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Price when rated: $30

Pros

  • Simple, powerful animation controls
  • No coding required
  • Exported projects integrate easily with existing sites

Cons

  • Difficult to create complex projects on small screens
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Price when rated: $20
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At a Glance

We've not yet met the iOS update that we wouldn't recommend, and iOS 5 is certainly the most far-reaching and feature-rich upgrade to date. That said, it's not without its bugs and strange behaviors. But it's clearly paving ground for a lot of key functionality in the future, and even a lack of polish shouldn't keep you from upgrading.

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Finally makes iOS devices viable without computer
  • Notification system is vastly improved
  • Massive update plugs many feature holes

Cons

  • Reminders app missing logical features
  • Lack of dictation on older hardware disappointing
  • Twitter integration buggy in places
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Price when rated: $39; academic, $14.50

Pros

  • Entirely new way to explore your font collection
  • Affordable font manager

Cons

  • Requires Adobe AIR, Flex, Flash to function
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