ColorVision Spyder2express

If you like your colors very bright and very blue, try this calibration tool.

Cinema 4D Release 10

This animation software is sublime in four dimensions.

BBEdit 8.6

Coders: Add this premium text editor to your bag of tricks.

Acrobat 8 Professional

Take a Swiss-Army approach to PDFs

QuickBooks Pro 2007 for Mac

The Industry Standard Improves - a Bit

Analog Factory

You get 2,000 classic synth sounds in one AU instrument. It may be a high-tech world, but if you're a musician, sometimes the occasion calls for low-tech sounds. But acquiring older synths is a pain in the wallet, not to mention that they take up a lot of space, they're difficult to program, and they require a lot of maintenance. Thank the music gods for Analog Factory.

Kid Pix Deluxe 3X 1.1.1

The interface is as fun to look at as the app is to use. For kids, we mean. Mac games for kids can be fun, entertaining, and even educational, but how about letting your wee one exercise the creative part of her developing brain? Get Kid Pix Deluxe 3X for your progeny, and you might be surprised at how prolific they become - not to mention the ball they'll have drawing, painting, and even animating, instead of just playing some games. 

SFX Machine Pro

Who needs a fancy interface when the app is so powerful? Audio effects are a blast to create, but it's not easy to find an affordable equivalent of a Swiss Army knife for doing just that. SFX Machine Pro is a one-stop shop for audio processing at a reasonable price - and it makes sweet sounds.

Give Your Photos a 360-Degree View

Guitar Pro 5

The intuitive interface lets you focus on your music. Guitar Pro is a favorite among guitarists for composing and sharing musical scores, and it has a resource-rich workshop for honing your guitar chops. But until recently, it was only available for that other operating system. Version 5 now runs on the Mac.