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Review: The revamped Wunderlist 2.0 sports shared lists, better organizational tools for iOS

Wunderlist's smart lists, in-app notifications, e-mail alerts, and Facebook integration are just some of the features that make the app a breeze to utilize.

Mac Gems: Transloader downloads iOS-encountered files to your Mac

Transloader for Mac works with a companion iOS app to let you download, on your Mac, files you come across on your iPhone or iPad.

Review: Updated client software makes Dropbox easier to use

Dropbox's updated client software offers improved access to your local and Web Dropboxes.

Review: For a different way to type on the iPhone, try Fleksy

Fleksy aims to bring “laptop keyboard” level touch-typing to mobile devices, with excellent predictive text to boot.

Mac Gems: TextWrangler 4.5 is a free text editor that belongs on your Mac

When those big text-manipulation jobs land on your desk, you should reach for Bare Bone Software’s free TextWrangler, which makes short work of tall orders.

Review: Kaleidoscope 2 brings state-of-the-art file comparison to OS X

Aimed squarely at a technical crowd of developers and designers, Black Pixel's file-comparison app comes with great features and easy integration into existing workflows.

Mac Gems: Type2Phone pairs your Mac keyboard with your iOS devices

If you use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch at your desk, Type2Phone lets you use your Mac's keyboard for easier typing.

Review: iPad spreadsheet Permanent doesn't really add up

Most people probably don't get too excited about a new spreadsheet app for iOS, but Rob Griffiths is not most people.

Mac Gems: Characters makes it easy to type special characters and symbols

If you frequently need to type special characters and symbols that aren't displayed on your keyboard, Characters makes it easy to do so from within any app.

Review: Pocket lets you shelve items to read and watch when the time is right

Formerly known as Read it Later, Pocket is a simple service that lets you save content you want to read or watch in the future. It works beautifully.

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Review: Swizzle sweeps out your inbox

This free service cleans up your inbox by sweeping marketing messages into a daily digest-style email. It makes it easy to unsubscribe from unwanted mail, but it also pushes you toward even more marketing email.

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Mac Gems Promising Prospect: Notifi extends Notification Center

Notifi watches your Mac for particular events and then uses Notification Center to alert you to those events.

Review: Napkin a novel image annotation program with an attitude

It’s not a tool for everyone, but Napkin is wonderfully suited to people who need to rapidly create annotated design concepts and blast out iterative changes.