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Notezilla 8 review: This monster crushes other note programs likes its namesake crushes Tokyo

The desktop sticky note world is full of freeware, but Notezilla proves you can have enough in the way of useful extras to make it worth opening your wallet

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Microsoft Office for iOS reviews: The ultimate in iPad and iPhone productivity

Microsoft's flagship products now have a unified interface across all iOS devices, and most creating and editing features are available without an Office 365 subscription.

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Microsoft Excel for iOS review: Create and edit spreadsheets on any device, at no cost

If you're looking for a powerful spreadsheet app for iOS that makes it seamless to work between a Mac, a Windows machine, and any number of iOS or Windows Phone devices, Excel for iOS is for you.

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Microsoft PowerPoint for iOS review: Presenter View feature makes the subscription version worth it

This updated presentation tool gives Keynote a run for its money.

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Microsoft Word for iOS review: This classic word processor shines on every device

Microsoft's most recent update offers free editing for all, adds Dropbox integration, and now includes an app for your iPhone that you can use to create and edit documents.

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Tabbles review: tagging tool improves speed, adds corporate focus

Tabbles offers a useful and effective way of dealing with complex projects scattered over many files, but it requires developing new habits to get the most out of it.

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Nuance Power PDF Standard review: An affordable Acrobat alternative with minor flaws

At one-third the cost of Acrobat, you get all the standard PDF and creation features and a more intuitive interface. However, there are some 1.0 interface missteps.

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Microsoft Office for iPad review: Finally! True productivity on your tablet

Microsoft's Office for Apple's iPad tablet is a beautiful hybrid of form and function, competing with and even outdoing Apple's iWork suite.

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Inky review: Inching toward a better email experience

Almost a year later, the email aggregator is closer to fulfilling its enormous potential.

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SwiftKey Note review: Awesomely fast typing, but limited to just one app

This note-taking app has a super smart predictive keyboard and syncs with Evernote.