Top 10 Lion-Ready Apps
Apple’s OS X Lion brings with it a variety of new features that app developers are quickly implementing. Full-screen apps, multitouch gesturing, and resume are just a few of the features software makers are using to improve their creations. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t make it easy to find Lion-ready apps in the Mac App Store–at least not yet. That’s where we come in. We searched the App Store up and down to bring you 10 of the best Lion-ready apps currently available.
iWork ($19.99 for each app)
Apple’s iWork productivity suite, Cupertino’s answer to Microsoft Office, takes full advantage of several of Lion’s new features. The "Pages" word processor, Numbers spreadsheet software, and Keynote presentation program all support full-screen mode and autosave, which stores a copy of your work every five minutes or during pauses.
Each component also supports Versions, which automatically creates a new version of a document each time it is accessed and every hour (so you can easily compare changes). Then there's the very useful resume, which restarts a closed app wherever you left off. Autosave is especially welcome, because it will eliminate those panicked 1 a.m. searches for documents that you forgot to save before your laptop’s battery finally gave out.