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Mac Gems: CustomMenu provides quick access to your favorite apps, files, and folders

CustomMenu lets you create a custom systemwide menu for accessing favorite apps, files, and folders.

MyScript Notes Mobile for iPad

If jotting down notes as opposed to typing them on your iPad is your thing, then this app might be right up your alley.

GoodReader for Good offers PDF encryption, collaboration

Good.iWare on Tuesday announced the launch of GoodReader for Good, a secure, enterprise-focused version of its popular GoodReader PDF-reading application for iPad.

Nuance announces Dragon Dictate 3

Nuance on Wednesday announced the launch of Dragon Dictate for Mac 3, the latest generation of its much-loved voice transcription software.

Postbox offers a serious alternative to Apple's Mail app

Postbox 3 is a superb, and inexpensive, upgrade for those who want more out of their email client than Apple's Mail provides.

TechHive: Join Google+ Hangouts directly from Google Calendar

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When you want to schedule a hangout with someone, you no longer have to tediously type it into your Google Calendar. Instead, you can schedule and join with a single click.

App Guide: iPad business and productivity apps for Labor Day

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Here are some business and productivity apps that will help you get more done with your iPad this Labor Day.

Summer of Mac Gems: Here's what you missed

We covered a lot of great Mac programs during our annual Gem Fest marathon. Here's a recap, just in case you missed a few.

Desktop Tidy lets you hide and manage desktop files

To clear clutter from your Mac's desktop, Desktop Tidy keeps everything hidden, but also keeps it organized for easier navigation.

Posts for iPad

If you need to write and post to a blog when you're out and about, Posts is a well-designed app that's of particular value for managing blogs.