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macosxhints.com 2008 Pick of the Week

Date Program Name Program Type Descriptive Blurb
H A L L   O F   F A M E [alphabetic order]
-- Butler Utility The ultimate accessory - launcher, web search, macros...
-- DesktopCalendar Information Small calendar on your desktop
-- DragThing Utility Application launcher and switcher and more!
-- Firefox (was Mozilla) Internet Fast, extendable, customizable, standards-compliant browser
-- GraphicConverter Utility Handle nearly any type of graphics
-- NetNewsWire / Lite Internet Excellent RSS/news/feed readers
-- SnapzPro X Utility Simply the best image capture application
-- TextExpander (was Textpander) Prefs Panel Create shortcuts to commonly-used text snippets
-- TinkerTool Utility Tweak a multitude of OS X settings
Previous Years' Picks: 2007 • 2006 • 2005 • 2004 • 2003 • 2002
J A N U A R Y
Jan 7 Continuing its extended hiatus from 2007, the PotW was finally spotted lounging on a beach in Cabo. After months' of negotiations and pleadings, PotW was convinced to return, but insisted that the return date would be 'sometime near April.' Until then, we wait....
M A R C H
Mar 31 ScreenFlow Utility Capture and edit screen movies, and add video effects.
A P R I L
Apr 7 HoudahSpot System Enhancement Add more power to 10.5's Spotlight searches
Apr 14 Hardware Monitor Utility See and track info on your Mac's temperature, power, and fan speeds.
Apr 21 Lingon Utility A GUI tool to create recurring tasks
Apr 28 MercuryMover System Enhancement Move and resize windows via keyboard shortcuts
M A Y
May 5 Pixelmator Application Image editor with Core Image support
May 12 Ziplight System enhancement A Spotlight plug-in to search by filename in zip archives
May 19 TapDex Utility Access Address Book contact info from anywhere
May 26 PosteRazor Utility Create multi-page posters from high-res images
J U N E
Jun 2 Leech Browser Plug-in A lightweight yet powerful download manager for many web browsers
Jun 9 Name Mangler Utility Easy to use but powerful batch file renaming tool
Jun 16 iStat menus Utility Monitor various system functions in the menu bar
Jun 23 ScreenRecycler Utility Use a display on another Mac as an extended desktop
Jun 30 Warp System Enhancement Add new features to 10.5's Spaces
J U L Y
Jul 7 CaliBrate Utility Apply batch changes to events on iCal calendars
Jul 14 App Store Mobile software A new paradigm for mobile software distribution
Jul 21 Final Cut Express 4 Editors Powerful but approachable video editor
Jul 28 Professor Fizzwizzle & the Molten Mystery Games More puzzle-solving fun!
A U G U S T
Aug 4 TransformMovie Utility A tool to rotate and scale QuickTime movies
Aug 11 Delicious Library 2 Application Track CDs, DVDs, games, toys, and more
Aug 18 This time, it was Rob who was on vacation, not the PotW itself.
Aug 25 Timeline Utility Easily create beautiful timelines
S E P T E M B E R
Sep 1 This time, it was Rob who was on vacation, not the PotW itself.
Sep 8 AppleJack Utility A system utility that works in single user mode
Sep 15 FunctionFlip Utility Set individual function keys' Fn button behavior
Sep 22 No pick this week.
Sep 29 DNG for PowerShot Utility Convert unsupported RAW files from Canon PowerShot cameras
O C T O B E R
Oct 6 MercuryMover 2 Utility Move and resize windows via the keyboard
Oct 13 Fluid Utility Convert any web site into a standalone (Cocoa) application
Oct 20 What's Keeping Me? Utility Identify files that are keeping disk images busy
Oct 27 Witch 2 System Enhancement Switch directly to any open or minimized window
N O V E M B E R
Nov 3 No pick this week.
Nov 10 Path Finder 5 System Enhancement A power user's Finder replacement
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