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Replace Calendar with Fantastical on your iPhone

The Calendar app on iPhone is fine. But Lex Friedman thinks that the third-party Fantastical app is better. Here's a quick video overview of the app.

Syncing calendars between Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard

Problem: You have events in Mountain Lion's Calendar application and would like to share them with your Mac running Snow Leopard. iCloud is out. Chris Breen tells you what's in.

5 Automator workflows everyone should have

Wrap text in quotation marks, count words in selected text, create new folders, add dates to filenames, and toggle hidden files.

All about Reminders

In his next lesson, Chris Breen shows those new to Mountain Lion how to get the most out of the Reminders application.

My top five TextExpander snippets

If you work with text, a utility like TextExpander is indispensable. Here are five ways Dan Miller uses it to save time and typing.

Introducing Contacts

Dr. Breen (not a real doctor or Ph.D) delves into Mountain Lion's Contacts application.

All about calendar sharing

Professor Breen returns with another Calendar lesson. This week, the intimate details on sharing and subscribing to calendars. Save the date!

How to import calendars

No, Mountain Lion's Calendar application doesn't come equipped with a holiday calendar (nor the schedule of your favorite team) but it's easy to add. Chris Breen explains.

The mysterious address-less Address Panel

You'd love to use Calendar's Address Panel to add invitees to your event but strangely, it bears no addresses. Chris Breen provides the low-down.

Introduction to Calendar

Professor Breen cracked open his datebook to discover that today begins a short series of lessons on using Mountain Lion's Calendar application.

How to take meeting notes that really work

We all have to go to meetings. Some of us have to take notes on those meetings. Here's one workflow for making sure those notes are as useful as possible.

Wrangling email: How I keep my inbox under control

Every person's system for dealing with the flood of incoming email messages evolves over time. Here's how one particularly savvy Mac and iPhone user does it.

Ask the Script Doctor: Deduping Contacts and more

Getting rid of duplicates in Contacts, showing the hidden Library folder, and how to get started with AppleScript.

Our favorite Mac cleanup tips

In the spirit of spring cleaning, we rounded up our editors' favorite tips for keeping their Macs tidy and organized.

Four ways to get things done with Siri

Siri can be a lot of fun. But the voice assistant in iOS can also help you be plenty productive.