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Contacts Cleaner Address Book Utility - Spanning Sync, Inc.

Every time we have MobileMe sync problems, we end up with duplicated contacts in Address Book. And over time, small human errors in data entry build up into a big mess. Beyond the very basic duplicate search in Address Book, Apple unfortunately doesn’t offer much in the way of tools to manage these situations ... read more at MacLife

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Home Inventory 2.1 - Binary Formations

Chances are you have a lot of stuff you’d like to replace in the wake of a catastrophe. But can you document everything you own? More importantly, is your insurance coverage adequate ... read more at Macworld

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AddressBookSync 1.4 - Dan Auclair

AddressBookSync uses a clean interface and simple procedures to help coordinate the people in your Mac OS X Address Book with your Facebook friends ... read more at Macworld

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FileMaker Pro Advanced 11 - FileMaker

A year after the release of the FileMaker 10 database program, version 11 has arrived, with new tools and great new features that make it even easier to use ... read more at Macworld

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FileMaker Pro 11 - FileMaker

Fashion is fickle. With the success of FileMaker's Bento over the past couple of years, it has been easy to overlook development of the company's eponymous flagship ... read more at MacUserUK

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Yojimbo 2 - Bare Bones Software

Three and a half years have passed since Bare Bones unveiled Yojimbo, its application for storing and sorting information, images and files, so expectations for the new version were very high ... read more at MacUserUK

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Bento 3 - Filemaker

Bento 3 aims to organize your personal life into tidy, neat compartments. Essentially a database application geared toward real-world situations, you can use the software to track expenses ... read more at MacLife

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Yojimbo 1.5 - Bare Bones Software

Bare Bones Software, best known for its venerable text editor BBEdit, has a reputation for making software that appeals to programmers and other technically inclined folks. But Yojimbo, now at version 1.5.1 ... read more at Macworld

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Yum 3 - Dare to be Creative

If you need a basic template to store, view, and share your recipe collection, don’t overlook Yum 3.0.7 . It not only catalogs and displays your recipes with admirable simplicity, it allows you to format, import, export, e-mail, and print ... read more at Macworld

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FileMaker Pro 10 - FileMaker

FileMaker comes in two editions, standard Pro and Pro Advanced. The latter has everything the standard edition has, with a few useful extras. Both versions can be used actively and passively—that is, developers can create and build new databases in either program... read more at Macworld

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OmniGraffle Pro 5.0.2 - The Omni Group

OmniGraffle Pro occupies a unique space in the software world. Part drawing program and part charting tool, with a bit of presentation software thrown in there for good measure, nothing is quite like it... read more at Macworld

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Delicious Monster Delicious Library 2 - Delicious Monster Software

Delicious Library catalogs your shelves of DVDs, games, software, books, CDs, and other media. After entering what you own—a fairly quick process, thanks to slick barcode reading—the index shows your inventory alongside reviews, price, and other data slurped in from Amazon.com... read more at MacLife

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Bento 2 - FileMaker

The debut version of FileMaker’s Bento () offered users an interesting product, but reviewers and users complained about the program’s limitations. FileMaker listened to that feedback, as the newly released consumer-oriented database application boasts a number of significant improvements... read more at Macworld

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MacGourmet - Mariner Software

For many cooks, nothing compares to the joy of pulling out their favorite cookbook and turning to the dog-eared, slightly splattered page containing that perfect recipe. For others though, their space-constrained home libraries bulge with cookbooks that feature only a couple of noteworthy recipes or are stuffed with random recipes torn from magazines and gathered from friends. For these cooks, MacGourmet provides the perfect solution... read more at MacLife

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Co.efficient - co.efficient

When it comes to managing the business end of a creative agency, do you trust off-the-shelf software or build your own? Co.efficient is a pricey but customisable client-server program that mixes both approaches. Built on a FileMaker Pro database engine, it's ready to handle business tasks from job estimating to project scheduling from the start and can be configured to individual needs... read more at MacUserUK

