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Review: BusyCal 2.0 remains superior to Apple's Calendar

Improved calendar and task-management app adds convenience features, and better integration with cloud sync services.

Mac Gems: FoldingText is a unique and versatile text editor

FoldingText is a standout text-editing app that’s surprisingly versatile thanks to a number of unexpected features.

Review: Organize task manager for Mac is deep and complex

Organize is a task management Mac app with a deep feature set, stability, and above average documentation.

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

macworld.com

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.