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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.

Justnotes is an elegant notes app that syncs across devices

Justnotes is an elegant plain-text-notes app that syncs across devices using Simplenote and Dropbox.

Diet Coda for iPad

If you work on websites and want the ability to update them from your iPad, there’s no app better suited to that purpose than Panic's mobile code editor.

App Guide: Family calendaring apps and organizers for iOS

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Having a hard time balancing everyone's busy schedules? These iOS apps promise to keep events in sync for family members.

Buzz Contacts for iPhone

This app takes two basic iPhone functions -- mail and texting -- and handles them better than the native solutions on your phone.