We’ve collected the top five reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in June. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, or Web apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month.

Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!

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Winners Announced

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve picked the five winners of Blast – sorry for the delay with sorting this one out, and thanks for your patience!

The winners are:

  • Loic
  • Samuel Wejchert
  • MacGeeky
  • Ziogas Chris
  • Dania Gonzalez

Congratulations to the winners – your license codes will be on the way soon!

Today we’re kicking off a new competition to win a copy of Blast. We recently reviewed Blast, and this is a great place to discover just what the handy little menu bar app is capable of. It’s a great way to keep track of the recently changed files on your Mac.

We have five licenses up for grabs, and entering is really simple. All you need to do is follow us on Twitter, and post your username in the comments below!

The competition will run for one week, and we’ll announce the winners on the Friday, 9th June. Good luck, and enjoy your weekend!

Your Mac is a serious investment. You paid upwards of $1,000 for it, keep sensitive information on it and maybe even depend on it to make a living. Given all of this, would you be willing to pay $20 to protect it?

Today we’ll look at Hidden, a useful tool for tracking the location of your Mac in the unfortunate case of a theft. According to the Hidden developers, “the FBI reports that 97% of stolen computers are never recovered.” Will you be prepared if it happens to you?
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We’d like to say a big thank you to this month’s Mac.AppStorm sponsors, and the great software they create! If you’re interested in advertising, you can order a slot through BuySellAds.

You could also consider a Quick Look submission, an easy way to showcase your app to all our readers.

MacKeeper – What can MacKeeper do for you? It’s an app that will keep your Mac clean, foolproof, secured, fast, reliable and attended!

CleanMyMac – CleanMyMac represents a sophisticated all-in-one-suite utility that helps keep your Mac clean and healthy.

Billings – Billings’ simple workflow and intuitive interface makes quoting, invoicing, and time tracking effortless.

MiniBooks – A handy iPhone app from FreshBooks that lets you track your time and invoice your clients while you’re away from your computer.

Daylite Touch – Daylite Touch is a business productivity manager for the iPhone and iPod touch, winner of a 2009 Macworld Best of Show award, designed as a companion to Daylite on the Mac.

Jubilee for iPad – Manage your friends’ birthdays and send lovely designed greeting cards. Send a lovely designed greeting card with your congratulations and your personal signature via email.

Paymo – A beautifully designed time-tracking application for the web, and the iPhone.

Radium – Say hello to your new internet radio player. It sits in your menu bar and stays out of your way. No browser necessary. And it just works.

TotalApps – TotalApps is an Apple, Mac and iPhone focused blog with tutorials and reviews. A great place to find out about new software.

Projector – With Projector, creating, tracking and managing your projects will be much easier than ever! Projector provides all the tools you need
for professional project management.

Flux – Flux is an advanced Web design application, capable of creating stunning sites from scratch. Flux isn’t a template based solution, it’s a creative design environment.

Congratulations on your ownership of a Mac! Because of that you have been blessed with a mammoth range of FTP (as well as SFTP, WebDav and Amazon S3) clients that you can use to browse and manage your files on a remote server.

One of the main players in the FTP game is Cyberduck – a free, open-source application that is quite possibly the best solution (for its price) currently available on Mac. It can connect to FTP, SFTP, WebDav, Cloud Files, Google Docs and Amazon S3. Cyberduck is written by David V. Kocher however as mentioned before, it’s an open-source software, so the application is constantly improved by many people around the world.

Read on to find out whether it fits the bill for you.

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Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Compartments. The developer describes Compartments as a new, easy-to-use home inventory program. It is designed to help you protect your valuables with as little effort as possible. It has innovative features like Quick Add and Quick Apply to make entering data fast and easy.

View your items however you want: sort by location, or tag items and organize them into auto-updating collections. Plus, generate quick insurance reports.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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The release of Safari 5 brought about a new extension system that allows developers to create and distribute helpful and fun tools similar to those found in Firefox.

Since Apple’s own Safari extension list hasn’t yet gone public, we’ve compiled a list of 30 of our favorite extensions for you to download and try. We’ll also walk you through the process of how to install extensions in Safari, so everything is clear and simple!

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Okay, I just had that file open! Where did I save it? Where did it go? Damn. I’m sure this hasn’t just happened to me. If that’s so, I guess Apparent Software built Blast just for me!

Put simply, Blast is a menu bar applet that tracks what files you have recently opened, modified or touched. So if you opened up an image file in Preview, or an iWork document, Blast will keep track of it.

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Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Optimal Layout. The developer describes Optimal Layout as a powerful solution for managing your app windows, helping you make the most of your screen space.

Keyboard commands allow you to move, resize, tile and switch between windows. You can easily re-organize a whole group of windows to fill the screen and tweak the position of an individual window. There are lots of options for how windows move and resize, working the way you want.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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