Nathan AldermanMacworld

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

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.

Review: Grammarian Pro2 X helpful but needs more tutoring

If you don’t mind paying up for a studious second opinion on your writing, you’ll find Grammarian Pro2 X a lot more useful and thorough than Apple or Microsoft’s built-in writing tools.

Review: Thunderbird mail client offers freedom, flexibility, and drawbacks

This free email client from the makers of Firefox, aided by a legion of dedicated volunteer programmers, has more add-ons and customizable features than Apple’s Mail or Microsoft’s Outlook.

Review: Apple Mail 6 features better search, VIP email treatment

The previous version of Mail looked radically different from its predecessors. The new Mail 6 that comes with Mountain Lion seems nearly identical—its changes are small.

Postbox offers a serious alternative to Apple's Mail app

Postbox 3 is a superb, and inexpensive, upgrade for those who want more out of their email client than Apple's Mail provides.

Chrome 21 is a browser built more for speed than style

What it lacks in surface refinements, it more than makes up for in raw power.

Maxthon 1.0 browser is fast, has roots in Chrome

A browser made in China that has made it to the U.S. and the Mac. Maxthon is a blisteringly fast, undeniably slick way to navigate the web.

Use TrackSift to tidy up your iTunes library

No matter how hard you try to keep your iTunes library tidy, sooner or later you’ll find cobwebs growing in its corners. TrackSift deletes non-existant files, isolates tracks that lack album art, consolidates genres, and more.

Safari 6 a slight but sleek upgrade for Apple's browser

Under Mountain Lion, Safari is a blast to use, and its relatively few additions all prove worthwhile.