for Mac review

Disk Drill for Mac is a powerful tool that lets you scan your computer or other connected device for lost files and, with the paid version, recover them. While not all files are recoverable, Disk Drill uses a variety of techniques to find or reconstruct files that were lost or accidentally deleted, and is successful in many cases.

Pros

Connect and scan: This program works on files that were stored on your computer, but it can also recover items stored on any other device that you can connect to your Mac. This makes the app a lot more useful, and … Read more

Apache OpenOffice for Mac review

Apache OpenOffice is a free office-suite alternative to Microsoft Office or Apple's iWork Suite. With open-source development, features constantly change and improve, which makes OpenOffice in some ways more flexible than its paid counterparts. While bugs are bound to be an issue, this is an all-around powerful, accessible tool set for anyone who needs productivity software.

Pros

Near-complete tool set: Apache OpenOffice's biggest selling point is that it can almost completely replace Microsoft Office. OpenOffice can open all of its counterpart's file formats and runs a smaller module. While it may not have the same sleek, modern … Read more

JXCirrus Project for Mac review

JXCirrus Project for Mac is a versatile project management program that helps you keep track of progress and plan out realistic timelines. With the automated planning feature that this program provides, you'll have plenty of help to make sure all your projects will be completed on schedule.

Pros

Good tutorial: There is a lot going on in this app, so the thorough walk-through really helps you get the hang of all the features and controls quickly. Depending on your level of familiarity with this type of program, you can opt for the full tutorial or just a short overview. … Read more

MacTubes for Mac review

MacTubes streamlines the process of finding and streaming YouTube videos by giving you access to them away from your Internet browser. With this program, your search results will be displayed in the app's interface, and selecting a video opens a pop-up window where it begins to play immediately.

Pros

Fast: Both searches and playback are quick when completed through this app. You get the same search results as you would if you were searching directly on YouTube, and playback is smooth and clear.

Playlists: You can also make playlists of songs or videos to play back at a later … Read more

NetSpot for Mac review

NetSpot for Mac lets you survey your Wi-Fi network to assess the quality of the connections provided in various areas of your home or office. Follow the instructions to complete your scan, and find out where the best and worst connections are located.

Pros

Good data: The scan gives you a lot of information about how your Wi-Fi network is working and what kinds of connectivity issues you may be having. Even if it's not something you've given much thought to before, you'll be glad to see exactly what's going on in different areas of your … Read more

The Unarchiver for Mac review

The Unarchiver for Mac gives you the tools you need to open just about any type of compressed file and extract the items contained inside. You can choose which formats you'd like to use this program for, so it will only spring into action when you want it to.

Pros

Streamlined interface: Users of all skill levels should have no trouble finding their way around this application's interface. There are three tabs across the top of the window that provide access to the app's various features, and selecting the types of file formats you'd like to … Read more