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CaptureNotes 2 for iPad

There's a lot to like about this iPad note taker, particularly its use of flags to help you organize your notes.

App Guide: Essential productivity apps

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We asked our editors to pick the iOS apps they'd recommend to new iPhone and iPad owners. These productivity tools made the grade.

TeuxDeux for iPhone

Now that Reminders comes with Apple's iOS, simple to-do list managers need to offer some sort of stand-out feature. TeuxDeux comes up short.

Promising Prospect: Clipboard Cleaner automatically strips formatting from the clipboard

Clipboard Cleaner is a simple utility that strips all formatting from the contents of the clipboard, either automatically or on command.

Marked excels at previewing Markdown and HTML documents

If you write in Markdown, Marked is a stellar add-on for previewing and analyzing your documents.

OmniPlan 2.0.3 offers powerful project-management tools

OmniPlan is designed to help you take in the broad view of a project while still keeping you focused on the details necessary to make sure all your resources are in place and the project is completed on time.

PopClip brings iOS-like text-editing options to Mac OS X

PopClip will appeal to both iOS fans and Mac traditionalists by making text-editing and -processing commands more accessible.

PhatPad for iPad

This note taker promises to combine text and graphics, even if you draw them on your iPad with a finger. The reality is a bit of a mixed bag.

Favorite Mac Gems of 2011

We've given you the Eddy Awards and App Gems Awards. It's time for recognizing our favorite Mac Gems of 2011.

WritePad for iPhone and iPad

Available in separate versions for the iPhone and iPad, this app does a pretty good job of taking your handwritten notes and converting them into text, though not without a few quirks.