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Icon aText 2.23

aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define.
  • License: Shareware, $5
  • Developer/Publisher: Tran Ky Nam
  • Modification Date: April 2, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 2.8 MB

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Icon CopyPaste Pro 3.5.5

The first and most popular multiple clipboard utility to display, archive and edit clipbords. See and edit any clip in your history of copies or in the more permanent clip archives. Save multiple clipboards through restarts. Increibly useful, time saver, life saver for all Mac users.
  • License: Shareware, $30
  • Developer/Publisher: Peter Hoerster
  • Modification Date: March 27, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 3.1 MB

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Icon Default Folder X 5.2.4

Default Folder X improves the Open and Save dialogs in macOS. Its hierarchical menus, large sized previews, multiple sets of favorites, easily accessible lists of recently used folders, integration with the Finder and Spotlight, and system-wide menu for accessing frequently used files and folders save you time and frustration.
  • License: Shareware, $35
  • Developer/Publisher: St. Clair Software
  • Modification Date: April 19, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 8.1 MB

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Icon DEVONsphere Express 1.9.1

DEVONsphere Express finds new connections between items. Let yourself get inspired, follow yet untrodden paths, and create something new.
Whatever document you are currently editing (e.g. in Pages, TextEdit, or DEVONthink Pro), email you are currently reading, web page you are viewing, or song you are listening to: click DEVONsphere Express' icon to see related items on your computer or on the web. Explore further using thumbnails, Quick Look, or by opening them in their parent apps.
Drag selected text or files from the Finder to DEVONsphere Express to manually focus its attention on what interests you most, or use OS X's convenient Services menu.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Developer/Publisher: DEVONtechnologies
  • Modification Date: April 5, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10or higher

Download Mac File Size: 12.3 MB

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Icon EasyFind 4.9.3

Spotlight is great, but sometimes you need something more specialized. EasyFind finds files and folders by name or content using advanced Boolean operators similar to DEVONthink and DEVONagent, wildcards, and phrases. It does not require indexing, is fast, and uses very little memory. Of course EasyFind doesn't just give you the files, it also shows previews and gives you many other options to work with them. And it's free. Life can be so good.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: DEVONtechnologies
  • Modification Date: July 17, 2014
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 2.9 MB

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Icon Eyeballs 3.3

Eyeballs is a fun Mac OS X application that gives you a set of eyeballs in your menu bar or on your desktop. The eyes watch the cursor move around as you work. They get sleepy depending on how busy you're keeping the cursor, and they blink periodically. They are extremely configurable, in terms of the colors they use, their eyelid and pupil style, how sleepy they are, and a bunch of other things (see the configuration panel snapshot below). If those configuration options aren't enough, custom skins are also supported.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Developer/Publisher: Stick Software
  • Modification Date: June 15, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 4.4 MB

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Icon FastScripts 2.6.11

FastScripts is the super-charged scripting utility for Mac OS X. Access your scripts by keyboard shortcut or menu bar.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Developer/Publisher: Red Sweater Software
  • Modification Date: January 6, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 2.8 MB

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Icon Find Any File 1.9.2

Find Any File is a program for Mac OS X that lets you search for files on your disks.
Contrary to Spotlight, it does not use a database but instead uses the file system driver's fast search operations, where available. This lets you search for file properties such as name, dates, size, etc., but not for file content (use Spotlight or EasyFind for that).
Find Any File can find files that Spotlight doesn't, e.g. those inside bundles and packages and in inside folders that are usually excluded from Spotlight search.
Finally, it is quite fast. A search only takes a few seconds on an internal hard disk or SSD. Try for yourself!
  • License: Shareware, $6
  • Developer/Publisher: Thomas Tempelmann
  • Modification Date: December 4, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher - 32-bit

Download Mac File Size: 12.6 MB

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Icon FinderPop 2.5.7

INSTALLATION
Ensure you use the Apple unzipper to unzip the downloaded FinderPop zip file. Then, if the System Preferences application is running, please quit it. Strange things can happen otherwise. Double-click the FinderPop.prefpane icon you downloaded. System Preferences will open and ask if you want to install FinderPop for all users or just you. If you are using 10.7 or later, or are using FileVault, you should choose 'All Users'. Otherwise you can choose either option, and the System will install the FinderPop Preference Pane. FinderPop may ask you for the admin password in order to set certain permissions on some FinderPop files. This is only done once at installation time. If you had an older version of FinderPop already installed, you will have to logout to begin using the new version.

