In an ideal world, our Macs would be impeccably organized, not stuffed
with old versions of Word docs and umpteen copies of the Beastie Boys’
“Hey Ladies.” Hyperbolic’s Tidy Up offers powerful tools for
identifying (and dispatching) duplicate files, helping us get closer to
that ideal Mac by sorting and disposing of unneeded bytes.
Queen’s ubiquitous “We Will Rock You” is a tune that will always rock
the sixth-inning rally, but when it’s on repeat for 25 minutes because
of duplicate copies in your iTunes library, it’s time to do some spring
cleaning. iTunes Dupes Barrier helps you quickly seek out and destroy
duplicate tracks, and it’s a bit more flexible than iTunes’ built-in
iTunes 9’s Home Sharing lets you drag-and-drop content between up to
five computers on your home network after you tie each to your iTunes
Store account. SuperSync obliterates Home Sharing’s limitations,
letting you sync and share music and videos between as many machines as
you like, either over the local network or the wide-open Internet.
As any Web maven knows, content is king. But it’s not always in the fancy graphics, photos, or video. Most of the work we do on our Macs calls for manipulating text, that is, typing words. We present eight text-savvy Mac apps that make your time at the keyboard more productive--enjoyable even.
From customizing your Mac’s secret system preferences to remotely controlling another Mac or manipulating text files in a handful of sly ways, the terminal utility is more than just a Mac geek’s home base.