After reviewing Cha-Ching a few weeks ago, I thought it was only fair to take a look at another popular financial application for the Mac: iBank. Although it doesn’t sport a cute piggy bank icon, iBank has an impressive feature set and an award-winning user interface design.

This review will provide an overview of the features offered by iBank, highlight how to import transactions, showcase a the graph functionality, and also explain how the application connects to MobileMe for backing up and accessing transactions on-the-go.

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Following our recent introduction to Quicksilver, we have rounded up a list of ten fantastic plugins to extend functionality and allow you to achieve more with the utility. All the plugins are completely free, and can be installed through Quicksilver itself.

They range from actions for manipulating images through to interacting with the terminal or changing your screen resolution. Prepare to find a bunch of useful new functionality, all accessible right from your keyboard!

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To-do lists have been around for a long time now. Thankfully, technology has led us into an age where it makes staying on top of things just a little bit easier than always reverting to pen and paper. There is a plethora of Mac apps out there that will get the job done as a to-do list manager.

However, a new, fresh approach comes in the form of an app known as SimpleTask. Today I’ll be taking a look at what SimpleTask is capable of, and whether it stands out from the crowd.

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The iPhone is a wonderfully designed device, sporting sleek curves and oozing minimalism. Fortunately, the great design doesn’t need to stop there. Ever since the App Store went live, we’ve seen some incredibly attractive software released for the platform.

Whether you’re looking for a robotic unit converter, a realistic app for reading novels, or a intuitive Twitter client – this roundup has something for you. Each application puts design first, offering a fantastic user experience.

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A big thank you to everyone who entered our competition to win a copy of The Hit List.
It was fascinating to read all your to-do lists for the day!

The Hit List is a fantastic task manager for OS X, and certainly worth taking a look at if you haven’t before. As ever, our review is a good starting point to learn more about the app.

The two randomly selected winners are:

  • Kevin Cannon
  • Antonio

Congratulations to you both – I have passed your details on to Potion Factory and you should be receiving a license shortly! Sorry to those who missed out, but we’ll be running another financial-themed giveaway next week. As ever, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out.

There has been a great deal of recent talk about the new version of OS X, scheduled for release in September. Called Snow Leopard, it aims to offer a range of speed and performance improvements, improve the architecture upon which your applications run, and offer better Exchange support for businesses.

Due to the lack of many new end-user features, it’s set to be the cheapest upgrade to date – priced at only $29. This article will go into detail about the improvements to expect in Snow Leopard, along with offering a few reasons to upgrade.

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When the words “financial management” come into mind, I’m sure you aren’t thinking about a fun way to spend your Saturday night. That must be because you haven’t given Cha-Ching from Midnight Apps a shot. Cha-Ching, available on both the Mac and iPhone/iPod Touch platforms. allows you to log your daily transactions, make and keep track of different bank accounts and helps you plan and stick to a budget.

Currently, the Mac version of the software is in its last stages of beta testing before its big 2.0 release. This means that you might run into some slight issues regarding features that have yet to be enabled but are sure to be included in the update. With that in mind, let’s jump right in!

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If you use iCal to manage appointments and to-do items, you’ll already be enjoying access to them on your Mac, iPod and (in all likelihood) through some form of online service. Calendar data is easily accessible and can be viewed from a range of different locations.

iDeskCal doesn’t stray too far away from home, displaying a list of any upcoming appointments and to-do items right on your desktop. It’s possible to gain a quick overview of your schedule without needing to open iCal at all. This review will outline the functionality of iDeskCal, along with how to customize it to your heart’s content.

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