John BrandonFreelance contributor, Macworld

John Brandon is a technology writer and car enthusiast. After leaving the corporate world in 2001, he embarked on a solo writing career and never looked back (except for that one time). He's tested thousands of products and reported on everything from 50 Cent starting a headphone company to BMW building a data center in Iceland. He lives outside of Minneapolis.

Blender 2.49b

Serious moviemakers, animators, and graphic designers are a demanding bunch. For them, using the best tool for the job is more important than a low (or at least affordable) price. Blender is one major exception to this rule.

GuestReel 1.1

GuestReel turns your Mac into a fun video kiosk.

ProSoft Data Rescue 3

Data Rescue 3 is a program that every Mac user should at least know about, if not own outright, for those times when you need to restore important files.

MixPad 2.07

MixPad 2.07, software for multitrack recording and mixing, has a number of good features. However, the program doesn’t provide enough tools to make your music shine. See our complete review.

Momento for iPhone

If you want to jot down notes about your day to help remember them later, this journaling app is a good solution with a great interface.

FastTrack Schedule 10

AEC Software’s FastTrack Schedule 10 has a newly designed interface, powerful enterprise-level features, and handy extras that make it an outstanding project management aid.