CopyTrans TuneSwift offers an easy (if time-consuming) way)to back up, transfer, or restore your iTunes library. At $15, though, this program isn't exactly cheap.
Mobiledit is a comprehensive set of tools for managing your phone from your computer. It works with a variety of handsets and is easy to use, but it's also on the expensive side.
iCloner offers a neat and easy way to backup your iPod and restores its contents when necessary. But this application is pricey, and its restorations are all or nothing. So is your chance to get it; it'll be gone soon.
Roozz is a cloud-based service that allows you to rent select software titles as you need them. It's slick and easy to use, but the selection of titles is somewhat limited.
DivX Plus Software works well as a desktop media player, but does much more than that. It handles video conversion and file transfers with ease, and works as a DLNA server, too.
Unroll.me shows promise in bringing order to your email, but this beta is still a bit rough around the edges. It works on Gmail, Google Apps, and Yahoo mail.
Experian, best known for issuing credit reports, fights identify theft with this service. It requires investment of both time and money ($16 per month).
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Whether you're trying to create a fun, casual compilation of your favorite photos, or a slick, sophisticated slideshow, we have the tools for you. Each one offers a free option, but you definitely get more when you pay.
This easy-to-use, Web-based slideshow tool lets you share your photos and helps you discover those shared by others. Unfortunately, its lack of functional support for any photo service but Picasa limits its usefulness.
Web-based app PhotoSnack lets you create and share slick slideshows, but brands them all with a watermark unless you pay.
Greenshot is so easy to use, it will have you wondering why you'd ever pay for a screen capture utility.
Smilebox is as fun and friendly as the name suggests. The free version of this slideshow creator is very limited, though; if you want to do much with it, you'll need to spring for the $40/year subscription.
Heyo Social offers an inexpensive and (mostly) easy way to add tabs to your Facebook fan pages. The tools are a little finicky, but the results look professional.
Sparkbooth turns your laptop and Webcam into your own personal photo booth, but it's expensive.