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The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Software


Price when rated: $30


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


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

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


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


  • Reminders app missing logical features
  • Lack of dictation on older hardware disappointing
  • Twitter integration buggy in places

TypeDNA 2.0

Price when rated: $39; academic, $14.50


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


  • Requires Adobe AIR, Flex, Flash to function

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