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Paper review: FiftyThree's sketching app gets iOS 7 update, dots, and brush sizes

Macworld associate editor Serenity Caldwell spent an afternoon sketching with FiftyThree's new Paper 1.6.1 update. Here's what she likes (and what still needs work).

Strikingly

Strikingly review: Make mobile-friendly Web sites with your Facebook profile and a click

Strikingly makes it super-easy to create an attractive Web site, especially if you use its one-click feature that pulls in content from your Facebook page.

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Heyday

Heyday review: Document the day's events at your convenience

This iOS app works with your device's photos and video to help you keep a journal of important events in your work or everyday life.

Comic Life 3 review: New tools help make you a better storyteller

Comic Life has always been fun to use. With version 3, it's become a better tool for comic book storytelling.

OmniGraffle Pro 6 review: Diagramming tool gets a facelift

The Omni Group tweaked the user interface of its perennial diagram program. Longtime users will have to adjust, but it's all for the better.

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.

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.

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.

iDraw review: Surprising power for an affordable graphics app

It's not as full-featured as Illustrator, but for a lot of artists, iDraw has the right tools at the right price.

Mac Gems: OptiPNG makes PNG files smaller without losing image quality

Though you'll need to use the Terminal to use OptiPNG, you'll find this tool very valuable for posting or sharing images on the Internet.

Mac Gems: Glui is the screenshot app you didn't know you needed

Glui has no bells or whistles, but it excels as a screenshot app.