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iBank 5 Review

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My review of iBank 5 is now up at Macworld.com.

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

PDF Editor Pro Review

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My review of PDF Editor Pro is now up (as of yesterday, actually) on the Macworld website.

PDF Editor Pro is a wannabe replacement for Preview that has some features unavailable in Apple’s built-in all purpose image editing app, but it lacks the depth, versatility, and simplicity of Preview at a price that’s significantly higher than free.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

May 21st, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Mac Gems: Koku Personal-finance App | Macworld

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Fading Red’s Koku is a is a clever little app that allows you quick and dirty access to your banking information. While it’s a great entry level tool, and a v1.0 app to boot, it would benefit from a few more online banking options and better/more traditional reconciliation tools. Otherwise, great little app.

My review of Koku is now up at Macworld.com.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

November 15th, 2012 at 11:12 am

Mac Gems: FoldingText

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FoldingText is like no other text editor you’ve ever used. While it allows you to perform basic text editing without a hitch, it also offers some features you don’t expect to find in a basic text editor, including todo lists, formatted text, and a built-in Pomodoro timer.

You’ll find my FoldingText review at Macworld.com.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

November 9th, 2012 at 11:10 am

Personal Capital Review

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Hands down the best personal finance app I’ve had the pleasure to use. My review at Macworld.com:

Personal Capital Finance Software Review | Macworld

Written by Jeffery Battersby

July 20th, 2012 at 8:44 am

Evernote 1.4 Review @ Macworld.com

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Evernote

Evernote

My Evernote Review is now online @ Macworld.com. While it’s unlikely that’ll I’ll keep Evernote on my Mac or iPhone now that the review has been published, the program has one very useful feature that differentiates it from all the other note capturing apps; it recognizes the text in any image that you capture. As I said in the review,

… take a photo of a document, prescription label, book cover, or anything else containing text, and within seconds of when that image is uploaded to Evernote’s servers, that text is fully searchable.

It’s a kick booty feature, and the one feature that makes Evernote a standout.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

August 10th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

NeatReceipts for Mac Review @ Macworld.com

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NeatReceipts

NeatReceipts

Mix:

1 – Large box of receipts

1 – Box NeatReceipts for Mac

Combine, then serve your receipts to your shredder.

My review of NeatReceipts for Mac is now online at Macworld.com. Great little tool for collecting data and getting rid of clutter.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

February 27th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

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