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.

VIPorbit Mac

VIPorbit review: Get to work on your relationships

This app can be used to track your interactions with all the people in your address book.

QuickBooks 2014 for Mac

QuickBooks for Mac 2014 review: Full of small updates, still no Windows file compatibility

Business financial adds reporting tool and eases transfer of data from your accountant to your Mac.

PDFpen Scan+

PDFpen Scan+ review: Scanning app for iOS is very good at OCR

You can use PDFpen Scan+ on your iPad or iPhone to scan documents and images, as well as perform optical character recognition.

TextUs.Biz Receptionist

Receptionist review: App replaces your human receptionist with an iPad

There's a trend in business towards no longer using a full-time receptionist to meet visitors to an office. TextUS.biz's Receptionist allows you to use an iPad, instead.

Personal database roundup: Bento is dead, long live Bento

FileMaker discontinued the consumer-level Bento personal database, so what are Bento users to do? Here's a look at four alternatives.

Symphytum 1.1 review: Bento-like database app a work in progress

As a personal database, Symphytum has potential, but it still needs many improvements to serve as a Bento replacement.

Pages 2.0 for iOS review: iPad version mirrors Mac version in ease of use, features

Pages 2.0 is a definite improvement over its predecessor, offering all the features you need to make great-looking documents on your iPad or iPhone,.

Pages 5.0 for Mac review: Apple writes a new chapter for its word processing app

Apple closes the chapter on the old Pages. The new version is a major rewrite of the app that goes in a completely new direction.

First look: Pages for Mac, iOS, and iCloud

Full and simple file- and feature-compatibility across three separate platforms? What's not to like?

Tap Forms review: Promising personal database is feature-filled

It has its limitations, but Tap Forms 1.5 has useful tools for a personal database.

iDatabase 2.3 review: A no-frills database for the Mac

This basic flatfile database application that offers 22 templates and 14 different field data options for handling a variety of data types.

Hands-on: iWork for iCloud beta almost as good as Mac, iOS versions

The new online versions of Apple's productivity-suite apps are surprisingly robust. In fact, they're good enough that you may sometimes forget you're using a Web app. Jeffery Battersby has our hands-on preview.

Review: Microsoft's Office Mobile for iPhone app will disappoint most users

Good news: Microsoft finally released an iPhone app for Office. Bad news: It's not the kind of app we were hoping for.

Review: iBank for iPad a stellar full-featured personal financial app

If you're looking for a real alternative to Quicken on your iPad, try iBank for iPad.

First look: Hands-on with Office Mobile for iPhone

Microsoft's new iOS app does let you open and edit Office documents from your iPhone. But it doesn't let you do much with them.