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The best focused-writing apps for OS X

Looking for a great app for writing articles, blog entries, and other short bits of prose? We take a look at the best focused-writing apps for the Mac.

OmniOutliner 4

OmniOutliner 4 Pro review: Top-notch Mac outliner gets a new interface

The best outliner processor for the Mac improves, but it’s not without some rough edges

Word for iPad

Word for iPad review: The new standard for Microsoft's word processor

Microsoft made the right decisions (mostly) when creating Word for iPad. The result is a word processing app that's a pleasure to use.

Blinky

Blinky review: Real geeks write on curved CRT monitors

Nowadays, the world is flat when working on your Mac. Blinky is a writing app that brings you back to the days when real computers had curves.

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Writer Pro review: Text editor works well (if you work its way)

There's no doubt the Mac and iOS text-editor apps offer unique some features. But to take advantage of those features, you'll need to twist your workflows to suit the apps, not the other way around.

Calca review: A text editor that's also a math wiz

When you need to work in text and perform calculations, Calca is a powerful tool.

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.

Livescribe's latest smartpen draws heavily on iOS

The Livescribe 3 smartpen captures your notes as you jot them down, syncing them with a companion app for the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone.