AddressBookAid for Mac review

AddressBookAid for Mac taps into your AddressBook database and provides an alternative way for viewing and editing it. At present, this app is still in development, and during our tests we felt that it is not yet ready for prime time, having many bugs, broken features, and interface problems that considerably diminish its appeal and reduce its usability. This premium product comes with a free trial.

AddressBookAid for Mac's main interface consists of a list view of contacts and several filtering options and column customizations. While we were able to successfully pick and choose which columns to view and … Read more

Review: SizeUp for Mac offers a range of window resizing options for your Mac

SizeUp for Mac makes up for one of the few features Mac users often miss from Windows -- the ability to quickly and easily size and resize windows by dragging them to different parts of the screen. The app allows you to do that and much more, identifying numerous custom sizing options, attaching them to hot keys, and running them whenever the app is open.

When you open SizeUp for Mac, you will need to give it access to your accessibility options which it does walk you through, and you can define all of your resizing options. From there, you … Read more

Review: Symbol Keyboard & Emoji is loaded with free emoji, icons, and more

Symbol Keyboard & Emoji is an options-rich tool for customizing your text messages and e-mails from your iOS device. With numerous keyboards to augment what comes with the iOS platform, you can express yourself in a number of ways that you wouldn't normally be able to in your messages.

When you open Symbol Keyboard & Emoji for the first time you have instant access to all of its features. Onscreen is a text box and below it is a list of emoji and symbols. You can tap the different keyboard tabs to switch between straight text and numbers, emoticons, … Read more

Review: Convert PDFs into various formats with PDFMate PDF Converter

With so many free PDF converters to choose from, AnvSoft's PDFMate PDF Converter stands out in a crowded field by offering a super-easy, wizard-based conversion process in an easy-to-use layout. PDFMate bundles six conversion tools in one interface: PDF to EPUB, Text, Image, HTML, SWF, and Word Converters, plus a tool for shrinking multipage PDF documents down to a single page. The latest release of PDFMate PDF Converter, Version 1.6.2, is suitable for Windows XP to 8.

PDFMate's immense, colorful, and clearly-labeled icons and buttons and step-by-step process make it a tool that nearly anyone can … Read more

Review: Monitor detailed battery data using Battery Time Remaining for Mac

Keeping track of the Mac's battery life can be critical, especially if you are working on your Mac without a power source. For comprehensive information on that all-important topic, Battery Time Remaining for Mac allows you to keep track of battery life, temperature, and all things related to your Mac's battery.

Battery Time Remaining for Mac is a free app that displays an estimate of the remaining battery hours right on your menu bar. Installation is just a quick drag-and-drop process and there's an option to set the app to launch automatically every time you turn on … Read more

Manage your files with ES File Explorer

The default file control on Android seems attractive, but it's definitely not as useful as a custom explorer. ES File Explorer is almost the exact opposite. The file explorer lets you see everything on your gadget in a menu that mimics the way you'd look at files on your computer. It's not very pretty to look at, though.

When you open the ES File Explorer app for the first time, it gives you a few tips for navigating. Those aren't really necessary since the app puts everything right in front of you. It doesn't just … Read more

Share files easily with Dropbox

If you're not already using Dropbox, we have to ask: What are you waiting for? This popular service lets you easily sync files between computers, share with them others, and create backups. Best of all, it integrates so seamlessly with Windows -- and other platforms -- that you're barely even aware that you're using it. This program is a must-have for anyone who needs to make their files readily available to multiple users or computers.

Once installed, Dropbox appears as an icon in the system tray. It doesn't have an interface, exactly; it turns up as … Read more

Quick fingers cut fruit fastest in Fruit Ninja Free

Who doesn't love fresh fruit? Unless it's too fresh, in which case you need to show it who's boss by turning it into sliced fruit with a samurai sword. That's the premise of Fruit Ninja, Halfbrick Studios' free Android slasher game. It's capable of slashing your free time as easily as it cuts flying fruit into juicy chunks. It's easy enough for anyone to play, too, at first. Like similar Android games, Fruit Ninja gets harder to play as you advance and unlock more levels and games. It's also educational (if you insist) … Read more

Keep yourself organized

iProcrastinate is a free, dark-themed productivity app that appears to be targeted at, but not necessarily limited to, students. Despite a couple of flaws, the application does quite a nice job, helped by its intuitive controls and simple interface.

The interface consists of three columns. On the left is Groups, where tasks are ordered according due date and priority level, with a Subject field where you can enter custom names and colors. Tasks are in the central column, and the steps the user specified while describing the task are listed in the third, right-side column.

We found it took only … Read more

Use Instagram from your browser with Instagram for Chrome

What do UFOs, Bigfoot, and the end of the rainbow have in common? They're all hiding from the billion or so human beings walking around with cell phone cameras, ready to catch them in an unguarded moment, each hoping to be the first to post it and share it. And so we have Instagram. As if it weren't already too easy to jazz up and post your pics on Instagram, now you can use Instagram's API directly inside your Web browser with Instagram for Chrome, a free extension from 64 Pixels. With it, you can access your … Read more