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How to add music to your Google Slides presentation

Google's presentation app doesn't support audio files, but with these workarounds you can still give your slides a soundtrack.

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Never miss a word with Microsoft OneNote 2013's synced audio notes

Did he really say that? With Microsoft OneNote's Record Audio feature, you can quickly zoom to the relevant bit of information.

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Speed up Outlook email chores: 5 ways to automate repetitive tasks

Stop retyping the same paragraphs over and over; there's a better way.

Todoed makes creating task lists as easy as a right-click

Can't be bothered to write down a to-do list? Todoed lets you create tasks by highlighting text followed by a right-click.

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7 PowerPoint text effects for snazzier slides

PowerPoint's special effects can turn plain text into something worth staring at. Follow these tips to start off right.

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5 great Google Drive tips: Keyboard shortcuts, saving options, templates and more

Streamline your workflow with these hidden helpers.

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Your Excel formulas cheat sheet: 15 tips for calculations and common tasks

Save this for the spreadsheet jocks in your office--we'd bet even the experts don't know all of these formula tips.

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5 ways to use Note Links, Evernote's secret weapon for getting organized

This powerful organizing tool links related items in Evernote, turning your virtual data dump into neat digital file stacks.

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Streamline keyboard shortcuts even more with Sticky Keys

Tired of constantly hitting that Windows key when you want to take multiple screenshots? Try using Sticky Keys instead.

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Essential Dropbox tools for productive people

Automate file sorting, dictate voice memos, and more with these apps and add-ons.

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7 PowerPoint text effects that add sizzle to slides

Enhance headlines or illustration text with fills, shadows and other effects

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Try these 5 undiscovered Google Drive tricks

Leverage these little-known features to work without an internet connection, keep track of document changes, and more.

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5 tips for creating macros perfectly in Excel

Shrink hours of labor to minutes with these easy time-saving techniques.

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5 powerful ways to find anything in Evernote

Master these advanced syntax searches to zero in on the notes you need.

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How to turn Evernote into a handy read-it-later service

Evernote has a great browser extension called Clearly that helps you clip articles for later in a reader-friendly view.