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

Foxmail review: Email client from China, with moderate affection

Tencent's Mac email client can be used with email providers in the U.S., and it sports a clean design and a few clever features. But it's better suited for users of the company's services in China.

Opera Mail review: Email client is a blast from the past

Opera's email client is far from modern looking, but once you get it set up, it works wells.

Unibox 1.0 review: A welcome, fresh new approach to email on the Mac

Unibox still has some rough edges, but it's a new way of doing email that really works.

Apple Mail 7 review: Small updates don't offset big headaches

The latest version of the Mail.app feels dated, and it can be problematic if you use Gmail.

Safari 7 review: Mavericks browser saves battery life, brings further refinements

Safari 7 speeds up Web surfing, but it also takes a few steps backward with its feature set.

Trine 2 review: Mac game offers gorgeous adventure, brain-twisting puzzles

Trine 2’s built on familiar gaming ideas, but executes nearly every aspect flawlessly.

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.