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Microsoft Money Plus Deluxe 2008
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Microsoft Money Plus Deluxe 2008

Once again, we don't find this upgrade necessary, although some might come to rely upon the new Insights views of finances, and uber-organized users can link transactions to images of checks and receipts.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 5, 2007

MSRP: $49.99

QuickBooks 2008 Simple Start Plus Pack
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QuickBooks 2008 Simple Start Plus Pack

QuickBooks Premier 2008 remains the top small-business accounting program. Its guidance for novices is top-notch, and it comes in a variety of editions tailored for specific industries. Version 2008 isn't an essential upgrade for QuickBooks 2007 users, but it's a good buy for users of earlier versions, and for anyone new to accounting software.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 27, 2007

MSRP: $99.95

Apple iWork '08
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Apple iWork '08

Although Microsoft Office 2007 offers deeper features, particularly for number crunchers, Apple iWork '08 is a strong Mac productivity package and a pleasure to use.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 22, 2007

MSRP: $79.00

Adobe Illustrator CS3 (single user upgrade from FreeHand, Mac)
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Adobe Illustrator CS3 ( single user upgrade from FreeHand, Mac)

Though it remains an excellent vector drawing tool, there's not a lot in Adobe Illustrator CS3 to compel CS2 users to upgrade.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 17, 2007
Adobe Photoshop CS3 (single user upgrade, Mac)
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 ( single user upgrade, Mac)

With its streamlined tools, enhanced nondestructive editing capabilities, and better performance, Adobe Photoshop CS3 will look very attractive to almost any user.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 26, 2007

MSRP: $199.00

TurboTax Home & Business 2006 - without State
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TurboTax Home & Business 2006

With its cogent, easy-to-understand interview and clean design, Intuit TurboTax 2006 remains one of the top tax-prep programs out there. However, it's pricier than H&R Block's TaxCut, which is the better bargain.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 27, 2007
TaxCut Premium 2006
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TaxCut Premium 2006

For do-it-yourself tax preparers, H&R Block TaxCut Premium 2006 is a solid buy. TaxCut is a breeze to learn and notably less expensive than archrival TurboTax Premier.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 23, 2007
Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
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Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

If you work with Microsoft Outlook on a daily basis, this upgrade can make scheduling simpler and e-mailing more interesting. Still, we wish Instant Search and e-mail rendering were better.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 13, 2007
Microsoft Word 2007
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Microsoft Word 2007

If you're ready to let go of old habits from previous versions of Word and want to make sleeker-looking documents, Microsoft Word 2007 is worth the upgrade. However, less-expensive alternatives handle its core features without the clutter.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 7, 2007
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Microsoft Office Professional 2007 - box pack
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Microsoft Office Professional 2007

Overall, Microsoft Office Standard 2007 is a worthy upgrade if you need to make sleeker-looking documents and presentations to share with others, and Outlook is better than ever, but you can stick to your current software if you don't feel that it lacks anything.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 29, 2007

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