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Logo Quiz: Cars review

Logo Quiz: Cars tests your knowledge and recall of car and truck logos on your Android device. You must enter the vehicle manufacturer's name from a limited supply of letters. You can win or buy hints, advance through levels, and compare your high scores against other players.

Pros

World wide wheels: Logo Quiz: Cars includes not only well-established automakers but also truck makers, boutique companies, and aftermarket tuners from many countries.

Helpful hints: Hints of different levels (including the answer) offer useful information such as brief company histories. We learned the names of some automakers we'd never heard … Read more

Loops review

Bonfire's Loops: The Ultimate Dots Game is fast, free, and fun to play, but it's about half ads, too. The game's object is easy: Swipe two or more connected dots to remove them from the board. Swipe a loop of four or more dots to score big. Remove as many dots as you can in 60 seconds to win.

Pros

Fast fingers: Loops is all about fast action and reaction, and you don't have time to study the board; you've got dots to clear STAT.

Timed play: The time limit makes Loops great for a … 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.

Pros

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

Juice Cubes review

Juice Cubes from Rovio Stars is a free-with-ads Android game that challenges players to swipe three or more juicy fruit cubes of the same color to remove them from the grid and open up new opportunities to score. You can play solo or against your friends, too. While it's hardly an original concept, Juice Cubes has plenty of fun touches, like the way fruit explodes when you line up a big score.

Pros

Diagonal swipes: Juice Cubes lets you connect cubes in lots of ways, including diagonally. Cubes, backgrounds, and characters are nicely rendered.

Level up: With more than … 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.

Pros

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.

Pros

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.

Pros

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.

Pros

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.

Get … Read more

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.

Pros

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.

Pros

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