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Writer Pro review: Text editor works well (if you work its way)

There's no doubt the Mac and iOS text-editor apps offer unique some features. But to take advantage of those features, you'll need to twist your workflows to suit the apps, not the other way around.

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SwiftKey Note review: Awesomely fast typing, but limited to just one app

This note-taking app has a super smart predictive keyboard and syncs with Evernote.

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Simplenote review: Basic note-taker for Mac bests OS X's Notes

The Mac version of Simplenote is very much like the iOS version, with a streamlined interface that doesn’t fill the screen with lots of icons or buttons.

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Mac Gems of the Year: 2013

Our Mac Gems department aims to uncover the best in great, inexpensive software. Of the nearly 120 Mac Gems we reviewed in 2013, here are our favorites.

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Meet Slack, a chat tool with collaboration talent to spare

Save your team from the chaotic mishmash of email, chat, and other discrete communication tools. Slack's file sharing and its ability to integrate cloud services make sharing information much easier.

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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.