Adrian Try Editor / Writer
Adrian is an Aussie writer, musician, cyclist and tech geek. He loves exploring new apps for his iMac and MacBook Air, iPad Pro and iPhone. In his spare time, he is intent on creating the perfect media center. He’s here to pass on his most useful software discoveries to you.

android password manager

The Best Password Manager for Android

We cover the strengths and weaknesses of each Android password manager.
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iphone password manager

The Best iPhone Password Manager Apps

In this review, we'll look at eight of the leading apps and help you decide which one is best for you.
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password manager for Mac

The Best Password Manager for Mac

There are a bunch of password management apps available for macOS and the list is growing.
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Bitwarden vs LastPass

Bitwarden vs. LastPass

While both apps are quite similar, LastPass certainly has the edge but Bitwarden is also a great app.
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lastpass vs. keepass

LastPass vs. KeePass

Unless you are a geek, I strongly recommend you choose LastPass over KeePass.
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Dashlane vs LastPass

Dashlane vs. LastPass

Both Dashlane and LastPass are excellent applications, choosing between them is difficult.
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1Password vs LastPass

1Password vs. LastPass

Both 1Password and LastPass are excellent applications. If I had to make a choice, I think LastPass has the edge.
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lastpass vs keeper

LastPass vs. Keeper

I think LastPass has the edge. Besides having a very good free plan, it’s better at storing personal documents.
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lastpass review

LastPass Review

If you’re not already using a password manager, your first step might be to use a free one like LastPass.
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dashlane vs keeper

Dashlane vs. Keeper

For most people, I believe Dashlane is the better option but it’s not best for everyone.
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keeper review

Keeper Password Manager Review

Is Keeper the best password manager for you? There is a lot to like. But be careful.
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true key review

McAfee True Key Review

Today even non-technical users need a password manager. If that’s you, True Key may be worth considering.
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abine blur review

Abine Blur Review

You should be using a password manager. Should you choose Abine Blur? Possibly!
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sticky password review

Sticky Password Review

If you are a Windows user, Sticky Password offers quite a number of features that’s more affordable.
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roboform review

RoboForm Review

After reading this review I hope you’re ready to start using a password manager on all of your devices.
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1password vs dashlane

1Password vs. Dashlane

Choosing between the two services is difficult because in many ways they are very similar, but I give the edge to Dashlane.
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dashlane review

Dashlane Review

If you’re not already using a password manager, it’s time to start. Place Dashlane at the top of your short-list.
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1password review

1Password Review

If you're serious about password management and willing to pay for all the features, 1Password offers excellent value.
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fire stick vpn

Best VPN for Amazon Fire TV Stick

You can install a VPN on your Fire TV Stick to access content from anywhere in the world.
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NordVPN vs IPVanish

NordVPN vs. IPVanish

IPVanish has a lot going for it but I can't recommend it. I recommend NordVPN because you'll get much faster servers.
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NordVPN vs PureVPN

NordVPN vs. PureVPN

I recommend NordVPN. For a slightly more expensive subscription, you’ll get the best Netflix connectivity of any VPN I tested.
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nordvpn vs pia

NordVPN vs. PIA (Private Internet Access)

For those of you looking to use a VPN with the easiest-to-use interface, you might want to consider PIA.
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nordvpn vs avast secureline

NordVPN vs. Avast SecureLine VPN

If you are looking to use a VPN for the first time, consider Avast SecureLine. For everyone else, I recommend NordVPN.
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NordVPN vs TORGuard

NordVPN vs. TORGuard

Tech-savvy networking geeks will be well-served by TorGuard. For everyone else, I recommend NordVPN.
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time machine alternatives

8 Alternatives to Apple’s Time Machine Backup Application

When Apple realized that many Mac users weren't doing data backup regularly, they created Time Machine.
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monday.com review

Monday.com Review

Every team is different. While many teams have found Monday.com a great fit, others have settled on other solutions.
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scrivener vs storyist

