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Review: Search massive archives of email with MailSteward Pro 9

This software tool makes it easy to find messages in extremely large Apple Mail archives.

Review: Persona is limited, values stereotypes over substance

Mariner Software's Persona, billed as a way to help writers develop characters, is limited in functionality, low on polish, and relies too heavily on cliche and stereotype.

Review: Apple Mail 6 features better search, VIP email treatment

The previous version of Mail looked radically different from its predecessors. The new Mail 6 that comes with Mountain Lion seems nearly identical—its changes are small.

Review: Parallels Desktop 8 vs. VMware Fusion 5

Both of them enable you to run Windows on your Mac. But which virtualization app is better? The differences are getting narrower and narrower.

Review: Things 2.0 makes managing to-do lists manageable

Things 2.0's organizational prowess makes it a good investment for anyone with a lot to do.

Review: Dragon Dictate 3 sharpens speech recognition, learns transcription

The latest version of Nuance's speech recognition program for Mac features a new transcription feature that users have been waiting for.

MyScript Notes Mobile for iPad

If jotting down notes as opposed to typing them on your iPad is your thing, then this app might be right up your alley.

App Guide: iPad business and productivity apps for Labor Day

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Here are some business and productivity apps that will help you get more done with your iPad this Labor Day.

Desktop Tidy lets you hide and manage desktop files

To clear clutter from your Mac's desktop, Desktop Tidy keeps everything hidden, but also keeps it organized for easier navigation.

Any.do for iPhone

It may have started out life as an Android app, but this is just about a perfect to-do manager for your iPhone.

ReFind makes frequently used folders easy to find

Developers, designers, audio pros, or anyone who uses a large number of folders will welcome the ability to jump directly to a frequently used folder or file from within any application. ReFind lets you do so without searching or clicking through stacks of open Finder windows.

LaunchMagic is a well designed app launching utility

LaunchMagic is more of a hybrid app launcher and organizer than merely a standalone launching app. The app has a visual style unlike others in its class, which helps it stand out in the crowded app launcher field.

Projectbook for iPad

This new note-taking and task management tool offers several unique features that may appeal to productivity-minded iPad owners. The app may not quite measure up to a more mature rival like Evernote at this point, but Brian Beam thinks Projectbook is off to a good start.

Gemini finds and removes your duplicate files

Gemini digs through your hard drive and dumps duplicate files, spitting out snarky phrases to keep you from getting too bored during the wait.

Adjust file data and labels with A Better Finder Attributes 5

Use A Better Finder Attributes to change certain Finder attributes on specific files, like the creation or modification dates.