Karissa BellMacworld

Karissa Bell is a San Francisco-based freelance writer.

Summly for iPhone

This search assistant promises to summarize the contents of a Web page in an easily digestible format. But Summly seems to have a hard time figuring out what information is relevant and what isn't.

PicFrame for iPhone and iPad

This simple and easy-to-use app for creating and sharing customized photo collages may not be the only photo framing app around, but its usability and emphasis on sharing make it stand out.

Kid-friendly iOS Accessories

mGifts for iPhone and iPad

This gift-list management app makes use of iCloud for year-round functionality.

Great printers for the SOHO crowd

iPod nano watchbands

Manage your holiday gift-giving from your iOS device

Plenty of App Store offerings will help you get a handle on your gift shopping this holiday season. But which app should you turn to for your gift-list managing needs? We put seven apps to the test to find out which will help speed up the process of making a list and checking it twice.