J.R. BookwalterContributor, Macworld

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

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Clean Text 1.0 review: Now even mobile devices can scrub untidy copy

iOS utility helps reduce the amount of time spent editing text to fix common problems such as extraneous line breaks or spaces, remove empty lines, join paragraphs, and more.

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PDF Expert 2 review: Goodbye Preview, hello affordable PDF editing on Mac

When you need more PDF editing tools than what Apple's Preview offers, PDF Expert 2 is a very capable alternative.

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Airy review: Easy to use YouTube downloader, but less capable for the money

A straightforward, easy to use YouTube downloader that gets the job done on your Mac, but there are more capable utilities with better features.

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Radio Silence 2 review: Set it and forget it Mac firewall for outgoing connections

Monitors behind-the-scenes network activity and allows users to selectively block outgoing connections.

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myHome Plus review: HomeKit app offers few advantages for iOS 10 users

myHome Plus offers complete control over any HomeKit accessory from your iOS devices or Apple Watch, with optional in-app upgrades that add support for Nest or WeMo.

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Dials Calendar review: iPhone app puts a unique spin on daily events

Dials Calendar presents each day’s events on a dial instead of a traditional list view, and syncs with popular cloud-based calendar services.

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Athentech Perfect Eyes and Perfect Skin review: Click your way to perfect portraits

Add a professional touch to your photographs.

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Parallels Desktop 12 review: A nearly perfect blend of Windows and Mac

Parallels Desktop 12 adds 20 one-click utilities to its bag of tricks, along with improved performance for Windows virtual machines.

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Relay review: Maps app for iOS has more than one destination on its mind

It does something Apple Maps can't do: Map out multiple destinations for a single trip.

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myCharge PowerGear Sound review: Rugged charging case for wireless earbuds

Clamshell protection for Powerbeats or other wireless earbuds, along with an internal battery for recharging.

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Vidbox Video Conversion for Mac review: Preserve analog video memories with ease

Have a bunch of video tapes you need to save to your Mac? Vidbox makes it easy.

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Roxio Toast 15 review: Mac disc burning utility remains frozen in time

A suite of software tools for burning DVDs and managing digital media on the Mac, which includes Blu-ray discs, photo editing, and slideshow creation on the Pro version.

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Reelgood review: One app, so many streaming or theatrical movies to discover

Reelgood makes it easy to find new movies to watch at the theater or a wide variety of streaming services, complete with push notifications.

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Disk Drill 3 review: Mac utility now recovers data from iOS devices, too

This disk utility gets a welcomed facelift to go along with some awesome recovery tools.