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Review: OmniFocus 2 for iPad makes life easier with extensions and background syncing

One of the most richly complex to-do apps just got easier to use.

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Review: Notability for Mac brings ink to the desktop

The popular iOS notetaking app Notability is now on the Mac, with the promise of a seamless note-sharing experience.

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Review: Wunderlist 3 for iOS and OS X shines at delegation

Wunderlist may be the best group task management app you'll ever put your hands on.

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Hands-on: Tempo brings its super-smart calendaring to iPad

The popular iPhone calendar app finally launches on iPad, giving iOS another solid offering in this category.

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News Notifications review: Add RSS feeds to OS X's Notification Center

A simple app for adding your news to your notifications.

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Document Writer review: A cheap alternative to Microsoft Word

Document Writer has the basic tools you expect from a word processor, though the app has some interface quirks.

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Leafnote review: Focus on writing, not on how to use the app

Leafnote isn’t quite as stark as other text editors, but it takes plenty of cues from iOS, resulting in a simple, speedy, and organized writing experience.

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OmniFocus 2 review: Stay on top of your task list with this top task manager

OmniFocus has a deep feature set that may take so getting used to, but once you're familiar with it, you'll appreciate how it handles your task list.

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Day One review: A Mac app that's so nice, you'll actually maintain your journal

Bloom Built’s superb Mac app makes it easier than ever to keep a journal, thanks to smart features and a beautiful, welcoming interface.

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Notebook 4 review: Notetaking Mac app gets an updated, streamlined interface

Circus Ponies ditched the spiral binding visual and made other refinements, but Notebook is still a versatile writing program.

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Recipes review: A digital cookbook for your Mac

Recipes gives chefs of all skill levels a digital box in which they can save, consult, and find their recipes.

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Draft Control review: Keep track of the changes made in text documents

This app works with different word-processing formats to track the changes you made to your documents.

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GoodReader 4 review: An excellent universal app for PDF management

Read, edit, and create new files with this slick upgrade to a longtime favorite.