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.

Livescribe Echo Smartpen

Smartpen captures audio and links it with your written notes.

StockWatch for iPhone and iPad

StockWatch is an excellent stock tracking application, whether you're using an iPhone or an iPad. While each version offers a distinctly different user experience because of the size of the devices, the way that StockWatch tracks and manages information is unparalleled on your iOS device.

Chronicle 3.4

Chronicle aims to help you track, manage, and pay your bills, and to make your bill information available to you no matter which computer you’re using.

Elements text editor for iPhone and iPad

This basic text editor has its share of foibles, but overall, it's a top-notch editing app with true support for Dropbox syncing.

Times for iPad

This beautifully designed, intelligent feed reader for the iPad removes most of what's frustrating about most RSS feed readers.

MacSpeech Scribe 1.1

Transcription tool makes moving your spoken word to the printed page a snap.

F10 Launch Studio 3

F10 Launch Studio offers you quick, easy, and intelligent access to all the applications on your Mac, making it possible to launch your favorite apps with no more than a few keystrokes. However, functionality similar to some of the features F10 Launch Studio offers is already provided by Mac OS X, so you should give those tools a shot before you plunk down the cash.

Blogo 1.3

Blogo 1.3 is a versatile blog editing application that goes the extra mile by offering features you won’t find in similar applications.

Office2 for iPhone and iPad

Both the iPhone and iPad versions of this app offer good word processing and spreadsheet capabilities that really shine because of a link to cloud-based storage services. The iPad version of Office2 thrives on that device's larger screen, while the iPhone offering feels a little cramped.

MacKeeper 0.9.6

For anyone who needs to use system maintenance tools and needs tech support on a regular basis, MacKeeper offers a compelling set of tools at a very reasonable price.

atMonitor 2.1.4

atMonitor is an excellent replacement for OS X’s Apple-supplied Activity Monitor offering detailed application and process information for both the curious and IT techs alike.

Qumana 3.2.4

Java-based blog editing application offers cross-platform editing tools, but is limited.

Ecto 3.0.2

Ecto 3.0.2 is an great blog editing application and one that in many ways is more convenient than the Web-interface for your blog.

DateLine 0.95

DateLine provides at-a-glance access to your calendar information all with the flick of a mouse

Flipboard for iPad

This fantastic iPad-optimized feed reader creates a Web media experience that is far greater than the sum of its parts.