Mac Devcenter's best new apps of 2006

by Giles Turnbull

A few weeks ago, I asked the rest of the Mac Devcenter contributors to their favorite new app of 2006. Nominations had to have been released - or reached 1.0, or some other similar milestone - within the last 12 months.

So here are our favorite new apps from the last year. What’s yours?


2006-12-18 07:40:20
Cool list. I love Yojimbo also, but I have to go with Parallels because it has changed the way I use my I never need to touch a PC again; it is revolutionary in a way few other apps have ever been.

To the guy who chose ARD, check out LanRev ( -- I have no relation to that product except as a customer, but if you manage Macs on an network, LanRev should be your product of the blows ARD away 6 different ways to Sunday.

2006-12-19 02:17:38
I bought Yojimbo a few weeks ago, and before yesterday I would have had it on this list, too.

Then I used EagleFiler - which is pretty much exactly like Yojimbo, but better. Imputing data is as simple as hitting F1, and you can nest folders, etc.

Yojimbo is awfully pretty though, and I really enjoy using it. But those features really beat it.

2006-12-19 08:53:45
How about GimmeSomeTune? It really saves me thousands of hours of looking for covers and lyrics. it's the best on the market, in my opinion.
2006-12-19 18:34:07
Fraser Speirs,
Please, Apple Remote Desktop is one of the worst apps ever. I am also in a position where I couldn't do my job without it, but it is by far the buggiest Apple app ever (yes, worst than the Finder). It is a nice app, when it works. It has caused me hours upon hours of frustration. If I spent 20 minutes thinking of all the bugs that even 3.1 has I know I could come up with a bunch.