Don't-Miss Productivity Software Stories

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Microsoft's new Cache app could become its version of Google Keep

Microsoft's new in-development Garage app, called Cache, could be a note-taking tool with potential, if Microsoft's willing to commit to it.

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Microsoft bloatware is coming to Motorola phones

Microsoft's patent cross-licensing juggernaut continues with a new agreement with Lenovo.

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Microsoft acquires intelligent scheduling startup Genee

Microsoft announced Tuesday that it has acquired Genee, a startup that provided a virtual assistant for scheduling appointments.

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HipChat beats Slack to the punch with group video calling

It just became easier for HipChat customers to get some face time with each another whenever they want it. The company launched new group video calling functionality on Thursday that lets up to 10 other people share a virtual face-to-face meeting.

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Microsoft's attempts to steal Evernote users moves to the Mac

Microsoft is now giving Mac users an easy path to get their notes out of Evernote and into its OneNote note taking service. The company announced a OneNote Importer beta on Thursday, which lets users copy their notes over from one service to the other with a few clicks.

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4 essential Android add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets

Create mobile apps, e-sign documents, and more right from your phone with these third-party enhancements.

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Dropbox Paper, now in open beta, lets teams collaborate in the cloud

Ten months after Dropbox first unveiled Paper, the collaborative writing tool entered open beta on Wednesday and is getting mobile versions for iOS and Android.

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In pictures: Free, fantastic Office rival LibreOffice 5.2 beefs up its pro features

LibreOffice 5.2 turns its attention towards business.

LibreOffice 5.2 includes classified documents and a streamlined interface

The Document Foundation releases a new version of LibreOffice every six months.

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Why Salesforce just bought this ex-Facebook CTO’s startup

Hard on the heels of its Demandware acquisition in June, Salesforce on Monday confirmed it is acquiring cloud collaboration software maker Quip.

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Microsoft's Windows Ink will soon do your math homework for you

Microsoft employees showed off how OneNote, powered by Windows Ink, will begin to solve inked equations in the coming months.

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Google lets third parties extend its productivity software on Android

Google is using third parties to make its productivity apps more useful on Android. The company announced Thursday that it's now possible to bring functionality from apps like Scanbot, DocuSign and ProsperWorks into Docs and Sheets on its mobile operating system.

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Asana's new feature lets users mark what tasks are holding them up

Asana announced a new feature on Thursday that's aimed at cutting down on emails asking when a particular task will be finished.

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5 Google Sheets add-ons that supercharge your data

Create QR codes, customize Google Maps, and eliminate inefficiencies with these extensions.

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Dropbox levels up its features for administrators

IT administrators managing Dropbox deployments are supposed to have an easier time with it soon, thanks to improvements that the company announced Wednesday.