Sketchup Pro 6

Google delivers easy-to-use, surprisingly powerful 3D software "for the rest of us."

Adobe InDesign CS3

Adobe's powerful - and increasingly popular - page designer adds practical features in its latest incarnation.

Adobe Illustrator CS3

Adobe's changes to the Mac's greatest vector-based drawing app will send you back to the drawing board - but that's a good thing.

Photoshop Lightroom 1.0

Add more snap to your photos with this verve-filled postproduction toolkit.

Lineform 1.2.5

A simple and easy-to-use drawing tool - but a plenty powerful one, as well.

Intaglio 2.9.4

This easy-to-use drawing tool is equally easy to learn.

Fluid Mask 2.0

This plug-in fixes one of Photoshop's few weak points: masking.

EazyDraw 2.1.3

Although this drawing tool is a pleasure to use, it's far from easy to learn.

Quark Interactive Designer

Create interactive layouts without having to learn Flash programming with Quark Interactive Designer.

Painter X

Aspiring fine artists: Cap the oils - and keep your hands clean - by creating your masterworks in Painter instead.