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The indispensables: Essential software for your working Mac and iOS device

Here are Jeffery Battersby's must-have apps for his Working Mac toolkit.

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Photoshop Express 5 for iOS review: Adobe boosts app with brilliant collage feature

New hooks into Google Photos expands cloud-based interoperability.

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PDF Expert 2 review: Goodbye Preview, hello affordable PDF editing on Mac

When you need more PDF editing tools than what Apple's Preview offers, PDF Expert 2 is a very capable alternative.

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Airy review: Easy to use YouTube downloader, but less capable for the money

A straightforward, easy to use YouTube downloader that gets the job done on your Mac, but there are more capable utilities with better features.

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Track your valuable work hours with TSheets

TSheets has great timecard management and integrates with QuickBooks Online and Xero.

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Radio Silence 2 review: Set it and forget it Mac firewall for outgoing connections

Monitors behind-the-scenes network activity and allows users to selectively block outgoing connections.

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myHome Plus review: HomeKit app offers few advantages for iOS 10 users

myHome Plus offers complete control over any HomeKit accessory from your iOS devices or Apple Watch, with optional in-app upgrades that add support for Nest or WeMo.

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Dials Calendar review: iPhone app puts a unique spin on daily events

Dials Calendar presents each day’s events on a dial instead of a traditional list view, and syncs with popular cloud-based calendar services.

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Athentech Perfect Eyes and Perfect Skin review: Click your way to perfect portraits

Add a professional touch to your photographs.

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Streetography review: Photo app automatically puts your snapshots on the map

Free iPhone app crowd sources street photography to map neighborhoods block-by- block.

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Parallels Desktop 12 review: A nearly perfect blend of Windows and Mac

Parallels Desktop 12 adds 20 one-click utilities to its bag of tricks, along with improved performance for Windows virtual machines.

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Relay review: Maps app for iOS has more than one destination on its mind

It does something Apple Maps can't do: Map out multiple destinations for a single trip.

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FontExplorer X Pro 6 review: Now with more tools to manages your fonts

Better font classification, web previews and updated plug-ins highlight this minor upgrade.

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Roxio Toast 15 review: Mac disc burning utility remains frozen in time

A suite of software tools for burning DVDs and managing digital media on the Mac, which includes Blu-ray discs, photo editing, and slideshow creation on the Pro version.

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Reelgood review: One app, so many streaming or theatrical movies to discover

Reelgood makes it easy to find new movies to watch at the theater or a wide variety of streaming services, complete with push notifications.