USAGE
After installation, open the FinderPop Preferences Pane. Click on the "Items" tab, then on the "Show FinderPop Items" button. You'll be switched to the Finder with a folder called "FinderPop Items" showing. Add aliases to your favourite apps/folders/disks/documents to this "FinderPop Items" folder. Next time you control-click, the items you added will be part of your contextual menu!

Additionally, click a blank portion of the menubar anytime to have instant access to these items and more. While browsing FinderPop menus, pressing Command-Option will display a "Get Info" help tag, pressing Cmd-Opt-Control will allow you to move the selected item to the trash, and pressing Command while selecting an item will reveal that item in the Finder. Also, pressing 'i' will immediately show the Finder Info window for the item, 'r' will immediately reveal the item, 'q' will QuickLook it (Leopard only), 'g' will "grab" or "pick up" the item and allow you to drag it around (as with all Mac drags, dragging to the menubar and letting go aborts the drag.) Pressing Tab will bring up a "FinderPop Info" window on the item.

Other features: Command-control-click a folder to get a Contents popup menu. Shift-click an unused portion of the menubar to see a Desktop menu with your mounted disks and items on your desktop. Command-click an unused portion of the menubar to see a Processes menu. If Control is down as well, background-only processes will also be shown in the Processes menu. Press Command-Option-Control to kill a process.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Turlough O'Connor
  • Modification Date: June 12, 2015
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 t0 10.10 - System Integrity Protection would need to be turned off for Mac OS X 10.11 and higher

Download Universal Binary File Size: 1.9 MB

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Icon FolderBrander 2.4

Mac OS X lets you keep folders in the Dock. This makes accessing frequently used folders quick and easy.
The problem is that without customized folder icons, you cannot tell the folders apart.
In many cases, having a short text label over an icon makes it much easier to tell what's in the folder. However, creating such an icon using a graphic app and an icon app can be difficult and time-consuming.
The Solution
FolderBrander lets you quickly and easily alter the look of your folders.
When you are satisfied with how your new icon look, simply click the Apply button and you're done!
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Developer/Publisher: Yellow Mug Software
  • Modification Date: September 28, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher - 32-bit

Download Mac File Size: 3.9 MB

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icon FoxTrot 6.0.2

FoxTrot Personal Search is a unique and robust document search application for Mac OS. Built on top of CTM's FoxTrot Search engine, FoxTrot Professional Search builds an index file from selected document folders on your hard disks, making their contents accessible in a split second. Supporting over 300 documents and metadata types, FoxTrot Personal Search supersedes Spotlight searches for most of these cases, while supporting all the file types for which Spotlight metadata importers exist as included in many third-party applications.
  • License: Demo, $35
  • Developer/Publisher: CTM Development
  • Modification Date: November 27, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 6.1 MB

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icon Hazel 4.2.4

Hazel watches whatever folders you tell it to, automatically organizing your files according to the rules you create. It features a rule interface similar to that of Apple Mail so you should feel right at home. Have Hazel move files around based on name, date, type, what site/email address it came from (Safari and Mail only) and much more. Automatically put your music in your Music folder, movies in Movies. Keep your downloads off the desktop and put them where they are supposed to be.
  • License: Shareware, $32
  • Developer/Publisher: Noodlesoft
  • Modification Date: March 8, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 9.8 MB

