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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

Screenshot FX Review

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Clever little screenshot tool that lets you make precise image selections when taking a screenshot. Kind of like Photoshop, only you can use it before you try to capture an image.

Quite nice!

My review at Macworld.com.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

September 17th, 2014 at 9:21 am

Livescribe 3 Review

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Still a little bulky for my liking, the Livescribe 3 Smartpen system provides you with a way to capture and synchronize handwritten notes and recorded audio.

My Macworld review here.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

September 13th, 2014 at 4:27 pm

iBetterCharge

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iBetterCharge is a great little app that reminds you when your iOS device is running low on juice. Simple, free, and easy-to-use, it’s still in my Menubar today.

My review is at Macworld.com.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

August 22nd, 2014 at 6:47 am

Briefly Review

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Next up for me in Macworld’s Mac Gems fest, Briefly, a tool that helps you combine hundreds of sequential photos into a single stop-action video. While iPhoto offers the same capabilities, Briefly makes quick work of what might otherwise be a tedious project.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

July 17th, 2014 at 12:04 pm