The Software Vault

 

Welcome to the MacLife.com Software Vault, a collection of top demos, trials, shareware, freeware, and donationware compiled for readers of Mac|Life, the magazine. Just click on any title for a description of the software, system requirements, the size of the download, a download link, and links to other software in the vault and related articles on MacLife.com that you might find of interest.

 

We will continually add to and update the Vault, so remember to check back often to see what's new. Since this is the inaugural edition of the Vault, it's all new - but don't worry, whenever we add or update anything in the future, we'll tag it so that all the new and updated stuff will be easy to find. Before diving in, though, you might want to take a look at the legalese underpinning this collection: the Disclaimer.

 

 

Sponsors
AccountEdge trial - Automate, organize, and process all your business tasks and financial information.
Call of Duty 2 demo - Fight more immense, more intense, more realistic battles than ever before.
Diner Dash 2 trial - Help four fellow restaurant owners defeat the greedy tycoon, Mr. Big.
FirstEdge trial - Easily manage any small business with straightforward management and accounting needs.
GreatPhoto! demo - The quick and easy way to make digital photos look their best.
Jewel Quest trial - Explore the ancient ruins of Mayan civilization while discovering hidden treasures.
Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects trial - Search for clues, find the offending culprit, and recover the stolen Hope Diamond.
NoteBook 2.1 trial - Clip, annotate, and share unstructured information with this outliner and free-form database.
OmniGraffle 4.1.2 trial - Easily create diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and more.
OmniOutliner 3.6.1 demo - This app is just what you need for outlining and organizing information.
OmniWeb 5.5 trial - This fully featured, great-looking Web browser is multithreaded for great performance.
Pirate Poppers trial - Climb aboard this swashbucklin' sea farin' saga through 77 levels of pirate-popping fun.
Poker Susperstars 2 trial - Play against more superstars with a brand new poker AI and a bigger tournament.
Quake 4 demo - Fight in a desperate war for Earth's survival against a ruthless and cunning Alien army
Sid Meier's Civilization IV demo - Guide your civilization from the dawn of man through the space age and beyond.
StuffIt Standard Mac 11.0.2 trial - Solve all your basic compression needs quickly and easliy.

 

Audio & Music
Audiocorder 4.9.0 trial - Easily record from any audio source that you connect to your Mac.
MusicRenamer 2.0 donationware - This powerful MP3 file-renaming tool makes manual editing passe.
Sound Byte 3.1.6 shareware - Play AIFF, WAVE, mp3, and other sound files at the click of a mouse.
You Control: Tunes 1.4.1 freeware - Take complete control over iTunes from the Mac OS X menu bar.

 

Fun & Games

Bone Act One: Out from Boneville demo - This game is based on the Bone: Out from Boneville graphic novel.
Call of Duty 2 demo - Fight more immense, more intense, more realistic WWII battles than ever before.
Crossword Forge 5.0.1 demo - Easily make and share classroom-style crossword puzzles and word-search puzzles.
Diner Dash 2 trial - Help four fellow restaurant owners defeat the greedy tycoon, Mr. Big.
GeoParty! 1.0.2 donationware - This fun and media-rich application will test your trivia knowledge.
Jewel Quest trial - Explore the ancient ruins of Mayan civilization while discovering hidden treasures.
Little Hopper's Memory Matching Game 1.0 shareware - Youngsters can practice identification of numbers, letters, and animals.
Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects trial - Search for clues, find the offending culprit, and recover the stolen Hope Diamond.
Pangea Arcade 1.0.1 demo - Pangea Arcade is a collection of three games: Nucleus, Warheads, and Firefall.
Pirate Poppers trial - Climb aboard this swashbucklin' sea farin' saga through 77 levels of pirate-popping fun.
Poker Susperstars 2 trial - Play against more superstars with a brand new poker AI and a bigger tournament.
Quake 4 demo - Fight in a desperate war for Earth's survival against a ruthless and cunning Alien army
Sid Meier's Civilization IV demo - Guide your civilization from the dawn of man through the space age and beyond.
Spinnn 1.1.1 demo - Move and spin falling game pieces and try to create horizontal lines.
UniSudoku 1.6 trial - This sudoku game allows you to resize the puzzle to suit your screen or eyes.

