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Review: For charting data, Chartsmith is capable but outdated

Chartsmith is good at what it does—make charts. But it has a dated interface, and lacks support for many esoteric chart types.

Mac Gems: Delineato Pro is a clean, inexpensive diagram and mind-mapping app

Fapptory's Delineato Pro is a new diagramming and mind-mapping Mac app with a clean design and lack of visual clutter

Review: Prezi makes it easy to create cinematic presentations with zoom and pan effects

Instead of moving through a slide deck, Prezi takes your audience on an animated journey over a wide canvas of ideas.

Review: With PDFpenPro 6, Smile makes a great PDF utility even better

PDFpenPro just might be the best PDF editing and annotation tool available for the Mac.

Review: QuickBooks Online for iPad a limited app with potential

QuickBooks Online for iPad is an excellent start for what has the potential to be an amazing add-on to QuickBooks Online.

Review: MailForge 3 email client turns back the clock—and stays there

Macsimize Software attempts to revive Eudora with this email client.

Review: Intuit TurboTax SnapTax

TurboTax SnapTax makes it quick work of your 1040a or 1040EZ, helping you to start and complete your taxes in about 10 minutes.

Review: H&R Block At Home 1040EZ for iOS

H&R Block At Home 1040EZ offers an excellent, free option for filing your taxes and getting your refund in a snap.

Review: TurboTax 2012 for iPad

TurboTax 2012 for iPad is a full-featured tax filing application.

Review: H&R Block At Home Free Edition for iPad

Minor account frustrations aside, H&R Block At Home Free Edition for iPad is a great way for you to fill all your personal tax filing needs.

Review: H&R Block At Home 2012 for Mac

Tax app lacks refinement and attention to detail, but offers a personal touch.

Review: TurboTax 2012 for Mac

TurboTax 2012 remains the best, easiest to use tax filing product on the market, simplifying and taking the scariness out of the tax filing process.

Review: MailPop Pro for Gmail doesn’t stand out from the email client crowd

MailPop Pro for Gmail cheerfully fulfills all the functions of a lightweight Gmail client. But it also adds little to distinguish itself from a passel of similar rivals—which makes its few negative differences stand out even more.