I guess I should start this review off with an admission… when it comes to personal finances, I’m very lazy. So lazy that I never budget and therefore always end up a couple of days before payday with no money. I guess the reason behind this is that setting up a spreadsheet to forecast my financial situation does not appeal to me in the slightest.

However, when Cashculator dropped on my desk this month, I thought I should at least give budgeting a go, if only just to review the software. It turns out that Apparent Software have made a pretty decent little app.

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Apple’s introduction of Multi-Touch trackpads into their latest laptops was a huge step forward for notebook technology, making interacting with your Macbook far easier than ever before. One main criticism was the relatively small number of gestures available.

Although Apple did this to keep things simple for the average Mac user, the developers behind jitouch weren’t satisfied. This small utility opens up a whole new range of trackpad gestures, all of which we’ll be taking a look at today.

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It’s been a fast-paced, fun-filled month of festive giveaways, and you’ll be pleased to know that we’re ending our Christmas promotion in style. We have over $1,000 of hardware and software to give away, including a second chance to get your hands on a few popular applications, and various different iPods!

We also have an exciting announcement surrounding a new member of the AppStorm family – iPhone.AppStorm! So if you’re an iPhone or iPod touch owner, be sure to read on for more information.

Best of luck to everyone who enters, and Happy Christmas from the AppStorm team!

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If you’re looking to perform research or manage information on your Mac, there’s a good chance you will have come across DEVONthink. It’s a powerful app, designed to manage and keep in order all those disparate pieces of information so important to your work or studies.

Today we’re giving away five Infoworker’s Pro Bundles, comprised of both DEVONthink and DEVONagent. Read on for more information about these applications, and details how to enter!

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Wouldn’t it be good to organise all your social networks in one window that sits right on your desktop. Socialite combines the power of Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Digg, Google Reader and RSS feeds in one convenient location.

Socialite organises your social networks together so you can easily manage all your services. It also allows you to use most of the functionality of the websites within the application (e.g. Twitter’s new ‘Lists’ feature).

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I’m a big fan of 1Password, and find it to be one of the most useful day-to-day utilities I use on my Mac. It can help save the headache of needing to remember every password, speed up the process of filling in repetitive forms, and automatically generate remarkably secure login credentials.

We have two full licenses to give away today, so read on for more information about the 1Password and how to enter!

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Bento is a “personal database” solution for OS X, suited to any number of different tasks. It’s very versatile, and could be used for anything from managing contacts to planning events. It integrates well with the iLife suite, can import/export data to various other OS X applications, and has a fully functional iPhone companion app.

We have five full licenses to give away, so read on for more information about the app, and to find out how to enter!

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For those of us that want to make small, personal websites without requiring the knowledge to code, iWeb is an absolutely wonderful solution. However, as you become more proficient with this application which comes pre-installed on every Mac, you’ll find that it’s feature set can be limiting to say the least.

Below is a selection of six different iWeb add-ons which all expand the capabilities of iWeb. Each add-on is quite different to the next (and a few have been outdated by improvements in the latest version of iWeb) but read on to see if any of these are for you.

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We’re helping you to stay organised today, with three copies of the wonderful Hazel up for grabs. Hazel is a handy utility for creating rules to organise your files. It can automatically move certain types of file to certain folders, help correctly remove applications, assist with emptying the trash, and can even ensure your iLife library is automatically up-to-date.

We have three full licenses to give away, so read on for more information about the app, and to find out how to enter!

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