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iBank 5 Review

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My review of iBank 5 is now up at

I don’t use anything like this to manage my finances anymore, but if I did, iBank 5 would be the ticket. Great application.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

February 20th, 2014 at 11:10 am

VIPOrbit Review

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My review of VIPOrbit is up at

Great little app created in part by one of the original developers of ACT!. While it’s definitely a first gen product, meaning I saw a few glitches here and there, overall it’s a fantastic app that, as it grows, should become an amazing tool for managing your relationships. I highly recommend it.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

January 17th, 2014 at 10:06 am

QuickBooks for Mac 2014 Review

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My review of QuickBooks 2014 for Mac is now up at

This, sadly, is still the same-old same-old from Intuit. It’s not a bad product, it just doesn’t add anything of super-duper value to the product.

And nope… no file level compatibility with the Windows product… Although it is a little better at getting your accountant’s changes updated to your live data without having to send the entire data file back and forth between you and your accountant.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

January 2nd, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Sad To Say…

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My review of Office 365 for iOS is up at

Sad to say… not much there.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

July 9th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Reunion 10 Review

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My review of Leister Productions Reunion 10 is now live at

As has been the case with nearly every iteration of this, Reunion 10 improves in ways that will make it easier for you to catalog your family history.

Still my favorite app of this sort for your Mac.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

April 6th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Write for Dropbox Review

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My review of the Write App for Dropbox is now up on

Write, which is designed to help you make quick work of creating Markdown formatted text on your iPhone or iPod touch is the best Dropbox text editor I’ve used on my phone. Intelligently designed and amazingly easy to use, Write adds a keyboard extension that not only makes Markdown easy to add to your text, it also simplifies cursor movement and text selection.

Check out my review then go pick yourself up a copy of the app.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

March 28th, 2013 at 8:37 am

QuickBooks Online for iPad

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Pretty nice app, but what I’m really surprised by is how much I now like QuickBooks Online. For the first time EVER, I may be considering a move from my old faithful to QuickBooks Online. 

My review of the iPad link to QB online here:

Review: QuickBooks Online for iPad a limited app with potential | Via

Written by Jeffery Battersby

March 20th, 2013 at 2:03 pm