Apple Keynote ‘09

When Apple releases new software, it's almost always perceived as less interesting or compelling than when they announce new hardware. In a sense that is understandable, but it is a pity. The latest iWork '09 productivity suite is a fine example of why that is a pity. All applications in that software suite have been …

Labels and Addresses 1.1

Belight Software's Labels and Addresses started life as MailFactory, but this new application has a lot more going for it. It has barcodes that can be automatically numbering up by connecting them to a counter, smart shapes, mail merge capabilities that look for Address Book, Entourage, or FileMaker data (and more) and a great set …

Things 1

Things made it to its first release a couple of days ago. Things is competing with OmniFocus and every other GTD application for the Mac. It has a good chance of conquering a big chunk of the market. The reason: Things looks good, has a very well balanced feature set and never intrudes. It's also …

Billings 3

Marketcircle makes one of the best invoice programs for the Mac, period. It's called Billings, it's in its third version and it's near-perfect. From its icon to its functionality, it all breathes thoroughness, and careful and thoughtful design. Billings 3 has multiple timers, recurring invoices, and an interface that is as easy to use as …

Path Finder 5

Is there such a thing as an indispensable application? Most people will answer with a resounding "Yes" and list a whole lorry full of them. But if you insist and demand that they list only one or two applications they can't live without, I doubt if Path Finder would make it with the first two. …

BBEdit 9 review

BBEdit was the number one text editor on the Mac long before TextMate saw the light of day. It still is a powerhouse for programmers and web developers. Version 9 gives us new capabilities that put it in a comfortable position to compete with TextMate.BBEdit 9 looks familiar, but has a lot of new features. …

Barcode Producer 5

Intelli Innovations' Barcode Producer (and Automator) is a classic in the world of barcode creation programs. It's now also the most flexible application in terms of output design, help, and checking tools.Barcode Producer 5 has a unified interface that resembles iTunes. Left are the barcodes ordered in different categories of ranking order, such as “Applications” …

1Password Turns Your Keychain into a Security Powerhouse

Developers team's enthusiasm results in great product.Password managers and generators have been around for a long time. Some of them are plain useless, others look OK but you can’t help wonder how secure your data really is with them. And then there’s that third category: applications that just work well and really secure your data. …