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Ars reviews Acorn 3 and likes it

31 October 2011 570 views No Comment

Call it confirmation bias. This morning Ars Technica posted an extensive Acorn 3 review and they come to many of the same conclusions I reached in Hands on with Acorn 3 in April. Naturally, Ars delves deeper, illuminating the good and not as good points more clearly.

The New iPod touch from MacMall.comIt’s hard to run through an image editor like this and give it credit where it’s due since I have to explain a lot of what’s missing and can’t spend too much time fawning over the program’s greatness. That skews the review to sound almost negative, but I like Acorn and I get it. It’s not a Photoshop clone, it’s not dumbed down, it has vector tools, good (if buggy) type handling, and it’s laid out in an uncluttered way that means a lot to those for whom this program is intended. Nice touches make this an easy app to recommend for image editing on the cheap, but what it lacks, even within this context, makes it just shy of great. I don’t see greatness being too far off, but the competition isn’t standing still, either.The seed of something great, Ars Technica.

Yup and I don’t get tired of recommending Acorn.

Single Acorn license sells for $49.99 on the Mac App Store. If you just want a taste, go for the fully functional 14-day trial

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