Don't-Miss Business Software Stories
You might think this is a category where Intuit's QuickBooks is king, but on the Mac, QuickBooks has some stiff competition—and it doesn't keep up.
Using your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to file your taxes is easy, thanks to apps from Intuit and H&R Block.
If you want to use a dedicated Mac app to do your taxes, these two apps are the big players in the tax software market.
If you turn to the Web for your business accounting needs, you'll find that the offerings aren't perfect. But you will find apps that have the basic tools to track your finances.
Forget about Quicken. iBank 5 is the better personal finance app for your Mac.
This app can be used to track your interactions with all the people in your address book.
Business financial adds reporting tool and eases transfer of data from your accountant to your Mac.
For over 20 years, FileMaker has made its mark as a cross-platform database. Fortunately, the software continues to improve.
Apple's new spreadsheet app for the iPad and iPhone is great if you rely on the built-in templates or you want to perform basic tasks. However, the screen real estate makes Numbers difficult to use for complex spreadsheets.
Powerful, cross-platform writing tool Celtx Plus includes most of the features a screenwriter needs at a fraction of Final Draft's price. The free Celtx works neatly for personal screenwriting projects.
If you're looking for a real alternative to Quicken on your iPad, try iBank for iPad.
Chartsmith is good at what it does—make charts. But it has a dated interface, and lacks support for many esoteric chart types.
Instead of moving through a slide deck, Prezi takes your audience on an animated journey over a wide canvas of ideas.
StockTouch is powerful, colorful, highly customizable app. If you're looking for a different approach to iOS-based stock management, it's worth taking a look at.
QuickBooks Online for iPad is an excellent start for what has the potential to be an amazing add-on to QuickBooks Online.