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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: 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.

Review: Free Clipboard Help+Spell adds a lot of power to your clipboard

With powerful search/replace features, a configurable clip stack, and formatting presets, Clipboard Help+Spell manages to stand out in the crowded market of clipboard enhancement tools.

Review: Sublime Text 2 is a refined text editor that's a pleasure to use

With its custom interface and text-editor sensibilities, Sublime Text 2 offers a polished editing experience that rewards familiarity with comfort and speed.

Review: Gliffy makes it simple and easy to create diagrams, no download necessary

If you sometimes need to create quick diagrams for work, Gliffy is a great tool to bookmark.

Review: Amara is a Web-based service that lets anyone transcribe and translate online video

Once the domain of trained professionals, Amara tries to put the process of video transcription, subtitling and translation within reach of everyone.

Review: WinZip for Windows 8 is what you'd expect from a Modern app

WinZip for Windows 8 finds itself in the uncomfortable position of being shoehorned the Modern interface, and the result isn't pretty.

Review: MindMup is a free, effortless way to create mind maps in moments

Without requiring any downloads, plug-ins, or even a user account, MindMup offers a super-quick way to create and share simple mind maps.

Review: Fences 2 makes desktop icons smarter, cleaner, and more useful

By letting you group your icons and quickly toggle them off when they're in the way, Fences 2 makes the desktop both nicer-looking and more useful.

RoboForm's Start Page feature adds ease of use to this password manager

Manage your digital life—including passwords, profiles, and more—with this handy utility.

Review: WeVideo is a cloud-based video editor that makes editing in your browser fun and simple

WeVideo is a simple and solid Flash-based video editor that runs in your browser. With Dropbox and Google Drive support, it makes it easy to pull raw footage in and export edited video out.

Review: Anki helps you to learn and memorize virtually anything, for free

Using flash cards & spaced repetition, Anki can help you learn and retain information for years. There's an art to using the system, but it doesn't take much to understand how correctly worded flash cards can improve learning.

Review: BleachBit offers free, comprehensive disk cleaning and privacy protection

BleachBit isn't as polished as some of its commercial rivals, but for business users on a budget, it gets the job done.