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The best cross-platform writing apps for Mac and iOS

The best writing apps know what to leave behind when switching from a 21-inch-screen to a 9.7-inch one, and they do it without trampling over any of our individual writing styles and preferences.

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First look: Todoist for iOS gets smarter and better-looking with new, free features

Version 10 of the popular to-do list app packs a slew of free features into a clean new package.

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Adobe Acrobat flexes new muscles: Form filling, e-signing, mobile apps and more

Acrobat DC promises to ease our daily bureaucracy of forms with features for converting paper documents, and (through the Document Cloud service) signing and tracking electronic ones.

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First look: Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac doesn't feel like an afterthought

A free preview is available to try, and surprise, it provides a seamless experience with Office on other platforms.

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Haiku Deck’s Zuru is smart enough to build your presentation for you

Zuru analyzes your notes and turns them into a slide-based presentation on Haiku Deck’s platform, so you'll never have to use PowerPoint again.

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5 apps for signing documents with your iPhone and iPad

Put your John Hancock on that PDF.

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Microsoft OneNote gets handwriting support on the iPad, OCR everywhere

If you've got a stylus and an iPad, OneNote will now let you jot down notes or make a sketch in Microsoft's popular note-taking app.

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Office integrates more cloud storage services, starting with iCloud and Box

Microsoft opens Office to any cloud storage service that wants in, though the execution's half-baked.

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No hardware? No problem: Apple's Web-based iWork goes free for everyone

Now that anyone can create an iCloud account, the doors to Apple's online iWork suite are wide open.

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How to access all the power of Apple's Fonts window, and when to step up to PopChar instead

Apple's own Fonts window has a lot of semi-hidden features, but PopChar 7 offers even more font finesse.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Square Cash's latest update, Under Armour's new fitness app, and more

This week's roundup brings you apps for all kinds of activities—spooky sci-fi games, staying in touch with the outside world, and getting into shape.

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11 of the very best apps for working from an iPad

Armed with these apps, your trusty iPad just might become your go-to computer.

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How to open your ClarisWorks files for a stroll down memory lane

The dream of the '90s is alive in your old brochures and research papers. How to get a blast from the past courtesy of the suite that was ahead of its time.