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After Effects CS5 is a much-needed upgrade for speed and productivity in a 64-bit workflow, and the new Roto Brush tools lets you easily differentiate between foreground and background. Check out our complete review.
Flash Builder, a new member of the Creative Suite family, is a tool for building complex and powerful applications for both Web and stand-alone platforms. It meshes smoothly with interface prototypes created by designers in Flash Catalyst CS5. Here's our complete review.
InDesign CS5 features new tools for adding Flash interactivity, video and audio. And if your work is focused on producing traditional print documents, the upgrade's new productivity enhancements will shave tons of time off your daily workflow. Here's our complete review.
A range of new features and updates, combined with zippier performance, make the new Illustrator CS5 compelling for Web and application design. Here's our complete review.
Here's Macworld's review of Premiere Pro CS5.
RipIt’s strength remain its simplicity and ability to rip just about any disc you throw at it.
Mac DVDRipper Pro is a reasonably capable and affordable tool for those who want to create archives of the DVDs they own.
Adobe has introduced Flash Catalyst to the Creative Suite. Here's our review.
Here's our review of the shipping version of Adobe Photoshop CS5 and CS5 Extended.
Keynote for iPad is a good value as a standalone tool. But as a complement to the desktop version, Keynote for iPad is disappointing.
SongGenie 2, from equinux, does a good job identifying your music tracks and adding or fixing tag information (but not, unfortunately, album art).
Permute is a simple, drag-and-drop utility for converting video to formats compatible with Apple's devices (and to many other formats, as well).
Veenix TypeBook Creator's unique feature set lets you explore the fonts you have, offers the best selection of layouts for specimen pages, and is reasonably priced.
If you listen to a lot of music or watch a lot of movies and TV shows in iTunes, Digital Power Station (DPS) for iTunes can make the experience a more pleasurable one.