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Best writing apps for Mac

From letters and memos to novels and screenplays, these are the best writing apps for Mac

Keyboard cases be damned, there's no better writing tool on the planet than the Mac, if you've got the right apps to get the job done, of course. Text editors are one thing, but full on-writing tools are something else entirely. Luckily, the Mac App Store is full of apps specifically made for general purpose writing. Whether you're a journalist, student, screenwriter, blogger, or even a novelist, there's something for everyone. If you're having trouble deciding which one is right for you, these are currently the best Mac apps currently available when it comes to long form writing!

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The best Mac apps for reading ebooks

The Mac ebook software market doesn't start and stop with iBooks. Though it's a perfectly useful app, there are a lot of other choices from other developers, and some of them have features iBooks doesn't. Here's a roundup of some of the best ebook reader apps available for the Mac.

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CoverScout helps your Mac find album covers that iTunes can't

Years ago I had to shrink my iTunes library down because I'd run out of hard drive space, and one way that I did it was to get rid of all the album art included with my music. Now that space isn't as much of a premium, I'd like to get the album art back. iTunes has a way to do it but it doesn't always work. That's where Equinux's CoverScout comes into play.

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Best repair and maintenance apps for Mac: The tools you need to fix OS X

You have a Mac, or maybe you're responsible for taking care of them at your business. You need an toolkit of apps that help you get out of trouble when your Mac's not working right. Maybe a hard drive needs rebuilding or recovery, the memory needs testing, you're desperate to un-delete files, you need to access to deeper system maintenance, or you simply want to better clean out the debris from old apps, there are several tools you can go to. These are my pick for the best Mac apps, and most indispensable tools, you can have.

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Best Mac apps for photo editing

You've probably looked at a few of your digital photos and said, "That's nice. But it could be just a bit better if I tweaked it somehow." If that's the case, then you need an image editor in your arsenal. Here are the best ones you can get for the Macintosh.

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Best Mac Apps of July 2014

I've already shared my best Mac games of July 2014, so here are my picks for the best Mac apps of July. We've got a great presentation app, a super tool for users concerned with on-screen graphics elements (in app and web design, especially), an important update to a popular music app, and a terrific productivity app.

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Best software update tools for your Mac: AppFresh, MacUpdate Desktop, Software Update

Don't make more work for yourself than necessary to keep your Mac up to date. Use these tools instead!

Looking for the best Mac app to keep your Mac software up to date? If you're like me and you get software from other places besides the Mac App Store, keeping those apps up to date can feel like a full time job. Here are a few ways you can help stay up to date with your apps.

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Best task and reminder apps for Mac: GoodTask, Clear, Due, and more!

From shopping lists to packing lists, these are the very best reminder and general task apps for Mac!

Looking for the best Mac app to help you handle your checklists and reminders? Most of us have lots of things to remember each day and making sense of all of it can sometimes be overwhelming. Luckily there are lots of Mac apps available to help you remember what needs your attention and when. If hardcore todo apps for Mac are a little out of your scope or price range, there are lots of simpler options available that are better suited for everyday tasks. However, as with most apps, all of them are not created equal. So what general task and reminder apps for Mac are the absolute best available?

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Best todo apps for Mac: Omnifocus, Things, 2Do, and more!

The best todo apps for Mac from creating shopping lists to managing projects, to just plain getting stuff done

Looking for the best Mac apps to help you stay organized and on task? We spend a good majority of our lives checking off todo lists. Whether that's buying groceries or finishing assignments or scheduling projects, keeping everything straight and getting things done in the most time effective way possible can sometimes be a task in and of itself. If you're a Mac user, there are lots of apps available that can help you organize the chaos. Most even have iOS counterparts to keep you productive on the go too. Todo apps can come with a high price tag, however, so it can be hard to decide on which one to go with. Which todo apps for Mac really are the best?

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Best weather apps for Mac: Living Earth, Degrees, Clear Day, and more!

The weather dictates how we plan for our days, from what we wear to what activities we can plan for. If you spend a lot of time on your Mac, a good weather app can keep you up to date on today's weather and tomorrow's forecast. But which Mac weather apps are the best? Here are my favorites!

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