“Although Lion is still months away, Mac users don’t need to wait to get advances similar to the ones planned for the new operating system,” Faas reports. “In fact, several third-party applications and services already exist to meet the same challenges that Apple is aiming to address with Lion.”
Faas reports, “These free and low-cost tools can help you get results similar to those provided by Lion’s Launchpad, Mission Control, systemwide auto-save, Versions, AirDrop, enhanced multitouch capabilities and new Mail layout. Most of the apps work with Snow Leopard and Leopard (Version 10.5); some are available for Tiger (Version 10.4) as well.”
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