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.

Less Everything Less Accounting

Web-based accounting and billing application offers a viable alternative to desktop accounting applications.

Trip Journal and Noteworthy Places for iPhone

These two mobile travel apps use GPS to keep track of where you've been and what's great. Trip Journal is a handy app you'll enjoy having along for the ride, but Noteworthy Places has an unfortunate flaw that makes it less than notable.

Stock Genie 2 for iPhone

This app offers an interesting twist on stock selection, especially for people who want the benefit of a portfolio manager without the usual expenses. If nothing else, Stock Genie 2 offers to give you a stock market education for the price of an iPhone app.

Redcort Software Virtual TimeClock ’10 Network Edition

Time clock application offers small businesses big time tracking features.

Outright

Web-based business accounting app links to several online invoicing and expense apps, but misses the mark with basic business banking

Intuit Quicken Essentials 1.1

Intuit's new personal finance application is a good beginning, but lacks the tools to make it truly essential.

Billings Touch for iPhone

Whether on its own or in tandem with Marketcircle's desktop Billings app, this mobile time tracker and invoicing application has no parallel on the iPhone or iPod touch.

Audubon Guides for iPhone

While there are a few minor interface issues with these mobile versions of the Audubon Field Guides, the apps focusing on birds, mammals, wildflowers, and trees all deliver the power and depth you'd expect from the National Audubon Society.

BrainDistrict LifeAssets

LifeAssets 1.0 offers an interesting twist on the way you view and plan for your financial future. It sets your focus forward, so that you can see where your financial future lies.

Wyse PocketCloud for iPhone

Anyone who wants to control their desktop from their iPhone or iPod touch must contend with the limited screen space on their mobile device. This app tackles that problem with a flash of ingenuity, optimizing screen space without significant sacrifices in usability.

BillingOrchard

BillingOrchard offers some basic and occasionally useful features, but lacks what so many other, more mature, better looking Web-billing apps offer.

Now X

Now X, once the standard for Mac contact management and calendaring, is a program that doesn't rise anywhere near the level of its predecessor.

BirdsEye for iPhone

This simple and useful birding application leverages the power of eBird, a centralized birdwatching site where The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society collect bird sitings from birdwatchers all over the world to help you find sightings in your area.

Pastebot for iPhone

This beautifully designed, tactile pleasure brings the power of a clipboard manager to your iPhone or iPod touch.

WorkLog for iPhone

This standalone iPhone and iPod touch app offers many useful features for tracking the time you spend on projects. And the free lite version is a solid offering as well.