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The best Mac accounting apps

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.

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The best portable hard drives

Here's a list of our favorite portable drives that have been tested by the Macworld Lab.

Word for iPad

Word for iPad review: The new standard for Microsoft's word processor

Microsoft made the right decisions (mostly) when creating Word for iPad. The result is a word processing app that's a pleasure to use.

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Excel for iPad review: The best spreadsheet app for the iPad

Microsoft put some serious thought into the iPad version of its spreadsheet, and it shows.

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PDFpen 1.7 for iPhone and iPad review: App loaded with extensive PDF tools

PDFpen has the features you need to work on PDFs on your iOS device, but it has a few quirks.

2013 Mac tax software

Tax software for Mac review: A much-improved H&R Block still bows to Intuit TurboTax

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.

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Top Choice: Our favorite online-based business accounting apps

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.

Fujitsu SV600 Scanner

Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 review: Touch-free scanner won't damage source material

It only looks like a table lamp. The Fujitsu SV600 scans material quickly and efficiently, but page curvature is a problem.

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.

QuickBooks 2014 for Mac

QuickBooks for Mac 2014 review: Full of small updates, still no Windows file compatibility

Business financial adds reporting tool and eases transfer of data from your accountant to your Mac.

Ergotron WorkFit-A

Ergotron WorkFit-A review: Have a seat or stand at attention with your Mac

Designed for Apple iMacs or Apple displays, this kit lets you sit or stand at your desk, but it comes with a case of the jiggles.

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Yojimbo 4 review: Stellar information manager adds better sync (for a fee)

Yojimbo 4 adds a revamped sync feature, as well as full-screen and Retina-display support, to the venerable data manager, though if you don't need sync, Yojimbo 3 will still do fine.

Anything but PowerPoint: Five fresh presentation alternatives

Knock their socks off and seal the deal with presentation tools that give you new takes on the same old slides—from eye-catching imagery to data visualization that goes way, way beyond the pie chart.

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Review: i-FlashDrive HD a flash drive for iPads, iPhones, and laptops

PhotoFast's i-FlashDrive HD connects to both iOS devices and laptops for easy file transfers.

Review: StockTouch is a colorful, creative alternative to Apple's Stocks app

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.