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First Look: Office 2016 for Mac Preview

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This morning Microsoft offered up a preview of Office 2016 for Mac. I had the pleasure of giving the suite a go in advance of its public release.

My thoughts on the Office for Mac 2016 Preview are here, at Macworld.com.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

March 5th, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Posted in Macworld,Writing

QuickBooks Self-Employed Review

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QuickBooks Self-Employed is a a new offering from Intuit designed with self-employed sole proprietors in mind, helping them parse business and personal expenses and make sure they pay the correct amount in quarterly taxes and pay them on time.

My Macworld review of QuickBooks Self-Employed here.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

February 11th, 2015 at 11:03 am

DocMoto Review

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Back in a long dark past I was hired at a NY law firm to find in imaging application that would make it possible to store and manage an inordinately large collection of case-related documents. I wish DocMoto had been around when I was looking.

Powerful, highly configurable, and very easy to use, DocMoto will handle all your document management needs with aplomb. Truly a great application.

My Macworld review here.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

January 13th, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Anypass Review

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Have an older Mac or iOS device that doesn’t support iOS 8’s and Yosemite’s AirDrop features? Enter Anypass, a slick little app that opens the door to file sharing between your Mac OS and iOS devices.

My Macworld review here.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

January 13th, 2015 at 11:21 am

Posted in Macworld,Reviews,Writing

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Word for iOS Redux (Review)

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Microsoft’s recently released update to the iOS word processing offering is, in short, pretty great. Microsoft has removed the Office 365 subscription requirement for editing and updated the iPhone version of the app, making editing Word documents possible on your iPhone and iPod touch.

My Macworld review, here.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

December 8th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

A New Microsoft Office for iOS

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This morning Microsoft announced the release of a new version of Office for iOS and Android devices that now offers access to editing and content creation tools without requiring an Office 365 subscription. My review of Word will be up at Macworld sometime next week, but in my brief time with the apps, it looks like Microsoft has hit a pretty sweet spot.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

November 6th, 2014 at 11:48 am

Wunderlist 3 Review

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Great app for managing to-do lists, whether they be personal or for large workgroups. While I found the the Mac app a little frustrating to work with, overall Wunderlist is one of the best list management tools I’ve ever used.

My review here.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

October 11th, 2014 at 10:38 am