Don't-Miss Productivity software Stories

Alfred review: This Mac app launcher continues to shine, but Alfred Remote doesn't stack up

Alfred is a top-notch productivity app on the Mac that makes launching apps a cinch. But Alfred Remote, its iOS counterpart? Not so much... yet.

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Mail Pilot 2 for iOS review: Gesture-based controls tame your email inbox

Mail Pilot treats your inbox like a to-do list, and its intuitive controls make dealing with new tasks as easy as swipe-left, swipe-right.

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DocMoto for Mac review: Network-based document management tool tracks it all

We haven't seen any other document management app that matches the features, intelligence, or capabilities of DocMoto.

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Workflow for iOS review: An awesome Mac-like app for our post-PC devices

With a style and simplicity all its own, Workflow brings desktop-level automation to the iPhone and iPad.

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Microsoft Excel for iOS review: Create and edit spreadsheets on any device, at no cost

If you're looking for a powerful spreadsheet app for iOS that makes it seamless to work between a Mac, a Windows machine, and any number of iOS or Windows Phone devices, Excel for iOS is for you.

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Microsoft PowerPoint for iOS review: Presenter View feature makes the subscription version worth it

This updated presentation tool gives Keynote a run for its money.

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Microsoft Word for iOS review: This classic word processor shines on every device

Microsoft's most recent update offers free editing for all, adds Dropbox integration, and now includes an app for your iPhone that you can use to create and edit documents.

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BBEdit 11 review: More productive for coders and writers alike

The veteran text editor isn't resting on its laurels

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Conquer your inbox with the best email apps for iOS

The App Store is swimming with email apps, and one of which is sure to match your productivity style.

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Review: OmniFocus 2 for iPad makes life easier with extensions and background syncing

One of the most richly complex to-do apps just got easier to use.

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Review: Notability for Mac brings ink to the desktop

The popular iOS notetaking app Notability is now on the Mac, with the promise of a seamless note-sharing experience.

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Review: Wunderlist 3 for iOS and OS X shines at delegation

Wunderlist may be the best group task management app you'll ever put your hands on.

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Hands-on: Tempo brings its super-smart calendaring to iPad

The popular iPhone calendar app finally launches on iPad, giving iOS another solid offering in this category.