Don't-Miss Productivity Software Stories

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Excel 2016 for Mac review: Spreadsheet app can do the job—as long as you don’t rely on macros

Microsoft's spreadsheet app is more friendly to general Mac users, but less friendly to power users.

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StickyBrain review: Slick notes manager turns its back on mobile sync

StickyBrain returns after a 10-year absence in an attempt to make virtual Post-It notes on the Mac cool again.

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Outlook 2016 review: A new coat of paint on the same reliable personal information manager

Microsoft Outlook’s new version still works just fine, but its biggest changes are minor, cosmetic, and inessential.

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OneNote 2016 for Mac review: Intuitive and versatile, but still not up to par with Windows version

OneNote is ideal for anyone who want to take multi-layered notes.

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PowerPoint 2016 for Mac review: New interface and features make PowerPoint pleasant

Is it enough to overtake Keynote? That depends on your needs.

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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.