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.

H&R Block iPad 2013

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.

2013 Mac tax software

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.

onenote mac icon

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.

Money

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.

iBank 5

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.

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.