Photo Mechanic may not be the sexiest photo program, but for photographers that have to ingest a large amount of files quickly, it’s one of the most crucial. The last major upgrade to the media browser came in 2012, and a lot has changed in the camera world since then. Photo Mechanic 6 has 64-bit compatibility (so it will work with the most recent MacOS), improved UI, gives users the option to select which images it imports from a memory card and is three times faster than Photo Mechanic 5. Because it isn’t catalogue based, it’s a much speedier way to ingest, view, rate and tag images than programs like Lightroom or Capture One. This is a must-have tool for photojournalists, event photographers, and sports shooters.