Joe KissellSenior Contributor, Macworld

Joe Kissell is a senior editor of TidBits and the author of numerous ebooks in the Take Control series, including the just-published Take Control of Apple Mail.

Replacing Messages Theater: more screen-sharing alternatives

Recently, Chris Breen offered a couple of suggestions for coping with the loss of screen-sharing tools in Mavericks' version of Messages. Joe Kissell has some additional suggestions of his own.

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How to search smarter in Mail

You've likely searched for messages in Mail, but chances are you aren't taking full advantage of all the ways that Mail lets you find exactly what you're looking for.

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How to print Office for iPad documents

You can't print directly from Office for iPad (yet). But, with a couple of extra steps and the right apps, it is possible to print Office documents from your tablet.

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My nine must-have plug-ins for Apple Mail

On its own, Mail is a fair email client. But with some add-on apps, it becomes a much more powerful tool. Here's how Joe Kissell customizes it for maximum email efficiency.

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PowerPoint for iPad review: Close but not quite there

Microsoft's presentation app for the Apple tablet is nicely adapted to the touch interface. But anyone accustomed to the Mac version (or to Keynote) will find some key features missing.

How to simplify your home office

Clutter and chaos are the enemies of efficiency. So they have no place in your office. Here's how Joe Kissell straightened out his workplace to get more work done.

How to simplify your social-media life

Tired of Twitter? Fed up with Facebook? Cleaning up your lists of virtual friends can make social media more digestible. Here's how to do it.

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How to simplify your files

Finding your Mac awash in files you may or may not need? Here's some advice for reducing disk clutter to make searching faster, backups easier, and your mind more peaceful.

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Simplify your app selection

Is your hard drive cluttered with multiple apps that do the same thing? Streamline your day by choosing fewer, better tools, learning them well, and deleting the rest.

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Simplify your email

Overwhelmed by an overflowing Inbox? Take these steps to simplify your email today.

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Seven New Year's resolutions for the Mac home office

Cast aside tired promises to go to the gym and eat more kale. Instead, seize the opportunity of this new year to clean up your act in your home office.

Keynote 2.0 for iOS review: Updated presentation app adds power, flexibility

Solid upgrade offers significant new features; works flawlessly with new OS X version

Keynote 6.0 for OS X review: Apple's presentation tool wins some, loses some

New features will please some users and infuriate others.

Why (and how) I'm saying goodbye to Gmail

Outages. Security issues. And now glitches in Mavericks Mail. If you're feeling done with Gmail, here's how to switch to another email service.

How to use iCloud Keychain

Tired of reentering passwords and usernames on multiple devices? Mavericks' new password utility can help you keep all this information synchronized across your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.