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App Guide: iOS scanning apps reviewed

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We tested and rated five scanning apps for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Prevent accidental app closures with CommandQ

CommandQ blocks the Command-Q shortcut, displaying a bezel with a progress bar on screen. You have to keep holding the Command and Q keys until the progress bar reaches the end to quit an application.

Chrome for iOS nearly worthy of default browser status

Chrome for iOS is good—really good. But it's significantly hampered by a handful of flaws, some of which are out of developer Google's control.

Keep track of your digital media with Stock Keeper

Stock Keeper uses tags, license, payment, date, notes and other information to help you organize your files.

DocAS for iPad

As a basic PDF reader and editor, this app is acceptable, provided you're not picky about your user experience. But rival apps handle the job better.

Organize your Address Book with FormalAddress

When you come across an address online that you want to import to your Address Book, just copy the text to your clipboard, open FormalAddress, and export.

Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.2 full of power features

Nisus Writer Pro is a word processing power tool. This power does require a bit of effort to master, but compared to Microsoft Word, Nisus Writer Pro is remarkably user friendly.

Nisus Writer Express 3.4.1 is a solid word processor, lacks high-powered features

If you don’t need those advanced, high-powered features, Nisus Writer Express is a very decent basic word processor.

Learn more about your typing habits with Typingstats

Typingstats is a utility that tracks your typing habits and generates results like average words-per-minute and to the keys most likely to break due to frequent use.

Remarks for iPad

This PDF reader and annotation app for the iPad is good for making quick notations on a PDF, and it's a decent note-taker as well. That said, a few additions would make a good app oh so much better.

Bento 4 for iPad matures into a standalone data management tool

Bento 4 for iPad is a significant improvement to what was already the best personal database app for the iPad.

Set desktop banner alarms with ChronoSlider

Set alarms and reminders with ChroniSlider by sliding your cursor across your Mac’s screen. This method allows for lightning fast input and less of an interruption to your workflow.

App Guide: iOS calendar apps

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These iPhone and iPad offerings look to improve upon the features you get with the built-in Calendar app.