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Microsoft Excel for iOS review: Create and edit spreadsheets on any device, at no cost

If you're looking for a powerful spreadsheet app for iOS that makes it seamless to work between a Mac, a Windows machine, and any number of iOS or Windows Phone devices, Excel for iOS is for you.

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Microsoft PowerPoint for iOS review: Presenter View feature makes the subscription version worth it

This updated presentation tool gives Keynote a run for its money.

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Microsoft Word for iOS review: This classic word processor shines on every device

Microsoft's most recent update offers free editing for all, adds Dropbox integration, and now includes an app for your iPhone that you can use to create and edit documents.

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BBEdit 11 review: More productive for coders and writers alike

The veteran text editor isn't resting on its laurels

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Conquer your inbox with the best email apps for iOS

The App Store is swimming with email apps, and one of which is sure to match your productivity style.

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Review: OmniFocus 2 for iPad makes life easier with extensions and background syncing

One of the most richly complex to-do apps just got easier to use.

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Review: Notability for Mac brings ink to the desktop

The popular iOS notetaking app Notability is now on the Mac, with the promise of a seamless note-sharing experience.

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Review: Wunderlist 3 for iOS and OS X shines at delegation

Wunderlist may be the best group task management app you'll ever put your hands on.

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Hands-on: Tempo brings its super-smart calendaring to iPad

The popular iPhone calendar app finally launches on iPad, giving iOS another solid offering in this category.

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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.

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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.

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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.