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New iPad app Projectbook merges note-taker with task manager

Launched on the App Store Wednesday, Projectbook lets you take notes and turn the information stored in the app into to-dos and tasks. The new release works on the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad but Mac and iPhone versions are in the works.

Apply metadata tags to files with Tagit

Tagit lets you add metadata tags to files for easy searching, either through Tagit itself or other apps that are compatible with the OpenMeta tagging standard.

Kwaga acquires notification app Boxcar

Boxcar -- rumored as dead in the water mere weeks ago -- on Thursday announced it had been acquired by Kwaga.

Use VisualDiffer to compare the contents of folders and files

With files, you may want to look at changes in source code, HTML code, or other data. VisualDiffer will spot these differences for you.

PhotoSweeper is a simple and efficient utility for organizing photos

PhotoSweeper aims to help trim down your photo library by analyzing your photos and finding duplicate and similar images.

App Guide: iPhone to-do list managers

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When we need to stay on task, these are the iPhone to-do managers we turn to.

Checkmark for iPhone

Snowman's Checkmark is a simple and attractive reminders app that does location-based reminders better than Apple's own Reminders app.

Use Token for faster access to your iWork docs

If you frequently use Apple's iBooks Author or iWork apps (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote), Token can make your life slightly easier by giving you faster access to your documents, templates, and scripts.

Finding the best iOS scanner app

Thanks to their built-in cameras, iOS devices allow you to scan and save documents -- provided you've got a good iOS scanning app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. How do you find a good scanning app? Brian Beam has tested a bunch for Macworld and offers up a few pointers on what to look for.

App Guide: iOS scanning apps reviewed

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We tested and rated five scanning apps for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.