Picture-in-picture, video editing in your pocket, and another great email app [Awesome Apps of the Week]


Awesome Apps of the Week
YouTube finally gets a much requested feature, Clips can make you a short-form video star, and another email app is a contender.
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Maybe it’s the impending iOS, iPadOS and macOS updates, but in checking out the App Store this past week, everything seemed to be “bug fixes and stability improvements.” Those are great things to have, but they aren’t as cool or exciting as fresh features or hot new apps!

Fortunately, a long-awaited feature is finally coming to the YouTube masses. Plus, I found another email app worth checking out. And, if you’re hoping to become an influencer, we’ve got an app to help you level up your videos in this week’s Awesome Apps of the Week.


On macOS, Wondershare Filmora offers auto reframing, touch bar support and more.
On macOS, Wondershare Filmora offers advanced video editing without a steep learning curve.
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Create polished videos with this bestselling video editor


Create professional videos with this amazing editor
Camtasia 2021 can help you produce polished, beautiful videos with ease.
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The demand for professional video content to engage users online isn’t going anywhere. And while it can be incredibly expensive and time-consuming to create original content, some tools certainly will help you increase output without sacrificing quality.

This subscription to Camtasia 2021 + One Year of Maintenance helps you easily produce polished, beautiful videos. You can use the Mac app’s intuitive drag-and-drop interface to quickly create educational, engaging content from the materials you readily have on hand.


This easy-to-use Mac app SnapDownloader lets you quickly download and trim videos from your favorite websites.
This easy-to-use Mac app lets you quickly download and trim videos from your favorite websites.
Image: SnapDownloader


Wondershare UniConverter updated
Wondershare UniConverter, now in Version 12, lets you work with a multitude of media formats.
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This is The Orville special-effects quarantine battlestation


Mac Pro setup
A setup built for a pro.
Photo: Brandon Fayette

Brandon Fayette is VFX supervisor for The Orville, Hulu’s hilarious Star Trek-esque sci-fi comedy show from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. Since screen space is vital to Fayette, he runs a triple-monitor rig.

The headliner is a Dell 49-inch UltraSharp Monitor. Its 32:9 aspect ratio means that he needs to find a wide panoramic pic for his screen saver. Next to the UltraSharp, Fayette uses a Wacom Cintiq 27QHD 27-inch monitor. This uber-precise monitor boasts a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, which is four times the pixel density of a standard HDTV.

Fayette’s third monitor is an Eizo CG277-BK 27-inch ColorEdge Professional Monitor. With its amazing image quality, it was specifically designed for professional colorists.

Editing vlogs is a cinch with this AI-powered iPhone app


This app automatically trims your vlog clips to remove silence, and comes with a massive library of audio and visual elements.
This app automatically trims your vlog clips to remove silence, and comes with a massive library of audio and visual elements.
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Vlogging is a lot of fun. At the end of the day, it comes down to sitting in front of a camera and expressing your thoughts. Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that, from planning to setting up lighting and backgrounds. But maybe the most critical stage is editing, which can also be the biggest pain in the butt.

Luckily, technology has made it so that you don’t have to worry about editing your vlogs.


Digiarty VideoProc
Digiarty's GPU-accelerated video editing and processing software, VideoProc, is now 75% off.
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Check out the amazing new iOS 13 video-editing features


iOS 13 video editing
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In iPadOS and iOS 13, you can edit videos just the same way you’ve always ben able to edit photos. You can crop them, rotate them, add filters and adjust their color. And — finally — you can simply save the edited version instead of spawning a copy every time you make a simple trim. No need for iMovie — the iOS Photos app can now perform radical edits to videos. This isn’t limited to the iPhones 11, either. You can do all this on any iPhone or iPad running iOS 13.

Check out the great new iOS 13 video editing features: