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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

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


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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

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

SnapNDrag Pro Review

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Not 100% sure on this yet, but SnapNDrag Pro may become my new go-to screen capture app. Simple and intuitive, it also offers annotation traction. Pretty slick app overall. My Macworld review, and my first entry in this year’s Macworld Gem Fest, here.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

July 16th, 2014 at 9:31 am

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QuickBooks app for Mac Review

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My new review of Intuit’s QuickBooks app for Mac is now live at

QuickBooks app for Mac is a standalone application that lets you manage your QuickBooks Online account using an app on your Mac rather than a Web browser, which is the way you’d normally manage QuickBooks Online. In terms of appearance, there is no difference between the online and app-based versions of QuickBooks Online, but in the future Intuit promises offline access to your QuickBooks Online data, which could be hugely beneficial.

If you’re using QuickBooks Online I highly recommend QuickBooks app for Mac.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

June 19th, 2014 at 9:26 am