TypeDNA 2

TypeDNA has several features that make it worth far more than its $39 price. It’s a capable font-management utility, with all the basic features of any font manager: you can group fonts into sets, see detailed information, view character sets, flip through font samples, view by font foundry, see only serif or sans-serif fonts, etc.

Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

Nik Software recently released Silver Efex Pro 2, updating their powerful black-and-white conversion software with impressive new features and special algorithms for finer tonal control and faster processing.

Acrobat X Pro

Granted, Acrobat X (read ten) is a mature program and new, exciting features are harder to come by but for other programs, Adobe has simply borrowed ideas from plug-in developers (or licensed them), so it makes me wonder why they didn’t do that for version X.

eMagCreator 1.1

eMagCreator 1.1 aims to put these powerful features into the hands of average knowledgeable workers, as well as to speed production of eMags by design and publishing professionals.

Anime Studio Pro 7

Anime Studio Pro 7 allows beginner or professional digital media artists to do some pretty cool stuff in a short amount of time.

Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2011

Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2011 doesn’t disappoint and takes another step forward in creating a more seamless workflow for artists.

Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate is a program that allows the creation of online demonstrations and interactive assessments, usually of other software programs, but it can be used for presentations, too.

Package Central

Packaging InDesign files takes up valuable time and computer resources. Simply put, Package Central offloads the actual collection of the graphic files to another system.

Toon Boom Animate 2

FAST ANIMATION SOFTWARE Toon Boom Animate 2 is the gold-standard tool for creating Flash animations. As there’s some confusion surrounding the word “Flash,” you should know that it’s both a file format (used to display animations—and other kinds of multimedia presentations—on the Web and other platforms) and also a program used to create those files. [...]

Poser Pro 2010

I’ve been fortunate enough to review Poser products for many versions now, and with each one I can honestly say that the bar gets raised higher and higher. This one, my friends, is no different, and without a doubt Smith Micro has hit it out of the park with this version.

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