Don't-Miss Productivity Software Stories

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4 scanning apps for easily digitizing your documents

Turn business cards, receipts, contracts, even whiteboards into high-quality scans with these favorites.

Microsoft's Outlook.com adds Google Drive and Facebook photo integration

Pretty soon you'll be able to send Facebook photos and Google Drive documents via email inside Outlook.com.

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5 more Firefox add-ons that boost browser productivity

Keep tabs on all your email accounts, track your web surfing, and more with these customizations.

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Meet Flock, a Slack rival that claims big productivity gains

Numerous Slack contenders have already thrown their hats into the enterprise-messaging ring, but Flock is hoping to win with hard numbers.

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FTW: 4 apps that make a game out of getting things done

These productivity tools use game mechanics to turn work into play.

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Here's why Microsoft and Google have the same competitor as a partner

It sounds like the start of a bad joke: executives from Microsoft, Google, Amazon and IBM walk into a conference with one thing in common. But all of those companies are appearing on stage at BoxWorks in San Francisco, in part because they all work with the cloud storage and content services company in one capacity or another.

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Here's how Box has redesigned its entire offering

Box's web interface is getting a complete redesign, with new organization, search and preview capabilities. The company is launching a new desktop app to help Windows and Mac users access their files, and a desktop app for users of its Box Notes collaborative document editing service.

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Google just blew up its all-in strategy for productivity software

For a very long time, Google has focused on building its own productivity software to serve everyone from consumers to massive enterprises, and then locking people into its core experience. That all changed on Wednesday.

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Microsoft may have finally found its Slack killer

Despite a varied portfolio of collaboration services, Microsoft is still struggling to field a strong competitor to enterprise group messaging apps like Slack and HipChat. That may be about to change, according to a report from MSPoweruser on Tuesday.

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Box unveils new Relay workflow tool in partnership with IBM

Companies that want to try simplifying a tangled mess of their internal workflows will be able to use a new tool from Box to help with that called Box Relay.

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4 mind-mapping tools for better brainstorming

Unleash your creativity, free-associate your ideas, and organize your thoughts with these powerful apps.

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OpenOffice coders debate retiring the free, open-source productivity suite

Concerns at the Apache Software Foundation that the Apache OpenOffice project it hosts might be failing have prompted a debate about retiring the project.

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5 ways Dropbox Paper could have an edge over Google Docs

From adding images and rich content to docs, to facilitating work with others, to tracking all changes, Dropbox Paper is a promising collaboration tool.

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4 worthy alternatives to Sunrise Calendar

Microsoft is shutting down the popular Sunrise Calendar app on August 31. Here are four of the best substitutes to take its place.

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How to stop OneNote from inserting web source links automatically

OneNote has this annoying habit of automatically pasting source links into your notes. Here's how to stop that.