When Apple introduced Mac OS X, Mac users’ feelings were ambivalent. Sure, this looked like a fantastic operating system, but a huge part of what made the Mac unique was its software. Photoshop, Illustrator, Claris Works, MacPaint—these were the reasons we used Macs. And with Mac OS X, all of these applications effectively stopped working. There were few native applications for Mac OS X, and fewer still that weren’t horrible.

There was, however, one company that consistently developed fantastic software for Mac OS X right from the start. And they kept doing it. For the last decade, The Omni Group has been a sure bet for quality products. Applications like OmniGraffle combine ease of use and sheer power in a way that is unique, yet feels ...

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