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.

The paperless (post) office

You don't have to be a big business to have your own mailroom. Joe Kissell share his experience taking his mail paperless with Earth Class Mail.

How to make your office paperless

Are you drowning in paper? Do you ever wish you could find important documents more easily? Joe Kissell shows how to make the paperless office a reality with these tips and some helpful, downloadable scripts.

The iPad at work: Editing Office docs

You can import documents in Microsoft Office formats to your iPad. But how much can you do to them?

The iPad at work: Annotating PDFs

There are all kinds of ways to import and read PDFs on Apple's tablet. But marking them up is another thing altogether.

Why Time Machine isn't enough for backup

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Since its introduction as part of OS X 10.5 Leopard in 2007, Time Machine has given Mac users an easy way to back up and restore files. From the beginning, though, Time Machine’s design has made it less than ideal for certain backup needs. As time has passed, backup products have evolved. How does Time Machine compare to the competition today?

Office apps showdown: Presentations

Which program is better for business presentations: Keynote '09 or PowerPoint 2011? To find out, Joe Kissell uses them both to create the same presentation.

Why Time Machine isn't enough for backup

From the beginning, though, Time Machine’s design has made it less than ideal for certain backup needs. As time has passed, backup products have evolved. How does Time Machine compare to the competition today?

Outlook 2011 keyboard shortcut cheat sheet

Many common keyboard shortcuts changed between Entourage 2008 and Outlook 2011. Help your fingers learn new habits with this cheat sheet.

Make a smooth switch to Outlook 2011

Switching to Microsoft's new e-mail, contacts, and calendar program need not be traumatic, but it’s different enough that you may be disoriented at first. These tips will get you started.

Sync data using MobileMe or Google

As soon as your collection of Apple devices running OS X or iOS expands to two or more, the issue of syncing personal data is bound to come up. Joe Kissel looks at how to make it work with both Apple's $99-a-year MobileMe and Google's free services.

Choosing between MobileMe and Google

MobileMe and Google offer similar capabilities, but which one is better? While there’s no single answer that’s right for everyone, Joe Kissel offers several factors to keep in mind when making your decision.

Other sync options

Although the basic methods for syncing your data with MobileMe and Google are effective for most people, they aren’t the only means of keeping your data in sync between devices. Joe Kissel looks at a sampling of some of the other syncing products and services.

Office 2011: Who needs a suite?

Are software suites still relevant? Does anybody really need all those programs bundled together? Or would we be better off buying just the apps we need, from whatever vendor we like? Joe Kissell has some thoughts.

Essential Mail shortcuts

Wish Apple's Mail could do something? There might already be a feature for that. Learn how to take advantage of Mail's not so obvious abilities to efficiently e-mail a group, view multiple mailboxes at the same time, and more.

Five things to do before leaving for vacation

Heading out of town? Take care of a few critical tasks--from backing up your data to setting up remote access--and you can leave your desk behind without a second glance.