Liane CassavoyPCWorld

Liane Cassavoy is a veteran technology and business journalist. She contributes regularly to PCWorld and has written about business issues and products for Entrepreneur Magazine and other publications. She is the author of two business start-up guides published by Entrepreneur Press.

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5 unexpectedly useful apps

You probably didn't know you needed a color-coded goal manager or a dedicated email tracker. But once you try these apps, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.

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Corral your contacts with Simpler, Contacts+, and more

These apps help you manage—and get the most out of—your network.

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5 apps that will make Windows users feel at home on a Mac

Make the move to Mac OS smoother with WineBottler, Last Pass, Caffeine and these other tools.

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Take pictures like a pro with Camera+, Facetune, and more

Expand your smartphone camera's capabilities with stabilizers, voice activation, advanced editing tools, and more.

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Calendar companions: Extend the power of your native calendar with these apps

Add directions to your appointments, integrate task lists, and more with these third party calendars.

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You are here: Use your phone's location tracking to complete tasks with these apps

Find the best parking rates, track your mileage, manage you phone settings and more.

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Turn your iPad into a business assistant

These note taking, remote access and office apps transform your tablet into a workhorse.

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Save web clippings and save time with these apps

Collect articles, images, videos and entire web pages with Clipix, Pocket, Instapaper and other tools.

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Easier email: Minimalist, Cloud Magic, and other apps help you master your inbox

Clean up your email interface, organize messages, and more with these tools.

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Phone it in: turn your smartphone into a scanner, voice recorder, and more

Dictate notes, track your time, edit PDFs, and simplify other tasks with these apps.

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Making a (to-do) list: Wunderlist, Carrot, and other apps help you track your tasks

Whether it's on your desktop, your mobile device or in your browser, these apps know nothing is more satisfying than crossing off a to-do.

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Get back to work! StayFocusd, YouMail and other apps to keep you on task

Whether you're looking for more screen real estate or a strict Web supervisor, these tools are here to help.

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MOBILedit review: put your PC and phone in sync

MOBILedit offers complete mobile phone management from your PC. It’s more expensive than alternative programs, but you definitely get what you pay for.

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Happy returns: The safe way to e-file your taxes

Online tax prep and filing services are available on more devices than ever. Here's how to make sure convenience doesn't come at a cost.

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Five free Chrome tools for faster, easier searches

Look no further! These tools let you automate, customize, and cull searches to improve your results.