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StepsApp review: A gorgeous way to visualize Apple Health data

A visually rich pedometer and step counting app with support for Apple Health, Today widget, and Apple Watch.

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Better Notes review: Simple and sparse can still be powerful

iOS app won’t replace Apple Notes or Evernote, but its simplicity comes in handy.

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Art Text 3 review: Bend 3D text to your will with this slick Mac design app

An affordable alternative to Adobe Illustrator for manipulating text.

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Channels review: Turn your iPad or iPhone into a handheld TV

The Channels app lets you view over-the-air broadcasts and some cable programming in iOS with the right third-party hardware.

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Daylife review: Slick Mac journal software isolated from a connected world

Daylife has a great look and feel, but is quite limited in its present form.

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Capto review: A bigger, better Mac screen capture utility

Mac utility expands on the abilities of the former Voila with a more robust set of tools for capturing screen or websites and recording Mac or iOS screens.

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Blocs 2 review: Web design app balances simplicity and sophistication

Blocs 2 keeps the ease and elegance of its original version, but adds plenty of powerful new features.

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LiquidText for iPad review: All you need for deep research projects

Gesture-based app smoothly integrates multiple document annotation.

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Scrivener for iOS review: A sophisticated writing and research app for on-the-go

Like its desktop counterpart, Scrivener has the features you need for research and writing projects.

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Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon review: Better selective editing and a new Apple Photos extension

The improvements cement Pixelmator's position as the top affordable alternative to Photoshop.

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VideoTweet review: Sharing Mac videos on Twitter just got a whole lot easier

Takes the drudgery out of sharing QuickTime videos on Twitter.

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HoudahGeo 5 review: Now every DSLR photo can include geotags

Add geotags to photos shot using cameras without built-in GPS hardware.

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MailButler review: The supercharged personal assistant for Apple Mail

MailButler delivers the features you want in the software you already use.

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External Editors for Photos review: Every image editor is now an extension

An OS X Photos extension that allows pictures to be edited using any image editor on your Mac.

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Koji Go review: Professional film color in a very basic iPhone app

Delivers true film color to iPhone videos and photos, but the variety of options and available looks are too limited.