Joe KissellSenior Contributor, Macworld

Joe Kissell is a senior editor of TidBits and the author of numerous ebooks in the Take Control series.


Three ways to improve Gmail

It's convenient, it's free, but sometimes Gmail can also feel a bit primitive. If you wish this popular e-mail service had a few more niceties, check out Joe Kissell's three favorite ways to improve the Gmail experience.

The seven most underused Mail features

Snow Leopard brings a whole new version of Apple's e-mail program, Mail. But most of us never used all of the old features. Joe Kissell reveals the seven most underused Mail features you should check out right now.

Web workflows: Don't waste time

How do you keep up with the flood of information online? We asked some of our Web savviest contributors how they do it. First up: Joe Kissell

Six reasons desktop e-mail still rules

Did you find yourself stranded without e-mail during Tuesday's Gmail outage? Joe Kissell is here to tell you six more reasons conventional desktop e-mail programs are still better than even the best webmail.

Five favorite Entourage tips

Ready to stop doing things the slow way in Microsoft Entourage? Joe Kissell shows his five favorite ways to boost your productivity in this popular e-mail program.

Remember your passwords

Want to use secure passwords, but fearful you'll get in a bind if you use ones too complicated to memorize? You'll always be able to access critical passwords if you take these steps.

Top password tips

If you want to protect private information, you need long, strong, and unique passwords. That means not using the same password for every one of your accounts, but we all know that's easier said than done. In this three-part series, Joe Kissell shows you how to create, manage, and remember good passwords.

Manage your passwords

Once you've committed to using strong passwords for every account you have, you have to figure out some way to remember all of them. Password managers provide the easiest—and most secure—answer.

Create stronger passwords

Passwords protect your credit card, bank account, and personal data. But how many of us rely on the same one (involving a pet's name to boot) for every account we have? Here's how to create long, strong passwords that you'll be able to remember.

Empty your Inbox

Three easy steps to taming e-mail clutter once and for all

Keep working when you’re not online

Sometimes you don’t have an Internet connection. But you can still check e-mail and browse the Web. Joe Kissell explains how.

Streamline e-mail with Gmail

If you have several e-mail accounts, you can make your life simpler by routing them all through Google’s Gmail. Joe Kissell shows you how.

Categorize e-mail for better searching

You can find e-mail messages more easily if you categorize them first. Here’s how.

Find e-mail easily with flags

You can find messages in Mail and Entourage more efficiently if you flag them. Joe Kissell explains.

Search the Web without a browser

If you usually find yourself needing information from the Web when you’re in your e-mail client or your word processor, you might prefer to use a search tool you can access without opening a browser first. Here’s how.