Don't-Miss Software Stories

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Prose. 3.0.2 review: Safe haven for writers, far from maddening social media crowd

Prose. delivers a social platform for the creation and consumption of literature in a completely censorship-free environment.

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TextExpander 6 review: A snippets subscription service that’s priced too high

TextExpander moves from paid apps to a subscription ecosystem with identical apps and an immature Web interface.

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Red Giant Shooter Suite 13 review: Post-production audio sync and much more

Combines an impressive automatic sync tool and essential post-production prep tools for media backup in the field with a pair of conversion plug-ins thrown in for good measure.

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Final Cut Library Manager 3 review: Housekeeping for your FCPX libraries

A must-have utility for all Final Cut Pro X users.

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StoryBoard Artist 7 review: Bring your vision to life, no cast or crew required

Mac app offers professional-quality tools for content producers to create digital storyboards using thousands of virtual characters, backgrounds, and props.

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Fantastical 2.2 for OS X review: More maturity and integration with Exchange

A major update to Fantastical 2 refines rough edges, extends invitations, adds features like printing, and improves time-zone management.

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 review: When you need more than what Apple Photos has to offer

The latest version of Adobe’s photo organizing and editing application has a host of welcome improvements for beginners and advanced users alike.

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AnyList review: Grocery app crosses off nearly everything on our shopping list

A full-featured grocery shopping list and recipe organizer for iOS with lightning-fast cloud sync and cross-platform support.

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Piku Piku review: Bring selfies to life as short animated GIFs with live filters

Records quick selfie GIFs or short videos with a wide range of live filters using the front or rear iPhone camera in portrait or landscape modes.

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Away review: Third time isn’t necessarily a charm for slick relaxation app for iOS

Away combines rich sound effects and music with gorgeous 3D parallax forest scenery to create a relaxing atmosphere from any iOS device and headphones.

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SoundSoap+ 5 review: Mac audio noise reduction software goes to 11

SoundSoap+ 5 intelligently cleans noise from audio files, removing hum and clicks directly within your favorite Mac software or as a standalone application.

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Firewatch review: Get lost in the woods, find yourself

Gorgeous graphics and a strong emotional hook help this unconventional game stand out.

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Overcast 2.5 review: Patron-backed podcast app gets more efficient and adds exclusive features

The original Overcast locked its best features away. It added streaming and Handoff in 2.0, and adds patron features and better battery efficiency for all in 2.5.

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Speedster review: Fast, pretty, and native way to test your Internet speeds

A handy tool for checking your Internet connection.

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Pro Player 2 review: Roll out the red carpet for this pro QuickTime player

As a companion app for content creators, Pro Player 2 is well worth the asking price, but the lack of external display hardware support keeps it from being as “pro” as it could be.