J.R. BookwalterContributor, Macworld

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

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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.

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Roxio Toast 18 Pro review: Lacks a compelling reason to upgrade from version 17

Unless you don’t own the previous version and have money to burn, there’s little incentive to buy Toast 18 Pro.

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LumaFusion 2.0 review: More tracks, streamlined UI beef up mobile video editor

A powerful desktop-class video editor app for iPhone or iPad, featuring a comprehensive set of tools to add titles, effects, transitions, color correction, mix audio, and more.

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Firewall: Robo Call Blocker review: The app equivalent of Kryptonite against iPhone robocalls

Block robocalls, spam calls, and telemarketers from ringing through to your iPhone using voicemail transcription and a whitelist created from device contacts.

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Microsoft To-Do review: Finally check that new Mac to-do app off your list

Microsoft To-Do finally arrives on macOS, complete with color-coded lists, themes, the ability to break tasks into manageable steps, sharing lists or tasks, and file attachments up to 25MB each.

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Commander One 2.1 review: Mac file manager now works with iOS devices

A powerful dual-pane file manager and Finder alternative for macOS with built-in support for FTP servers, ZIP archives, cloud services, and iOS devices.