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Mac Gems: Trickster tracks your recently used items

For accessing your most recent files, Trickster is a marked improvement over OS X’s built-in recent-item features.

Mac Gems: TextExpander 4 extends its fill-in functionality

In version 4, the venerable text-expansion utility TextExpander gains advanced fill-in features, better performance, and some fine tuning.

Review: Write 2 HD for iOS keeps your notes secure

Write 2 HD is a solid offering: it gives users basic note taking and text-creation options, but it offers better-than-average security and multi-device use.

Review: Evernote 5 for iOS improves user interface, note organization

Refreshed clients for iOS devices make it easier to capture and organize data.

Review: Paperless is a solid paper-organizer

Mac app joins with compatible document scanners to digitize receipts, business cards, and more.

Review: Studiometry 10.0 grows as your business does

Studiometry is an excellent application for managing your business, handling invoices and estimates, and tracking when and whether or not you've been paid.

Review: MailMate 1.5 is no frills, all business when it comes to email

If you live and die by email, MailMate may prove a godsend, especially at its reasonable $30 price tag.

Review: Evernote 5.0 for Mac improves an already-indispensable service

Evernote 5 is a major refresh of the program’s look and operations, and makes the "everything box" service easier to use and more appealing than ever.

Mac Gems: CustomMenu provides quick access to your favorite apps, files, and folders

CustomMenu lets you create a custom systemwide menu for accessing favorite apps, files, and folders.

Review: Curio 8 gives you more planning and presenting power

Equal parts project manager, vector graphics engine, digital notebook, and slide deck, Zengobi’s Curio 8 makes an ideal tool for anyone planning something big, complex, and multifaceted.

Review: Firetask a Getting Things Done manager worth considering

Firetask’s pleasing design and tight feature set ease the drudgery of task management.

Review: Fantastical for iPhone shines despite iOS-caused limitations

Fantastical leaps from the Mac to the iPhone, and it sticks the landing.

Review: Create a basic resume with Resume Designer for iOS

Resume Designer offers job-seekers the basic building blocks they need attract an employer’s eye.