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Jeff Merron is a writer and editor who wrote full-time for ESPN.com's Page 2 for five years and has contributed to Slate, Consumers Digest, Yahoo.com, Information Week, Byte Magazine, and many other national outlets.

Memonic for iPhone and iPad

This note-taking app shows a lot of promises, thanks to tight integration with desktop and Web-based versions and well-thought-out sharing capabilities. But there are some flaws with the iOS version, too.

OmmWriter for iPad

This distraction-free writing tool suffers from some limitations with file management and keyboard shortcuts. But the fact that it creates a placid, relaxing writing environment makes it an intriguing option for iPad users.

Smart Pad for iPad

This iPad offering stands out among calendar apps because its power lies in its flexibility and in the level of detail it allows for.