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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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.

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Strikingly review: Make mobile-friendly Web sites with your Facebook profile and a click

Strikingly makes it super-easy to create an attractive Web site, especially if you use its one-click feature that pulls in content from your Facebook page.

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Sanebox review: Recover your email sanity

Sanebox is a cloud-based tool designed to keep clutter out of your inbox. It's not perfect, but overall, it works very well.

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Wondershare MobileTrans Review: Windows utility makes phone upgrades a lot easier

Wondershare MobileTrans easily copies data from your old phone to a newer one--everything from contacts and call logs to texts, photos, videos, and music. It's not cheap, but it works well.

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WinPatrol Plus stands guard over your PC

WinPatrol Plus has stood guard over Windows PCs for years. But the latest version understands that computer users don't need to be alerted to absolutely everything happening on their PC.

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UndeletePlus Review: Recovery program works well on simple tasks, but try before you buy

UndeletePlus is easy to use, and it retrieved and restored one of my two missing test files perfectly.

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Disk Investigator review: Find deleted files and more with this free utility

Free program Disk Investigator tells you what's on your hard disk. It takes its time, but it's worth the wait.

I was a webcam zombie! How to look alive and professional in Web meetings

Your Web conferencing look could be scarier than you realize. These simple tips will help you look your best.

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FreeUndelete review: Confusing utility not worth the time investment

FreeUndelete sounds like a great tool, but its results are hard to understand. There are better free options.