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App Factory 1.2 review: Turn your script into a stand-alone app

This Mac app takes your PHP, Python, and Ruby scripts and creates apps you can launch in the Finder.

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Parallels Access 2 review: Control your Mac (or PC) from your iPad or iPhone

Parallels Access 2 lets you view and control your Mac or Windows computer from any iOS device. It's a nice upgrade over the original version, though its subscription-based pricing makes it less appealing than some competitors.

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InfoClick review: Find what you're looking for in Apple Mail

Frustrated by the search in Apple Mail? Nisus offers an alternative, separate search app for finding your mail.

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Ulysses III review: Document writing and management in one

Ulysses III is an excellent tool for Markdown-based writing, and its document-management features provide quick access to everything you've written.

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LaunchBar 6 review: Do-everything utility gets (and looks) even better

Objective Development's keyboard-based app launcher, file finder, and do-everything utility gets a new look and lots of new features, making it better than ever.

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Reeder 2 for Mac review: Consume RSS with speed, style

For those who don't need advanced features, Reeder 2 lets you quickly and easily read your RSS feeds. Gesture control and support for plenty of sharing services give the app polish.

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Moneydance review: Personal finance Mac app offers good tools with a few UI quirks

The Infinite Kind have enhanced and upgraded Moneydance to make managing your money much easier.

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Write for Mac review: Solid note-taking app doubles as a Markdown editor

Write for Mac straddles the line between a good note-taking app and a solid Markdown text editor.

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Daylite 5 review: Keep tabs on your business contacts and projects

Daylite is a great tool for organizing and managing every aspect of your business projects and relationships.

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Deckset review: Mac app excels at presentation minimalism

Though it trades more in plain text than flashy transitions, Deckset is an excellent tool for making beautifully minimal presentations.

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Mail Pilot 1.1 review: Impressive Mac email client gets even better

The update to Mindsense's app fills in some of the feature gaps that were in version 1.0.

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Collective review: Attractive, lightweight clipboard utility gets the details right

If you're looking for a clipboard utility that's affordable, attractive, and powerful, no reason to compromise: Check out Collective.

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The best focused-writing apps for OS X

Looking for a great app for writing articles, blog entries, and other short bits of prose? We take a look at the best focused-writing apps for the Mac.