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Ember review: Software for serious scrapbookers

Why would anyone would develop (or buy) a scrapbook app? The folks at Realmac show that there is more to it than just cutting and pasting images.

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Sanebox review: Recover your email sanity

Sanebox is a cloud-based tool designed to keep clutter out of your inbox. It's not perfect, but overall, it works very well.

Liquid review: Utility simplifies many text-related tasks

If you ever search for, copy, share, or otherwise fiddle with bits of text (and who doesn't), Liquid will make your life a lot easier.

Personal database roundup: Bento is dead, long live Bento

FileMaker discontinued the consumer-level Bento personal database, so what are Bento users to do? Here's a look at four alternatives.

Calca review: A text editor that's also a math wiz

When you need to work in text and perform calculations, Calca is a powerful tool.

Opera Mail review: Email client is a blast from the past

Opera's email client is far from modern looking, but once you get it set up, it works wells.

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Coffitivity review: Simple utility brings the feel of a coffee shop to your home office

Hate working in silence? Coffitivity brings the ambiance of your favorite coffee shop to your office to help you be more productive.

Symphytum 1.1 review: Bento-like database app a work in progress

As a personal database, Symphytum has potential, but it still needs many improvements to serve as a Bento replacement.

Numbers 2.0 for iOS review: Screen size does matter with Apple's spreadsheet app

Apple's new spreadsheet app for the iPad and iPhone is great if you rely on the built-in templates or you want to perform basic tasks. However, the screen real estate makes Numbers difficult to use for complex spreadsheets.

Numbers 3.0 review: Interface update promotes desktop-device integration

Numbers 3.0 will prove convenient if you habitually switch between your Mac and your Apple mobile device. But if your spreadsheets are desktop-based, you'll find that the software experience has changed dramatically.

Drafts 3.5 for iOS review: Note-taking app lets you focus on writing first

Stop fussing with what app to use when you want to write something down. Write it in Drafts first, and then send it to the app you want.

Pages 2.0 for iOS review: iPad version mirrors Mac version in ease of use, features

Pages 2.0 is a definite improvement over its predecessor, offering all the features you need to make great-looking documents on your iPad or iPhone,.

Keynote 2.0 for iOS review: Updated presentation app adds power, flexibility

Solid upgrade offers significant new features; works flawlessly with new OS X version