Nathan AldermanMacworld

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

Gone Home review: Mac game is full of surprises—in all the best ways

What Gone Home lacks in graphical wizardry, it makes up for with atmospheric sound and lighting, and meticulous attention to detail.

EasyEnvelopes review: When you absolutely, positively have to use snail mail

Save yourself from the headaches of printing on envelopes with EasyEnvelopes.

Maxthon review: Browser touts cloud-based features that work across different platforms

The Maxthon Cloud Browser is useful for users who often switch between Macs, Windows, and mobile devices, but in general, it's a jack of all trades and master of none

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.