productivity apps

  • 5 unexpectedly useful apps

    Posted July 29, 2014 - 12:07 pm

    You probably didn't know you needed a color-coded goal manager or a dedicated email tracker.
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    5 more free iOS productivity apps you need today

    Posted May 30, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    Want to get more out of work and life with your iPhone or iPad? Then check out these great five productivity apps -- every one of them free.
  • Organize (almost) every aspect of your life with these seven apps

    Posted March 28, 2014 - 11:58 am

    Generic calendar apps are mostly useful for two things: Meetings--including appointments and conference calls--and birthday or holiday reminders. But have you ever tried to use a basic calendar app to create a workout plan or organize your travel itinerary?
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    Scorecard: Best Android office suite shoot-out

    Posted June 17, 2013 - 11:08 am

    Which package of office apps provide the best mobile productivity experience on Android devices? We put the leading contenders to the test to find out
  • Microsoft's ambivalence about Office on the Web gives Apple shot with iWork on iCloud

    Posted June 12, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    Almost as an afterthought, Apple on Monday announced it was working on browser-based versions of its iWork productivity applications, a move one analyst said challenged Microsoft's Office behemoth.
  • Become an Evernote power user: 10 must-know tips

    Posted April 10, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    It's time to dig into Evernote's arsenal and charge ahead like a true note-taking, to-do-list-tackling warrior.
  • How to deal with tech distractions

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Having trouble focusing on your work? You're not alone: The advent of smartphones, tablets, and Twitter has made staying connected to the flow of information seem seductively simple. All you have to do is leave your email inbox open in one tab, have Facebook or Twitter open in another, and set your phone to beep whenever you have an appointment to ensure that you stay productive without missing a single meeting or status update.
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    Useful sites for small business

    Posted September 29, 2011 - 9:46 am

    Whether you're running a business out of your den or from a penthouse in the sky, you don't have time or money to waste on second-rate tools. These well-designed services and resources are among the best the Web offers for small and midsize businesses. Some include apps for smartphones and downloads for your desktop, but all of them provide the bulk of their features within a Web browser.
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    11 essential tablet productivity apps

    Posted August 13, 2011 - 8:40 am

    Whether you're an executive, a traveling sales rep, a student, or a soccer parent, a slate full of smart apps can help you manage the ever-changing demands of your daily life. It doesn't really matter whether you use an iPad or one of the new Android tablets; both platforms offer a wealth of options for staying on top of things. And in any case, it's not about having the most apps--it's about having the right apps for you.
  • Four essential productivity apps for Android tablets

    Posted May 10, 2011 - 8:43 pm

    A few weeks ago, I grabbed an Acer Iconia A500 tablet to replace my aging first-generation iPad. (Personally, I find the Iconia a better value than the iPad 2, and I'm addicted to Android's widget support.) Not surprisingly, the Android Market features a pretty short list of tablet-worthy apps, but that list is growing. Here are three excellent productivity freebies that work great on Android Honeycomb slates.
  • 12 Amazing Productivity Boosters

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    It's official: I can no longer think of a single person I know (unless, of course, you count my two-year-old) who doesn't have more work on their to-do list than any human being can reasonably be expected to handle. If you're like everyone I know, chances are you could use a few new tools to help you manage your priorities, simplify your life, and accomplish more. This guide is for you.
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    Free desktop tools that aren't OpenOffice

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 10:16 am

    These free and open source applications for Windows, Linux, and Mac desktops put power into the hands of users without taking from their wallets
  • Inside MS Cloud Model for Productivity Apps

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 4:57 pm

    Corporate VP of Microsoft Online Services Ron Markezich discusses the joys and pitfalls of productivity apps in the cloud, how to mix your own data center with Microsoft's cloud model, and the rising tide of BPOS competitors. Hint: It's not just Google.
  • Symphony 3.0 beta signals IBM attack on Microsoft Office

    Posted February 5, 2010 - 10:25 pm

    IBM/Lotus took another stab at Microsoft Office, releasing a beta 2 version of Symphony 3.0, its free suite of productivity applications.
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