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Review: CrazyTalk7 arrives on the Mac with advanced, easy-to-use interface and features

CrazyTalk7 Pro is a powerful character animation tool that's both fun to use and has practical application for professional producers seeking a creative animation option.

Review: Get scanner-like features for any camera with Prizmo 2

With Prizmo you use your iPhone camera, point and shoot camera, or DSLR to capture images of documents, and then the software uses optical character recognition (OCR) to turn the scans into editable text.

Review: PaintCode excels at transforming vector images into code

Pixel perfection is the objective of every app developer, but it is not always possible, or even desirable. PaintCode allows you to bring vector images right into your code, and provides a number of interesting features that could change the way you program.

Review: Gliffy makes it simple and easy to create diagrams, no download necessary

If you sometimes need to create quick diagrams for work, Gliffy is a great tool to bookmark.

Review: Kaleidoscope 2 brings state-of-the-art file comparison to OS X

Aimed squarely at a technical crowd of developers and designers, Black Pixel's file-comparison app comes with great features and easy integration into existing workflows.

Killing Comic Sans: 5 alternative fonts that protect your dignity

Comic Sans grabbed the collective imagination of millions of Windows users, and it's maintained that stranglehold for nearly a decade. It's time to help this chirpy standby go the way of the Macarena.

Review: Snagit should cover all your Mac screenshot needs

If you need to take a lot of screenshots, Snagit is a full-featured image and video screen capture application that should be at the top of your consideration list of screen capture apps.

Review: DK Au Revoir font will make you bid frumpy fonts "adieu"

DK Au Revoir is a handwritten font that has style and flair, with subliminal don't-mess-with-me undertones.

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Review: Architect's Daughter font works with playful precision

Precise yet lighthearted, Architect's Daughter is a font that plays well at larger sizes.

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Review: HVD Comic Serif is a wholesome hero of a font

Tough but charming, HVD Comic Serif makes Comic Sans look like a wimpy Silver Age bad guy. It's well-designed, and will work in any context for which it's appropriate.

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Review: Lexia Readable is for readers of graphic novels, not funny books

Sans serif typeface Lexia is friendly, legible, and playful without being a kids' menu item. This strong typeface is suitable for older readers, if not for business reports.

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Review: Laconic typeface is legible, lovely, and not to be taken lightly

Crisp and futuristic, Laconic is a quietly arresting typeface.

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Review: Snapz Pro X 2.5.1 screen capture program is past its prime

Snapz certainly gets the job done, but there are alternate choices that are both better and less expensive.