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Focused 2.2 review: Text editor with helpful Markdown tools and Zen mode to help you focus

Formerally known as Typed, does this Mac writing app have what it takes to stand out from the crowd?

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Pastebot 2 review: Mac utility combines a deep clipboard with clever conversions

A new utility has features for managing copied items found elsewhere combined with unique additions that help in a world of text.

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PDF Expert 2 review: Goodbye Preview, hello affordable PDF editing on Mac

When you need more PDF editing tools than what Apple's Preview offers, PDF Expert 2 is a very capable alternative.

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Airy review: Easy to use YouTube downloader, but less capable for the money

A straightforward, easy to use YouTube downloader that gets the job done on your Mac, but there are more capable utilities with better features.

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Radio Silence 2 review: Set it and forget it Mac firewall for outgoing connections

Monitors behind-the-scenes network activity and allows users to selectively block outgoing connections.

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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: The best bits of iOS in a really great Mac

The 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros are naturally thin, fast, and expensive. But the innovative new Touch Bar makes them surprisingly delightful to use.

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MacBook Pro review: The Touch Bar bridges the gap between iPad and Mac

With its innovative, contextual, customizable controls, the Touch Bar makes the new MacBook Pros worth buying.

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13-inch MacBook Pro review: Too many tradeoffs

The entry-level 2016 MacBook Pro—the one without a Touch Bar—compromises on graphics, ports, and RAM speed.

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Hands-on: The MacBook Pro's innovative Touch Bar will grab you

Apple's newest Mac packs a strip of iOS-style contextual controls into the Touch Bar. There's also a new keyboard and four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

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Satechi Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter review: Portable MacBook dock makes no compromises

An attractive small package bundles 4K video, USB 3, and passthrough power at an affordable price.

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Disk Drill 3 review: Mac utility now recovers data from iOS devices, too

This disk utility gets a welcomed facelift to go along with some awesome recovery tools.

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Shredo review: Securely erase files from your Mac with drag-and-drop ease

Permanently erase files and folders with drag-and-drop ease.

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Postbox 5 review: Mac email client offers greater power at a greater price

A robust alternative to Apple Mail and Microsoft Outlook.

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DxO OpticsPro 11 review: Innovative image processor makes your photos look their best

Mac app uses science and research in service to creativity.

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macOS Sierra review: Mixing iOS with OS X to make a better Mac

With Sierra, Apple takes advantage of its entire ecosystem to the benefit the Mac.