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icon HoudahSpot 4.3.6

Find Files. Fast!
Use HoudahSpot to find important documents, mail messages, photos, image files and more.
Start with a simple search
Refine it by adding and combining criteria
Search several folders at once. Exclude others
Add and sort by any of the hundreds of columns available
Preview files and text matches
HoudahSpot shows search results in a convenient and easy-to-use interface that keeps all the important details at your fingertips.
  • License: Shareware, $29
  • Developer/Publisher: Houdah Software
  • Modification Date: February 21, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 6.2 MB

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Icon iClip 5.2.4

iClip saves the contents of the clipboard every time you copy plain-text, rich-text, images, files, anything. Access your clip history in the gorgeous iClip interface.
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Developer/Publisher: Irradiated Software
  • Modification Date: March 7, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher - 32-bit

Download Mac File Size: 29.3 MB

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Icon Icon2Image 1.3.9

Icon2Image is a menu bar productivity app for quickly and easily:
- Creating image thumbnails of file, folder and disk icons, in batch, in various image formats and sizes.
- Copying icons to the clipboard (in sizes specified by preferences.)
- Adding custom icons to image, movie or ICNS files.
- Adding custom icons from the images on the clipboard.
- Making ICNS icons of image file contents or movie poster frames.
- Making ICNS icons of file, folder and disk icons.
- Making images from ICNS files.
- Adding icons to web location files using their associated "favicon"
- Removing custom icons from files.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Developer/Publisher: Limit Point Software
  • Modification Date: April 23, 2016
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher - 32-bit

Download Mac File Size: 926 Kb

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Icon Image2Icon 2.7.1

Tired of your standard mac icons?
Do you want to personalize your files or folders? Image2icon provides the fastest way to customize your icons, easily and free. It’s easy as pie: drop an image to Image2icon, then drag your file or folder and drop it again to apply it. Customize your icons. Unleash your creativity! The pro version provides 30 retina ready icon templates you can apply to your images Go pro and export in icns, folder, windows ico, iconset, jpg, png, favicon ( for mobile and desktop ), iOS and Android formats.
  • License: Freeware, Pro $10
  • Developer/Publisher: Shiny Frog
  • Modification Date: January 03, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 24.3 Kb

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Icon Jumpcut 0.63

Jumpcut is a clipboard enhancement tool for Mac OS X. It runs as a "faceless" application that puts a menu in the right-hand corner of the menu bar.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Steve Cook
  • Modification Date: January 25, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher - 32-bit

Download Universal Binary File Size: 531 Kb

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icon Keyboard Maestro 8.2

Whether you are a power user or a grandparent (or both!), your time is precious. So why waste it when Keyboard Maestro can help improve almost every aspect of using your Mac. Even the simplest things, like typing your email address, or going to Gmail or Facebook, launching Pages, or duplicating a line, all take time and add frustration. Let Keyboard Maestro help make your Mac life more pleasant and efficient.
  • License: Shareware, $36
  • Developer/Publisher: Stairways Software
  • Modification Date: March 21, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 23.5 MB

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icon LiteIcon 3.8.2

LiteIcon is a simple app which allows you to change your system icons easily.
Simply drag an icon onto the one you want to change, click the Apply Changes button and restart the Finder to see the modifications. That's it.
To restore an icon by the original, just drag it out.

  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: FreeMacSoft
  • Modification Date: November 13, 2017
  • Requirements: macOS 10.13 or higher - You can change your apps and volumes icons but you would need to disable System Integrity Protection to change your system icons

Download Mac File Size: 2.5 MB

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Icon Magnet 2.1

Every time you move a content from one app to the other, compare data side by side or multitask in any other way, you need all the windows arranged accordingly. Magnet makes this process clean and simple.
In one drag to the edge, you size a window into half of your screen. And by dragging windows to the corners, you snap them into quarters. Slide them to the bottom edge of your display to create thirds. Taking advantage of such arrangements eliminates app switching and greatly enhances workspace efficiency.
Magnet supports keyboard shortcuts as well, for every command it has to offer. There is that little icon sitting in the Menu Bar where you can find a predefined set or create yours.
  • License: Buy, $1
  • Developer/Publisher: CrowdCafé
  • Modification Date: February 14, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 3.3 MB

