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Journaly review: A good Mac journal app that might be great one day

Journaly may not be feature-packed, but it shows a lot of potential.

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Better Notes review: Simple and sparse can still be powerful

iOS app won’t replace Apple Notes or Evernote, but its simplicity comes in handy.

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Daylife review: Slick Mac journal software isolated from a connected world

Daylife has a great look and feel, but is quite limited in its present form.

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LiquidText for iPad review: All you need for deep research projects

Gesture-based app smoothly integrates multiple document annotation.

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Scrivener for iOS review: A sophisticated writing and research app for on-the-go

Like its desktop counterpart, Scrivener has the features you need for research and writing projects.

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SnipNotes 2 review: The more versatile, clipboard-friendly alternative to iOS Notes

A great app for making snippets useful in a whole lot more places.

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Moleskine Timepage review: A true day planner for the digital age

This calendar and to-do app is an excellent way to get organized and plan your day.

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MailButler review: The supercharged personal assistant for Apple Mail

MailButler delivers the features you want in the software you already use.

Drawing on iPad Pro in OneNote vs. Evernote

The OneNote and Evernote note-taking apps are both useful, but one is thoughtfully designed for use with the iPad Pro and Apple's Pencil stylus, while the other ... isn't.

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Mail Archiver X 4 review: Versatile Mac email utility is poky but indispensable

Archive messages from major email clients or IMAP servers into a searchable database complete with attachments, headers, and more.

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Dragon Anywhere review: Much more powerful than Siri dictation

Even though Dragon Anywhere can only take dictation inside its own app, it works better than Siri, especially for long chunks of text.

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FotoMagico 5 review: More impressive than pulling rabbits out of a magic hat

FotoMagico 5 makes it easy to create gorgeous slideshows on the Mac, complete with photos, videos, music, and text using pre-built stories or ready-made story parts.

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FileMaker 15 review: Evolutionary release with a new licensing program

Coming soon to an Android screen near you.

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Jottit review: Combines notes and tasks into an intriguing concept, but it could be a better multitasker

iOS app need some fine-tuning, but is on the right track.

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iDrive Smart Docs review: Never again forget to renew your driver’s license

Converts real-world documents into digital equivalents synced to the cloud and securely available from all of your iOS devices.

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PDFpen 8 and PDFpen Pro 8 review: Corporate-grade PDF handling at a small-business price

A revision to PDFpen and PDFpen Pro adds digital signature support, audio annotation, measuring tools, and offline Word export.