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macosxhints.com 2006 Pick of the Week

Date Program Name Program Type Descriptive Blurb
H A L L   O F   F A M E [alphabetic order]
new! 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
new! NetNewsWire / Lite Internet Excellent RSS/news/feed readers
-- SnapzPro X Utility Simply the best image capture application
new! Textpander Prefs Panel Create shortcuts to commonly-used text snippets
-- TinkerTool Utility Tweak a multitude of OS X settings
Previous Years' Picks: 2005 • 2004 • 2003 • 2002
J A N U A R Y
Jan 2 SafariStand Internet Extend Safari with tons of new features
Jan 9 -- -- No Pick - Macworld Expo week!
Jan 16 iWork '06 Applications Presentation and word processing/layout apps
Jan 23 Google Earth Application Explore the planet in 3D
Jan 30 Service Scrubber Utility Control what appears (or doesn't appear) in the Services menu
F E B R U A R Y
Feb 6 Chax Plug-in Add useful new features to iChat
Feb 13 Scenario Poker Games A fun-to-play Texas Hold'em poker widget
Feb 20 Mouse Locator System Enhancement End your cursor's game of hide-and-seek
Feb 27 MoRU Utility Spotlight's missing pieces
M A R C H
Mar 6 SuperDuper Utility A super-simple-to-use backup and cloning app
Mar 13 High Priority Utilities Manage iCal to do entries from anywhere
Mar 20 DisplayConfigX Utility Complete control over video resolution and timing
Mar 27 MailTags Utility Add keywords (and more) to Mail messages
A P R I L
Apr 3 Boot Camp Utility [Intel] Install Windows XP on Intel Macs
Apr 10 Parallels Workstation Application [Intel] Run multiple OSes within OS X
Apr 17 GeekBind Utility Add window manipulation features to the Finder
Apr 24 iChatExtender Utility Add some useful visual tweaks to iChat
M A Y
May 1 Conference Recorder 2 Utility Easily record iChat audio and video chats
May 8 Firefox Facts PDF Booklet Useful extensions and tips for Firefox
May 15 Skype Application Telephony tool with free calls to US/Canada landlines
May 22 CamiTools Extension Adds useful new features to the Camino browser
May 29 Image Tricks Graphics Play with 10.4's Core Image effects
J U N E
Jun 5 Audacity Utility Powerful and free audio recorder/editor
Jun 12 Super Collapse 3 Games An addictive mix of Tetris and BabelBlox
Jun 19 OmniDazzle Utility Visual effects for mouse movements
Jun 26 Shortcuts Finder add-on Keyboard shortcuts for contextual menus
J U L Y
Jul 3 Smultron Editor Feature-rich Cocoa text editor
Jul 10 Paparazzi! Utility Capture full images of long web pages
Jul 17 ChatFX Application add-on Apply visual effects to iChat video chats
Jul 24 iLife Applications Five great 'digital life' apps
Jul 31 Professor Fizzwizzle Game Challenging puzzle game
A U G U S T
Aug 7 Senuti Utility Copy music from iPod to Mac
Aug 14 SleepWatcher Utility Run tasks on sleep, wake, and idle
Aug 21 Onlife Application Track and index activity in many apps
Aug 28 DOSBox Emulator Run DOS games with graphics and sound
S E P T E M B E R
Sep 4 Democracy Application Watch hundreds of video channels
Sep 11 iTunes Applications Easy-to-use media buy/play tool
Sep 18 Burn Utility Burn CDs and DVDs with additional options
Sep 25 Redline Racing Games Drive fast cars on many fun tracks
O C T O B E R
Oct 2 Perian QuickTime A play-nearly-everything QuickTime plug-in
Oct 9 Deep Sleep Utility A Dashboard widget to put newer laptops into hibernation mode
Oct 16 smcFanControl Utility Set the minimum fan speed on MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and Intel minis
Oct 23 DropCopy Network Drag and drop local network file transfer
Oct 30 MondoMouse Enhancement Resize and move windows via mouse drags
N O V E M B E R
Nov 6 Amnesty Singles Utility Convert any Dashboard widget into a standalone app
Nov 13 MsgFiler Mail plug-in A launcher-like solution to filing email in Mail
Nov 20 Hazel System Enhancement Take action on folders based on user-defined rules
Nov 27 Galerie Utility A powerful and easy-to-use web photo album creator
D E C E M B E R
Dec 4 Path Finder System Ehancement A powerful, feature-laden replacement for the OS X Finder
Dec 11 Zoom Game An interpreter to play Zork (and other such games)
Dec 18 Snail Mail Utility A program that helps simplify the printing of envelopes
Dec 25 Unplugged Utility A simple app that shows the status of your portable Mac's power cord
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