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Applications

Office Mobile (iOS)
REVIEW

Office Mobile ( iOS)

The Office apps for iOS are worth downloading for free basic editing features, but are much more useful once you add a subscription to Office 365.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 14, 2013
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Quicken Premier 2010
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Quicken Premier 2010

Quicken 2010 is a solid finance package, especially for novices, but offers little that's substantively new.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 14, 2009
Corel Home Office
REVIEW

Corel Home Office

Despite some compatibility setbacks, Corel Home Office suite is useful for creating documents. Its conscientious size, small-screen optimizations, and attractive price make it a good buy for a Netbook office suite, or for saving space by shedding advanced features.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 16, 2009
TurboTax Deluxe 2008 (Federal + State)
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TurboTax Deluxe 2008 ( Federal + State)

TurboTax 2008 is the most expensive tax app on the market, but it's also fast, complete, and straightforward. If finishing quickly is your goal, the extra cost is worth it. If you anticipate wanting live help support, look into TaxCut.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 4, 2009
iWork '09 Family Pack
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iWork '09 Family Pack

Intuitive interface design and easy access to useful features make iWork the best office suite choice on the Mac. Though it lacks some of Microsoft Office's advanced options, iWork '09 is an emerging powerhouse in its own right.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 27, 2009
Intuit QuickBooks Accounting Pro Edition 2009
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Intuit QuickBooks Accounting Pro Edition 2009

Intuit QuickBooks Premier 2009 keeps the program's well-designed, intuitive interface, while adding a few new features. It's a worthy upgrade for people serious about online banking, and it remains the best accounting program for small business owners. However, Intuit should be more generous with customer support, particularly for setup issues.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 22, 2008
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Standard
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Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Standard

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 isn't perfect, but it's the best dictation software available. We don't find this upgrade necessary for the most basic dictation, although new features may benefit heavily accented English speakers and those who rely heavily on voice commands.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 20, 2008

MSRP: $99.99

H&R Block TaxCut Home & Business + Federal + State 2007
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H&R Block TaxCut Home & Business + Federal + State 2007

H&R Block TaxCut is relatively affordable and well-designed tax-prep software, although we found TurboTax's interview to be more direct and thorough.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 14, 2008
Intuit TurboTax 2007 Premier
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Intuit TurboTax 2007 Premier

It's not perfect, but if you're brave enough to manage your own taxes, then TurboTax 2007 is Intuit's best tax application yet.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 12, 2008
Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 (Home and Student Edition)
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Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 ( Home and Student Edition)

Office for Mac 2008 may be the best pick for business users, but most people can get by with less costly alternatives.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 7, 2008
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
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

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

MSRP: $109.95

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
QuickBooks Pro 2007
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QuickBooks Pro 2007

Despite its lean list of improvements, QuickBooks 2007 remains a terrific small-business accounting package. Longtime QuickBooks users who haven't already upgraded to QuickBooks 2006 should leap to 2007 instead.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 26, 2006
Microsoft Money 2007 Deluxe
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Microsoft Money 2007 Deluxe

If you're using an earlier version of Microsoft Money, the 2007 updates may not tempt you to upgrade, unless the latest version's new budgeting abilities fit your needs.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 24, 2006
Quicken Deluxe 2007 - box pack
REVIEW

Quicken Deluxe 2007

Intuit Quicken 2007 Premier offers a thorough overhaul of its interface, as well as useful new features and conveniences that other financial software products can't match.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 18, 2006
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 9
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 9

For people who type a lot or suffer sore fingers and hands, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 is the best tool available for dictating text and commanding a Web browser by voice, despite the gradual adjustments needed to conform to your personal manner of speaking.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 17, 2006

MSRP: $199.99

Peachtree Pro Accounting 2007 - box pack
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Peachtree Pro Accounting 2007

With its slick new look and powerful set of bookkeeping tools, Peachtree Complete Accounting 2007 is a fine upgrade for longtime users, especially for small shops that need to manage inventory.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 18, 2006
FileMaker Pro 8 (multiplatform)
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FileMaker Pro 8 ( multiplatform)

With improved data-export tools, beginner-friendly templates, and support for massive files, FileMaker Pro 8 is a great choice for novice or professional users who need to develop powerful databases.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 9, 2006

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ACT! 2006 Premium for Workgroups
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ACT! 2006 Premium for Workgroups

Act 2006 is a solid choice for sales pros but a nonessential upgrade for version 2005 users.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on March 3, 2006
IBM ViaVoice Simply Dictation for MAC OS X
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IBM ViaVoice Simply Dictation for MAC OS X

ViaVoice is an affordable, if buggy, program for basic speech-to-text dictation. To avoid using your hands, however, we recommend the Windows-only Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 23, 2006
iWork '06 - box pack
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iWork '06

Overall, Apple iWork '06 is a compelling package, though mostly due to Keynote 3. Keynote 3 is a better tool than PowerPoint, and Pages 2 offers some intriguing new features, though professional users will still yearn for Adobe FrameMaker.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 15, 2006
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional 8 (French)
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional 8 ( French)

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional 8 does a great job of letting you take care of most computing needs with voice commands instead of the keyboard--a godsend for those who suffer from repetitive stress injuries.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 10, 2006