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PopChar X 5.0

Numerous improvements and fixes grace the new version of PopChar. Here's our review.

Poser Pro 2010

Poser Pro 2010 offers an extensive library of models that work well in other 3D programs, and a solid image and animation creation program.

Inkscape 0.47

For basic drawing tasks, Inkscape is just as powerful as Adobe Illustrator.

Qumana 3.2.4

Java-based blog editing application offers cross-platform editing tools, but is limited.

DrawBerry 0.8.1

DrawBerry is not exactly a substitute for Adobe Illustrator, but it works well in a pinch for creating a basic vector drawing image, such as a brochure or a garage sale sign.

Ecto 3.0.2

Ecto 3.0.2 is an great blog editing application and one that in many ways is more convenient than the Web-interface for your blog.

Tumblr

Tumblr is easy to use and customize, feature-rich, and offers a lot of latitude for posts and pictures.

Djay 3.1.1

Algoriddim djay 3.1.1 manages to cover not only professional DJs, but casual users, as well. For beginners, new features make faking a terrific DJ set easier. But this version offers some serious features, too.

Everplay 1.1.1

iTunes may be a good media manager and device syncing utility, but sometimes, all you need is a player. Everplay is a more compact and social media player that piggy backs on your iTunes library, allowing you to enjoy media, share your favorites, and discover new music more easily than iTunes.

Turbo.264 HD Software Edition 1.1

The software-only version of Elgato's Turbo.264 HD costs half as much as the hardware-assisted version, but also works more slowly.

TypePad

As a blogging tool, TypePad might appeal to almost anybody. But it likely has the most to offer users who take blogging seriously as a venue for personal publishing, as a means to promote businesses, or even as a way to make money.

SizzlingKeys 4.0.1

iTunes controller gives you easy access to what you’re listening to in iTunes.

WordPress 3.0

WordPress is an easy-to-use blogging platform for those who don't know any HTML code. If you do code, then you can do much more, not only in your theme and widgets, but also in your posts.