The apps listed below will help you manage your to-dos, track your time, move your files, crunch numbers, organize your searches, and even control your Mac. As with our and , our favorite productivity apps all shipped before November 1, 2008.
Best search organizer
Imagine that the results of your Google searches were offered in pictorial form -- an image that represents a link -- and you begin to grasp what the free Cooliris from is about. Supporting Google, Flickr, Yahoo, Smugmug, and DevianArt just like its free desktop counterpart, Cooliris lets you surf the Web's images in a Cover Flow kind of way and provides links to content based on those images. The interface is stunning and accelerometer-aware.
-- CHRISTOPHER BREEN
Best file-transfer tool