Love it or hate it, OS X Mavericks is coming this fall. If you just can’t wait to try out some of its features, have no fear because you really don’t need the new OS to get these new features. Instead, I’m going to show you how to get all of Mavericks features and more by using third-party tools and applications that are already available to you (most for free).
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If you have followed our guide to install Ubuntu on Macbook Air, you will know that creating a Linux live CD/USB that can run in Mac is a troublesome chore. Mac-Linux USB Loader is one simple tool that can get all these things done without all the hassle.
Have you ever wish that you can open the unfinished document in your office computer, and access it on your home PC? What about sharing that same document with others? CupCloud provides a practical solution for users who prefer the luxury of saving their currently open items and accessing them at a later time on an alternate PC.
There are tons of Google Reader alternatives, but if you prefer to read RSS feeds on desktop, this list of Mac apps will be useful to you.
There may be times when you have sensitive items on your computer that you want to keep away from prying eyes. In Mac OS X, you can easily secure your folders and protect yourself with the Espionage app.
Are you bored with the folders on your Mac? Even though some folders may have different icons on them, they’re all the same boring blue. Are you looking for a quick and easy way to create custom folders for your Mac to make the important folders stand out? If so, Folder Magic is the perfect application for you.
Do you have issues with noisy or overheating fans on your Mac? If so, Macs Fan Control app is both effective and easy-to-use tool that can help to keep these issues under control.
Are you looking for an easy way to make your Mac’s battery last longer when there’s no outlet around? If so, a free and open-source application like gfxCardStatus lets you see exactly which apps are affecting your battery life by using power-hungry graphics.
Do you have a lot of Login Items on your Mac that are slowing down your startup time? Learn how to fix this issue with DelayedLauncher.
AppsBar gives you a quick launch bar for all your recently closed apps on a Mac. It displays your recently closed apps at the top of the screen, uses very few resources and does not engage the discrete GPU, so you won’t have to worry about it slowing down your computer.