J.R. BookwalterContributor, Macworld

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

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Unread 2 review: Stylish RSS reader for iOS improves while remaining exactly the same

An elegant, universal RSS news reader for iPhone and iPad featuring entirely gesture-based navigation, rich color themes, and support for syncing from popular services.

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theBin review: Alternative macOS Trash manager makes purging files more fun

This utility extends the capabilities of the Trash, allowing users to automatically compress and clean up old files, merge duplicate files, and resolve duplicate filenames or other conflicts.

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Fantastical 3 for iOS review: Powerful calendar app worth the subscription price

Award-winning calendar app offers features beyond those already built into iOS including intuitive natural language parsing, an ultra-quick access mini window, tasks, and more.

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Fantastical 3 review: Premium Mac calendar app worthy of a paid subscription

Award-winning calendar app Fantastical offers powerful features beyond those already built into macOS.

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Dropzone 4 review: Excellent menubar utility supercharges Mac drag and drop

Dropzone 4 provides a menubar panel with drag and drop shortcuts for copying or moving files, shortening URLs, and more.

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DoubleTake by Filmic review: Dual-camera app boosts iPhone videography

A free iPhone app which allows videographers to shoot 1080p HD video from two different cameras simultaneously with selectable frame rate and full-frame focus and exposure.

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Sensei review: Gorgeous Mac performance utility hamstrung by Thunderbolt

A slick-looking utility for monitoring the performance of your Mac hardware, as well as optimizing login items and launch agents, and more.

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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.