Don't-Miss Productivity Stories

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.

Delete Dropbox cache to recover drive space

If you use Dropbox to share files with co-workers and clients, you might be surprised to find yourself running out of room on your hard drive. Here's how to find and delete the offending files.

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.

Fourteen tips for using Pinterest for business

Pinterest pros provide fourteen tips to help you use this virtual bulletin board to promote your brand and drive traffic to your website or business.

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.

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.

on techhive.com

How to deal with Twitter overload

Drowning in tweets? You don't have to unfollow a slew of people just to restore sanity. Instead, turn to plentiful apps, options, and tools to manage Twitter with grace.

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.

Your complete guide to Facebook Timeline

Facebook's Timeline feature will soon be mandatory for all users. Here's how to make the switch to Timeline, with tips on adjusting your privacy settings.

on techhive.com

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.

Four Facebook tips to cut News Feed noise

CIO's Kristin Burnham offers four ways you can tweak your Facebook settings to cut down on News Feed junk and make that feature more productive for you.

on techhive.com

How to keep up with Macworld coverage

You can keep up with our stories in a variety of ways. Here's a list.

Why I use Scrivener for business writing

Scrivener was designed for writing fiction. But it turns out to be a great tool for business writing, too. David Sparks explains.