Don't-Miss Productivity Software Stories

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Microsoft Word 2016 review: Finally! Much needed updates make for a better Word

Major update brings unified user interface across all platforms and excellent collaboration features. But it still isn't a feature-for-feature match with Word for Windows.

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Pennies review: Budgeting app for people who hate to budget

Keep better track of your money by using this app on your iPhone. It also works with Apple Watch.

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MindNode 2 review: Makes Mac brainstorming a breeze

MindNode 2 takes what was already great about the Pro version, supercharging it with new features, themes, and other options that make it the best version yet.

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Paragraphs review: Good, clean fun for bloggers and note-taker

Here's another writing tool for anyone who wants a simple, uncomplicated Mac app.

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TextExpander 5 review: Typing shortcut utility makes you more productive by learning your habits

The fifth release of the shortcut-expanding TextExpander reminds you of patterns you've already set and watches for new ones.

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OutlineEdit review: Make simple outlines for your writing projects

A clean, easy to use outliner, one for people who don’t need the bells and whistles of more complicated tools.

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Hands on with Fantastical 2's great new Apple Watch app

Fantastical 2 lets you check your upcoming appointments, and even add new ones with voice commands and natural language processing.

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Glass Planner review: iPhone app has the basic tools for keeping your schedule

Glass Planner takes a different approach to help you get things done.

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FileMaker 14 review: 30 years old and still innovating

The latest version of the venerable app sports new features for database designers.

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Pomodoro Time review: Elegant productivity timer finds a home on your Mac's menu bar

It's easy to set up tasks with this app that features minimal controls and a soft aesthetic.

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Ulysses for iPad 2.0 review: Powerful, feature-filled text editor hampered by file sync

If you use Ulysses on the Mac, you'll like the iPad version--until it's time to sync your files.

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Any.do 3 review: Don’t like Apple's Reminders? You might like Any.do

Any.do offers a few more organizational features than Apple's Reminders. It could be your new way of keeping a to-do list.

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BusyContacts review: Keep your contacts close, and their social media feeds even closer

BusyMac's new contacts manager can keep you up to date on the doings of your contacts, but you need BusyCal to make the most of it.