We have previously covered the range of FTP clients available for the Mac, and today we’ll be taking an in-depth look at another. Forklift is a versatile application that integrates effectively with OS X. It follows the familiar style of a traditional FTP application – with local and remote folders displayed.

The latest version brings a range of new features including file compression, folder synchronization, and folder merging. Our review will cover the functionality on offer, and decide how Forklift stacks up against the competition.

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For almost two decades now, Adobe’s Photoshop has ruled as the ultimate image editing tool on the Mac and PC. It offers a comprehensive toolset that is difficult to challenge, and doing so would be a major undertaking for any company. However, over the years, Photoshop has become increasingly bloated with unnecessary features. So why pay $600 for something, when you can find cheaper (and in some cases, better) alternatives?

Acorn from Flying Meat Software is one such Photoshop alternative that encompasses simplicity and power in a very intuitive user interface. It can handle most of your image editing work, right from the simple tasks to those involving some levels of complexity.

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The iPhone is a great device for controlling your Mac remotely. Whether you want to interact with iTunes or take complete control of the keyboard and trackpad, a range of solutions are readily available. These range from completely free to $24.99 (for a full-featured VNC tool).

This roundup will take a look at nine iPhone/iPod Touch apps for taking remote control of your Mac. Several come with free “trial” versions, allowing you to get a feel for the software before purchasing the full version.

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It’s another mega-giveaway this week, with 10 copies of Forklift and 5 copies of Flux up for grabs. That’s a total of over $750 of software! We’ve recently reviewed Flux, and found it to be a great, feature packed solution for web design on the Mac. Forklift is an equally brilliant FTP client, which we’ll be taking an in-depth look at next week.

These are two fantastic applications, and you certainly don’t want to miss out on the giveaway! Entering is simple. All you need to do is:

  1. Post a link to this competition – either on your website, or via Twitter
  2. Leave a comment, letting me know where you posted the link!

The competition will run for one week, and we’ll randomly select the fifteen winners on Wednesday 1st July. Good luck, and be sure to follow us on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed to find out if you’re a winner!

A wide array of different web design software is available for the Mac, offering a range of choice when deciding which app to use for designing, coding and publishing. A market seems to be gradually expanding for software which can “do it all”, integrating your web design workflow from start to finish.

Today I’ll be taking a look at Flux 2, an all-in-one web design app which handles CSS, WYSIWYG, coding, debugging, publishing, and even basic image editing! The review will outline the main features available, along with drawing comparisons to other applications such as Coda, Espresso, and RapidWeaver.

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One thing I try to keep on my Mac is a clean and organized desktop. Sometimes when working on larger projects I let it slip and never really get around to cleaning it up like I should. Eventually, when I do get up the courage to try and organize all of the files into folders and subfolders, I find myself wondering where I put that one file I need at that moment and wishing I would have just left everything as it was.

DeskShade from MacRabbit is an application that allows you to cover up all of that clutter with a background image of your choice. It also allows you to require a password to unlock the computer and get back to the main desktop so you can see and use all of that clutter again while preventing others from beating you to it.

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Who said that OS X isn’t a platform for gamers? Whilst we may still be a long way from being able to run all the latest game releases, a wide range of software with stunning graphics and compelling gameplay is available.

Today we’ll be taking a look at 50 fantastic games for OS X. Most of them are commercial (you’ll need to pay for them!), but together they showcase that the Mac is rapidly earning the reputation of a solid gaming machine. We’ve split them down into various categories so you can quickly see those that interest you most (action, puzzle, strategy etc).

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Have you ever deleted an application from your Mac by simply dragging it to the trash? It turns out there’s more to most applications than what you see in the “Applications” folder. Many apps spread system files all over your hard drive that can be a pain to track down. This means when you simply throw an app in the trash, you’re leaving behind associated content that unnecessarily eats up space on your Mac.

Fortunately, there are several third party solutions that save you the work of hunting down and deleting all these stranded files. Here’s a quick rundown of six of them, let us know which ones you use!

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