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Bento 1.0.2 - FileMaker

Bento, FileMaker’s new consumer-level database, aims to do for the database what Numbers and Pages did for the spreadsheet and the page layout program, respectively: make them easy and accessible for the rest of us. Bento fits right between FileMaker and libray databases like Delicious Library by providing an approachable interface that appeals to ther general consumer... read more at Macworld

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Equinux CoverScout - Equinux

iTunes’ ability to display album artwork adds a visual element to your music collection, but its ability to actually get that artwork doesn’t always work. CoverScout can help fill those holes in your music collection, if you can work around some of its shortcomings... read more at MacLife

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SPSS 16 - SPSS

SPSS is a longtime player in the statistical/scientific software realm. Originally targeted at the social sciences, this statistical software package has evolved to support analysis and decision making in broader disciplines and business... read more at Macworld

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Extensis Portfolio Server 8.5 - Extensis

Extensis - once famed for its Photoshop and QuarkXPress plug-ins - has slowly transformed into a company dedicated to font and asset management. This is the first big upgrade to the workgroup version of Portfolio, its flagship digital asset management program, for well over a year, but the wait - at least for Adobe CS3 users - appears to have been worthwhile... read more at MacUserUK

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Numbers '08 - Apple

Slowly, but surely, Apple’s iWork is turning into a full-fledged office suite, as iWork ’08 gains Numbers, Apple’s latest foray into the world of spreadsheet programs. So what is Numbers? Is it at long last a replacement for the spreadsheet component of AppleWorks? Is it a direct competitor to Excel... read more at Macworld

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Path Analyzer Pro Premier 2.6 - Vostrom

People who spend a lot of time working on networked computers can end up spending a lot of time trying to figure out what’s wrong with their network. Path Analyzer Pro Premier 2.6, from Vostrom, can help you find the trouble spots... read more at Macworld

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Filemaker Pro 9 - FileMaker

FileMaker upgrades seem to be settling into an annual cycle, with 0.5 being added to the version number each summer. This year, that process brings us from 8.5 to 9, with a few new features, but more emphasis on enhancing what's already there ... read more at MacUserUK

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MediaDex 2 - MediaDex

MediaDex is an asset-management system, based on the high-end Canto Cumulus media-management program. Asset-management systems store images, or other assets, and their metadata - descriptions of things such as the subject of the image, who took it, what size and resolution it is, and so on ... read more at MacUserUK

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QPict 7 - QPict

We all know that organising your media files is a really sensible thing to do. Making sure all your photos and movies are available and where you expect them to be will save you time and effort: that's a given. The trouble is that organising all your files is at best boring and at worst mind-numbingly tedious... read more at MacUserUK

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Troi Activator 2.5.1 - Troi Automatisering

It's been a while since we last reviewed any of Troi's plug-ins. During this hiatus, FileMaker has moved to the new version 7 file format and changed both the plug-in API and the way in which the user or developer interacts with plug-ins. Internally, the application has also seen functionality improvements... read more at MacUserUK

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Troi Dialog 4.5.1 - Troi Automatisering

It's been a while since we last reviewed any of Troi's plug-ins. During this hiatus, FileMaker has moved to the new version 7 file format and changed both the plug-in API and the way in which the user or developer interacts with plug-ins. Internally, the application has also seen functionality improvements... read more at MacUserUK

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Troi File 3.5.1 - Troi Automatisering

It's been a while since we last reviewed any of Troi's plug-ins. During this hiatus, FileMaker has moved to the new version 7 file format and changed both the plug-in API and the way in which the user or developer interacts with plug-ins. Internally, the application has also seen functionality improvements... read more at MacUserUK

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Troi URL 2.0b1 - Troi Automatisering

It's been a while since we last reviewed any of Troi's plug-ins. During this hiatus, FileMaker has moved to the new version 7 file format and changed both the plug-in API and the way in which the user or developer interacts with plug-ins. Internally, the application has also seen functionality improvements... read more at MacUserUK

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FileMaker Pro 8.5 - Filemaker

FileMaker has an uneven method for numbering its upgrades. Some deserve a full point, and some don't. FileMaker Pro 8.5 offers relatively few features for a half-point upgrade - but when you take into account the improvements they offer to end users solutions, it's more than warranted... read more at MacUserUK

