Don't-Miss Productivity software Stories

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.

Photo Measures and Measured for iOS

Photo Measures uses the camera on your iOS device to help you enter in measurements while Measured taps into your iPhone's accelerometer to do the calculating for you. Here's how these two apps measure up.

Byword for iPhone and iPad

The iOS version of this Markdown editor offers some interesting features, most notably a row of quick formatting options and arrow keys well-suited for the touchscreen interface of your iOS device. But its font limitations may be problematic to some users.

Promising Prospect: ReSpaceApp brings Spaces to Lion

ReSpaceApp is a new utility, currently in beta, that brings Spaces (Snow Leopard's implementation of virtual workspaces) to Lion's Mission Control.

SlideShark for iPad

If you're a business traveler whose road show hinges heavily on PowerPoint presentations, this app -- which translates PowerPoint files into an iPad-friendly format -- is a must-have.

Notes Plus for iPad

Notes Plus distinguishes itself from other iPad note-takers with a few standout features. But its steep price tag is hard to ignore as well.