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Day One 2 for Mac review: Superb journal app trades simplicity for sophistication

The new version loses some of its predecessor’s gorgeous simplicity, but compensates with powerful and useful new features.

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Online tax software roundup: H&R Block, TaxAct, and TurboTax compared

It's tax season. Which online tax app should you use? You might be surprised with our pick.

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Softorino YouTube Converter review: Great video downloader with a big caveat

Effortlessly download ad-free videos directly to your computer or a connected iOS device.

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Ulysses for iPhone review: Anything but a plain text editor

Everything that makes Ulysses great on the Mac is concentrated in the exquisite iPhone version.

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Zinc review: Video bookmark app isn’t yet universal enough to love

Zinc uses a Safari extension or desktop bookmarklet to save your favorite online videos for later playback on iPhone or Apple TV.

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MiniTool Data Mac Recovery 3.0 review: Tool with unique features, UI quirks

This program offers some powerful new features to the usual mix of data recovery programs.

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Vizmato review: Like Instagram, but with a focus on smartphone videos

Vizmato makes it easy to shoot and assemble quick HD videos with social media in mind, complete with custom music, themes, and effects.

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Airfoil 5 review: Audio utility pumps up the volume with Bluetooth support, Airfoil Satellite, and more

This synchronized multi-speaker app adds speaker groups, remote control, a sleeker interface, and Bluetooth support.

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Copied review: A versatile cloud-synced clipboard manager for Mac and iOS

A full-featured clipboard manager that allows saving text, links, and images on one device and reusing them on another from the app, Notification Center widget, or keyboard.

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PhotoWall+ review: Every iOS device can be the life of this Apple TV party

Send photos taken with a free iOS companion app straight to a connected Apple TV for all to enjoy.

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Airtable review: A drop-dead easy relational database management system

An online platform for creating, using, and sharing small relational databases.

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PenReader review: Disappointing handwriting recognition keyboard for iOS

Unless your first language is something other than English or you want to revisit the days when Newton reigned as king of the marginal handwriting recognition castle, PenReader isn’t particularly accurate, intuitive, or easy to use.

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Disk Drill Pro 2 review: Last line of defense for Mac data recovery

Disk Drill Pro 2 allows a single user to perform data recovery for all media types and file systems, rebuild HFS+ catalogs, or search lost partitions on up to three Macs.

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Channels review: Pair it with a HDHomeRun for TV broadcasts on your Apple TV

The Channels app lets you view over-the-air broadcasts and some cable programming on an Apple TV with the right third-party hardware.

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1Password 6 for Mac review: Enterprise features and lots of small improvements

Agile Bits’s latest release catapults its venerable digital vault into the enterprise space, and brings many small improvements to one of the best apps in this space.