LaunchBar 5 Review

With LaunchBar 5, you can avoid using a mouse in 95% of the cases and speed up your daily routine by a an order of magnitude. LaunchBar is one of the most respected, longest-in-service application launchers for Mac OS X. Version 5 has Snow Leopard compatibility, a clipboard history and ClipMerge, Quick Look support, and …

Foxtrot Professional Search review

CTM Development may be best known for their Powermail application, but the search technology used in Powermail drives their stand-alone search product Foxtrot Search. This desktop and local network search application is available in a personal and professional edition. I tested the professional edition.Foxtrot Professional Search enables you to create multiple indexes—e.g. one per volume—and …

BusyCal Review: Finally real time management on Mac OS X

Apple's iCal can be quite limited in functionality. It lacks good synchronisation with third party calendars, for example. It's also a bit limited if you want to use it for alerts and time management. Enter BusyCal by Busy Mac. This application seamlessly synchronises with iCal, yet offers much more in terms of synchronisation with other …

Backup Apps: Retrospect disappoints, BRU Server as expected, PresStore revelation of the day

Backing up is like New Year's resolution: you are determined to do what you've set out to do, but half way the year you realise old habits die hard, the carefully developed backup plan took too much time, or was to complicated to perform, and the whole backup strategy starts collecting dust --until it's too …