Don't-Miss Productivity Stories

How to create and use BBEdit clippings

By enabling you to insert frequently used snippets of text, clippings are one of BBEdit's most powerful tools. In an excerpt from his ebook Take Control of BBEdit, Glenn Fleishman explains how to use clippings to save time and keystrokes.

OmmWriter Dana helps you focus when writing

It's difficult for the developer of a minimalist writing app to peg exactly what a particular user will like and which features can be removed. But if OmmWriter's interface decisions work for you, it's a solid writing tool with a couple unique features for helping you concentrate.

Merlin 2.8 is a top-tier project management application

Merlin is a top-tier project management application that has a lot to offer.

How I use Evernote for work

You might know Evernote as a great tool for clipping stories from the Web and collecting recipes. But you not have considered how useful it can be for business, too. David Sparks explains how he does just that.

Be more productive with LaunchBar, Part 1

We love launcher utilities, which let you find and open files, folders, applications, and more using the keyboard. But what's the advantage over just using Spotlight? Senior editor Dan Frakes shows you some tips for using his favorite launcher, LaunchBar, to be more productive.

Scrawl lets you store text notes and sync them between your Macs

Scrawl is a simple menu-bar utility for storing basic text notes, and it uses iCloud to keep those notes in sync between your Macs.

How to set up iOS calendar syncing

If you're still using iTunes to sync your iPhone's calendar -- or worse, not syncing at all -- there's a better way. Two better ways, in fact.

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Mountain Lion: Hands on with Contacts and Calendar

Many Mac users will welcome the updated versions of iCal and Address Book--renamed Calendar and Contacts, respectively--offered in Mountain Lion. While they don’t fix all issues present in their Lion counterparts, each offers a number of significant improvements. Here’s a quick look.

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Notes and Reminders

We take a sneak peek at two iOS flavored apps that are making the move to the Mac in this summer's Mac OS X Mountain Lion update -- Notes and Reminders.

Cisco to appeal Microsoft-Skype deal in European court

Cisco will appeal the European Commission's approval of Microsoft's US$8.5 billion Skype acquisition, saying the agency should demand that the companies make service more interoperable with other platforms.

Clarify makes it easy to create annotated images and how-to documents

Clarify simplifies the process of making how-to documents and annotated images. It's great for professional use, but it's also useful for explaining a procedure to your remote relatives.

Wunderkit offers collaborative project management on Mac, iOS

Wunderkit, a collaborative getting-things-done web-based application for Mac and iOS, has emerged from beta testing and is available to the public.

Five keyboard shortcuts you should set up now

Why are you opening the same menus and submenus, looking for the same commands again and again? Access menu commands across apps with these time-saving tips.

Less than perfect apps

At Macworld | iWorld, a panel of experts looks at their favorite apps, focusing on ways they're flawed and how those flaws could be fixed.

Automator workflow of the month: Clear the iPod photo cache

If your Mac's storage space is dwindling for no apparent reason, a hidden iPod Photo cache folder may be the culprit. Use Automator to keep it trim.