Don't-Miss Productivity software Stories

App Guide: Markdown-friendly iOS apps

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If you rely on the Markdown markup language to get things done, these iPhone and iPad apps are worth a look.

Dropbox: File storage and syncing service is always evolving

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

Type on PDF and Type on PDF Pro for iPhone and iPad

Most iOS users will find Type on PDF and Type on PDF Pro to be missing easy-to-use features available in other apps. But both versions of the PDF creation app offer capabilities that could serve businesses well.

Justnotes is an elegant notes app that syncs across devices

Justnotes is an elegant plain-text-notes app that syncs across devices using Simplenote and Dropbox.

Diet Coda for iPad

If you work on websites and want the ability to update them from your iPad, there’s no app better suited to that purpose than Panic's mobile code editor.

App Guide: Family calendaring apps and organizers for iOS

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Having a hard time balancing everyone's busy schedules? These iOS apps promise to keep events in sync for family members.

Buzz Contacts for iPhone

This app takes two basic iPhone functions -- mail and texting -- and handles them better than the native solutions on your phone.

Wunderkit for iPhone

This mobile productivity tool succeeds where so many rival apps fail by recognizing the realities of the workplace -- that few of us work alone and that not every task needs to be performed on an iPhone.

To-do app Due delights on the Mac

To-do and timer app Due has arrived on OS X, offering the same reminder, timer, and log support as its iOS version in a Mac-optimized interface. The program retains the simplicity of the touchscreen original while effectively transitioning to OS X's point-and-click environment.

DragonDrop makes moving things more convenient

DragonDrop is a simple utility that gives you a temporary place to store files, folders, and other content, making it easier to move those items between windows, applications, and workspaces.

PDFpen for iPad

For iPad owners who also work with the Mac version of PDFpen, this mobile PDF editing tool is a great companion to the desktop application.

TraxItAll for iPhone

Though it lacks polish, this straightforward productivity app is a decent tool for tracking your progress toward meeting goals.

Smartr Contacts for iPhone

With its ability to aggregate contact information from multiple sources into a single list, Smartr Contacts offers a powerful address book for your iPhone or iPod touch.