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,

MyThoughts 1.2.1

MyThoughts 1.2.1 is a mind-mapping application that helps you to create visually appealing mind maps that can include images, Web links, or links to audio, video or other types of files stored on your Mac.

iOS brainstorming apps

Jeffery Battersby looks at a smattering of mind-mapping tools for iOS devices and cautions that brainstorming on the smaller screen of the iPhone or iPod touch can be a little frustrating. That said, iThoughts shines as a mind-mapping app, especially in its iPad form.

Printing your tax returns from electronic programs

Sure, you can go paperless and have all your tax documents filed electronically and saved digitally. But there's something about saving a copy of that precious return that moves people to fire up their printers--just in case.

Relationship 2.1.1

Client relationship management tool offers options for organizing project data, but lacks true CRM features.

TiVo for iPad

If you've got a TiVo Premiere or Premiere XL DVR and an iPad, make sure to get this excellent remote control app from TiVo.

How to create labels with Pages

Pages doesn’t ship with any built-in label templates, but it’s actually easy to create and use standard labels with the program if you know a few tricks.

Evernote for iPhone and iPad

On the iPhone and iPod touch, this mobile client for the Evernote note cataloging service remains an excellent choice for jotting down and storing bits of information. But iPad users will be disappointed by the app's look and performance on Apple's tablet.

Agendus for iPad

Meant to be a replacement for or enhancement to your current task management application, this offering is a nice attempt that still works too poorly to be of use, even after a recent update.

Billings Pro 1.0.1

Professional time billing and invoicing application offers server-based access for your entire organization.

Office apps showdown: Word processors

Which word processor is best: Word 2011, iWork '09, or Google Docs? Jeffery Battersby used all three to create a typical business report; here's how he'd rank them.

Perfect printing with PowerPoint 2011

Printing conventions in PowerPoint 2011 are fairly straightforward, but don't forget to set up your document first.

PlainText for iPhone and iPad

This beautiful and thoughtfully designed tool makes it a pleasure to create text on your iOS device.

Three iPad calculator apps

All three of the calculator apps we look at in this review do what they're supposed to do, though not necessary in the way that you'd like. More significantly, none seem to make good use out of the iPad's extensive screen real estate.

Springpad for iPhone and iPad

This list creator works well when it comes to collecting personalized lists of stuff. But, because of some lackluster social networking features, Springpad still feels like a work in progress.

Peruse your printing options in Microsoft Word 2011

The printer dialog for Microsoft Word is not always intuitive. Jeff Battersby helps us work our way through the Microsoft Word 2011 print dialog box.