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.

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.

Review: PDF Editor Pro 3 a pricey step up from Preview for PDF editing

PDF Editor Pro 3's OCR and text editing features are appealing, but they fall short.

Review: Make a visual display for your data with Status Board for iPad

If you need to display and update data on a regular basis with a minimum of difficulty, it's unlikely that you'll find anything better at handling that task than Status Board.

Review: With PDFpenPro 6, Smile makes a great PDF utility even better

PDFpenPro just might be the best PDF editing and annotation tool available for the Mac.

Review: Easily track your family tree with Reunion 10

Reunion has always been an easy-to-use, intelligently-designed tool for collecting and cataloging your ancestry information. Reunion 10 is no different, adding useful features to an already excellent product and making it that much easier to keep track of who you are and where you came from.

Review: Write for iPhone brings easy Markdown writing for Dropbox users

Write is a powerful text-editing app that offers shortcuts for formatting and sharing standard text files using Markdown.

Review: QuickBooks Online for iPad a limited app with potential

QuickBooks Online for iPad is an excellent start for what has the potential to be an amazing add-on to QuickBooks Online.

Review: Intuit TurboTax SnapTax

TurboTax SnapTax makes it quick work of your 1040a or 1040EZ, helping you to start and complete your taxes in about 10 minutes.

Review: H&R Block At Home 1040EZ for iOS

H&R Block At Home 1040EZ offers an excellent, free option for filing your taxes and getting your refund in a snap.

Review: TurboTax 2012 for iPad

TurboTax 2012 for iPad is a full-featured tax filing application.

Review: H&R Block At Home Free Edition for iPad

Minor account frustrations aside, H&R Block At Home Free Edition for iPad is a great way for you to fill all your personal tax filing needs.