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iList Data 3.2 - Lakewood Studios

If you need a database to manage personal information, but you can’t see shelling out hundreds of dollars for a version of either FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced, the $70 iList Data might be your answer. Its ten templates will serve the needs of most users, but beware: The program lacks a lot of the graphical bells and whistles you’ll find in FileMaker... read more at Macworld

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Yojimbo - Yojimbo

Yojimbo is a brand-new information storage application from the same company that brought you BBEdit and Mailsmith. Unlike them, though, this is an ultra-modern, completely up-to-date Cocoa application with a clear interface and some clever new ideas... read more at MacUserUK

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Portfolio 8 - Extensis

Now that Extensis has divested itself of its plug-in arm, the company is free to concentrate on its core applications. As such, it has upgraded its popular asset management program, Portfolio, with a range of tweaks and enhancements that make its operation faster, better and smoother... read more at MacUserUK

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FileMaker Server 8 - Filemaker

The transition from FileMaker 7 to version 8 has been mercifully stress-free. The file format remains exactly the same, so we haven't had to face any of the conversion, testing, modification and, in some cases, complete redesign that was required last time around. Instead, FileMaker 8 has brought a wide range of welcome new features and the ability for both versions to co-exist... read more at MacUserUK

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Studiometry3 - Oranged.net Software

Studiometry3 bundles key office-management functions into a single app. It has a client and contacts manager, calendar, project planner, time tracker, invoice generator, accounting functions, and more... read more at MacAddict

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Filemaker Pro 7 - FileMaker

after two years without any significant update, FileMaker is back in the spotlight. Sure, the same "rolodex on steroids" interface provides easy access to all your product and customer records, but FileMaker, Inc. (a subsidiary of Apple) has radically transformed its solitary product in several important ways ... read more at macHOME

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Netflix Freak 1.0.3 - The Little App Factory

Using Netflix Freak, you can manage your queue (the list of movies you've ordered for rental) and access the online Netflix database far better than you can through the Netflix Web site .... read more at Macworld

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SBook5 - Simson Garfinkel

SBook5 is a lightning-fast, free-form address-book database that's destined to replace any other address book you use. The beauty lies in the database itself. Unlike other apps, which require that you enter information into designated fields, SBook5 lets you enter data in any convenient order .... read more at Macworld

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TimeCache 5.1.5 - PandaWare

PandaWare's TimeCache 5.1.5 is a program designed for consultants and other professionals who need to account and bill for time spent on specific projects .... read more at Macworld

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Chartsmith 1.2 - Blacksmith Technologies

Innovative OS X Charting Program Has a Few Rough Edges - Whether you're explaining scientific research or discussing a PTA fundraiser, charts can help your audience quickly grasp complex numerical relationships. Chartsmith 1.2.3, from Blacksmith Technologies, lets you turn raw data into spiffy graphs, but a few interface quirks and frustrating documentation may sometimes slow your progress .... read more at Macworld

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Easy Grade Pro 3.6 - Orbis Software

Grade-Book Software Five OS X–Ready Programs for Teachers Get Assorted Marks - Pros: Multiple classes in one file; easy to trade information between classes; extensive reporting; excellent manual; seating chart. Cons: None significant. . ... read more at Macworld

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Master Grade X 1.5 - Maxium Developments

Grade-Book Software Five OS X–Ready Programs for Teachers Get Assorted Marks - Pros: Multiple classes in one file; broad support for narrative comments; extensive import and export options. Cons: No attendance tracking; awkward interface; can’t drop low assignment . ... read more at Macworld

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Perfect Score 1.1.6 - Matt Fahrenbacher

Grade-Book Software Five OS X–Ready Programs for Teachers Get Assorted Marks - Pros: Inexpensive; can include photos in seating chart; elegant implementation of OS X interface elements. Cons: One class per file; limited reports; inadequate documentation; no cross-platform or OS 9 support. . ... read more at Macworld

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Gradekeeper X 5.4 - Daniel Ethier

