Quick Summary Animaker is a DIY animation software that can be used for marketing, education, business, or personal videos in a variety of styles. The software is completely web-based (you don’t have to install anything) and very easy to get...
Quick Summary Vyond is an animated video creator targeted at business applications. They offer three main styles of video & assets: contemporary, business, and whiteboard. Using the platform, you can create short informative videos, commercials,...
Quick Summary Animatron Studio is a web-based program that you can use to create animated videos in several styles, with content ranging from business to education to hobbyists. It offers an interface that can adapt...
Quick Summary As a video editor for beginners, I found the user interface of VideoStudio to be extremely intuitive and easy to learn. Though its interface can feel a bit restrictive at times, VideoStudio is a...
Quick Summary Adobe Premiere Pro is widely considered to be the gold standard of professional quality video editors. Its color, lighting, and audio adjustment tools blow its direct competition completely out of the water. If...
Quick Summary Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is a one-stop shop for your video conversion needs, whether you have a single file to convert or a thousand. It supports an impressive number of video file formats,...
Quick Summary Wondershare Filmora is a great video editing software that balances powerful features with an intuitive interface at an affordable price point. It supports all modern video formats, as well as HD and...
For those of you who are looking for ScreenFlow for Windows, I’m sorry to let you know that there isn’t a PC version available — yet. I’ve been using ScreenFlow for Mac on my MacBook Pro since 2015 (see our ScreenFlow...
A perfect day might include either reading a good book or enjoying a great movie along with a nice cup of coffee. Before Netflix, this meant going through the hassle of finding and downloading an MP4 file to watch the movie using QuickTime...
You know, it’s easy to save a single photo on Facebook. Just hover over the image, click “Options” at the bottom right and select “Download”, pretty simple, huh? What if you have a thousand pictures to download?...
So, you just bought an external hard drive or a portable SSD and wanted to use it on your Mac. But somehow, macOS doesn’t allow you to write data to the drive. That’s all because it’s been initialized with Windows NT File...
If you read my previous post about how to format an external hard drive, you know that I bought a 2TB Seagate Expansion external drive and managed to create two partitions on the disk — one for Mac backup purposes, and the other for personal use.
Disk cloning perfectly copies every bit of information from your computer’s hard drive to another disk. It replicates your computer’s operating system, drivers, software, and data. It creates a bootable backup of your hard drive, an exact copy of the original.
Every computer needs a backup. When disaster strikes, you can’t afford to lose your valuable documents, photos and media files. The best strategies include offsite backup—one reason I recommended CrashPlan cloud backup for so many years. But sometimes even your backup...
There’s a sign hanging on my dentist’s wall: “You don’t need to brush all your teeth, only the ones you want to keep.” The same applies to computer backup. Unfortunately, computer problems are an inevitable part of life (hopefully a smaller part for us...

Quick Summary You keep valuable documents, photos, and media files on your computer, so you need to back it up. Every computer is vulnerable to failure, and you need to make a second copy before...
Quick Summary Every computer is vulnerable to failure. I’m sure you’ve heard horror stories. One day it might happen to you, so take action. Set up a comprehensive backup plan, and make sure that plan...
EFFECTIVENESS4 OUT OF 5Simple and effective backups and file restoration PRICE4 OUT OF 5Priced higher than the competition, but good value EASE OF USE5 OUT OF 5Extremely easy to configure and use SUPPORT5 OUT...