Don't-Miss Productivity Stories

Review: BusyCal 2.0 remains superior to Apple's Calendar

Improved calendar and task-management app adds convenience features, and better integration with cloud sync services.

Review: Organize task manager for Mac is deep and complex

Organize is a task management Mac app with a deep feature set, stability, and above average documentation.

Review: Thunderbird mail client offers freedom, flexibility, and drawbacks

This free email client from the makers of Firefox, aided by a legion of dedicated volunteer programmers, has more add-ons and customizable features than Apple’s Mail or Microsoft’s Outlook.

TweetDeck: Now in classic and Twitter flavors

Twitter's influence on TweetDeck is becoming more apparent in this major new version, with the option of a new, lighter look. We review the new features, including a column navigator that makes it easy to customize the layout.

Group chat showdown: Which instant messaging service is best for your business?

Campfire, Hipchat, and Imo.im provide virtual rooms for important discussions. Which one works best for business?

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.

Desktop Tidy lets you hide and manage desktop files

To clear clutter from your Mac's desktop, Desktop Tidy keeps everything hidden, but also keeps it organized for easier navigation.

ReFind makes frequently used folders easy to find

Developers, designers, audio pros, or anyone who uses a large number of folders will welcome the ability to jump directly to a frequently used folder or file from within any application. ReFind lets you do so without searching or clicking through stacks of open Finder windows.

LaunchMagic is a well designed app launching utility

LaunchMagic is more of a hybrid app launcher and organizer than merely a standalone launching app. The app has a visual style unlike others in its class, which helps it stand out in the crowded app launcher field.

Gemini finds and removes your duplicate files

Gemini digs through your hard drive and dumps duplicate files, spitting out snarky phrases to keep you from getting too bored during the wait.

Adjust file data and labels with A Better Finder Attributes 5

Use A Better Finder Attributes to change certain Finder attributes on specific files, like the creation or modification dates.

Configure destinations for your files with Dropzone

Dropzone lets you quickly perform custom actions on files that you drag into either its menubar icon or onto its pop-out Circles.

Apply metadata tags to files with Tagit

Tagit lets you add metadata tags to files for easy searching, either through Tagit itself or other apps that are compatible with the OpenMeta tagging standard.