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Acorn for Mac review

A powerful image editing application, Acorn for Mac can serve as an inexpensive but decent replacement for Adobe Photoshop, if you don't need highly advanced tools and features.

Pros

Has the basics of Photoshop: While at $50 you can't expect Acorn to rival Photoshop, it does support layers, masks, and gradients. It also features vector, text, drawing, erasing, and shape tools, level and curve adjustments, midtone or gamma tweaking, and custom brushes, as well as a built-in brush designer.

Versatile user interface: Similar to Photoshop and Paint.net, the UI can be rearranged and resized to suit your … Read more

Sothink Logo Maker review

Sothink Logo Maker 3.5 provides all the necessary elements and tools you need to quickly design great-looking logos. You can either start from a clean sheet of paper or launch and modify one of the many available templates.

Pros

Quick learning curve: Completely self-explanatory, Sothink Logo Maker's interface allows even novice users to start designing logos right away. Within 10 minutes we had a good idea of the menus, and 30 minutes later we had completed logos that looked clean and professional.

Number of options: It's hard to find a subject, shape, or effect not covered by … Read more

Evernote review

Evernote is a powerful note-taking program that lets you sync information across all of your devices, so you can take a note on the go and access it anywhere. You can add all kinds of notes, images, and just about anything else you want to save, and then share it with friends or refer back to it later.

Pros

Great interface: Whether you're updating your shopping list or setting a reminder about a meeting, you'll find your way smoothly through this app's intuitive interface. Everything is exactly where you expect it to be, and you can also … Read more

PhotoFunia review

PhotoFunia gives you numerous options for mixing your photos with diverse backgrounds and settings to create both unique and bizarre images. No matter what type of theme you're looking for, you're sure to find it in this innovative app.

Pros

Lots of stuff: There are all kinds of effects you can use on your photos in this app, although they might not be the kinds of things you're used to thinking of when you think of effects. What PhotoFunia contains are tons of different scenes and backgrounds that you can insert your photos into, like billboards, calendars, … Read more

ImageUSB review

ImageUSB lets you write copies of an image or images to multiple USB drives at once, letting you back up files and duplicate them with ease. Several image file formats are supported, including BIN, IMG, and ISO.

Pros

Good interface: All features of the program are accessible through the clearly-presented main interface. The app walks you through the process of creating and writing the selected files step by step, including selecting drives, specifying whether you want to write or create an image, selecting the image, and then completing the writing process. There is also an output log where you can … Read more

ImageUSB review

ImageUSB gives you the ability to write an image to or from one or more USB drives simultaneously, so you can back up files quickly. Produce backups whenever you need them, and never worry about losing an image again regardless of whether you're a beginner to using this type of program, or an experienced user.

The app installs very quickly, and as soon as you open it, you're ready to go. The intuitive interface is set up well to guide you through the process of creating your image copies in a step-by-step way. If you feel like you … Read more

WinZip Mac review

WinZip gives you the ability to compress any group of files quickly, and then burn them to a disk or email them directly from the app. Through its intuitive interface, WinZip makes these features accessible to users of all skill levels, and it runs quickly and smoothly.

Pros

Excellent interface: Even if you've never used a program like this before, you'll have no problem finding your way around in WinZip. The main screen lays out your options clearly, and to add files to an archive, you can just drag and drop them in. The archive is zipped automatically, … Read more

Instagram review

Instagram provides a platform for you to apply filters and other effects to your photos and then share them with friends. You can choose to post only to Instagram, or you can share simultaneously on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare right from the app.

Pros

Hashtag searches: In addition to adding your own photos to Instagram, you can also browse through the millions of photos other users have posted. One great way to see the kinds of pictures you're interested in quickly is to search for certain hashtags. And you can also include hashtags along with your own photos … Read more

Handy Photo review

With its redesigned UI, precise controls, and outstanding smart features, the new version of Handy Photo proves to be without a doubt one of the best photo editors for Android. The small investment that this paid app requires is more than worth it if you're after an editor that lets you retouch, alter, and apply filters to images with ease through an intuitive interface.

Pros

Outstanding smart features: Handy Photo's intelligent Magic Uncrop feature for expanding photos and straightening crooked horizons works wonderfully with most images. These are features no other similar Android image editor we know of … Read more

FileStream Image Broadway review

Although it's billed as a photo editor, FileStream's Image Broadway does a lot more than touch up your photos. A recent (and steep) price cut makes Image Broadway a more affordable alternative to Adobe's Photoshop Elements, but it does have a few drawbacks. You can try Image Broadway (with limits) for free.

Pros

Lots of tools: Image Broadway isn't just a photo retoucher; it's a full-featured graphics editor with drawing, painting, filters, effects, layers, paths, and more.

Familiar face: Like most graphics editors, Image Broadway's layout and tools resemble Photoshop's but with its … Read more