Text editor with citation power: Author

What do you expect from a text editor? Either you want it to encourage a focus on the process of writing with this particular app or you want it to lead your focus to the subject you’re writing about. If you went for the first option, then the design, look and feel, and feature set of the app will determine your choice of app. If you favoured the second answer, an app like iA Writer or the Author app I’m covering here will have more appeal.… Read More Text editor with citation power: Author

Foxtrot Professional Search discovers content you didn’t know you had

The Mac’s Spotlight feature is powerful enough to find any file on your Mac, but its functionality is limited. You could index your documents using a database app like DEVONthink Pro and then search within that database, but that isn’t a set-it-and-forget-it game. There’s a much more powerful search app that is in a league of its own: FoxTrot Professional Search.… Read More Foxtrot Professional Search discovers content you didn’t know you had

IK Multimedia’s UNO Synth Pro is nothing short of amazing

I’m used to reviewing and using high-end software synthesizers like Hexeract on the Mac and Moog 15 on the iPad, but I have limited experience with analogue synthesizers. That is why I was eager to test the IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro. I had reviewed IK Multimedia’s UNO before and found it a nice synthesizer but it lacked the power and sophistication of polyphonic software synths. The UNO Synth Pro, though not polyphonic, is different.… Read More IK Multimedia’s UNO Synth Pro is nothing short of amazing

ScreenFlow 10 review — separate audio capture, DAW recording, Removal Filter and more

For anything from presentations and tutorials to the more frivolous, ScreenFlow has been the app of choice for Mac users who create screencasts for a living. Version 10 adds a whole slew of new exciting features and works with macOS Catalina and Big Sur, including full support for M1 Macs.… Read More ScreenFlow 10 review — separate audio capture, DAW recording, Removal Filter and more

Aputure Fresnel 2X: twice the output, small price

We all know what a fresnel lens can do from observing a lighthouse. The lamp in a lighthouse is not all that powerful. It’s the lens that sits in front of the bulb that intensifies the light output to a level that ships can use it as navigation aid from a large distance. Aputure’s Fresnel 2x is a fresnel lens for intensifying the light from an Aputure LS120D and LS300D. It also works with Aputure’s budget Amaran lamps. I tested with the Amaran 100d and 100x.… Read More Aputure Fresnel 2X: twice the output, small price

Carbon Copy Cloner 6 Review

Carbon Copy Cloner has been upgraded to version 6 and it is worth every cent of the upgrade price. The upgrade turns CCC into the most secure version of the cloning, backup and basic offloading application on the Mac. It all starts with what Bombich calls their next-generation file copier that ensures faster backups, partly due to the app now leveraging the macOS FSEvents for quick updates to the destination.… Read More Carbon Copy Cloner 6 Review