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Artboard 1.4 is a very promising vector illustration app

Despite its quirks, Artboard 1.4 is a very promising creative app and a great starting point for novices looking to try their hand at vector illustration.

Inspire Pro—Paint, Draw and Sketch

If you come from a traditional painting background, but are new to iPad art, this app’s simple workflow might be just what you are looking for.

Bookle makes your Mac an e-reader

Bookle is a simple and easy way to read ePubs on your Mac, though it currently lacks more-advanced features such as search and annotations.

Game Your Video for iPhone

Global Delight’s Game Your Video wants to make the video-editing process as simple as possible, and it does an excellent job of it.

iBooks Author fashions multimedia books for the iPad

If you plan to create a book solely for the iBookstore, and you’re not concerned about other ebook platforms, iBooks Author stands above any other option currently available.

Marked excels at previewing Markdown and HTML documents

If you write in Markdown, Marked is a stellar add-on for previewing and analyzing your documents.

QuarkXPress 9.1 boosts mobile app publishing power, but the process is far from easy

Publishing expert Michael Baumgardt walks us step-by-step through the process of creating an iPad app with App Studio as part of his review of QuarkXPress 9.1.

Flipboard for iPhone and iPad

Even when shrunk down to fit the iPhone's screen, Flipboard still offers a great interface for casual reading.

The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Software

The Macworld staff reveals our top software picks of the year.

Wacom Inkling makes pretty pictures, but software is sluggish

The Wacom Inkling offers artists a wonderful option for physically sketching and creating first-draft drawings they can later upload as vector images. The Inkling's software component, however, makes working with these images a slow and cumbersome process.

Tunesque lets you search all of Apple's media stores at once

Tunesque makes it easier to find Apple-hawked media by consolidating searches of all Apple's media stores in a single interface.

CorelCAD 1.0 offers a full-featured 2D and 3D drafting program

CorelCAD feels more refined, complete, and stable than what you would expect for a new application.

LetterMpress for iPad

LetterMpress is an excellent app for typography lovers, creative types, and anyone interested in learning how a letterpress works.