Nathan AldermanMacworld

Nathan Alderman is a writer and copy editor, and frequent Macworld contributor based in Alexandria, Virginia.

Firefox 23 review: Cheerful, cluttered, and a bit too eager to please

Firefox 23 has some worthwhile features, but when it comes to performance it can't keep up with other browsers.

Chrome for Mac review: When speed is all you care about in a browser

Google browser gets even faster, but little else has changed with Chrome 29.

iDraw review: Surprising power for an affordable graphics app

It's not as full-featured as Illustrator, but for a lot of artists, iDraw has the right tools at the right price.

Opera 15 review: Mac browser sells its soul for speed and slickness

Opera 15 may not be a step backward from its earlier versions, but it doesn’t feel like a step forward, either.

Review: Airmail email client has sleek fuselage, can't avoid a little turbulence

Airmail’s appealing interface can’t entirely conceal this lightweight email client’s shortcomings.

Mac Gems: Mailplane 3 melds Gmail and your Mac

Looking for a dedicated Gmail client for your Mac? Mailplane 3 is one of the better options out there.

Review: Sleipnir 4 has a different take on Web browsers

The decidedly different Sleipnir 4 is a breath of fresh air in the world of Web browsers.

Review Roundup: Mac email clients

Looking for a mail application other than Apple Mail? There are several alternatives, all offering different features and user interfaces.

Review: Yandex 1.5 browser offers a lot of Cyrillic, but not much else

Yandex Browser is a Russian browser built mostly from the open-source version of Google’s Chrome.

Review: MailForge 3 email client turns back the clock—and stays there

Macsimize Software attempts to revive Eudora with this email client.

Review: MailPop Pro for Gmail doesn’t stand out from the email client crowd

MailPop Pro for Gmail cheerfully fulfills all the functions of a lightweight Gmail client. But it also adds little to distinguish itself from a passel of similar rivals—which makes its few negative differences stand out even more.

Mac Gems: Email Pro for Gmail brings email seamlessly to your desktop

Email Pro for Gmail is a slender app that provides a convenient way to access your Gmail email directly from your desktop.

Mac Gems: Inky offers a fresh, human take on email

Looking for a new email client? Inky's sharp design, smart features, and overall plucky cheerfulness may win you over.

Review: MailMate 1.5 is no frills, all business when it comes to email

If you live and die by email, MailMate may prove a godsend, especially at its reasonable $30 price tag.

Review: Curio 8 gives you more planning and presenting power

Equal parts project manager, vector graphics engine, digital notebook, and slide deck, Zengobi’s Curio 8 makes an ideal tool for anyone planning something big, complex, and multifaceted.