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TicToc review: A tracker for when time is money

TicToc is a time-tracking Mac app with the ability to export its results.

Mac Gems: TaskAgent lets you sync and edit lists using Dropbox

TaskAgent is an inexpensive and easy-to-use list and task manager that syncs (using Dropbox) with matching iOS apps.

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Fire up the new school year with these powerful and essential tools.

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Mac Gems: MYStuff Pro 2.0 a flexible inventory database

MYStuff Pro is a database for cataloging all kinds of stuff.

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Review: Notable.ac lets teachers and students share slides and notes

Notable.ac makes it easier to share notes and make comments. It's a much better solution than having dozen (or hundreds) of people trying to copy the teacher's slides by hand.

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Mac Gems: ReadKit could make you forget about Google Reader

Miss Google Reader? ReadKit could be a great new way to keep up with the news.

LuckReader for Mac review: no-frills approach to RSS feeds

Still looking for a replacement for Google Reader? LuckReader is good if you're looking for a no-nonsense app.

LittleIpsum review: Adds placeholder text with just a couple of clicks

LittleIpsum generates "lorem ipsum" placeholder text in an instant, and it does it well.

Mac Gems: Noted a nicely-organized note-taking app

Noted doesn't have a lot of features, but it is easy to use.

Mac Gems: Stay connected with VPN AutoConnect and stop VPN headaches

VPN AutoConnect is a simple utility for staying connected to a virtual private network.

Review: Face2Face makes Apple Mail more personable

Face2Face is an Apple Mail plug-in that helps add contact profile pictures to the app.

Mac Gems: Actions turns your iPad into a Mac control pad

Actions is a combination of Mac and iOS apps that turn your iPad into a nifty touchscreen control pad and shortcut panel for your Mac.

Review: NoteSuite a powerful note-taking app for Mac and iPad

Previously known as Projectbook for iPad, NoteSuite now has a Mac companion, making its powerful note-taking tools available on two platforms.