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CorelDRAW X7 review: Customizable features make this robust design program very easy to use

Adobe Illustrator's biggest competitor doesn’t require a subscription, and its latest version offers a raft of improvements, plus interesting community features.

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Canva review: Free tool brings much-needed simplicity to design process

Canva is a free design tool aimed at beginners and professionals alike. It won't replace Photoshop, but for simple tasks, it may render it unnecessary.

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IObit Uninstaller 3 review: Free utility competes with a built-in Windows feature, almost wins

An uninstaller is a tough sell, even when it's free. IOBit Uninstaller 3 tries to woo users with a pretty interface and batch uninstall features.

Lucidpress review: Free beta makes typesetting simple, accessible, and fun

Lucidpress shows where the future of desktop publishing is headed, making it fun and accessible along the way.

Not Another PDF Scanner 2 review: Free NAPS2 makes documents scans easier

Scanning documents in Windows doesn't have to entail extra steps or extra cost. NAPS2 is an old-school tool that keeps things as simple, free, and open-source as can be.

Review: RescueTime helps you figure out where your week went

RescueTime's new interface is prettier and easier to use, but the service remains tricky to use right.

So you want to be a coder! These tools can get you there

Interactive tutorials can provide instant feedback on your work, and turn learning into a fun game. Many are Web-based, and most are free.

LICEcap review: Make animated screenshots, prove GIFs aren't just for memes

Delightfully tiny utility LICEcap lets you create GIFs showing on-screen action, to quickly communicate software features and issues.

Launch8 review: Add a dock to the Windows Start screen

Stardock's latest customization tool for Windows 8 doesn't fight the Start screen. It customizes it.

Show, don't tell: 6 great tools for capturing, annotating, and sharing screenshots

Screenshots are invaluable in daily office life, whether they're for shiny product pages or just to better explain a technical issue you've stumbled on. Here are six excellent (and mostly free) screenshot tools.

Review: f.lux makes your computer usable at night

Staring into a monitor late at night can make it hard to fall asleep later. There's a solution, and it's free.

Review: WinZip 18 stays light on its feet with new Express add-ons

WinZip 18 comes with optional add-ons that may mean most users never see the main application window.

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Pixsta review: This is the Instagram desktop client you've been waiting for

It turns out Instagram can be better on your computer than it is on your phone. Pixta, formerly Instagrille, is the secret.

5 free Web tools to organize your thoughts

Web-based text outliners range from Notepad-like simplicity to sophisticated, searchable, collapsible idea wranglers.

Review: Corel Painter X3 makes natural media more accessible

Already an excellent product, Corel Painter X3 improves on its predecessor by making some of its hidden features more easily accessible to beginners.