Don't-Miss Productivity Stories

Expo Notes: BuzzCard gives your blogs, podcasts that polished video edge

Video service offers easy, affordable identity and branding for individuals and small companies who publish on YouTube.

BitTorrent invites testers to help fine tune its new Sync file-sharing program

BitTorrent asked Thursday for crowd-sourcing ideas from its more than 100 million users for a new program for file sharing across multiple computers called Sync.


Ask the Script Doctor: Solving Mail problems

Automation and scripting expert Ben Waldie explains how to mark tons of messages as read at once, to save messages as PDFs, and to reposition Mail's window when you plug in an external monitor.

Review: Search massive archives of email with MailSteward Pro 9

This software tool makes it easy to find messages in extremely large Apple Mail archives.

iCloud: Sharing done wrong

Why does iCloud have to make it so cumbersome to share files between apps and people? Dan Moren thinks that it's time Apple made a push to share and share alike.

How to run your business in Evernote

Evernote isn’t just for taking notes on the go. Here’s how to turn the must-have app into an essential part of your small-business workflow.

Quick Look power tips: working with multiple files

How can you efficiently rummage through multiple files without taking the time to open them all? All you need is the often-overlooked features of OS X's Quick Look.

The hidden powers of Mountain Lion's Preview

Tucked inside this seemly simple program for viewing and manipulating PDF and image files are tons of advanced features. Here’s an overview of the recent additions to Preview that you may not know about.

Acrobat XI simplifies PDF editing, deepens ties to Microsoft Office

The next release of Adobe's signature PDF tool will integrate with Microsoft Office as it enhances PDF-editing, e-signatures, web forms, and mobile workflows.

Review: Things 2.0 makes managing to-do lists manageable

Things 2.0's organizational prowess makes it a good investment for anyone with a lot to do.

Review: Dragon Dictate 3 sharpens speech recognition, learns transcription

The latest version of Nuance's speech recognition program for Mac features a new transcription feature that users have been waiting for.

Web conferencing showdown: What's the best software for online meetings?

Web conferencing can power anything from a quick, two-person pow-wow to an all-hands assembly. We test-drive four services to find a crowd-pleaser.

Office for Mac updated for Retina displays

The latest update to Office for Mac 2011 adds Retina display compatibility to Microsoft's productivity applications, as well as some changes aimed at Outlook 2011.

Three surprising ways iOS 6 can boost your productivity

There's more to Apple's new operating system than just a fancy new maps app. Find out how it can help you sail through your workday.

Bugs & Fixes: The case of the stuck Skype preferences

Why oh why won't a particular Skype preference stick? Ted Landau ferrets out the answer in today's Bugs & Fixes.