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Review: SocialSafe keeps your social data safe

SocialSafe is a handy utility that backs up all of the information you post to various social networks. It's easy to use and surprisingly fun for a backup tool.

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Review: Airmail email client has sleek fuselage, can't avoid a little turbulence

Airmail’s appealing interface can’t entirely conceal this lightweight email client’s shortcomings.

Review: Together 3 one of the better file and data organizers for the Mac

Building upon the already excellent Together 2, the new revision adds some compelling capabilities.

Review: LibreOffice 4 liberates you from Microsoft Office

LibreOffice is a competitive alternative to Microsoft Office that is extensible, highly compatible, highly configurable, and free.

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Review: Free and portable Briss cuts PDFs down to size

Snip away the unwanted parts of your PDFs with Briss. It's free, portable, and open-source.

Review: iBank for iPad a stellar full-featured personal financial app

If you're looking for a real alternative to Quicken on your iPad, try iBank for iPad.

Review: TextExpander Touch 2 a typing timesaver for iOS

This utility lets you use keyboard shortcuts to place frequently-used text snippets into your documents.

Review: Springpad serves as your virtual personal assistant

Springpad makes it easy to save, share, and organize your digital information. This free service lets you "spring" information from the Web, photos, notes, and more, and organize it into notebooks that you can share if you'd like.

Review: TopXNotes brings top-notch note taking to your Mac

TopXNotes is an app for serious note takers, with an impressive array of features that provide an excellent user experience.

Review: Collaborate on presentations with Google Slides

If you're already using Google Drive at work, there's no need to turn to PowerPoint. This free Chrome app lets you and your colleagues craft presentations together (without saving over each other's work).

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Review: Get your writing done with Yarny, a cloud-based, distraction-free writing environment

Yarny is a cloud-based writing environment that helps reach your writing goals with useful organization tools, a distraction-free editor, and various publishing options.

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Review: PDF Editor Pro 3 a pricey step up from Preview for PDF editing

PDF Editor Pro 3's OCR and text editing features are appealing, but they fall short.

Review: DevonAgent Pro 3.5 a powerful search engine and browser combo

For serious, detailed Web research, DevonAgent Pro can cut through clutter