When Tera and Bambi started Mac360 they did so with a basic vision for Mac users.
Mac360 would review Mac software that the staff would use, and provide commentary beneficial to Mac users.
Most Mac web sites offer daily news on what happens in and around Apple. It’s obvious that Tera and Bambi wanted a different approach.
That approach required due consideration of Mac applications and utilities for Mac users, from Mac developers who “get it.” So, we write about products we like, products we use, and those we think will benefit other Mac users.
That also means a focus on Mac developers, particularly those with Mac tools that stand out, display a Mac-like character, and who obviously take pride in their products.
One of those Mac developers we’ve come to love over the years is Smile On My Mac. If Apple ever changes their logo—the smiling Mac—these folks may need a new name.
As it stands now, Smile On My Mac publishes six excellent Mac utilities. I own three of the six. I know others at Mac360 own one, two or more of the six.
For example, I’ve used PageSender for years to send and receive faxes on my Mac. Yes, there’s fax capability built in to Mac OS X, but it’s just not as feature laden as PageSender. This page alone tells the tale.
I create plenty of instructional CDs and DVDs, not to mention Jack’s habit of creating slideshows and movies on DVD. That means labels. Why make a DVD or CD without a label?
Smile On My Mac’s DiscLabel does labels for CDs and DVDs. Got playlists in iTunes? DiscLabel imports the track information so the label matches the content on the CD, and it burns using LightScribe direct disc labeling.
We’ve done reviews on other Smile On My Mac applications, including BrowseBack, which saves the whole web page of every site you visit.
Since digital photos are all the rage these days, PhotoPrinto lets you create photo albums from templates, and pull photos directly from iPhoto. More options is better.
The same attention to functional features and quality Mac-like detail is apparent in PDFpen, too. All those things you’d like to do with Portable Document Format documents that would require the full version of Adobe’s Acrobat, are handled by PDFpen.
If you’ve been reading Mac360 through the years you know that we don’t review what we don’t use, hence there are plenty of applications from many Mac software developers that don’t show up here.
We put Smile On My Mac in the Top 10 of Mac Application and Utilities developers; those who publish an entire suite of superbly crafted Mac utilities.