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FileMaker 14 review: 30 years old and still innovating

The latest version of the venerable app sports new features for database designers.

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Pomodoro Time review: Elegant productivity timer finds a home on your Mac's menu bar

It's easy to set up tasks with this app that features minimal controls and a soft aesthetic.

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Ulysses for iPad 2.0 review: Powerful, feature-filled text editor hampered by file sync

If you use Ulysses on the Mac, you'll like the iPad version--until it's time to sync your files.

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Any.do 3 review: Don’t like Apple's Reminders? You might like Any.do

Any.do offers a few more organizational features than Apple's Reminders. It could be your new way of keeping a to-do list.

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BusyContacts review: Keep your contacts close, and their social media feeds even closer

BusyMac's new contacts manager can keep you up to date on the doings of your contacts, but you need BusyCal to make the most of it.

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Review: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC's electronic signatures are its killer app

Acrobat and the new Document Cloud service go far beyond what other PDF utilities do, but you now have to pay a subscription for the best features.

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Review: Fantastical 2 ups the ante for events in OS X

The overhaul of Fantastical brings it in parity with its iOS version and beyond.

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OmniOutliner 2.3 for iOS review: The best outlining app goes universal

Ideas aren't confined to one location, and your outlines needn't be confined to one device.

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Hands on with Google Calendar for iPhone: An awesome calendar for Gmail addicts

It’s a reliable and slick-looking calendar, though only truly compelling if you live within Google’s ecosystem.

Alfred review: This Mac app launcher continues to shine, but Alfred Remote doesn't stack up

Alfred is a top-notch productivity app on the Mac that makes launching apps a cinch. But Alfred Remote, its iOS counterpart? Not so much... yet.

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Mail Pilot 2 for iOS review: Gesture-based controls tame your email inbox

Mail Pilot treats your inbox like a to-do list, and its intuitive controls make dealing with new tasks as easy as swipe-left, swipe-right.

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DocMoto for Mac review: Network-based document management tool tracks it all

We haven't seen any other document management app that matches the features, intelligence, or capabilities of DocMoto.

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Workflow for iOS review: An awesome Mac-like app for our post-PC devices

With a style and simplicity all its own, Workflow brings desktop-level automation to the iPhone and iPad.