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Circus Ponies NoteBook for Mac review

Circus Ponies Notebook for Mac is a versatile system to help you organize and keep track of your notes for work and personal projects. You can keep different notebooks for separate projects, and you can choose to start your notebook completely from scratch or with an appropriate category list in place.

Pros

Templates: When you start a new notebook, you can choose from several different templates that will make organizing your ideas and information that much easier. Options are organized into categories like General, Professional, Education, and Project, and specific templates exist for anything from writing a book or novel … Read more

Tor Browser Bundle for Mac review

Tor Browser Bundle for Mac enables you to securely browse the Web while hiding your identity, proving to be an accessible, feature-rich option. Because of its dependency on the Tor network, however, it may feel sluggish at times.

Pros

Quick and easy install: Using Tor Browser Bundle for Mac turns out to be easier than running the separate client version. You just have to download an archive, extract the file, launch it, and that's it.

Tried and tested Tor network: This browser uses the Tor network, which, although not the fastest anonymity solution available, does work well. This app … Read more

Evernote review

Evernote is a powerful note-taking program that lets you sync information across all of your devices, so you can take a note on the go and access it anywhere. You can add all kinds of notes, images, and just about anything else you want to save, and then share it with friends or refer back to it later.

Pros

Great interface: Whether you're updating your shopping list or setting a reminder about a meeting, you'll find your way smoothly through this app's intuitive interface. Everything is exactly where you expect it to be, and you can also … Read more

Hazel for Mac review

A flexible and feature-rich file management application, Hazel for Mac makes it easy for you to organize files and folders, offering through its intuitive interface an extensive range of functions that are about more than just categorizing newly-saved files.

Pros

Automates file management: Hazel for Mac offers a rich set of functions that make file management a breeze. It can sort downloads, automatically move files to specific folders or export them to iPhoto and iTunes based on predefined rules, resize images to manageable sizes, run scripts (including AppleScript), and manage your trash by partially emptying it once it reaches a … Read more

OmniOutliner review

OmniOutliner is a powerful mind-mapping program designed to help you create all kinds of documents and outlines. Just choose the template that most closely matches the type of document you want to create and the style you're after, and then start filling it in.

Pros

Lots of templates: Whether you want to outline a family budget of draft a book, OmniOutliner has templates designed just for the purpose. To begin working on a new document, just pick the template and start writing. And if you're not sure exactly which template is the most appropriate for your purposes, you … Read more

Any.do review

Any.do is a popular free to-do list manager for Android that combines voice recognition, day planner, calendar, folder browser, missed calls, and more features inside a clean, easy-to-read interface. Using Any.do is a pleasant experience, from the Getting Started animation to the tutorials in the Help menu. You can sign in to Any.do with Facebook or Google, create a new account, or skip registration.

Pros

Speak and be heard: Voice recognition not only makes Any.do easy to use on the fly, it makes it far more likely you'll record a task, plan, or event.

Someday: … Read more

Wunderlist review

With Wunderlist's free app on your Android device and a free Wunderlist account, you can manage your life, boost productivity, collaborate with friends and co-workers, sync data, and more. Wunderlist creates Lists of Tasks under any category, such as Work, Home, or Shopping, in a smooth, well-designed interface.

Pros

Wanderlust: Multi-platform capability lets you take Wunderlist with you on Android, Windows, Kindle, iOS, iPhone, or iPad devices. The Wunderlist Web site is widely compatible with popular browsers, too.

You're invited: Invite your friends to collaborate by joining one of your lists or through Twitter or Facebook.

Support center: … Read more

TripIt Travel Organizer - Free review

TripIt Travel Organizer - Free checks your hotel, airline, car rental, and restaurant confirmation emails and adds maps and weather reports to them, creating a handy itinerary you can access online as well as offline, sync with your calendar, and easily check on any computer or device. The app also lets you add and edit trips manually, but doing this feels a little awkward.

TripIt Travel Organizer - Free installs quickly and requires little setup. The grayscale interface looks drab and isn't optimized to take advantage of the screen space, but remains usable, nevertheless. While this app lets you … Read more

MSD Organizer Portable Freeware review

MSD Organizer Portable Freeware adds yet another capability to this versatile, expandable, and feature-packed personal manager: total portability. You can carry the portable freeware edition with you on a USB drive or other device and run it on any accessible and compatible Windows PC, which covers a lot of installations -- from Windows 98 and NT to the latest Windows 8 releases. Like the installed version, MSD Organizer Portable Freeware serves as day planner and calendar, contacts manager, task manager, alarm clock, and much more. You can upgrade by purchasing modules that add even more capabilities. The latest version lets … Read more

MSD Organizer Freeware review

MSD Organizer Freeware is a versatile, expandable, and feature-packed personal information manager. It organizes notes, contacts, appointments, important events, tasks, and much, much more with a free app that can grow with your needs. New in version 11.6 is the ability to save data to three separate folders at once, including cloud-based folders.

MSD Organizer opened with a floating time gadget and an extensive Help file with a Quick Tour and Introduction. The user interface is busy but efficient and attractive, with a day planner in the main window and a calendar sidebar. Customizable toolbars give a familiar browser-like … Read more