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Icon NotLight 1.1

A simple Spotlight front-end substitute. I wrote this because I got sick and tired of Tiger's lousy Spotlight interface. (Apple now provides a much better Spotlight interface, especially if you search from a Finder window.) So I wrote this substitute, in order to access the real Spotlight. You can do any kind of Spotlight search; eight search keys are built in, and you can add more, and you can even view and edit a search as text if you like. You can use wildcards or not, specify word-based, case-insensitive, and diacritic-insensitive searches, and construct complex searches with AND, OR, and NOT. A Date Assistant translates dates into Spotlight’s query language for you. Results are a simple list of filenames and paths.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Matt Neuberg
  • Modification Date: May 14, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 3.3 MB

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icon Pic-a-Pod 2.0.7

Pic-a-POD is a utility application for Mac that downloads the picture of the day from a selection of web sites and optionally sets your desktop picture or wallpaper to a selected or random one of these pics.
View Today’s PODs in your browser.
Download PODs from:
  • Astronomy
  • Daily Digital
  • Earth Observatory
  • Earth Science
  • Lunar POD
  • Miniature Calendar
  • National Geographic
  • Photo District News
  • Wikimedia
  • Wikipedia
Set your desktop picture or wallpaper to any of the downloaded photos.
Change to a random desktop periodically from Pic-a-POD or from your iPhoto library.
Browse through all the downloaded pics.
  • License: Buy, $1
  • Developer/Publisher: TrozWare
  • Modification Date: Jun 12, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 2.3 MB

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Icon Popchar 8.2

Most of your fonts contain thousands of characters, many more than you can access from the keyboard.
If you want to get the most out of your fonts, then PopChar is the right tool for you.
PopChar makes "typing" of unusual characters easy without having to remember keyboard combinations.
Whenever you need a special character, PopChar is there to help.
Click the "P" in the menu bar to display a table of characters. Select the desired character and it instantly appears in your document.
  • License: Shareware, $36
  • Developer/Publisher: Ergonis
  • Modification Date: September 28, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 5.3 MB

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Icon Smart Scroll 4.3.8

Smart Scroll makes scrolling smoother, faster and more comfortable:
  • Scroll Wheel+ Multi-Touch+: smoother, more comfortable and/or faster scrolling for your trackpad or mouse. Try it!
  • Hover Scroll: just hover the cursor near the top or bottom of a window and relax, no need to keep scrolling!
  • Auto Scroll: read more comfortably with automatic, hands-free scrolling!
  • Grab Scroll: the best way to scroll with a graphics tablet or regular mouse!
  • Scroll Keys: scroll from the keyboard with the same keys in all applications.
  • Vector Scroll: popular with Windows and Firefox users, now available for all Mac apps! I
  • mproves even the latest trackpads and mice. Other features include independent reversal of trackpad and mouse, trackpad and scroll wheel acceleration, and more.

  • License: Shareware, $14
  • Developer/Publisher: Marc Moini
  • Modification Date: March 13, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 1.7 MB

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icon SteerMouse 5.2.2

SteerMouse is a utility that lets you freely customize buttons, wheels and cursor speed. Both USB and Bluetooth mice are supported, no matter whether the mouse is designed for Windows or Mac.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Developer/Publisher: Plentycom Systems
  • Modification Date: April 2, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 2.5 MB

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Icon SwitchResX 4.7.1

With SwitchResX you get back control on your screen – or screens even! There are plenty of inbuilt options, that make life a lot easier and more comfortable just by clicking the mouse a few times:
  • Automatically change resolutions to match your different software needs.
  • Match your Mac to your TV set's resolution to enjoy maximum quality of DVD and HD television.
  • Play with mirrored images as an eyecatcher on a trade fair.

