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Livescribe 3 Smartpen

Livescribe 3 review: Turns your handwritten paper notes into digital text in real time

The Livescribe 3 works with your iOS device to make digital input of your note seamless.

Best iOS calculators

The best iOS calculator apps

Whether you need just basic calculation or higher-level math, these are the top choices for your iPhone and iPad.

App Invasion: Sunrise for iOS and Android is the ultimate Google Calendar companion

Sunrise supports multiple Google calendars, uses Google Maps’ data to direct you to events, and supports a handy “quick add” feature for Google Calendars. Plus, it looks spectacular on your phone.

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Deckset review: Mac app excels at presentation minimalism

Though it trades more in plain text than flashy transitions, Deckset is an excellent tool for making beautifully minimal presentations.

App Invasion: Slice

This free app for Android and iOS will tell you when exactly to expect a delivery.

VIPorbit Mac

VIPorbit review: Get to work on your relationships

This app can be used to track your interactions with all the people in your address book.

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Dragshare for Dropbox review: Menu-bar item makes sharing links less painful

If you share Dropbox links on a regular basis, or you're looking for an easy way to share files with others, Dragshare can save you time and headaches.

TextUs.Biz Receptionist

Receptionist review: App replaces your human receptionist with an iPad

There's a trend in business towards no longer using a full-time receptionist to meet visitors to an office. TextUS.biz's Receptionist allows you to use an iPad, instead.

Sanebox

Sanebox review: Recover your email sanity

Sanebox is a cloud-based tool designed to keep clutter out of your inbox. It's not perfect, but overall, it works very well.

Dialogue 1.2 review: Make phone calls on your iPhone through your Mac

Dialogue lets you set up your Mac as a Bluetooth "headset" so you can make phone calls through your iPhone and use the Mac's microphone and speakers.

Personal database roundup: Bento is dead, long live Bento

FileMaker discontinued the consumer-level Bento personal database, so what are Bento users to do? Here's a look at four alternatives.

Calca review: A text editor that's also a math wiz

When you need to work in text and perform calculations, Calca is a powerful tool.

Opera Mail review: Email client is a blast from the past

Opera's email client is far from modern looking, but once you get it set up, it works wells.

Symphytum 1.1 review: Bento-like database app a work in progress

As a personal database, Symphytum has potential, but it still needs many improvements to serve as a Bento replacement.

Drafts 3.5 for iOS review: Note-taking app lets you focus on writing first

Stop fussing with what app to use when you want to write something down. Write it in Drafts first, and then send it to the app you want.