31 Days, 31 Products: Acorn

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Day 04: Acorn

This post is part of a larger series where for 31 days I’m posting a story about a particular product or service I’ve come to enjoy.

Acorn is an image editor for Mac OS X built with tons of love, from the native UI that feels like it truly belongs on Mac OS X to some of the most impressive documentation and tutorials you’ll find. When you choose Acorn you’re getting a first class product.


I’ve been a long time Acorn user. I find it’s much quicker to open and do some quick image cropping or color adjustments than some other monster app like Photoshop. I’ve also made use of it’s excellent scripting features before to automate screenshot processing and the like. It’s a huge time saver.

Acorn has a free trial available on it’s website and when you are ready to buy you can buy direct or via the Mac App Store. A license will cost you $29.99.