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Let’s face it, the default notes app that comes with iOS is a little, shall we say, lacking. If you’re tired of its short comings then you should give this simple yet powerful app a go. It was designed with simplicity in mind, so using it just feels natural. It is also quite capable, with cloud syncing options available for both iCloud and Dropbox. Over the past couple of years I’ve tried about a dozen or so note apps on the iPhone that include Dropbox sync capability (so that I can access my notes on my Mac and iPad seamlessly), the vast majority of them simply don’t work, but iA Writer works every time. I have yet to have a data loss, which is vital when you’re jotting down things you need to remember. The iOS version is both an iPhone and iPad app, so that’s swell. The Mac version is available over here.

This is the only text app I would recommend to replace Notes on your iPhone. Don’t sell yourself short with cheap and ugly alternatives.

$5

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Game night? Scorekeeper has you covered. Throw away that pen and paper and keep score in style. More apps over here on goldswag.com

Buy here. ($0.00)

Little Printer lives in your home, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from friends. Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful miniature newspaper.

Little Printer holds a compact, inkless, thermal printer. Its zero-configuration wireless connection to the Web (via the Bridge unit, included) lets you place it wherever you have a power outlet. Little Printer is constructed in high-gloss injection moulded plastic and the brushed steel faceplate holds the paper, framing each delivery as it prints.

Buy here. ($312)

Made in Korea. Comes in a variety of colors: Orange, Salmon, Blue, White, and Black

Buy here. ($44)

Available for the Mac, the iPad, and your iPhone.  The Reeder app suite is an amazing example of what great software should be across all Apple platforms.  If you love your RSS feed and still use Google Reader on a daily basis then this little piece of software is for you.

Buy here. ($3, $5, $10)

For those of us addicted to Twitter and our iPhone then Tweetbot is the only way to roll.

Tweetbot is a full-featured iPhone Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it’s the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds & animation, or features like multiple timelines & smart gestures, there’s a lot to love about Tweetbot.

Buy here. ($2)