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Review: DevonThink Pro Office 2.2.1 helps manage your data

DevonThink is a fine file management app that offers easy to use, paperless databases for power users or businesses. While it make take some time to learn how to unleash DevonThink’s powerful potential, the time can be worth it for users interested in truly taking the paperless plunge in their offices.

Memonic for iPhone and iPad

This note-taking app shows a lot of promises, thanks to tight integration with desktop and Web-based versions and well-thought-out sharing capabilities. But there are some flaws with the iOS version, too.

Shortcuts 1.2

If you want more options for creating keyboard shortcuts than Mac OS X provides on its own, but you don't need a complex macro utility, Shortcuts is for you.

TellMeLater for iPhone

Simplicity and ease of use make this reminder app stand out as an effective time management app for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Smail Stencil for iPhone

This simple text clipboard lets you compose and save messages that you send frequently via email or SMS. It works well, so long as you're willing to accept some limitations.

Todo for Mac manages and syncs your tasks

If your task-management needs are somewhere in between complex project management and simple lists, Todo is a fine Mac program that syncs with standout iOS apps.

Alarmed for iPhone and iPad

Alarmed won't win any Apple Design Awards for its looks. But when you hone in on its functionality, the combined reminder, alarm clock, sleep timer app impresses.

OmmWriter for iPad

This distraction-free writing tool suffers from some limitations with file management and keyboard shortcuts. But the fact that it creates a placid, relaxing writing environment makes it an intriguing option for iPad users.

Smart Pad for iPad

This iPad offering stands out among calendar apps because its power lies in its flexibility and in the level of detail it allows for.

App Guide: iWork and other iOS office suites

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We review the latest mobile versions of iWork, which now run on all iOS device. And we include links to other mobile office productivity suites that will run on your iPhone or iPad.

Pages for iPad and iPhone

The latest mobile version of Pages, which now runs on the iPhone and iPod touch in addition to the iPad, is an amazing word processing and page layout application made more amazing when you realize that all of this power is packed into a device that can fit inside your pocket. But it needs true file syncing to be truly great.

Numbers for iPad and iPhone

Depending on the complexity of your spreadsheet needs, Numbers' newfound compatibility with the iPhone and iPod touch may fit the bill, though it's a bit of a tight fit on those devices' smaller screens. Still, the other features in Numbers make the app worth considering if you want to work with spreadsheets on the go.

Keynote for iPad and iPhone

The mobile version of Apple's presentation app continues to improve on the iPad, but you'll struggle to use it on the iPhone's smaller screen.