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Review: Textilus is an iPad-only word processor with a ton of features

Textilus Word Processor Free is a feature-loaded rich-text editor and word processor for the iPad that works largely as advertised, albeit with some performance issues. It's easy to ignore the handful of small issues, though, because this is truly a powerful app, allowing you to create any number of documents optimized for display on the iPad and easy to share with anyone because they are created in RTF.

When you first open the app, you can immediately start creating new documents or you can load existing RTF files from your iCloud, Dropbox, or Scrivener cloud accounts. We suggest you … Read more

Review: Kalkules greatly enhances built-in calculator options for advanced users

Kalkules triples the number of built-in buttons and functions on the PC calculator to make advanced mathematical functions easier. With dozens of new options, a massive list of menu options and function operations, Kalkules is a powerful tool that you will find yourself using frequently, whether to complete your most recent homework or while working on a new application.

After installation, Kalkules will open to the full calculator view, showing more than 75 buttons onscreen, including standard number pad and operations, and then everything from cosine and arcsine to exponents, logarithms, and derivatives. Separate tool menus are also available for … Read more

Search for information about game objects using Minecraft Plus

Minecraft Plus is not a version of the popular Minecraft game, but a standalone guide to the Minecraft world for the iPhone and iPad. Minecraft Plus is available from iTunes and several other Web sites, and is easy to install.

At its heart, Minecraft Plus is a reference guide. Every item and potion, armor, mob, or construction tool in the game is referenced in Minecraft Plus. You can enter what you're looking for in the search engine and pull up all references to that item in the guide. This is not a replacement for the game, but an add-on … Read more

Befuddling business suite

Computers have revolutionized the way that we do business, making record-keeping, banking, invoicing, customer relations, and many other business functions easier than ever. Compass Business Management Suite aims to combine several of these important tasks into one program that lets users access their data from anywhere. Although we think it's a great idea, in practice we weren't too impressed.

Upon first launching the program, you are required to register and set up a username and password. Compass Business Management Suite saves your information on a remote server, meaning that you can log in and access it from any … Read more

Improve your Outlook

The free Outlook add-on Xobni beats the pants off Outlook's built-in e-mail search. While Xobni's core talent lays in rapidly finding e-mails and contacts based on any keyword search, it also excels at surfacing meetings and file attachments, hyperlinks, and even personal information extracted from social networks, like photos and phone numbers.

Visually, Xobni displays a sidebar that slides in an out from the right and over the reading pane. From there, you'll be able to search for contacts and messages, and interact with the profile, message, or files from there. When at rest, Xobni displays the … Read more

Automatic tasks easily

xStarter offers users a chance to customize their computers by automating certain tasks. The program is flexible and option-packed, but less experienced users should definitely spend time with the Help file.

The xStarter interface is on the plain side, but information is neatly organized and it smartly opens with preloaded sample tasks. A list on the left-hand side holds 31 possible tasks ranging from opening a Web browser to searching for files and opening the CD player. On the right side, users are shown what actions and schedules are associated with a selected task. There are an almost overwhelming number … Read more