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Office2 for iPhone and iPad

Both the iPhone and iPad versions of this app offer good word processing and spreadsheet capabilities that really shine because of a link to cloud-based storage services. The iPad version of Office2 thrives on that device's larger screen, while the iPhone offering feels a little cramped.

MacKeeper 0.9.6

For anyone who needs to use system maintenance tools and needs tech support on a regular basis, MacKeeper offers a compelling set of tools at a very reasonable price.

atMonitor 2.1.4

atMonitor is an excellent replacement for OS X’s Apple-supplied Activity Monitor offering detailed application and process information for both the curious and IT techs alike.

Qumana 3.2.4

Java-based blog editing application offers cross-platform editing tools, but is limited.

Ecto 3.0.2

Ecto 3.0.2 is an great blog editing application and one that in many ways is more convenient than the Web-interface for your blog.

DateLine 0.95

DateLine provides at-a-glance access to your calendar information all with the flick of a mouse

Flipboard for iPad

This fantastic iPad-optimized feed reader creates a Web media experience that is far greater than the sum of its parts.

Cashculator 1.2.2

Cashculator is a clever personal finance application that works a little differently than most of the other personal finance apps you may have used.

Cruz 0.4

Track Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking site while you browse the Web.

Vitamin-R 1.18

Get-things-done application helps you pare down your big jobs into small, accomplishable tasks.

SizzlingKeys 4.0.1

iTunes controller gives you easy access to what you’re listening to in iTunes.

Miro 3.0.2

Media player offers options collecting, managing, and enjoying audio and video from the Web.

FlyGesture 1.0.2

Script utility helps you perform repetitive tasks with the flick of your mouse.

Multitasking Browser for iPad

This app, which lets you track a Twitter feed, update your Facebook status, or keep tabs on the weather all while browsing other Web sites on an iPad, works reasonably well. But in its present iteration, Multitasking Browser doesn't offer the kind of upside necessary to tempt you away from Safari.

TheaterMania for iPhone

This free app can guide you to live theater and other performances, though it seems to work best in major metropolitan areas.