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DesktopLyrics for Mac review

A light iTunes utility, DesktopLyrics for Mac makes it easy for you to sing along with the lines of songs you listen to on iTunes. It's not quite a karaoke machine replacement, but it's a good little app that can help you memorize lyrics and avoid the embarrassment of singing misheard lines.

Pros

Customizable lyrics and song information: With DesktopLyrics for Mac you can adjust the font size, color, and shadows of the lyrics. You can also display the album art as well as details about the currently playing track.

Multiple page display: If you have lyrics that … Read more

Copernic Desktop Search review

Copernic Desktop Search is an advanced search tool that indexes and scans your Windows PC's hard drives for specific files.

Pros

Powerful search: In stark contrast to the default Windows search option, Copernic Desktop Search gives you complete, detailed control over searching for files in a somewhat intuitive interface. Though Windows 7 and 8 have decent search features that should suffice for the average user, Copernic Desktop Search displays search parameters much more elegantly than Windows does.

Automatic filtering: Copernic Desktop Search automatically indexes and displays media files and documents via tabbed results. Many file types -- including movies, … Read more

Dropbox for Mac review

Dropbox for Mac is a convenient cloud storage system that lets you access your files on any computer with an Internet connection. Installing the app is quick and easy, and you can set up a free account to try out the program to see if it's a good fit.

Pros

Smooth integration: This app integrates seamlessly with your Mac, and you can access it directly at any time through the icon on the top toolbar. You can also open any of the Dropbox files on your computer through your Mac's Finder feature. And when you want to save … Read more

Mactracker for Mac review

Mactracker for Mac lets you look up and compare the specifications of every product ever made by Apple through a straightforward interface. You can browse by category or search for a specific model, and you can even create smart categories to highlight products with certain specifications.

Pros

Detailed entries: The entry for each product listed in this app includes detailed information in a variety of categories. And to make accessing the information you're looking for even more convenient, the app features multiple categories of information for each product including General, Memory and Graphics, Connections and Expansions, History, and Notes.… Read more

TeamViewer for Mac review

TeamViewer for Mac lets you control another computer remotely, either from your own Mac, or from a tablet or smartphone. All you need to do is install the app on both devices, and the program walks you through the rest.

Pros

Simple setup: When you install the app on any device, you'll see the User ID and Password associated with that device displayed. To connect, all you have to do is enter the User ID and Password for the machine you want to control into your own when prompted, and you'll be automatically connected.

Quick connection: As soon … Read more

Hazel for Mac review

A flexible and feature-rich file management application, Hazel for Mac makes it easy for you to organize files and folders, offering through its intuitive interface an extensive range of functions that are about more than just categorizing newly-saved files.

Pros

Automates file management: Hazel for Mac offers a rich set of functions that make file management a breeze. It can sort downloads, automatically move files to specific folders or export them to iPhoto and iTunes based on predefined rules, resize images to manageable sizes, run scripts (including AppleScript), and manage your trash by partially emptying it once it reaches a … Read more

Google Chrome Remote Desktop review

Google Chrome Remote Desktop lets you control your Windows PC from your Android phone or tablet, no matter where you are. What a great idea! Probably. To use this secure service, you'll need two things: a free Chrome extension for each PC you want to access remotely and a free Android app on your phone or tablet. You can access many PCs remotely (but not simultaneously) with Chrome Remote Desktop. The app even helps you set up Remote Access, if necessary. Unfortunately, it's a work in development that doesn't always work in Windows. Yet.

Pros

Remote control: … Read more

Splashtop - Remote Desktop for iPhone & iPod review

Splashtop - Remote Desktop for iPhone and iPod lets you stream your desktop to your mobile device and control it from there. When you're using this app, everything you do on your phone is instantly reflected on your desktop, and everything you do on your desktop is instantly reflected on your phone.

Pros

Total synchronization: Whether you're browsing the Web, editing a PowerPoint presentation, or writing a report, you'll have total access to everything on your desktop from your mobile device. And because you're streaming from your computer, you don't have to have the programs … Read more

iDisplay Desktop for Windows review

iDisplay Desktop for Windows lets you add your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch as an extension of your desktop display for more viewing space. With this app, you can declutter your desktop viewing area while still being able to see all windows you need.

Installing iDisplay is a little bit complicated and takes some time. Depending on what you already have installed on your computer, you'll have to install one or two additional programs, so that the app runs properly. The app will also have to scan your display for compatibility, which can take between five and ten minutes … Read more

DAC Desktop review

DAC Desktop makes it much more convenient to sort through all of your open windows and select the one you want via a drop-down slider. Just drag your mouse across the screen to scroll sideways through the programs you have running until you get to the one you're looking for. Then open it with a single click, or check data and return to your main working screen.

When you install DAC Desktop, you can choose to have it start running, automatically. To access the app's interface, just move your mouse across the middle of the top of the … Read more