  • License: Shareware, $16
  • Developer/Publisher: Stephane Madrau
  • Modification Date: March 11, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 4.2 MB

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Icon TinkerTool 6.3

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into macOS. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.
The tool makes sure that preference changes can only affect the current user. You don't need administrative privileges to use the tool. With this design, it is no problem to use TinkerTool in professional networks where users have restricted permissions. The program will never change any component of the operating system, so the integrity of your system is not put at risk, and there will be no negative effect on system updates. Compliance with these security rules is additionally guaranteed by the application sandbox of macOS.
All preference settings changed by TinkerTool can be reset to Apple's defaults, or to the state that existed before using the tool. No dangerous background processes are used for TinkerTool's operation.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Marcel Bresink
  • Modification Date: April 18, 2018
  • Requirements: macOS 10.12 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 4.4 MB

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Icon TypeIt4Me 6.0.3

Anytime you enter text in your Mac by typing it at the keyboard, TypeIt4Me can help you do it faster and more accurately. First you define a number of abbreviations and the full text entries that they represent, then you watch the Mac expand them on the fly even as you continue typing!
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Developer/Publisher: Riccardo Ettore
  • Modification Date: February 5, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 18.6 MB

Download iOS File Size: 62.9 MB

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icon Typinator 7.5

Typinator is an easy-to-use automatic text software that helps you to quickly insert phrases or pictures into any type of document.
Setup is easy: You just define an abbreviation along with its replacement text or picture.
Usage is even easier: Whenever you type one of your abbreviations in any application, Typinator inserts the corresponding replacement.
  • License: Shareware, $25
  • Developer/Publisher: Ergonis
  • Modification Date: April 13, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 8.2 MB

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icon Ukelele 3.2.7

Ukelele is a Unicode Keyboard Layout Editor for Mac OS X versions 10.2 and later. Ukelele aims to simplify keyboard layout editing by providing a graphical interface to .keylayout files, where the desired characters can simply be dragged onto keys as needed. (The Character Palette, available in the Input menu if it has been enabled in System Preferences, is a great place to find the characters.)
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: John Brownie
  • Modification Date: October 7, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.8 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 27.2 MB

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icon Witch 4.2

The built-in macOS app switcher is great if all you use are one-window applications. But you probably have many windows open in many apps, possibly with many tabs, and navigating them all is a pain. Enter Witch, with which you can switch everything…
  • License: Shareware, $14
  • Developer/Publisher: Peter Maurer
  • Modification Date: April 11, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 6.6 MB

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icon Wraparound 2.0b3

Wraparound is an application primarily intended for users with large and/or multiple screens, which allows the mouse cursor to "wrap" around the screens. Rather than spending time and energy moving the cursor across the screen, from one side to the other, simply drag it off one edge and it immediately appears on the other side.
Wraparound can handle even the most abnormal of screen layout configurations, and even allow windows and other objects to be dragged though screen edges. And if you're worried about not being able to hit your menu bar or dock without the edge to stop the cursor, you can always turn off horizontal or vertical screen wrapping to suit your preferences. It also preserves screensavers and Expose functionality with variable sized non-wrapping areas at the corners.
Compatibility Notes:
Wraparound does not work while the Universal Access "Zoom" feature is invoked.
Wraparound may exhibit unexpected behavior when using Universal Access "Mouse Keys", particularly with vertically stacked screens.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Digital Cow Software
  • Modification Date: March 18, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 676 Kb

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Icon yKey 2.7

Eliminate repetitive actions. Create shortcuts that perform an action or sequence of actions which can be launched by hotkey, menu, timer, event or USB. Save time, typing and hundreds of clicks everyday. Avoid carpal tunnel, do less and accomplish more. Help by Adam Engst included.
  • License: Shareware, $30
  • Developer/Publisher: Plum Amazing
  • Modification Date: October 23, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 6.1 MB

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