Scrivener vs. Storyist

These are two surprisingly similar writing tools. They can both split up a large document into smaller pieces.
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ulysses vs scrivener

Ulysses vs. Scrivener

If Ulysses is a Porsche, Scrivener is a Volvo. One is sleek and responsive, the other is built like a tank.
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speedify review

Speedify Review

If speed and security are all that you need, Speedify offers excellent value for money.
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The Best Productivity Apps for Mac

The Best Productivity Apps for Mac

Work smarter, not harder! Sometimes the best way to boost your productivity is to switch up your tools. Here are some of our favorites Mac apps.
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wireless mouse for MacBook Pro

The Best Mouse for Mac

Choosing a mouse is a highly personal decision, we list another 11 highly-rated mice that meet a range of needs and budgets.
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magic mouse vs magic trackpad

Magic Mouse vs. Magic Trackpad: Which One Should I Use?

A Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, or combination of both? Here are some factors to consider.
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home wifi extender

The Best Wi-Fi Extender for Home

Do you have whole areas of your home that don’t get reliable Internet? You can increase its range by purchasing a Wi-Fi extender.
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The Best Wireless Router for Home

Your router is probably the hardest working appliance in your home. Read our detailed Wi-Fi router roundup review for more.
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Having Wi-Fi Problems with macOS Catalina? Here's the Fix

Having Wi-Fi Problems with macOS Catalina? Here’s the Fix

Has your Mac’s Wi-Fi frustrated you since upgrading to Catalina? You’re not alone. The release of macOS 10.15 seems to be buggier than usual.
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Is iCloud Keychain Safe to Use as My Primary Password Manager?

Is iCloud Keychain Safe to Use as My Primary Password Manager?

Besides being locked into the Apple ecosystem, the service lacks features that have become expected in a password manager.
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magic mouse alternatives

5 Quality Alternatives to Apple’s Magic Mouse 2

It almost seems like there are as many pointing device preferences as there are users.
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keepass alternative

9 Alternatives to KeePass Password Manager

KeePass is the most configurable, extensible, technical password manager that exists.
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ulysses app for windows

7 Ulysses Alternatives for Windows 10

Ulysses claims to be the ultimate writing app for macOS and iOS. Unfortunately, it’s not available to Windows users.
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6 Adobe Acrobat Alternatives for Home Offices

6 Adobe Acrobat Alternatives for Home Offices

Acrobat Pro costs close to $200 each year. That cost may be justified if it's making you money, but for the casual user, it’s too expensive.
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cleanmymac alternative

12 Alternatives to CleanMyMac

CleanMyMac is a great app. But it lacks some features and costs more than the competition.
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nitro pdf for mac

7 Mac Alternatives to Nitro PDF

Nitro PDF is an incredibly popular PDF editor for Windows, but unfortunately it’s not available for the Mac.
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iTunes alternatives

Top iTunes Alternatives for Mac and Windows

The eighteen-year-old app has been struggling to cope with its own bloat and something had to change.
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12 Fixes for macOS Catalina Installation & Performance Issues

12 Fixes for macOS Catalina Installation & Performance Issues

I successfully installed macOS 10.15 Catalina on my MacBook Air in an hour. Read on to learn about the problems that I and others had.
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The Best Backup Drives for Mac

The Best Backup Drives for Mac

One hard drive solution won’t suit everyone. We list backup drives that offer the best value for money for Mac users.
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The Best External SSD for Mac

The Best External SSD for Mac

Portable SSDs are easy to take with you, offering the best combination of portability and performance.
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The Best Screenwriting Software

The Best Screenwriting Software

If you’re new to screenwriting, you need all the help you can get—a software tool that will guide you through each step.
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The Best Android Data Recovery Software

The Best Android Data Recovery Software

We’ll take you through the range of Android data recovery software and help you choose the best one for you.
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TextExpander Review

