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.

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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.

First look: Keynote for Mac, iOS, and iCloud

The updated presentation app goes truly cross-platform, so you can create and edit your slideshows on whatever device you have handy.

Gmail, OS X Mavericks, and the problems within

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Joe Kissell excellently documents some of the major problems that arise when using Gmail accounts in Mail on OS X Mavericks, and one possible (though not entirely fun) solution. We're all hoping Apple fixes these issues soon; in the meantime, we suggest using Kissell's solution or managing your email from the Web.

Ten essential tips for searching the Web

Searching for the right results among the billions of pages on the Web? You don't need just a search engine; you also need some know-how.

Six quick Spotlight tips

Looking for a file? You'll have a better chance of finding it with these tricks for OS X's Spotlight.

Take control of startup and login items

Is your Mac starting up slowly? A mess of startup and login items might be to blame. Learn how to bend these computing curiosities to your will.

My office is not a starship, or why speech recognition is not for me

Speech recognition may be the technology of the future, but Joe Kissell finally realized it was not the technology for him.

The Mac office: Picturing a better way to communicate

Where's my video phone? Joe Kissell contemplates how far we've come with video calling and conferencing and how the technology still falls short.

Secrets of the paperless office: optimizing OCR

OCR software converts document scans into searchable PDFs. But what settings and software will get you the most accurate results while using the least hard-disk space? Joe Kissell's results may surprise you.