Don't-Miss Productivity Software Stories

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Nope, you can't tell if someone has received your Mail Drop file

Apple doesn't provide an acknowledgement loop for email attachments sent by Mail Drop, and you can't "remove" files from Mail Drop either.

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When Gmail messages in OS X’s Mail show the wrong sender

A reader has a mismatch between the body of a message and the ostensible sender.

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A primer in Profile Manager: Managing many devices

The final episode in our series on setting up and managing devices using Server’s Profile Manager service

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Reasons to love TextEdit, a secret powerhouse of rich text

A utility that dates back before OS X to Next operating systems still delivers a punch for handling text formats and converting one to another.

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How to collaborate on documents using iWork and iCloud.com

You can use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to create documents with your friends, family, or co-workers, Here's how to get started.

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These 4 Chrome extensions make Gmail better right now

These add-ons will track your messages, schedule your meetings, and more.

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5 hacks for getting more out of Gmail

Easily unsubscribe to bulk emails, manage an inactive account and more with these tips.

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How to stop Calendar from duplicating iCloud synced events

Some users report a duplicate event appearing after every event they create on iCloud-sync calendars. Here are some strategies to fix it.

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How to search special characters in Pages 5

Pages 5 seems to have lost the ability to search for tabs, line endings, and other invisible characters. But it's still there; it's just a pain to do it.

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How to remove bullet points in the Mail app for OS X

A reader wants to take the violence out of his message, removing the bullets from his email in Mac OS X's Mail app. But how?

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OneNote for iPad tips to make you more productive

Take advantage of handwriting, scanning, and OCR features to make your favorite tablet an indispensable office tool.

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20 time-saving tips for Office 2016 for Mac

Office365 subscribers have spanking new versions of all the Office apps, and our tips and tricks will make the easier to use than ever.

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Pages of questions and answers about Apple's word processor

How to sort tables directly in Pages, open ancient documents, cope with insufficient EPUB support, and solve an issue with disappearing text replacements in this week's column.