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Branches is family tree software made for beginners – sort of. It’s not the easiest program to learn, and it lacks the chart quality and scrapbooking capabilities of other genealogy progra

PrintMaster Platinum

PrintMaster Platinum v8’s interface looks a bit overwhelming compared to the sleeker, more user-friendly Hallmark Card Studio 2018. With only 4,800 templates to design cards and other projects,


Using Canva felt like getting a peek at the future of home-based graphic design. It’s unlike any other greeting card software we tested because it’s an online platform. Rather than downlo


SpamSieve is compatible with Mac computers and mobile devices, but we found it was more difficult to install than the other software we evaluated. It’s compatible with Mac email clients, such as


eScan is an internet security program that includes spam filters for your email. Because it isn’t a standalone antispam program, it’s missing tools like a Bayesian filter. However, eScan I


Avast Internet Security includes spam filters to protect you from malicious and annoying email messages. This program is also included on our internet security lineup because it is one of the best for

Phase One Media Pro

Phase One's Media Pro SE is ideal for professional photographers who have big databases of photos but it isn't a good pick for the average user. Navigating through this software was easy since it has

AfterShot Pro 3

AfterShot Pro 3 is good photo manager software for beginning and experienced users. The program has advanced editing and organization tools suitable for professional photographers but is maintained wi

Living Language Online

Living Language is a language learning method that was developed to help US State Department employees attain fluency in multiple languages. The online application and companion mobile app have a vari

Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages is an online learn French application which features modules with interactive audio courses, language and culture lessons. Some sections have survival kit lessons with in-depth cultur

Duolingo French

Duolingo is one of the most engaging French learning programs we tested. The game-style learning platform includes lessons for reading, writing, speaking and comprehension. The animated user interface

Movavi Slideshow Maker

This slideshow program feels a bit like basic video editor software because of its impressive video tools and modern features. It also has photo editing capabilities and transition effects that can he

Living Language

Living Language has a good selection of reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary exercises delivered through an easy-to-use interface. We tested the online version, but the lessons are also available

Duolingo Spanish

Duolingo is free Spanish learning software with teaching tools and lesson plans that rival those in the best for-pay programs we reviewed. The trade-off is that advertisements display next to the less

Mavis Beacon Keyboarding Kidz

With more than 300 lessons and 10 games, this software is going to keep your kid entertained while they learn to type. Typing tutors Mavis and Dex guide students through hand and finger placement, as

Sibelius First 8

Sibelius First 8 is affordable music notation software with an elegant and easy-to-use interface. Sibelius’ full version costs $600, but a perpetual license of the First version is less than $12

Notion 6

Simply put, Notion 6 is the best music notation software we tested. You can purchase a perpetual license for $150, and it comes with the same features you find in programs that costs $600. Because it

Forte Home

Forte Home 9 has an intuitive and streamlined interface that makes it easy to start notating a song idea within the first five minutes of opening the software. The recently improved music ribbon sits

Espionage 3

Espionage 3 is good file encryption software and one of only two solutions we reviewed that is compatible with Mac computers and laptops – the other being Concealer. It’s easy to install a


Concealer is the best encryption software for Mac because it’s easy to use and keeps encrypted files small. To encrypt your file, you only have to drag and drop them into Concealer. It’s i

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