Don't-Miss Productivity software Stories

Schedule Planner Pro for iPhone and iPad

Though not without flaws, both the iPhone and iPad versions of this calendar app are characterized by elegant design with interfaces that make it simple to create categories and add events.

Gems for a Steal, Redux

A new Mac software bundle offers a number of Mac Gems favorites, as well as other titles, for a bargain of a price.

OmniOutliner for iPad

From its emphasis on speedy outline creation to its ability to work deeply within outlines without having to pass it off to the Mac, the iPad version of The Omni Group's outline tool gets the job done.

The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Software

The Macworld staff reveals our top software picks of the year.

Scan To PDF for iPhone and iPad

There's some potential in this app that uses your iOS device's camera to scan documents and convert them into PDFs. But it also comes with too many preconditions for proper use, making Scan To PDF a frustrating app to use.

Keeper HD for iPad

This simple-but-effective note-taking app stands out from the built-in Notes offering in many ways. But it has one notable shortcoming that may cause you to stick with your iPad's default note-taking option.

Textastic Code Editor for iPad

When you use this iPad-based text and code editor, you may actually forget you're working on a tablet. Textastic may lack the scope of a desktop programming tool, but it makes the best of the space it has, along with great nuance that coders will appreciate.

Next for iPad

While easy to understand and use, this iPad task manager sometimes leaves you wishing it had a few more bells and whistles to really help you get things done.

Mailing Desk for iPad

This Gmail and Google Apps client for the iPad offers an elegant standalone interface to Google’s offerings. It's certainly worth a try if you use Google's tools.

Bare Bones Software BBEdit 10.1 is a robust and full-featured text editor

New users will find plenty to like in the new BBEdit 10.1 text editor, especially users who are outside of BBEdit’s core constituency of programmers. . But if you’re a codehead, you get better ways to work with your code. Everybody wins.

App Guide: iPad writing tools

Participating in National Novel Writing Month? These iPad apps can help you meet your daily word count goals.

QuickCal makes it easy to add to and view your calendars

Looking for an easier way to add events and tasks to your calendars, and to get a quick overview of your schedule? QuickCal is an inexpensive solution.

Gems Revisited: Fantastical 1.1 and Moom 2.3.1

Since we originally reviewed Fantastical and Moom, these Mac Gems have seen significant updates that warrant another look, as well as new ratings.