Don't-Miss Productivity software Stories

PDFpen for iPad

For iPad owners who also work with the Mac version of PDFpen, this mobile PDF editing tool is a great companion to the desktop application.

TraxItAll for iPhone

Though it lacks polish, this straightforward productivity app is a decent tool for tracking your progress toward meeting goals.

Smartr Contacts for iPhone

With its ability to aggregate contact information from multiple sources into a single list, Smartr Contacts offers a powerful address book for your iPhone or iPod touch.

Photo Measures and Measured for iOS

Photo Measures uses the camera on your iOS device to help you enter in measurements while Measured taps into your iPhone's accelerometer to do the calculating for you. Here's how these two apps measure up.

Byword for iPhone and iPad

The iOS version of this Markdown editor offers some interesting features, most notably a row of quick formatting options and arrow keys well-suited for the touchscreen interface of your iOS device. But its font limitations may be problematic to some users.

Promising Prospect: ReSpaceApp brings Spaces to Lion

ReSpaceApp is a new utility, currently in beta, that brings Spaces (Snow Leopard's implementation of virtual workspaces) to Lion's Mission Control.

SlideShark for iPad

If you're a business traveler whose road show hinges heavily on PowerPoint presentations, this app -- which translates PowerPoint files into an iPad-friendly format -- is a must-have.

Notes Plus for iPad

Notes Plus distinguishes itself from other iPad note-takers with a few standout features. But its steep price tag is hard to ignore as well.

Index Card for iPad

Index Card delivers on its promise of organization by index cards, but extremely rough interface choices compromise the experience.

FileMaker Go 12 for iPad and iPhone

FileMaker Go 12 lets you seamlessly access your FileMaker Pro database from your iOS devices.

Review: FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Pro Advanced 12

With new versions of its entire FileMaker product line, FileMaker, Inc. extends its dominance of the Mac OS and iOS database world by offering improvements that will be valued by every type of FileMaker user.

App Guide: iOS PDF tools

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These apps can help you mark up, sign off, and otherwise annotate PDFs directly from your iOS device.

OmmWriter Dana helps you focus when writing

It's difficult for the developer of a minimalist writing app to peg exactly what a particular user will like and which features can be removed. But if OmmWriter's interface decisions work for you, it's a solid writing tool with a couple unique features for helping you concentrate.