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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.

NoteTote lets you download files remotely

NoteTote is a clever utility that lets you download files to your Mac no matter where you are, or what device you're using, when you come across the link.

CheatSheet helps you find and remember keyboard shortcuts

Like former Gem KeyCue, CheatSheet makes it easy to discover and remember keyboard shortcuts for particular applications.

App Guide: Markdown-friendly iOS apps

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If you rely on the Markdown markup language to get things done, these iPhone and iPad apps are worth a look.

Dropbox: File storage and syncing service is always evolving

Dropbox was an early offering in the online storage/file sync field, and you can rely on Dropbox to deliver the simplicity of always having files up to date everywhere

Type on PDF and Type on PDF Pro for iPhone and iPad

Most iOS users will find Type on PDF and Type on PDF Pro to be missing easy-to-use features available in other apps. But both versions of the PDF creation app offer capabilities that could serve businesses well.