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News Notifications review: Add RSS feeds to OS X's Notification Center

A simple app for adding your news to your notifications.

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Document Writer review: A cheap alternative to Microsoft Word

Document Writer has the basic tools you expect from a word processor, though the app has some interface quirks.

Leafnote

Leafnote review: Focus on writing, not on how to use the app

Leafnote isn’t quite as stark as other text editors, but it takes plenty of cues from iOS, resulting in a simple, speedy, and organized writing experience.

OmniFocus

OmniFocus 2 review: Stay on top of your task list with this top task manager

OmniFocus has a deep feature set that may take so getting used to, but once you're familiar with it, you'll appreciate how it handles your task list.

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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.

Numi

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.