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Ulysses 1.5 may seem surprising to those writers who are used to working with full-featured word processors, tools designed as much for layout as for writing. The best way to look at this program is through the eyes of creative writers and journalists.
If you rarely write more than letters or business documents, stick with Microsoft Word or Apple’s Pages. But if you’re planning to write a novel, script, short story, or research paper, Scrivener 1.03 was made for you.
InspireData is for teachers who are looking for a superior tool to help students turn raw data into meaningful information. By providing a simple working environment, InspireData works better as a teaching tool than more complex software like Microsoft Excel.
Dimenxian offers the best of both worlds by combining solid algebra lessons with first person shooter-style action.
While Berlitz Premier offers several different ways of learning a new language, none of them quite came together in a productive manner.
Rosetta Stone 3.0 provides an easy and well-organized way to learn a language using your Mac. If you’re willing to really dig in and spend time learning a foreign language, Rosetta Stone can provide a strong foundation.
We review hundreds upon hundreds of products each year, but only a little more than two-dozen earned our top rating of five mice in 2005. Before the year draws to a close, let’s take one last look at the products that earned top marks in the past 12 months.
If you grew up before the Internet era, there’s a good chance that you or someone you knew owned a set of encyclopedias, complete with full-color illustrations and transparent overlays showing the human digestive system. Nowadays, the Web is the ultimate repository of information.
If you have the Mac horsepower and kids who want to begin exploring 3-D modeling or just play with virtual clay, Cosmic Blobs provides an enjoyable introduction without having to get bogged down in the complexities of wireframes and polygons.
If you’re interested in weather or geography, you absolutely must own 3D Weather Globe & Atlas 1.1. It will change the way you think about our small blue marble in space.
Students, educators, researchers, developers, and Mac power users should appreciate NoteTaker’s new features, but if you’re looking for more elegant and less expensive note-taking software, you should also consider Circus Ponies’ NoteBook.
Documents riddled with grammar and spelling mistakes can cost you an excellent grade, a business client, or your pride. A dedicated grammar and spelling checker like Ultralingua’s Grammatica 6.1 can help you avoid such errors.
This month’s highlights include DoubleCommand, Senuti, Word Counter, World of Where, SideTrack and Cinematize.
Astronomy program offers depth and excellent educational opportunities, marred only by a few bugs.
Map-route software has a puzzling interface and some performance issues, but overall does the job, especially for those with GPS interfaces.