Don't-Miss Productivity Stories

Create and Modify PDF Files With PDF-XChange Pro 2012

In the PDF-XChange Pro 2012 bundle, you get a complete PDF reader, writer, and editor.

Microsoft Office for iOS and Android May Arrive This Fall

Microsoft appears to be closing in on a release of Microsoft Office for both iOS and Android this fall, despite previous denials.

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Map Your Thoughts With Free SpiderScribe

SpiderScribe is a Flash-based simple mindmapping tool with a free plan.

37 Tech Shortcuts From the Experts

Fly through your daily tasks with these 37 proven productivity boosters.

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How to Deal With Tech Distractions

Save time and increase your productivity with this guide to the best tips, tricks, and free software for eliminating tech distractions.

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Bloggers Lobby for Windows Live Writer

A Windows developer has launched an online petition to Microsoft to retain Windows Live Writer when it retires the Live brand.

YouMinds Composer Creates Mind Maps, Org Charts, and More

YouMinds Composer is a capable, if barely documented, free application for creating mind maps and more.

The Best Free Software, Mobile Apps, and Web Services, 2012 Edition

59 terrific tools for getting your work done, finding great deals, planning a trip, keeping yourself entertained, and more.

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The 15 Best Free Business Tools, Apps, and Services of 2012

LogMeIn, OmmWriter Dana I, CloudOn, and other no-cost programs and Web services can improve your productivity and keep your workday running smoothly.

The Best Free Stuff of 2012: Alphabetical List

Here's the complete list of all 59 programs, mobile apps, and Web services in our 17th annual roundup of the best free stuff available online.

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10 PC Apps to Increase Your Business Productivity

We've selected 10 indispensable PC apps to help you work smarter--not harder.

Real-Time Wiki HackPad Makes Web Collaboration Fast and Easy

HackPad is a very simple-to-use real-time wiki with innovative features and a free plan.

Find Out What Happens to Your Outlook Emails With Track Your Sent

Caelo Software's Track Your Sent brings order to your Outlook outbox.

Can Your Software Live in the Cloud?

Services such as CloudOn, Nivio, and OnLive are bringing full-blown Office apps to iPads and other mobile devices.

Publishers Update Apps for Apple's Retina Display: Facebook, Nook, and More

If you're wondering which apps are primed for the third-generation iPad, here's a look at 10 apps to check out.