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Affinity Photo

Serif's Affinity Photo is the best alternative to Photoshop that we've ever found. It provides many of the same photo editing tools but at a much for affordable rate; a one-time payment of $49.99 inst


Skylum recently bought out Macphun's software and has promoted Luminar to center stage in the photo editing arena. We found that the editing tools are limited and basic compared with others we've test

DxO PhotoLab Elite Edition

Editor's Note: DxO PhotoLab Elite Edition 2 is now available. Clicking the Buy button will take you to this version for purchase. We will evaluate, rank and review the new version when we next update

CyberLink PhotoDirector

CyberLink's PhotoDirector Ultra is a great photo editing program for Mac that provides plenty of editing tools as well as an impressive set of photo organizing tools. The interface makes it especially

Adobe Character Animator

Character Animator is a fun animation program that allows you to use motion capture on pre-created character puppets. Unfortunately, the library only comes with a small handful of characters to choose


Muvizu:Play+ gives Windows users access to dozens of templates to help you create a vibrant world of various characters. It is easier to use than many of the other programs we tested and is a great op

Adobe Animate (Flash)

Adobe Animate CC is the rebranded version of Adobe Flash. It gives you access to professional-level drawing and animation tools so you can get the exact look you want from your work. We were able to u

Clip Studio Paint EX

Clip Studio Paint is first and foremost an illustration and comic drawing software that has animation features built into it. It’s a great choice for anyone who is comfortable with drawing progr

Cockos Reaper

Reaper has a user-friendly interface that allows you to record an unlimited amount of audio tracks per session. The layout is intuitive and customizable, with a wide range of editing and effects plugi


Audacity is a free, open-source audio editing software compatible with Mac and Windows computers. The user interface isn’t pretty, but it makes finding editing tools easy and can speed up workfl


At first glance, CATIA’s visually-outdated interface makes it look like this software doesn’t offer much. Don’t let that fool you. This software can give you some of the best design

PTC Creo

PTC Creo, also known as Pro/Engineer or Pro E, is an advanced CAD software that allows you to create complex designs and simulations in little time. This software isn’t as easy to learn as other


SolidWorks is one of the most widely used CAD programs on the market due to its relatively lower cost, powerful 3D rendering abilities and friendlier-than-average interface. For this reason, it is oft


AutoCAD is perhaps the most well-known CAD software out there. This program can be found in high schools and colleges and it is usually one of the first programs people learn when getting into CA


Audacity is one of the most popular audio recording and editing applications on the market and is beloved by users who do voice recording for podcasts and similar endeavors. Year after year, Audacity

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

Movavi Slideshow Maker

Editor's Note: There is now a newer version of Movavi Slideshow Maker available, and clicking on the Buy button link will take you to this updated version for purchase. We will evaluate this new versi

Best Desktop Publishing Software

From brochures and business cards to labels and letterheads, learn which programs will best help you unleash your inner designer.

Adobe InDesign

InDesign is a professional desktop publishing program (DTP) used by thousands of graphic designers and businesses. It has some of the best layout tools available, including snap-to guides, table creat

Best Audio Converter Software

Audio converters are the perfect solution for casual listeners and hardcore audiophiles alike. They solve compatibility issues between your music and your media player so you can keep rocking out to your favorite tunes.