Don't-Miss Productivity Stories
Typist teaches the basics of touch-typing through a series of lessons. It also includes speed drills and two courses that teach alternative keyboards, including the Dvorak Keyboard and calculator keyboard.
NetUse Traffic Monitor keeps an eye on your Internet activity, displays it on a graph, and provides alerts to keep you out of the bandwidth poorhouse.
If you frequently use Apple's iBooks Author or iWork apps (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote), Token can make your life slightly easier by giving you faster access to your documents, templates, and scripts.
CommandQ blocks the Command-Q shortcut, displaying a bezel with a progress bar on screen. You have to keep holding the Command and Q keys until the progress bar reaches the end to quit an application.
Stock Keeper uses tags, license, payment, date, notes and other information to help you organize your files.
When you come across an address online that you want to import to your Address Book, just copy the text to your clipboard, open FormalAddress, and export.
Nisus Writer Pro is a word processing power tool. This power does require a bit of effort to master, but compared to Microsoft Word, Nisus Writer Pro is remarkably user friendly.
If you don’t need those advanced, high-powered features, Nisus Writer Express is a very decent basic word processor.
Typingstats is a utility that tracks your typing habits and generates results like average words-per-minute and to the keys most likely to break due to frequent use.
Bento 4 for iPad is a significant improvement to what was already the best personal database app for the iPad.
Set alarms and reminders with ChroniSlider by sliding your cursor across your Mac’s screen. This method allows for lightning fast input and less of an interruption to your workflow.
NoteTote is a clever utility that lets you download files to your Mac no matter where you are, or what device you're using, when you come across the link.
Like former Gem KeyCue, CheatSheet makes it easy to discover and remember keyboard shortcuts for particular applications.
Dropbox was an early offering in the online storage/file sync field, and you can rely on Dropbox to deliver the simplicity of always having files up to date everywhere
Justnotes is an elegant plain-text-notes app that syncs across devices using Simplenote and Dropbox.