 

Graphics & Multimedia
DiscLabel 4.0 demo - Create, print, and share professional-looking CD labels, jewel case inserts, and DVD covers.
FotoMagico 1.8 demo - Build professional-looking slideshows to best present your photos.
GreatPhoto! demo - The quick and easy way to make digital photos look their best.
iCalamus 1.05 demo - This light-as-a-feather desktop publishing app provides great publishing freedom.
ImageBuddy 3.5.0 shareware - Photo printing on the Macintosh has never been easier or more flexible.
Lineform 1.2.3 demo - Here's the ideal tool for vector based diagrams and illustrations.
OnArtwork 1.0 shareware - Capture CD covers using an iSight, then modify them to your liking.
Slide Show 8.0 demo - Quickly and easily create standalone slideshow presentations and portfolios.

 

Interface
iTheme OS 2.0 demo - Customize system, folder, document icons, and more.
You Control 1.4.1 trial - Turn a corner of your Mac into a one-stop information center.

 

Internet & Communication
Gallery Designer 1.0.3 shareware - Easily create Web-based photo, movie, and audio galleries.
MailSteward 7.6.1 demo - MailSteward will archive all of your email in a database for easy retrieval.
MarketBlast 1.16 shareware - This eBay Control Panel helps you manage all aspects of your eBay business.
NetSpeedometer 2007 donationware - Graphically monitor the speed of your internet connection.
NetworkLocation 1.1 trial - NetworkLocation adds a whole new dimension to using OS X locations.
OmniWeb 5.5 trial - This fully featured, great-looking Web browser is multithreaded for great performance.
Skype for Mac 2.0.0.6 shareware - Make free video and audio calls to friends and colleagues across the globe.
SpamSieve 2.5 demo - SpamSieve brings powerful Bayesian spam filtering to Mac email clients.
Yummy FTP 1.5.3 trial - This fast, flexible, and reliable file transfer utility is wrapped in an intuitive user interface

 

Productivity
AccountEdge trial - Automate, organize, and process all your business tasks and financial information.
Debt Quencher 1.0 demo - Debt management made easy with immediate feedback when you enter your credit card balances.
FirstEdge trial - Easily manage any small business with straightforward management and accounting needs.
iWisdom 1.20 freeware - Track a rich set of wisdom, including author, source, year of publication, title, and category.
JABMenu 1.2 shareware - A system-wide menu provides an easy way to access your Address Book data.
NoteBook 2.1 trial - Clip, annotate, and share unstructured information with this outliner and free-form database.
OmniGraffle 4.1.2 trial - Easily create diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and more.
OmniOutliner 3.6.1 demo - This app is just what you need for outlining and organizing information.
Opal 1.0.6 trial - Organize ideas, reports, lists, notes, projects, and graphics in outline form.
PDFpen 3.0.2 demo - Split, combine, reorder, sign, and augment PDFs with text, image overlays, and watermarks.
TimeCache 6.1.6 trial - TimeCache simplifies the tracking, reporting, and billing of time spent on projects.
TinyBooks 4.0.2 trial - This ultra-simple accounting and bookkeeping app is designed for home and small businesses.
Virtual TimeClock Pro 5.3 trial - Effortlessly track your employee's hours and overtime.
Yojimbo 1.3 demo - This effortless information organizer keeps all your information organized and accessible.

 

Utilities
1Passwd 2.2.3883 demo - Create strong, safe passwords and manage them with ease.
A Better Finder Rename 7.5.6 shareware - Easily rename multiple files in a matter of seconds.
CDFinder 4.7 trial - Organize your disk and data archive and keep track of your digital media assets.
ChronoSync 3.3.3 demo - Efficiently synchronize files and folders from one disk location to another.
HoudahSpot 1.3 demo - Quickly create and store powerful search queries.
iGet 2.5 demo - This modern file-transfer tool supports all the file features that Mac users expect.
Martian LifeBoat 1.0.1 demo - Backing up to external media just got a lot easier.
PasswordVault Lite 5.2 trial - This password manager offers auto-filling of Web forms, detailed reports, and much more.
Preferential Treatment 1.1.7 freeware - Track down and easily eliminate corrupted preferences files.
Savvy Clipboard 2.1 shareware - Add easy-to-use multiple-clipboard capability to your Mac.
ShredIt X 5.7 demo - Easily shreds any file so that its data can never be recovered.
StuffIt Standard Mac 11.0.2 trial - Solve all your basic compression needs quickly and easliy.