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Desktop Tidy lets you hide and manage desktop files

To clear clutter from your Mac's desktop, Desktop Tidy keeps everything hidden, but also keeps it organized for easier navigation.

WaterField's CitySlicker MacBook Case is slick as can be

WaterField Designs's latest offering, the CitySlicker MacBook case, is a hybrid of a laptop sleeve and lightweight shoulder bag. While the bag's snap-closure mechanisms aren't ideal, it's otherwise a near-perfect choice for MacBook users who want something slim and professional-looking with just the hint of a rugged side.

Wacom's Intuos5 touch interface gives this graphics tablet a distinctive edge

Three compelling features put the Wacom Intuos5 at the top of any artist's shopping list: design, software, and touch.

App Guide: iOS business card scanners

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Get your business card collection under control with these card-scanning apps for iOS.

Caro All Day Laptop Bag is spacious but bulky

The Caro offers a multitude of compartments, but it gets bulky before it's half full. Add an awkward handle length and questionable construction, and while the Caro seems appealing on first glance, it needs a tune-up before we can recommend it.

Executive Standing Desk turns any desk into a standing desk

Uncaged Ergonomics' WorkEZ series offers portable, adjustable laptop stands that provide a solid range of flexibility, including turning a standard desk into a standing desk.

Type on PDF and Type on PDF Pro for iPhone and iPad

Most iOS users will find Type on PDF and Type on PDF Pro to be missing easy-to-use features available in other apps. But both versions of the PDF creation app offer capabilities that could serve businesses well.

SlideShark for iPad

If you're a business traveler whose road show hinges heavily on PowerPoint presentations, this app -- which translates PowerPoint files into an iPad-friendly format -- is a must-have.

TurboTax Premiere 2011 takes the scary out of tax prep

It's not hard to see why TurboTax is the most popular tax preparation software on the market. It's easy on the eyes, very simple to use, and makes your annual trip to the taxman almost seem like fun.

Matt & Nat's Fujiya is stylish, practical, and eco-friendly

The Fujiya laptop bag is aimed at vegans and the eco-conscious, thanks to its leather-free construction, but it's an excellent bag--both stylish and practical--that's easy to recommend to anyone.

App Guide: Business apps at Macworld | iWorld

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These are some of the productivity tools that caught our eye on the show floor at last week's Macworld | iWorld.

Chronicle helps you track your bills, and looks great doing so

Chronicle is one of the slickest finance apps available for the Mac. It’s easy to use and easy on the eyes, and it’s worthy of a spot on anyone’s Dock.

OmniPlan 2.0.3 offers powerful project-management tools

OmniPlan is designed to help you take in the broad view of a project while still keeping you focused on the details necessary to make sure all your resources are in place and the project is completed on time.