Tom NegrinoMacworld

Tom Negrino is the author of more than 40 books and a longtime contributor to Macworld. His latest book is iCloud: Visual QuickStart Guide, Second Edition (Peachpit Press, 2013).

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BBEdit 11 review: More productive for coders and writers alike

The veteran text editor isn't resting on its laurels

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OmniOutliner 4 Pro review: Top-notch Mac outliner gets a new interface

The best outliner processor for the Mac improves, but it’s not without some rough edges

Voila review: Screen capture app makes it easy to sort your screenshots

Voila has good screen capture and annotation tools, but it excels at organizing your shots, helpful if you take a lot of them.

Review: Updated client software makes Dropbox easier to use

Dropbox's updated client software offers improved access to your local and Web Dropboxes.

Mac Gems: TextWrangler 4.5 is a free text editor that belongs on your Mac

When those big text-manipulation jobs land on your desk, you should reach for Bare Bone Software’s free TextWrangler, which makes short work of tall orders.

Review: Snagit should cover all your Mac screenshot needs

If you need to take a lot of screenshots, Snagit is a full-featured image and video screen capture application that should be at the top of your consideration list of screen capture apps.

Review: Snapz Pro X 2.5.1 screen capture program is past its prime

Snapz certainly gets the job done, but there are alternate choices that are both better and less expensive.

Review: Napkin a novel image annotation program with an attitude

It’s not a tool for everyone, but Napkin is wonderfully suited to people who need to rapidly create annotated design concepts and blast out iterative changes.

Review: Evernote 5 for iOS improves user interface, note organization

Refreshed clients for iOS devices make it easier to capture and organize data.

Review: Evernote 5.0 for Mac improves an already-indispensable service

Evernote 5 is a major refresh of the program’s look and operations, and makes the "everything box" service easier to use and more appealing than ever.

Review: BusyCal 2.0 remains superior to Apple's Calendar

Improved calendar and task-management app adds convenience features, and better integration with cloud sync services.