J.R. BookwalterContributor, Macworld

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

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SnipTag review: Mac photo auto-crop, metadata utility barely makes the cut

SnipTag reduces the time it takes to scan printed photos by automatically cropping and separating multiple images on a single page, along with a metadata editor that allows shutterbugs to properly tag and organize digital photos.

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Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 review: Compact all-in-one printer does it all

The Expression Photo XP-8600 provides quality wireless printing, scanning, and copying even without a computer or mobile device.

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FotoMagico for iPad review: Create stunning animated slideshows on the go

Turn static photos and videos into compelling visual presentations with this iPad app.

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Nighthawk for Twitter review: Barebones mobile app for less noisy social media

With a focus on decluttering your timeline thanks to Smart Filters and the Close Friends view, Nighthawk is a stripped-down third-party Twitter client that’s faster and easier to use than the official app.

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Luminar 4 review: AI brings huge creative possibilities to affordable image editor

An affordable image editor for Mac that combines the best of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop with a more intuitive interface and powerful tools that require minimal effort from the user.

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Spark for iOS review: Free app delivers superior mobile email experience

Email client that features a smarter inbox, customizable actions, more reliable notifications, and advanced integration with cloud storage providers or other services.

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Documents 7 review: Free iOS file manager puts Apple’s Files app to shame

Documents 7 is a free iOS app for reading PDF, EPUB, Word, and Excel documents, opening ZIP archives, viewing images, downloading and much more.

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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.