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Mac Gems: Keyboard Maestro 6 is a genius at repetitive tasks

If you find yourself typing the same text strings over and over, navigating to the same file-locations, or running through the same menus, you need to try Keyboard Maestro.

Review: Haiku Deck for iPad takes the work out of building a slideshow presentation

Haiku Deck has to restrain your options a little bit, but it’ll help you make a presentation that is solidly professional and elegant. It’s easy enough to use that even a PowerPoint newbie should be able to master it in minutes.

Mac Gems: Highland is a minimalist, wonderful screenplay tool

Writing a script is fun. Formatting a script? Less so. Highland won't replace Final Draft for most professionals, but it's a wonderful supplemental tool for getting the most important part—the writing—on digital paper.

Mac Gems: Eye-Friendly is a handy resolution switcher for Retina MacBooks

Eye-Friendly's keyboard shortcuts and multiple-display support make it a nice resolution switcher for Retina MacBooks.

Mac Gems: Timebar turns your menu bar into your timer

Timebar's visual approach to timers repurposes your menu bar inoffensively.

Free Chrome extensions power up Gmail

From keyboard shortcuts to inbox managers, these handy Chrome extensions make a good email program even better.

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Review: PDF Editor Pro 3 a pricey step up from Preview for PDF editing

PDF Editor Pro 3's OCR and text editing features are appealing, but they fall short.

Mac Gems: Delicious Library 3 lets you track your movies, music, and more

Delicious Library 3 makes a real attempt to keep up with the digital nature of today’s bookshelves, but it’s not quite all the way there. The app’s still worth buying, though, if the vast majority of your media collection remains in physical items like books, albums, and DVDs.

Review: For charting data, Chartsmith is capable but outdated

Chartsmith is good at what it does—make charts. But it has a dated interface, and lacks support for many esoteric chart types.

Mac Gems: Delineato Pro is a clean, inexpensive diagram and mind-mapping app

Fapptory's Delineato Pro is a new diagramming and mind-mapping Mac app with a clean design and lack of visual clutter

Review: Take notes the old-fashioned way with Penultimate for iPad

Penultimate is a solid digital alternative to your old notebook and pen, and with an elegant design to boot.

Review: Pocket for iOS is a worthy Instapaper competitor

Pocket is a solid offering for readers who want to save web articles for later reading on an iOS device in their free time.

Mac Gems: Spotdox makes all your files accessible via Dropbox

Spotdox is a nifty combination of a Mac app and a Web service that lets you remotely move any file on your Mac to your Dropbox folder—thus making it available via Dropbox from anywhere.