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Day One review: A Mac app that's so nice, you'll actually maintain your journal

Bloom Built’s superb Mac app makes it easier than ever to keep a journal, thanks to smart features and a beautiful, welcoming interface.

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Notebook 4 review: Notetaking Mac app gets an updated, streamlined interface

Circus Ponies ditched the spiral binding visual and made other refinements, but Notebook is still a versatile writing program.

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Recipes review: A digital cookbook for your Mac

Recipes gives chefs of all skill levels a digital box in which they can save, consult, and find their recipes.

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Draft Control review: Keep track of the changes made in text documents

This app works with different word-processing formats to track the changes you made to your documents.

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GoodReader 4 review: An excellent universal app for PDF management

Read, edit, and create new files with this slick upgrade to a longtime favorite.

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Permanent 2 review: updated iPad spreadsheet gets more useful, less quirky

The first version of the Permanent was, for better and worse, unlike any other iPad spreadsheet we'd ever used. The update loses some of the quirks, but gains in utility.

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Numi 2.0.1 review: Not your typical Mac calculator

Numi eschews the traditional keypad in favor of casual, text-based equations that let you see exactly what's been added and subtracted.

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Monotony review: Super simple RSS reader for your Mac

If you're the kind of feed subscriber who simply wants on-the-fly updates while you're plugged in (with no lingering baggage), then Monotony can provide exactly that.

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Marked 2 review: Preview and improve your online writing on the fly

This fantastic utility shows you live previews of your Markdown-, HTML-, and XML-formatted files, helping you improve the readability and appearance of your Web content.

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Parcel 1.2.2 review: Where in the world is your package? Use this Mac app to find out

This app give you one point for reference to track packages delivered by different carriers, including UPS, FedEx, and the USPS.

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App Factory 1.2 review: Turn your script into a stand-alone app

This Mac app takes your PHP, Python, and Ruby scripts and creates apps you can launch in the Finder.

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Parallels Access 2 review: Control your Mac (or PC) from your iPad or iPhone

Parallels Access 2 lets you view and control your Mac or Windows computer from any iOS device. It's a nice upgrade over the original version, though its subscription-based pricing makes it less appealing than some competitors.

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InfoClick review: Find what you're looking for in Apple Mail

Frustrated by the search in Apple Mail? Nisus offers an alternative, separate search app for finding your mail.