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    15 Hot Business Apps for Your Mac

    Just like the App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, the Mac App Store allows you to download apps directly to your Mac. You can browse the apps by category and read developer descriptions and user reviews or search for specific apps. In order to access the Mac App Store, you’ll need to be running Max OS X v10.6 or later and download the latest Mac OS X update.

    This slideshow highlights 15 hot business apps from the Mac App Store.

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    Click through for 15 hot business apps from the Mac App Store.

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    Pages ’09 is both a streamlined word processor and a page layout application. It includes a Template Chooser that lets you skim through more than 180 Apple-designed templates. You can create documents ranging from a simple letter to a professionally polished resume to a newsletter and more.  Pages also provides you with a blank canvas to design your own template.

    Cost: $19.99

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    Numbers is a spreadsheet program that comes with Apple-designed templates to help you get started quickly. Just choose one of the 30 templates to use for home, work or school and make it your own. You can also create your own spreadsheet layout. Spreadsheets are built on a free-form canvas, so you can move tables, charts, graphs and text anywhere you want on the page.

    Cost: $19.99

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    Billings logical workflow and intuitive interface make quoting, invoicing, and time tracking simple. The program comes with 30 professionally designed templates for invoices, statements, labels and reports. You can also track overdue clients, partial payments, taxes, and retainers collected. Built-in business reports let you track mileage and other crucial financial information.  Apple Design Awards 2009 Winner.

    Cost: $39.99

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    Panorama Sheets combines the full power of a database with the familiar experience of a spreadsheet. All data entry, searching, sorting, data analysis and data manipulation is handled using a straightforward spreadsheet like interface. Data can be imported or exported to/from text files and spreadsheets, and can be printed either as a table or as mailing labels.

    Cost: $39.99

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    eWallet is a digital wallet and password keeper that helps you protect your passwords, PINs, and bank and credit card information. It uses 256-bit AES encryption and employs time-out locks to keep your info safe.  It also allows you to synch your information between your Mac and iOS devices.

    Cost: $9.99

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    Smart Recorder is the ultimate time-based note taking tool for iPhone, iPad and Mac. It allows the typing of textual notes as time-based tags while recording, allowing you to jump to important sections during playback. Smart Recorder will auto pause and suspend recording when there is no sound.

    Cost: $4.99

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    Access your SharePoint data from anywhere with SharePlus for Mac. SharePlus connects to Microsoft’s SharePoint servers allowing online browsing of all your office’s data, such as documents, tasks, images, discussions, announcements, events, Wiki pages, custom lists, etc.  It does not require any server-side components.

    Cost: Free

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    Citrix Receiver for Mac allows you to securely access virtual desktops, apps and data from anywhere. Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop infrastructure is required for production use.  Citrix Receiver allows you to use your Mac to work from anywhere with instant, self-service access to your Windows virtual deskop, business apps and documents.

    Cost: Free

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    Mailings is a mail delivery app for sending personalized e-mail messages to large groups of contacts. For business or personal use, Mailings is capable of sending thousands of messages, or just a hundred, directly and privately from you own Mac. Recipient address, message content and tracking data remain private and secure.

    Cost: $19.99

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    OmniGraffle can help you make diagrams, process charts, quick page-layouts, and website wireframes quickly. It comes with built-in stencils or you can create your own custom shapes. OmniGraffle keeps lines connected between shapes when you move them, provides styling tools and can automatically organize diagrams with just one click.

    Cost: Standard – $99 / Pro – $199

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    OmniPlan is a program designed to help you create logical, manageable project planning documents. With OmniPlan, you can break down tasks, optimize the resources needed for your project, control costs, and monitor your entire project at a glance. OmniPlan provides features like Gannt charts, schedules, summaries, milestones, and critical path highlighting to let you manage all your activities.

    Cost: $149.99

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    Relationship is a powerful contact and project management program. In addition to the typical contact details (name, phone number, e-mail address, etc.), Relationship displays the names of projects that involve your contact, meetings scheduled with your contact, and much more.

    Cost: $38.99

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    File Documents allows you to quickly organize documents, bills, scans, etc. You are able to set destination folders to hold all your important business documents and quickly assign files to the proper location.

    Cost: $4.99

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    MindNode is a mindmapping application for collecting, organizing and outlining your thoughts and ideas as a mind map.  It’s great for to-do lists, brainstorming, event planning, research, writing, and project management.  You are able to create multiple mind maps on the same canvas, and can import and export a wide variety of file formats.

    Cost: Free

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    Use Evernote to take notes, save interesting Web pages, create to-do and shopping lists, attach images and PDFs, and much more. Evernote allows you to synchronize your notes from your Mac to your smartphone, tablet and the Web, allowing you to find your notes at any time, from anywhere.

    Cost: Free

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