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.

Preview: Quicken Financial Life for Mac

Intuit’s revamped personal financial management tool seeks to keep your thumb on your personal finances and make you feel good about it. While the program remains in beta, Jeffery Battersby takes a look at some of the new features in advance of Quicken’s summer 2009 debut.

Review: Nimbuzz for iPhone

Nimbuzz is a versatile text and audio chat application for your iPhone and iPod Touch.

Review: Flutter and Palringo for iPhone

One of the iPhone’s majority shortcomings is its inability to send pictures via MMS. Two apps, Flutter and Palringo, look to fill that void.

Review: Pages ’09

With Pages ’09 Apple has hit a sweet spot: it added necessary features, enhanced existing tools, fixed minor annoyances, and gave users exactly what they asked for, although there are still some minor issues Apple needs to address in order the make the program perfect.

First Look: Pages ’09

The update to Pages that comes with the iWork ’09 suite delivers some significant and important changes to the page-layout and writing app. In fact, Jeffery Battersby thinks the changes make Pages ’09 a viable option for all your business needs.

Review: OpenMind 2.0

Matchware’s OpenMind 2.0 is a powerful mind mapping application that’s very flexible and versatile, yet simple to use.

Review: Billings 3

The latest version of Marketcircle’s productivity application continues to give small business users an easy and elegant way to track time and create beautiful, fully customizable estimates, invoices, and statements.

Getting started with Bento

Many of us use spreadsheets or even text editors to maintain our lists. But a real database program like Bento can be a better list-keeping tool. Jeffery Battersby explains why, and how to get started with Bento.

Review: QuickBooks Accounting 2009

QuickBooks Accounting 2009 has been beautifully redesigned in a way that makes it much easier to manage and track your business’ money. But the redesign is incomplete: Some features are missing, others have yet to be updated, and still others haven’t been developed to the point of being truly useful.

Time-Saving Tips: At the office

Whether you’re balancing a budget in Excel or crafting a high-powered presentation in Keynote, there are plenty of ways to save time and still impress your boss. Here are 22 tips for working more efficiently in Microsoft Office, iWork, and more.

First Look: QuickBooks 2009

The latest version of QuickBooks doesn’t look anything like any of the recent releases of Intuit’s accounting program. In fact, it’s safe to say QuickBooks 2009 is the most radical redesign in more than a decade. Jeffery Battersby takes you on a guided tour of the app’s new interface and features.

New iPod, old firmware

Thinking of buying a new iPod touch? It could cost you an extra $10 if you buy a new model that's still got the old firmware installed—even though the 2.0 software update has been out for three weeks.

Review: Now Up-to-Date & Contact 5.3

Now Up-to-Date & Contact 5.3.2 is the same package it was two years ago—which makes it a very good cross-platform calendar and contact management application that is easy to use and that can support multiple users.

Word 2008 vs. Pages ‘08

Which word processor is really right for you: Word 2008 or Pages ‘08? Jeffrey Battersby puts them in the ring and lets them duke it out.

Review: AccountEdge 2008 accounting software

The latest version of Acclivity's accounting software has a revamped interface to go along with its new features, such as .Mac and iCal integration. But the features may not be enough to persuade current AccountEdge users to upgrade.