Here’s the story of two Mac apps, which you’ve probably never heard of, and doubtfully never used, but just in case the need pops up and you’re desperate, they’re free and easy to use.
First on the list is Display Menu, an easy Menubar app that lets you select display resolution for your Mac. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this describes exactly what Display Menu does with a click.
If you need to adjust your Mac’s screen resolution, Display Menu does it faster than mousing around in System Preferences. And it works on Macs with multiple displays, too.
Second on the list is something free from Microsoft, especially for Mac users who happen to own a Windows Phone. The app is cleverly named Windows Phone and it simply syncs media files from your Mac to a Windows Phone, doing more or less what iTunes does for Mac users with iPhones and iPads.
Like iTunes, Windows Phone lets you sync music, movies, TV shows, podcasts and videos from iTunes and iPhoto to your Windows mobile device. Conversely, and similar to iTunes, Windows Phone (the app) retrieves photos and videos shot on your Windows Phone back to your Mac. The app lets you browse and preview media files on Windows Phone, but doesn’t support Apple’s DRM media.
Reviews on the Mac App Store are definitely mixed between those who love it and those who don’t.