Don't-Miss Productivity software Stories
You'll find many OS X utilities that can rename a bunch of files at once, but Name Mangler is the most powerful we've tried, and version 3 offers some nice improvements.
This Mac app for notes, journaling, and other collections of digital information has some interesting features, but it still needs some improvements.
Microsoft made the right decisions (mostly) when creating Word for iPad. The result is a word processing app that's a pleasure to use.
Microsoft put some serious thought into the iPad version of its spreadsheet, and it shows.
Microsoft's presentation app for the Apple tablet is nicely adapted to the touch interface. But anyone accustomed to the Mac version (or to Keynote) will find some key features missing.
Fantastical 2 gets the iPad treatment, but it's more than just a scaled-up version of the iPhone app.
Does OS X's lack of an easy-access menu-bar calendar drive you bananas? You can get one for free with Day-O.
PDFpen has the features you need to work on PDFs on your iOS device, but it has a few quirks.
The latest version of Nuance's speech recognition for the Mac is an excellent upgrade to an already great product, and it's the most reliable incarnation yet.
If you work with text, you owe it to yourself to learn regular expressions, and Patterns can help you do that--as well as figure out exactly what your search patterns are capturing.
Reminder apps are everywhere, but Snowman's Checkmark 2 one ups Apple's own reminder system with powerful location-based reminders and more. It's Senior Editor Dan Moren's staff pick of the week.
We tested a bumper crop of contenders to find the best e-mail offering for your needs.
Unclutter is an inexpensive Mac utility that provides you with a simple clipboard viewer, file storage area, and notepad. It's not terribly feature rich, but it gets easy jobs done.