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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.

Pages 2.0 for iOS review: iPad version mirrors Mac version in ease of use, features

Pages 2.0 is a definite improvement over its predecessor, offering all the features you need to make great-looking documents on your iPad or iPhone,.

OmniGraffle Pro 6 review: Diagramming tool gets a facelift

The Omni Group tweaked the user interface of its perennial diagram program. Longtime users will have to adjust, but it's all for the better.

Tap Forms review: Promising personal database is feature-filled

It has its limitations, but Tap Forms 1.5 has useful tools for a personal database.

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.

5 free Web tools to organize your thoughts

Web-based text outliners range from Notepad-like simplicity to sophisticated, searchable, collapsible idea wranglers.