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Sometimes a software utility comes along that is so clever and so useful that once accustomed to using it you wonder how you ever functioned without.
One of the potentially painful issues that afflicts many digital producers is the weight of multiple software apps coexisting and attempting to compete with each other on a single system. Not to mention that the more active applications present on a computer the slower and less efficient it becomes.
This invariably goes triple for journalists charged with the task of regularly reviewing and testing software tools - good, bad and ugly.
In an age of production where hybridization and integrated self sufficiency (in other words needing and using a barage of tools; from video to audio, imaging to animation) is increasingly the norm this too demands computers be saturated with tools and applications of all forms and functions. The days of a system dedicated to just one creative task are over.
The problem this presents is a cluttered and inefficient workstation of software detritus.
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