Don't-Miss Stories

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.

iA Writer is a solid no-distraction writing tool

If iA Writer's minimalism agrees with you, you may find that it frees your mind to do what the best writing tools are designed for: writing.

LogMeIn offers free remote control of your computer

LogMeIn has long provided iOS users with remote access to their computer desktops, and now it's doing so for free with a new app.

Skitch offers image annotation on iPad

iPad users looking to annotate and share pictures, maps, and webpages from their tablet now have Skitch, a new tool from Evernote.

Vocal app uses your iPhone 4S to control your Mac

A new $2 app for the iPhone 4S lets you use your phone to dictate to and control your Mac.

App Gems: Top communication apps

From coming up with ideas to relaying them to others, we pick a trio of iOS favorites -- iThoughtsHD, Textastic, and Tweetbot -- that help you get your message out.

App Gems: Top productivity apps

Two of our favorite iOS productivity tools improve upon built-in apps that Apple includes with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The other two add new capabilities to your mobile device.

Microsoft releases OneNote app for iPad

Microsoft today released an update to its OneNote application for iOS that it said has been tweaked for the iPad.