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Drafts 3.5 for iOS review: Note-taking app lets you focus on writing first

Stop fussing with what app to use when you want to write something down. Write it in Drafts first, and then send it to the app you want.

Pages 2.0 for iOS review: iPad version mirrors Mac version in ease of use, features

Pages 2.0 is a definite improvement over its predecessor, offering all the features you need to make great-looking documents on your iPad or iPhone,.

Pages 5.0 for Mac review: Apple writes a new chapter for its word processing app

Apple closes the chapter on the old Pages. The new version is a major rewrite of the app that goes in a completely new direction.

Editorial for iPad review: Text editor ideal for building custom workflows

Editorial is a text editor with an intuitive Workflow feature that helps you be more productive with your written content.

Grid Diary makes keeping a journal as easy as filling out a form

All you have to do is answer the questions about your day, your goals, your hopes and dreams.

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App Invasion: Grid Diary

You don't have to be Shakespeare to write a decent diary. Grid Diary can get you started by asking the right questions.

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How to outsource your app development

Working with outside contractors can be challenging. Here’s how to get great results from freelance developers and hired agencies.

Week in Mac Apps

The Week in Mac apps: Better, faster, stronger

In this edition of Mac-app updates and releases, we've got solutions for faster typing, quicker finding, better coding, easier listening, and Visio Viewing. And that's just the first five new apps.

Review: Bluenote a secure alternative to OS X's Notes

Bluenote doesn't have a ton of features, but it works as a basic app.

Mac Gems: Scapple combines a text editor with a mind-mapping app

Scapple is a promising free-form, nonlinear, mind-mapping text editor that works well on its own or with Scrivener.

Mac Gems: Highland is a minimalist, wonderful screenplay tool

Writing a script is fun. Formatting a script? Less so. Highland won't replace Final Draft for most professionals, but it's a wonderful supplemental tool for getting the most important part—the writing—on digital paper.