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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.

Creator Express 8.5.2 offers advanced page layout on a budget

Creator Express is a swift, inexpensive, and capable page layout tool that offers a number of professional-level features. It’s a shame that it's held back by an awkward, antiquated interface and poor antialiasing.

ZBrush 4 is the closest software comes to sculpting with virtual clay

ZBrush 4 is the closest software comes to sculpting with virtual clay. There are numerous additions to this version that enhance user experience and productivity.

Hype 1.0.3 lets you create HTML 5 animations without coding

Hype can create animations for existing sites, but you can also use it to build standalone, visually-oriented websites.

Sandvox 2.1.6 helps build sophisticated websites

Karelia Software Sandvox 2.1.6 helps beginning designers create feature-rich, template-based websites.

Video Monkey 0.10

There are many applications out there that can convert various types of video into formats that are friendly to iTunes and the iPhone, iPod, iPad, or Apple TV. Of those, there's an interesting subset--including Chris Marrin's Video Monkey 0.10--that can not only encode files, but also tag them with TV show or movie metadata at the same time. Or, they can simply fill in or update tag information without additional encoding.

First Look: Spotify

Spotify has come to the U.S. Christopher Breen takes a first look at the subscription music service.