Don't-Miss Productivity Software Stories

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Numbers 5 for Mac review: Inching closer to being a more full-featured spreadsheet app

Featuring a minor update for importing data that makes a big difference.

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Keynote 4 for iOS review: Modest upgrade features Apple Pencil support, new image gallery

Apple presentation app needs to be developed further along than this.

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Keynote 8 for Mac review: New image gallery, better interactivity with other iWork apps

With only one new feature, a slideshow option, this release puts keynote in sync with other apps and Keynote for iOS.

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Pages 7 for Mac review: Better workflow and tools for producing digital books

A new version adds book-related features, minor improvements, and parity with the latest iOS version.

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Pages 4 for iOS review: Update adds powerful support for book and complex document creation

With new Pencil, annotation, book, and drawing support, Pages for iOS becomes a more comprehensive document tool.

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MarsEdit 4 review: Content-creation tool for websites lets you focus on the important things

A refresh to a long-running blog-posting app gives it new life as blogging diversifies and abides.

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Parallels Desktop 13 review: Now your MacBook Pro Touch Bar works with Windows, too

Parallels Desktop 13 makes it easy to run macOS, Windows, or Linux virtual machines on your Mac, adding improved performance, picture-in-picture, and enabling support for cross-platform features like Touch Bar and People Bar.

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Timely review: Time tracking Mac app hampered by required interent connection

Timely offers some great features but comes up short where it shouldn’t.

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Lifecraft review: Retooled Mac journal app embraces cloud sync, iOS support

A digital journal that allows Mac and iOS device owners to capture life’s events with a simple, gorgeous user interface using iCloud sync, emotion tracking, rich text formatting, tags, and location data.

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Timing 2.0 review: Mac software for professionals to track billable time

Timing can track both billable time and activity on your Mac so you can know how much to bill a client.

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Labelist 10 review: Versatile Mac label design software that’s worth paying for

The fastest way to design and print professional-looking labels, envelopes, letterhead, and more with a modern user interface and wide support for over 1,500 different types of stock as well as dedicated label printer hardware.

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PrintLife 4 review: Easy desktop design for all, now with a big splash of color

A modern Mac app for designing and printing custom flyers, greeting cards, photo pages, or just about anything else using more than a thousand premade templates and a huge collection of included artwork.

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PDFpen 9 and PDFpenPro 9 review: PDF-editing apps get solid enhancements over previous versions

The latest versions of Smile's PDF-editing apps for the Mac get richer and deeper options, but remain much the same.