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The Week in Mac Apps: Clean like a whistle

A number of titles in this week's Mac app roundup want to keep your system clean and running smoothly like the finely tuned precision machine that it's meant to be. If maintenance is not on your mind, though, we've got your artistic side covered, with a bit of organization to keep you focused.

EasyRes review: Resolution switcher's animated previews set it apart

EasyRes is a nifty menu-bar utility for switching screen resolutions. Unlike other similar utilities, EasyRes shows you how a resolution change will affect your screen...before you actually make the change.

Editorial for iPad review: Text editor ideal for building custom workflows

Editorial is a text editor with an intuitive Workflow feature that helps you be more productive with your written content.

Frax for iOS review: Reveling in Mandelbrots and Julias anywhere

Frax combines the power of Apple's mobile hardware with the beauty of the fractal universe.

Fractal kings return with a breathtaking iOS app

Self-replicating fractals appear in geometry, in nature, and now on your iPhone and iPad.

Introducing Frax, a compelling new iOS fractal app

Host Jackie Dove speaks with the developers of Frax, a new fractal generation app.

Erato review: See Markdown previews in real time

WIth its live preview, Erato makes it easy to find errors.

Photoshop Elements 12 review: Mobile albums and content-aware tools dominate new release

Mobile phone fans will cheer Adobe Photoshop Elements 12's expanded integration with online photo album storage, viewing, and social networks.

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.

nvALT review: Makes writing and finding plain-text notes simple

nvALT is a text-editing standout, thanks to its search and organization features.

Adobe debuts open source Generator in new Photoshop update

New plug-in platform automates image asset production and management for Websites, mobile apps, and games

Status Magic review: Perform nifty hocus-pocus on iOS screenshots

Customize the iOS status bar in your iOS screenshots.

Wordify review: Create typographic images with a few mouse clicks

A fun app for making images created with words.

Sip review: Get exact color information of on-screen pixels

Sip is a utility to get color information for items on screen.

Flash Professional CC review: Solid improvements but no flashy new features

The debut Creative Cloud version of Flash posts a solid evolution of core features and functions without bold headliners.