While not as robust as Lightroom, they did the job for me.
On the right you'll see a photo of some people without a lot of common sense.
Adding 'adjustments' (just above the histogram here) brings back many, but not all, of the tools from Aperture.
I found my missing tools by clicking the little down arrow that appears when you mouseover one of the three basic adjustments.
i Photo had a friendly interface and made splitting photos into events easy.
Getting prints and making photo books (the perfect gift for your parents) was ridiculously easy.
There's always Lightroom 5, which is more accessible now than when I evaluated it years before.
Apple has created a structure that puts 'Moments' (formerly Events) at the bottom, 'Collections' (groups of Moments that happened at around the same time or area, if you've been geotagging) in the middle, and 'Years' at the top.
In June 2014, the official word came down from Cupertino: Aperture would no longer be updated.
A month prior to writing this article, Aperture was removed from the Mac App Store.
The further down you drill, the larger the thumbnails.
If you have a trackpad you can 'pinch' to travel between these various layers, and swipe to move between full-size photos.
In other words, the user interface in Photos has been The 'years' view is almost comical when you first see it.