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Provides speedy Flickr search results.
Unique storytelling tool does a good job despite a few rough edges.
Serious moviemakers, animators, and graphic designers are a demanding bunch. For them, using the best tool for the job is more important than a low (or at least affordable) price. Blender is one major exception to this rule.
Contribute CS5 is the latest incarnation of Adobe's application for non-technical Web contributors. Here's our review.
Make a robust daily journal.
iWeb Valet 2.3.9 lets users customize their Websites with features unavailable in iWeb and without the need to edit a single line of HTML. It offers a few handy new tools for your iWeb pages but is held back by a cumbersome workflow.
GuestReel turns your Mac into a fun video kiosk.
While a professional teleprompting system can be quite expensive, AquaPrompt brings many of the same features to your Mac’s screen for a relatively paltry price.
iMovie for iPhone is no replacement for iMovie '09. Nor is it meant to be. But this simple iPhone video editor will help you produce some polished movies.
MixPad 2.07, software for multitrack recording and mixing, has a number of good features. However, the program doesn’t provide enough tools to make your music shine. See our complete review.
Want to watch videos on your iPhone or iPad without having to convert them into a compatible format and sync them to your device? Air Video lets you stream movies from your home Mac or PC to your iOS device.
Kinemac is an inexpensive and powerful 3D-creation tool from which any digital artist can benefit. Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional 3D content creator, Kinemac 1.8.3 is definitely worth checking out.
InCopy CS5 provides a variety of minor but welcome improvements and mostly helpful new features—from the new Eyedropper tool, the span/split columns feature, and enhanced Track Changes to a more useful Layers panel and better Bridge support.
Just about anyone who wants to produce applications and objects using Flash will need Flash Professional CS5. Some designers will find that the new version of Flash Professional meets their entire spectrum of needs. Others will integrate some unique features into a larger, more differentiated workflow. Here's our complete review.
Despite its lack of new features, Fireworks CS5 contains an abundance of much-needed refinements, enhancements, and upgrades requested by users. Here's our complete review.