Grade-Book Software Five OS X–Ready Programs for Teachers Get Assorted Marks - Pros: Inexpensive; straightforward interface; can create reports from multiple classes; good documentation. Cons: One grade book per file; only one can be open at a time; can’t curve grades; limited reports. ... read more at Macworld

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MicroGrade 6.02 - Chariot Software

Grade-Book Software Five OS X–Ready Programs for Teachers Get Assorted Marks - Pros: Built-in e-mailing; seating chart; extensive reporting; many import and export options; add-on WebGrade serviceC. Cons: Expensive; confusing interface; onegrade book per file; only one file can be open at a time ... read more at Macworld

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DeltaGraph 5.0 - Red Rock

Visually Rich Charting Application Makes Belated Jump to OS X - Over the years, we've repeatedly praised DeltaGraph for its ability to transform rows of mind-numbing figures into compelling charts. The OS X–only DeltaGraph 5.0.2 is part of Red Rock Software's first release cycle since the company acquired the rights to DeltaGraph from SPSS last year. And aside from a few complaints about its advanced graphics features, we deem DeltaGraph 5.0 a strong effort ... read more at Macworld

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OmniGraffle 3.0 Professional - The Omni Group

"Each update to The Omni Group's OmniGraffle improves the chart-drawing application by leaps and bounds. And the recently released OmniGraffle 3.0.1 Professional is the picture of a specialty program hitting its stride" ... read more at Macworld

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SPSS 11 - SPSS

"Dazzling Mac Version of Statistics-Industry Standard - SPSS 11 is a truly impressive OS X version, and it has been redesigned right down to an attractive new set of icons. This represents a level of commitment to the Mac well beyond that of other statistics-package developers " ... read more at Macworld

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Portfolio 6.1 - Extensis

"Extensis Portfolio 6.1 is a stand-alone, industrial-strength digital-asset manager that's not only easy to use but also powerful and fast. Version 6.1 is OS X native and builds on the familiar features and interface of version 6 for OS 9" ... read more at Macworld

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4th Dimension 2003 Standard Edition - 4D Inc.

"4th Dimension (commonly known as 4D) has been available on the Mac since 1987, evolving from a solid, powerful, and well-supported relational-database- management system (RDBMS) into a suite capable of handling nearly any requirement of database publishing or management." ... read more at Macworld

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4th Dimension 6.8 - 4D Inc.

"4th Dimension (commonly known as 4D) has been available on the Mac since 1987, evolving from a solid, powerful, and well-supported relational-database- management system (RDBMS) into a suite capable of handling nearly any requirement of database publishing or management." ... read more at Macworld

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FileMaker Pro 6 - FileMaker

"All told, FileMaker Pro 6 is a strong upgrade -- the addition of XML is a must if you need to have FileMaker interact with another system" ... read more at Macworld

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FileMaker Mobile 2 - FileMaker

"FileMaker Mobile's potential is quite tough to live up to: the idea of synchronizing a database with your Palm handheld calls to mind myriad possibilities" ... read more at Macworld

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FileMaker Developer 6.0 - FileMaker

"The main selling point for developers is the chance to use the XML features of the latest version in standalone applications" ... read more at MacUser UK

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4D Developer Edition 6.8 - 4D

"4D is a cross-platform (Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, and Windows XP) database development environment. Databases are created using drag-and-drop tables to define how the data is related, and forms for entering, editing and printing data" ... read more at MacUser UK

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Omnis Studio 3.1 - Raining Data

"In its current form as a RAD (rapid application development) tool, Omnis Studio enables the relatively easy creation of database applications" ... read more at Macworld

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Lasso Professional 5 - Blue World Communications

"Blue World Communications' Lasso began as a simple way to Web-enable FileMaker Pro databases, but the company has restructured Lasso to offer greater performance and flexibility, integrate other database platforms" ... read more at Macworld

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Portfolio 6 - Extensis

"Canto Cumulus and Extensis Portfolio excel in cataloging digital files, such as images, layouts, and audio and video clips" ... read more at MacAddict

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