Jeffery BattersbyMacworld

Jeffery Battersby is an Apple Certified Trainer, (very) smalltime actor, and regular contributor to Macworld. He writes about Macs and more at his blog, jeffbattersby.com.

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Briefly review: A lickety-split Mac app for stop-motion video creation

When you want a no-fuss, no-muss app for making stop-motion videos, Briefly fits the bill.

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SnapNDrag Pro 3.5.6 review: A superb Mac app for organizing and annotating your screenshots

Smart and simple to use, SnapNDrag Pro is an essential tool for anyone who takes Mac screenshots on a daily basis.

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Ten things everyone should know how to do with a word processor

Whatever word-processing app you use (Microsoft Word, Apple's Pages, or Google Docs), here's what you should know how to do in it

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QuickBooks app for Mac review: Intuit's free app makes QuickBooks Online more friendly

If you don't like using the QuickBooks Online Web interface, you can now use the free Mac app.

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Moneydance review: Personal finance Mac app offers good tools with a few UI quirks

The Infinite Kind have enhanced and upgraded Moneydance to make managing your money much easier.

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Daylite 5 review: Keep tabs on your business contacts and projects

Daylite is a great tool for organizing and managing every aspect of your business projects and relationships.

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Microsoft OneNote for Mac review: Compelling but not yet ready to compete with Evernote

This Mac app for notes, journaling, and other collections of digital information has some interesting features, but it still needs some improvements.

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The best Mac accounting apps

You might think this is a category where Intuit's QuickBooks is king, but on the Mac, QuickBooks has some stiff competition—and it doesn't keep up.

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Word for iPad review: The new standard for Microsoft's word processor

Microsoft made the right decisions (mostly) when creating Word for iPad. The result is a word processing app that's a pleasure to use.

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PDFpen 1.7 for iPhone and iPad review: App loaded with extensive PDF tools

PDFpen has the features you need to work on PDFs on your iOS device, but it has a few quirks.

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Tax apps for iOS review: File your taxes on your iPad or iPhone

Using your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to file your taxes is easy, thanks to apps from Intuit and H&R Block.

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Tax software for Mac review: A much-improved H&R Block still bows to Intuit TurboTax

If you want to use a dedicated Mac app to do your taxes, these two apps are the big players in the tax software market.

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First look: Could Microsoft OneNote for Mac replace Evernote?

You now have another way to sync multimedia notes between Mac and iOS devices: Microsoft has brought OneNote to the Mac. Jeffery Battersby has some first impressions.

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Top Choice: Our favorite online-based business accounting apps

If you turn to the Web for your business accounting needs, you'll find that the offerings aren't perfect. But you will find apps that have the basic tools to track your finances.

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iBank 5 review: Personal finance Mac app corners the market on your money

Forget about Quicken. iBank 5 is the better personal finance app for your Mac.