The demand for applications that manipulate or arrange photos is relatively low on the Mac platform because Apple's built-in photo software is so robust. However, CollageIt manages to find a niche for itself by offering a simple, straightforward tool to create collages from your existing photos. It takes only seconds to install and, once ready to use, CollageIt is immediately intuitive. Choose a format for your collage, drag and drop photos into the various slots on the collage, and save. You can either choose where each photo will be placed or hit the Random Layout or Shuffle buttons to … Read more
Your computer's screen might not be the best way to watch your favorite shows, movies, and videos. If you're looking to save money by not buying an HDMI cable, this software won't be much help to you. If you are willing to spend the cash to download AoA DVD Creator, you'll have a powerful but slightly outdated software package that will help you convert your video files into DVDs.
DVD-burning programs have outworn their welcome for some, but this software takes it to a new level. The blank, gray layout looks like something out of the '… Read more
OnyX is a utility for Macs that allows you to check the integrity of your startup files, as well as configure some hidden parameters of your system. There are OnyX versions for the latest releases of Mac OS X (and they are not cross-release compatible) so you have to download the appropriate version. The download is free and OnyX installs easily as long as you allow installs from non-App Store sources.
OnyX can verify your startup disk and the System file structure. By itself, this is a useful function in case of system issues. However, OnyX does more, allowing you … Read more
SocialPlus is a free Google Chrome extension that promises to add new features to your Facebook account, but many of your efforts will go unappreciated by anyone else unless they add the extension as well.
Once you add the extension to your browser, you'll see the SocialPlus menu in the upper-right-hand corner of the page the next time you log in to Facebook. You'll find options to select your settings, add filters, choose skins, and invite friends to use the extension. With simple check boxes for most options, setup is fairly simple. Under settings, you can opt out … Read more
Benchmarking your hard disks tells you how fast they transfer data. There's no shortage of free benchmarking tools, but most of them run a single specific test that often doesn't tell you much about how your disks perform in a real-world situation, such as copying large files and even whole directories. Disk Bench is a free benchmarking tool that lets you choose which files or folders to copy. It then copies the data, benchmarks the speed, and deletes the copied data from the destination, though you can also keep the copied data. It also creates test files with … Read more