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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.

Hues review: bare-bones color picker does little to stand out

If you’re looking for a color picker, there are plenty of other apps with more functionality than Hues.

LittleIpsum review: Adds placeholder text with just a couple of clicks

LittleIpsum generates "lorem ipsum" placeholder text in an instant, and it does it well.

Mac Gems: Pixa is an image organizer made for creative work

Pixa is an image organizer that combines a slick interface with smart tools.

Review: Illustrator CC more refined than revolutionary

With Illustrator CC, Adobe has embarked on a new strategy of improving existing features rather than focusing on new capabilities. That's not a bad thing.

Review: InDesign CC boosts ePub features, font menus

InDesign CC boasts improved ePub features, better font menus, and performance enhancements, but offers few truly new features.