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Jottit review: Combines notes and tasks into an intriguing concept, but it could be a better multitasker

iOS app need some fine-tuning, but is on the right track.

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Air Social Keyboard review: A #jackofalltrades for social networking

Saves countless hours typing @ and #, but the actual keyboard itself could use further refinement.

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DeskConnect 1.2 review: File transfer app rises from the digital scrapheap better than ever

First update in more than two years brings a much-needed feature and interface refresh.

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PDFpen 8 and PDFpen Pro 8 review: Corporate-grade PDF handling at a small-business price

A revision to PDFpen and PDFpen Pro adds digital signature support, audio annotation, measuring tools, and offline Word export.

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FotoFuse review: Full-featured Mac photo collage maker limited by OS X sharing

FotoFuse makes it simple and fun to combine multiple photos into a single collage, ready to be shared with family and friends.

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MacScan 3 review: Easy-to-use software stomps out malware, tracking cookies

A one-stop shop to tackle the ever-increasing threat of malware on OS X.

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Vivaldi 1.0 review: Browser offers innovative ideas, some more polished than others

New browser adds clever new design elements but might take a toll on your CPU.

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Speedify review: Faster, more reliable internet for your iOS devices

Speedify combines available cellular and Wi-Fi connections, seamlessly providing faster, more reliable internet speeds from any iOS app.

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TV Maps review: Use the Apple TV to surf the world from your couch

A simple app lets you see Apple Maps street and satellite views, view directions, and has a nifty screensaver-like flyover.

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Typing shortcut utilities: 6 alternatives to TextExpander

If TextExpander’s subscription service rubs you the wrong way, you have several options that you can buy—and one that’s free.

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Prose. 3.0.2 review: Safe haven for writers, far from maddening social media crowd

Prose. delivers a social platform for the creation and consumption of literature in a completely censorship-free environment.

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TextExpander 6 review: A snippets subscription service that’s priced too high

TextExpander moves from paid apps to a subscription ecosystem with identical apps and an immature Web interface.

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Red Giant Shooter Suite 13 review: Post-production audio sync and much more

Combines an impressive automatic sync tool and essential post-production prep tools for media backup in the field with a pair of conversion plug-ins thrown in for good measure.

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Final Cut Library Manager 3 review: Housekeeping for your FCPX libraries

A must-have utility for all Final Cut Pro X users.

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StoryBoard Artist 7 review: Bring your vision to life, no cast or crew required

Mac app offers professional-quality tools for content producers to create digital storyboards using thousands of virtual characters, backgrounds, and props.