Don't-Miss Software Stories
The Macworld staff reveals our top software picks of the year.
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.
McAfee Internet Security for Mac 2012 is a multipronged and easy-to-manage extra layer that doesn’t seem to slow my computer down one bit.
Subplot is designed to help you focus on creative writing.
Tunesque makes it easier to find Apple-hawked media by consolidating searches of all Apple's media stores in a single interface.
New users will find plenty to like in the new BBEdit 10.1 text editor, especially users who are outside of BBEdit’s core constituency of programmers. . But if you’re a codehead, you get better ways to work with your code. Everybody wins.
SafeGuard is a good choice for anyone who prefers not to rely on Apple for their encryption needs.
LetterMpress is an excellent app for typography lovers, creative types, and anyone interested in learning how a letterpress works.
With November’s National Novel Writing Month almost upon us, Mac-using writers have no shortage of noveling programs to choose from. Black Mana Studios’ Manuscript distinguishes itself from the pack by helping writers craft novels with an easier path to publication.
SOHO Organizer 9 is a useful tool for any small business looking to consolidate paperwork or information in one place. Organizer consolidates your contacts, calendar and other digital files into one large database.
Selectively removing color from an image can create stunning results. Color Splash Studio focuses on such selective desaturation, and it does that job incredibly well.
The ninth major release of Apple’s server operating system is as big a change as the change from OS X Server 1.0 to OS X Server 10.0. In many ways, Mac OS X Lion Server (version 10.7) succeeds, but it is hampered by UI annoyances and inconsistencies that will probably be fixed in future updates. But right now, using Lion Server is a tad more maddening than it should be.
Dragon Dictate has taken a big leap forward with this new version, finally offering the ability to dictate and edit simultaneously in Word documents.