Don't-Miss Productivity software Stories

Merlin 2.8 is a top-tier project management application

Merlin is a top-tier project management application that has a lot to offer.

Scribbeo for iPhone and iPad

DFTI’s Scribbeo makes it possible to collaboratively annotate still images and videos, but the app has a lot of rough edges.

MagicalPad for iPad

This terrific outlining app boasts some interesting features, though it doesn't quite deliver on all the things its developer promises in MagicalPad's App Store description.

App Guide: iPad note-takers

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With any of these apps installed on your iPad, you can jot down notes as easily as you would with a pen and paper.

Clear for iPhone

This task management app employs some nonconventional iOS interface elements, which are cleverly implemented and fun to use. But the app's simplicity may hamper its overall effectiveness at helping you get things done.

Habits Pro for iPhone and iPad

There's little to recommend this habits tracker, which bogs you down into details instead of helping you meet your goals.

Noteshelf for iPad

Noteshelf for iPad offers a lot of note-taking functionality. You can use the app to combine handwritten and text notes, photos, icons, and more. And it works pretty well.

Nag for iPhone

This simple iPhone app uses alarms to keep you on task and bolster your productivity.

Clarify makes it easy to create annotated images and how-to documents

Clarify simplifies the process of making how-to documents and annotated images. It's great for professional use, but it's also useful for explaining a procedure to your remote relatives.

App Guide: Business apps at Macworld | iWorld

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These are some of the productivity tools that caught our eye on the show floor at last week's Macworld | iWorld.

Yoink offers a shelf for temporarily stashing files and content

Yoink offers a shelf for temporarily stashing files and content, making it easier to move your stuff between documents, folders, and drives.

CaptureNotes 2 for iPad

There's a lot to like about this iPad note taker, particularly its use of flags to help you organize your notes.

App Guide: Essential productivity apps

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We asked our editors to pick the iOS apps they'd recommend to new iPhone and iPad owners. These productivity tools made the grade.