J.R. BookwalterContributor, Macworld

J. R. is a recovering filmmaker whose writing has appeared in Mac|Life and TechRadar.

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JustStream review: Mac utility mirrors, streams video to any TV in the house

A lightweight, easy-to-use menu bar app for wirelessly mirroring a Mac or streaming a wide variety of video files to a TV, Chromecast, or Apple TV without conversion, additional hardware, or complicated setup.

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Filmic Firstlight review: Subscription model holding back slick camera app

Photo camera app for iPhone that features advanced manual controls combined with live vintage filters, film grain, and vignette effects to make mobile photography fun and creative.

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Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 review: Minor update enhances creative options

Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 strips away the complexity of digital video editing.

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 review: AI-powered image editor does wonders

Infused with artificial intelligence, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 takes consumer-focused image editing to the next level, making subject selection, colorizing photos, skin smoothing, and other adjustments almost effortless.

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4XCamera Maker review: Multi-cam video app thwarted by clunky editing tools

4XCamera Maker eases the task of acquiring multi-camera footage from iOS devices, but clunky editing tools keep this app from reaching its full potential.

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BBEdit 13 review: A lucky number indeed for revered macOS text editor

The leading professional text editor for macOS, offers writers, software developers, and web authors a comprehensive set of tools for editing, searching, and manipulating text and source code.

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PhotoSync 4 review: Better AirDrop for iOS devices, and a whole lot more

An indispensable iOS utility for transferring photos and videos between mobile devices and computers, to cloud providers, network-attached storage, and more.

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Live Home 3D Pro review: Design a dream home in the palm of your hand

Interior design app for iPhone and iPad that makes it easy to create a home or office floor plan layout of any size and virtualize it in 2D and 3D.

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Swift Publisher 5.5 review: Affordable DTP software for Mac expands design options

Desktop publishing software now with the ability to quickly create and print disc labels, inserts, labels, envelopes, business cards, and more.

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NetNewsWire 5 review: Venerable Mac RSS news reader goes back to basics

Back in the hands of the original developer, NetNewsWire 5 is a free, open source RSS reader for Mac that makes aggregating and consuming articles from favorite websites or social media outlets more convenient.

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WPS Office review: Full-featured Microsoft-style productivity suite for less

A comprehensive, all-in-one Microsoft Office alternative complete with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, PDF conversion, and more.

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Prizmo 5 review: Mobile scanner app makes it a snap to capture documents

A comprehensive mobile scanner app for iPhone and iPad that makes it easy to effortlessly capture single or multi-page documents.

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Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac review: Metal makes this one for the gamers

Parallels Desktop 15 makes it a snap to run macOS, Windows, or Linux virtual machines on your Mac, now with improved launch times, graphics improvements, and automatic monitoring of storage, CPU, RAM, and video memory.

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PDF Expert 7 review: Must-have document utility for iOS now offers pro subscription

PDF Expert makes it a snap to read, highlight, or annotate PDF documents, now with a streamlined user interface, stickers, and Pro subscription option with advanced editing and conversion tools.

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Agenda 6 review: Note taking gets supercharged with calendar events, reminders

Integration with calendar events and reminders make the Agenda 6 notetaking app a contender worth checking out.