Don't-Miss Productivity Stories

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The power of Pomodoro (or, how to slice your time to stay on task)

The Pomodoro Technique can help you focus on the task at hand. And there are plenty of Pomodoro timers to choose from.

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Take the hassle out of scanning documents

Need to convert a paper document into a digital format? Here are a few solutions that work well.

Power tips for managing files in Appleā€™s Finder

You're already doing most of your file management in the Finder--now add some hotkeys and modifiers to make it even easier.

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Four text skills every Mac user should have in 2015

Make it your goal to employ Joe Kissell's text techniques in the coming year.

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Enable OS X's Enhanced Dictation for on-the-fly transcription

OS X's dictation feature works pretty well, but with a simple setting change, you can enable on-the-fly dictation, even when offline. We show you how.

Enable Enhanced Dictation for on-the-fly transcription

OS X's dictation feature works pretty well, but with a simple setting change, you can enable on-the-fly dictation, even when offline. We show you how.

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Master your windows with Moom and Zooom

If you're still fiddling with title bars and thin window edges to move and resize windows, Moom and Zooom can make window management easier and more convenient.

Master your windows with Moom and Zooom

If you're still fiddling with title bars and thin window edges to move and resize windows, Moom and Zooom can make window management easier and more convenient.

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A cure for too many contacts

If you have 10,000+ contacts you may have some difficulty syncing them with your devices. It may be time to become less social or whittle down your lists of acquaintances.