Don't-Miss Productivity software Stories

Digg's Google Reader replacement expected to launch in beta next week

Digg Reader will hit the Web right before the unfortunate demise of Google Reader.

Office Mobile for iPhone: What you need to know

Microsoft has come out with a mobile version of its Office productivity suite for iPhone users. We answer your questions about this new mobile app, including what it can and can't do.

CloudOn CEO: Office Mobile for iPhone is 'half-baked'

CloudOn, which provides Office compatibility for Android, iPhones, and iPads, gives a withering review of Microsoft's effort.

First look: Hands-on with Office Mobile for iPhone

Microsoft's new iOS app does let you open and edit Office documents from your iPhone. But it doesn't let you do much with them.

Office Mobile for iPhone: What's really at stake for Microsoft and Apple?

Putting a cut-down version of Microsoft Office onto the iPhone won't change the world. But if more data passes back and forth between formerly incompatible platforms, what's not to love?

Gliffy goes HTML5, adds Visio support

Diagram creator and editor Gliffy has reworked its engine to be powered by HTML5, transitioning over from Flash. The shift significantly improves performance, its CEO says, while adding new features like Google Drive.

iWork for iCloud highlights productivity suite update

You will soon be able to create, import, edit, and even show off your iWork documents from a Web browser, courtesy of a new service coming to iCloud.

Google revives open standard Calendar support: Your move, Microsoft

Due to developer demand, Google has decided to keep its CalDAV API open and throws open the doors for its CardDAV API to all comers for the first time ever.

Informatica hopes 'Vibe' can be data integration's version of the JVM

Informatica has given its virtual data machine technology a proper name and is planning to create versions of it that can run on anything from high-end servers in private data centers to small devices and sensors.

Office on Surface Pro suggests a shift in Microsoft's sales strategy

Microsoft announced Wednesday that the Surface Pro tablets it will start selling in Japan on June 7 will come with a fully-functional copy of Office, a bundle one analyst said hints at a change in Microsoft's sales strategy for its homegrown hardware.

Australia mulls requiring OpenDocument Format compatibility

Australia's government may mandate that its agencies use software compatible with OpenDocument Format (ODF), an international file standard.

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