TextExpander Review

If you spend any part of your day typing, TextExpander will save you time and effort, and keep you consistent and accurate.
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iDrive Review

iDrive Review

iDrive is the best option for most people who need to back up multiple Macs, PCs and mobile devices.
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Backblaze Review

Backblaze Review

Backblaze is the best option for most Mac and Windows users. However, it’s not the best solution for everyone.
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The Best iPhone Data Recovery Software

The Best iPhone Data Recovery Software

In this review, we’ll take you through the range of iPhone data recovery software and help you choose the one best for you.
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The Best VPN for Mac

The Best VPN for Mac

If I had to swim with sharks, I’d swim in a cage. A VPN can provide the cage that I need. Which is the best for Mac users?
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Best Data Recovery Software for Windows

Best Data Recovery Software for Windows

The genre of Windows data recovery software promises to get your files back. We explore which apps are the best.
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7 CrashPlan Alternatives for Home Offices

7 CrashPlan Alternatives for Home Offices

Sometimes even your backup plan needs a backup, as users of CrashPlan Home have discovered not long ago.
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ExpressVPN vs. NordVPN

ExpressVPN vs. NordVPN

For those looking to use a VPN for the first time, I recommend ExpressVPN. The rest of you will find NordVPN to be the better solution.
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The Best VPN for Netflix

The Best VPN for Netflix

Netflix is actively blocking VPNs from accessing their service. Which VPN service is the best to get past Netflix’s firewall?
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Astrill VPN Review

Astrill VPN Review

Astrill VPN goes beyond the basic features to offer excellent speeds, a choice of security protocols, a kill switch, etc.
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Avast SecureLine VPN Review

Avast SecureLine VPN Review

If you already use Avast products, this isn't a bad choice. But if accessing streaming media is important to you, choose another VPN.
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NordVPN Review

NordVPN Review

NordVPN is one of the best VPN services we tested. It has features that enhance your privacy and security.
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ExpressVPN Review

ExpressVPN Review

ExpressVPN claims to be fanatical about your privacy and security, and their practices and features back up that claim.
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The Best VPN Routers

The Best VPN Routers

VPN routers need to be powerful enough to encrypt traffic without making you wait. Don't look for the cheapest router on the market!
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7 Windows Alternatives to Carbon Copy Cloner

7 Windows Alternatives to Carbon Copy Cloner

There is currently no Carbon Copy Cloner for Windows, and the maker Bombich Software doesn't plan to launch a PC version.
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Storyist Review

Storyist Review

Storyist is a full-featured writing app for Mac and iOS suitable for fiction writers, including novelists and screenwriters.
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Space Lens CleanMyMac X

Space Lens is Coming Soon to CleanMyMac X

With the introduction of a powerful new feature Space Lens, CleanMyMac X is about to get even better.
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mac data recovery software

The Best Mac Data Recovery Software

Panic strikes. You deleted the wrong file, formatted the wrong drive. If you relate, then this Mac data recovery roundup is for you.
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XMind review

XMind: ZEN Review

XMind offers a smooth workflow, a distraction-free mode, and all the basic features you'll need to create and format mind maps.
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scrivener main interfaces

Scrivener Review

Is Scrivener worth it? After using Ulysses for many years, I wrote this entire review using Scrivener. Overall, I enjoyed the experience.
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woman backing up computer files to the cloud

The Best Online/Cloud Backup Services

Online backup services automatically upload your documents to secure cloud storage, access anywhere, 24-7.
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Airmail running on macOS Mojave

Airmail Review

The app's real strength is its customizability. That combined with its speed, stability and ease of use make it a worthy email tool for any Mac user.
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The Best Backup Software for Mac

The Best Backup Software for Mac

A backup routine should be part of everyone's life. If you choose the right app, set it up thoughtfully, it shouldn't be a burden.
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CleanMyMac X Review

