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Capitan Grocery Shopping List review: Shared grocery shopping lists for the whole family

iOS app makes a trip to the supermarket more collaborative, especially for adding those last-minute items.

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Desk review: Writing app has an expanded lineup but the original is the best value

One of the better writing apps now comes in three different versions, based on the type of writing you do. Which one should you get?

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Pages 5.6 review: A lot packed into a tiny version increment for Mac

The latest minor update to Pages restores typographic sophistication that was lost between 4 and 5, and perks up export compatibility.

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Boxes 2 review: Organizer iPhone app is like a Facebook for pack rats

Get organized, engage with others who share similar passions, and maybe even make a few bucks in the process.

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Fantastical 2.1 for OS X review: An even better Calendar replacement

The overhaul of Fantastical brings it in parity with its iOS version and beyond; a 2.1 updated takes it even farther.

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iA Writer 3.0.1 review: Mac app gets back to basics for focused writing

When your primary objective is to get words down on digital paper, iA Writer might be for you.

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Excel 2016 for Mac review: Spreadsheet app can do the job—as long as you don’t rely on macros

Microsoft's spreadsheet app is more friendly to general Mac users, but less friendly to power users.

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StickyBrain review: Slick notes manager turns its back on mobile sync

StickyBrain returns after a 10-year absence in an attempt to make virtual Post-It notes on the Mac cool again.

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Outlook 2016 review: A new coat of paint on the same reliable personal information manager

Microsoft Outlook’s new version still works just fine, but its biggest changes are minor, cosmetic, and inessential.

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OneNote 2016 for Mac review: Intuitive and versatile, but still not up to par with Windows version

OneNote is ideal for anyone who want to take multi-layered notes.