Nathan AldermanMacworld

Nathan Alderman is a writer and copy editor, and frequent Macworld contributor based in Alexandria, Virginia.

Opera 11

Version 11 of Opera Software's proudly independent browser has a few of the gently oddball developments that made its predecessors stand out from the pack. But...

Tinderbox 5.0.1

Thomas Jefferson, a compulsive note-taker, would have loved Eastgate Systems' Tinderbox, an innovative and endlessly versatile tool for recording, cataloging...

Ulysses 2.0

Like the James Joyce novel for which it's named, The Soulmen's Ulysses 2.0.4 is dense and complex. But this top-notch writing program is rarely as intimidating...

Camino 1.5

If you value speed and superb design above all else, and you don’t need Firefox’s flexibility or Safari’s RSS reader, take Camino 1.5.5 for a test drive. What it...

Opera 10

In the Web browser wars, Opera is Switzerland: dependably neutral and obsessed with design. The venerable browser's latest version introduces several innovative...

Firefox 3.5

After the great leap forward in speed, design, and overall polish that Mozilla's open source Firefox Web browser enjoyed in version 3.0 ( Macworld rated 4.5 out...

Caboodle 1.3

Since I installed Leopard, the Dock's Downloads folder has become my computer's lost-and-found department, collecting all my stray Web links, orphaned photos...

Safari 4

Since its debut, Safari has offered Mac users hassle-free browsing, standards-friendly HTML rendering, and a number of thoughtful and handy features to make...

NoteBook 3.0

However you use your Mac, a little more organization probably wouldn't hurt. Circus Ponies' NoteBook 3.0 gives you astounding powers to manage your digital...

AirRadar 1.1.7

[Editor's note: The following review is part of Macworld's GemFest 2009 series. Every day until the end of June 2009, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems...

Google Earth 5

If you've ever wanted to be Superman--soaring above our globe, diving deep in the ocean, or launching into outer space--Google...

WriteRoom 2.3

WriteRoom is what TV chef Alton Brown would call a "unitasker": It's a tool designed for only one function. But while Brown...

Advice From a Noveling Veteran

I have a confession to make: I've never actually finished a novel in 30 days. I met NaNoWriMo's 50,000-world goal in both my...

Write a Novel in 30 Days

Ever thought you might want to write a novel someday? The task can seem so daunting that most people put it off indefinitely...

Storyist 1.4

If your writing desk overflows with setting notes, character sketches, and plot points, Storyist can help you whip your...