CleanMyMac X Review

CleanMyMac offers the most pleasant interface and covers all the cleaning jobs you need, meaning you're more likely to actually use it.
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Things 3 Review

Things 3 Review

Are you looking for a quality task manager app for Mac? Things 3 is the one to consider. I show you what I like and dislike about this app.
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The Best Voice Recording Software and Apps

The Best Voice Recording Software and Apps

Is voice recording an essential part of your life? We explore which software and mobile apps will suit your goals and workflow.
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Ulysses Review

Ulysses Review

Ulysses claims to be "the ultimate writing app for Mac, iPad and iPhone". Is it really the best in class? Read our review to find out.
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The Best Audio Editing Software

The Best Audio Editing Software

Finding the best audio editor depends on your goals. We'll take you through the options and help you select the best tool.
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The Best To Do List Apps for Mac

The Best To Do List Apps for Mac

Mac App Store is crowded with list managers. In this review, we cover the best to-do list apps that are worthy of your time and attention.
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The Best Email Client App for Mac

The Best Email Client App for Mac

We explored dozens of Mac email apps that can replace Apple Mail. This is the most complete list of email clients for macOS.
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The Best Writing Apps for Mac

The Best Writing Apps for Mac

Are you a writer? We cover a number of powerful, popular and full-featured writing apps, including free Mac apps and web services.
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PDFelement Review

PDFelement Review

Are PDF files a major part of your life? Then PDFelement is for you. It's easy to use, fully featured, and very affordable. I recommend it.
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The Best PDF Editor Software

The Best PDF Editor Software

In this roundup review, we compare the major apps that are able to edit PDFs, and help you choose the one that best meets your needs.
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The Best Virtual Machine Software

The Best Virtual Machine Software

Virtualization software is a fast and convenient solution to run Windows apps on your Mac, or vice versa. See our favorite options here.
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Disk Drill Review

Disk Drill Review

Have you ever lost important files? Disk Drill will show you whether your files can be recovered before you start spending money.
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ABBYY FineReader Review

ABBYY FineReader Review

Do you want to accurately convert a paper book into an ebook? Or turn paper documents into searchable documents? Then FineReader is for you.
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VMware Fusion Review

VMware Fusion Review

VMWare Fusion allows you to install additional operating systems on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer. Is it worth it? Find out here.
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Able2Extract Review

Able2Extract Review

PDF documents are common but difficult to edit. Able2Extract solves this problem by converting PDFs to common file formats.
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Data Rescue Review

Data Rescue Review

Data Rescue isn't the type of app you spend money on and keep in your drawer just in case. You need it when you need it.
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Easy Duplicate Finder Review

Easy Duplicate Finder Review

It's effective at finding duplicate files on Mac and Windows, but less effective at dealing with duplicate contacts, emails, and media files.
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PDF Expert Review

PDF Expert Review

Do you value speed and ease-of-use over advanced features when it comes to editing PDF files? Then PDF Expert is right for you!
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Adobe Acrobat Pro Review

Adobe Acrobat Pro Review

If you are a professional looking for the most comprehensive PDF toolkit, then Adobe Acrobat DC Pro is the best tool for you.
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Parallels Desktop for Mac Review

Parallels Desktop for Mac Review

Parallels Desktop lets you run Windows apps on your Mac. That can be handy if you rely on certain Windows apps for your business.
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Drive Genius Review

Drive Genius Review

Drive Genius promises to keep your Mac running smoothly while ensuring you don't lose any valuable data. Is the app really worth it?
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iMobie MacClean Review

iMobie MacClean Review

MacClean promises to spring clean your Mac, freeing up disk space, protecting your privacy and increasing your security. Is it for you?
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PDFpen Review

PDFpen Review

If PDFs are a big part of your life, you need PDFpen. It includes most of the features of its competitors, but at a more affordable price.
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Setapp Review

Setapp Review

Setapp is a unique subscription-based alternative to the Mac App Store. It's still in the early days and the range of apps is growing each month.
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