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Best PDF editor with the most features: PDFpenPro 11

If you need a PDF editor, you’ll have the option of buying one of at least two popular apps for the Mac: PDF Expert or PDFpenPro. I always thought PDF Expert is more than sufficient for whatever it is you’d like to do with PDFs, but after trying out PDFpenPro 11 I’m convinced you’ll do better with the latter. It has more — useful — features and is more powerful overall. The only thing that I would like to see more of in this app is better support for shortcut keys.

Folder Tidy, macOS utility for keeping folders clean

Tackle system chaos with Folder Tidy

If you collect files and folders without sorting or taking time to organize them, you’ll quickly find your files become an unwieldy mess. Especially dumping files on your Desktop can quickly create an abundant chaos. Often that means we have to set apart some valuable time to perform tasks that are tedious and unproductive.

Ergonis Keycue cheat sheet for macOS

KeyCue 9 Cheat Sheet Review

KeyCue, the cheat sheet and launching app by Ergonis Software, has been upgraded to version 9. It now integrates even better with Typinator, Popchar and almost every other app you’re bound to be using on your Mac. KeyCue is fully compatible with macOS Mojave, including support for dark mode.

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News: Typinator 8, CalDigit Connect 10G, Affinity Publisher, Affinity Photo & Designer 1.7

Starting with Affinity Photo and Designer, these two apps have been updated to version 1.7 as you undoubtedly know by now. The updates have a lot in common and bring a much improved and certainly faster RAW processing engine. On my iMac 5K Retina mid-2017, they load my Sony Alpha 700 images much faster than before. The update also comes with a new demosaicing algorithm that is a bit more accurate in rendering the colours and sharpness of my old camera’s files. It should also be more effective at reducing noise and hot pixel removal, but I haven’t tested that yet. Another new feature is that you now get access to a wider colour space in Affinity Photo (great for HDR). The brush engine was rewritten as well and all-new multi-brushes were added. My personal favourite is the new symmetry mode that works with up to 32 “divisions”. Batch processing has been improved, a new assets panel is available for quick drag and drop of commonly used elements, and the layers panel has had a …