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Endlessly tweaking his workflow for comfort and efficiency, Erez is a freelance writer on a mission to discover the simplest, coolest, and most effective software and websites to make tomorrow happen today.

Review: FreeSpace 2 sim launches you into space

Highly acclaimed, heavily moddable FreeSpace 2 is a sim game that deserved a better reality. At least it's still available and inexpensive.

Review: Microsoft Flight looks beautiful, might as well stay grounded

Despite gorgeous graphics and a long history, it's easy to understand how Microsoft Flight reached its final destination.

Review: Mash your motor with Euro Truck Simulator 2

This surprising game makes driving a truck a whole lot of fun. Great-looking and customizable, Euro Truck Simulator 2 is one title you won't want to say "negatory" to.

Review: MarkdownPad makes composing Markdown even easier than usual

With instant preview, custom CSS, and hotkeys for many Markdown features, MarkdownPad makes composing text for the Web easy, simple, and fun.

Review: Work with Gmail without even opening it with Checker Plus

This handy Chrome extension allows you to read, reply or delete emails without ever having to open the Gmail web page.

Review: Track and follow up emails with Right Inbox for Gmail

Right Inbox for Gmail is a simple-to-use service that automatically reminds you to follow up on emails.

Review: Give Gmail an extreme makeover with Gmail Offline

Gmail Offline allows you to use Gmail without an Internet connection, and makes the web interface for Gmail look more like the Android version

Review: Write better-formatted messages with Markdown Here

This Chrome extension lets you make your Gmail messages look nicer with fancy formatting.

Review: Master Gmail's Keyboard Shortcuts with KeyRocket

Offers quick reminders of the keyboard shortcuts that can turn you into a Gmail master.

Review: Find out what's taking up space on your drive in seconds with WizTree

Using some NTFS wizardry, WizTree maps out what's taking space on your drive in mere seconds.

Review: Prezi makes it easy to create cinematic presentations with zoom and pan effects

Instead of moving through a slide deck, Prezi takes your audience on an animated journey over a wide canvas of ideas.

Review: Easily edit images and create collages using Fotor in Windows 8's Modern interface

With its simple looks and wide selection of presets, Fotor makes photo editing a quick, visual experience. It's no Photoshop, but it's easy and fun, and it works well for basic image editing.

Collaborate in real time with cross-platform mindmapper Coggle

Free webapp Coggle lets you quickly create simple mind maps, either on your own or with a distributed team.

The most reliable Windows laptop is a Mac, says Soluto

The data compiled about laptops running the popular Soluto software resulted in some surprising hardware ratings. Soluto's crowdsourced troubleshooting software and service now comes in a business edition with remote control options.

Review: Skitch Touch makes it easy to annotate images in Windows 8's Modern interface

With its attractive annotation tools, visual nature, and simple interface, Skitch Touch is an ideal match for the Windows 8 Modern interface.