CleanMyMac 2

I had a chance to use the new version before it was released today and really liked it. I didn’t figure it would find much on my system, but it cleaned up 6GB of garbage from my computer.


WakeyWakey is a utility application that runs on Mac OS X (Lion or Mountain Lion). It was born out of necessity. I have two Macs that share a keyboard and mouse. The problem was that the second system’s monitor would go to sleep. I had to figure out a way to wake up the second monitor. The result is WakeyWakey.

There’s a companion iOS app too.

Hazel, a personal housekeeper for the Mac

Hazel watches whatever folders you tell it to, automatically organizing your files according to the rules you create. It features a rule interface similar to that of Apple Mail so you should feel right at home.

My desktop is begging for this app.

∞ Dave Caolo reviews Alfred

I’ve been using Alfred for many months. On the surface it’s an app launcher, and that’s how I use it most of the time. After assigning a hotkey combination (I chose Command-Space), its main window is only a tap away. … Continued

∞ MacScan 2.8 adds support for Firefox 4

SecureMac on Monday released an update for its anti-spyware application for Mac OS X, MacScan.

MacScan 2.8 adds support to scan Firefox 4 for Tracking Cookies and the ability to clean Firefox 4 web files like browsing and download history. A bug that caused some Firefox files to not be cleaned under certain conditions was also fixed.

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∞ The Loop Picks on Bodega

Welcome to the first week of The Loop Picks. The apps showcased here are Mac software applications found in Bodega that the editors of The Loop found interesting, useful or cool. I hope you enjoy this week’s choices.

∞ Review: MacKeeper system utility

MacKeeper is a very well thought out multi-function system maintenance utility for the Mac OS that combines a huge amount of features offering both standalone and online services.

∞ Ambrosia updates WireTap Anywhere

One of the most useful audio utilities I’ve come across in years has just been updated fixing a few issues. It was included in my Christmas gift ideas for Mac using musicians, posted earlier today.

∞ Yojimbo 2.0 adds Tag Explorer

I don’t usually write about product updates, but when Rich Siegel and Bare Bones Software release a major new version of a product, it can’t be ignored.