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Top Choice: Our favorite online-based business accounting apps

If you turn to the Web for your business accounting needs, you'll find that the offerings aren't perfect. But you will find apps that have the basic tools to track your finances.

FileMaker 13

FileMaker 13 review: Venerable database gets a style and accessibility update

For over 20 years, FileMaker has made its mark as a cross-platform database. Fortunately, the software continues to improve.

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Prezi Desktop review: Animate your presentations, even when you're away from the cloud

Much like the online version, Prezi Desktop makes your presentations more palatable. And since it's a desktop edition, you can work offline.

Metapad review: Replace WordPad with this tiny, full-featured notepad

Designed to completely replace the Microsoft's WordPad, Metapad has the small size and big feature list to make the change appealing.

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Apache OpenOffice 4.0 review: New features, easier to use, still free

Lagging slightly behind Microsoft Office in features, Apache OpenOffice has a lot of functionality and flexibility, as well as tight integration among components. It's also free and open-source.

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Sonar3 review: Track submitted manuscripts, publications, and payments

One of the greatest tools on an author's bench is the one that helps to sell articles or stories. Free software Sonar3 tracks submissions and accepts a great deal of detail about each work and each market.

celtx screenwriting software

Celtx review: Professional screenwriting software at starving-artist prices

Powerful, cross-platform writing tool Celtx Plus includes most of the features a screenwriter needs at a fraction of Final Draft's price. The free Celtx works neatly for personal screenwriting projects.

Final Draft 8 for Windows

Final Draft 8 for Windows review: Screenwriting software ready for its close-up

Unleash your Oscar-worthy script ideas with this longtime favorite screenplay program.

Review: CC PDF Converter protects your work with Creative Commons licenses

A Creative Commons license lets you share your work generously without losing your control over it. This clever beta program helps you choose the right license and attach it to your PDFs.

Review: Soluto's paid product offers low-cost support services for small businesses

Soluto's commercial service is much cheaper than the competition, but its remote control feature is not quite there yet.

Review: Open-source freebie jPDF Tweak gives you power over your PDFs

Add watermarks, combine PDFs, make printable booklets, and otherwise enhance your PDFs with this open-source program.

Review: PDFill lets you tweak PDFs any which way

PDFill's three-part suit covers many PDF editing and creation needs on a budget. It integrates well with Microsoft Office for easy access, too.

Review: Prezi makes it easy to create cinematic presentations with zoom and pan effects

Instead of moving through a slide deck, Prezi takes your audience on an animated journey over a wide canvas of ideas.