Don't-Miss Productivity Stories

Three great folder actions

Wish there was a simpler way to print documents, create archives, or add spotlight comments to project files? Kirk McElhearn shows you how to make automating your Mac as simple as putting a file in a folder with these three great Folder Actions.

Weekly Wrap: Virgin Mobile gets the iPhone, USB 3 on the Mac, and more

You might think that the week before Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where it's expected to unveil iOS 6 and potentially reveal a few surprises along the way, would be a quiet one. You'd be wrong, as our densely packed Weekly Wrap proves.

CheatSheet helps you find and remember keyboard shortcuts

Like former Gem KeyCue, CheatSheet makes it easy to discover and remember keyboard shortcuts for particular applications.

Justnotes is an elegant notes app that syncs across devices

Justnotes is an elegant plain-text-notes app that syncs across devices using Simplenote and Dropbox.

Copy events, delete Mail messages

Two quick tips--one from an OS X Hints reader for copying events from one calendaring app to another, the second from a Macworld editor for quickly deleting messages in Mail.

Hands-on with Google Docs's new research tool

Google Docs has unveiled a new 'research tool' meant to help writers streamline their browser-based research, making it easier for them to find and cite the information they need while composing text.

To-do app Due delights on the Mac

To-do and timer app Due has arrived on OS X, offering the same reminder, timer, and log support as its iOS version in a Mac-optimized interface. The program retains the simplicity of the touchscreen original while effectively transitioning to OS X's point-and-click environment.

DragonDrop makes moving things more convenient

DragonDrop is a simple utility that gives you a temporary place to store files, folders, and other content, making it easier to move those items between windows, applications, and workspaces.

Beyond .zip: Secrets of the Archive Utility

What do you do if a file won't expand or someone sends you a strange type of archive? Here are answers to frequently asked questions about working with compressed files in Mac OS X.

Set up Google Calendar, Contacts on your iPad

Google Contacts and Calendar can sync automatically with your iPad. Dan Moren walks you through setting it up.

Photo Measures and Measured for iOS

Photo Measures uses the camera on your iOS device to help you enter in measurements while Measured taps into your iPhone's accelerometer to do the calculating for you. Here's how these two apps measure up.

LogMeIn launches Cubby cloud-storage service

LogMeIn, which lets users remotely access their desktop computers, has launched a new collaborative cloud-storage service called Cubby.

Mac text editor BBEdit celebrates 20th anniversary

Venerable Mac text editor BBEdit was released 20 years ago. What's amazing is that it's still around, and still relevant.

Promising Prospect: ReSpaceApp brings Spaces to Lion

ReSpaceApp is a new utility, currently in beta, that brings Spaces (Snow Leopard's implementation of virtual workspaces) to Lion's Mission Control.

Updated Marked improves document previewing

Marked is a great tool for previewing your web writing, whether in Markdown or HTML format. A big update adds new preview styles, change markers, syntax highlighting, Scrivener and Leanpub project support, and more.