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Snagit 12 review: The premier screen capture tool for Windows

Snagit remains essential for graphic designers, developers, and anyone else who works with image and video captures.

App Invasion: Sunrise for iOS and Android is the ultimate Google Calendar companion

Sunrise supports multiple Google calendars, uses Google Maps’ data to direct you to events, and supports a handy “quick add” feature for Google Calendars. Plus, it looks spectacular on your phone.

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Foxit Phantom PDF review: An easy alternative to Acrobat for editing PDFs

For considerably less that Acrobat, Phantom PDF provides all the PDF tools most users need. However, it's OCR is a step behind.

App Invasion: Slice

This free app for Android and iOS will tell you when exactly to expect a delivery.

Not Another PDF Scanner 2 review: Free NAPS2 makes documents scans easier

Scanning documents in Windows doesn't have to entail extra steps or extra cost. NAPS2 is an old-school tool that keeps things as simple, free, and open-source as can be.

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Sanebox review: Recover your email sanity

Sanebox is a cloud-based tool designed to keep clutter out of your inbox. It's not perfect, but overall, it works very well.

LICEcap review: Make animated screenshots, prove GIFs aren't just for memes

Delightfully tiny utility LICEcap lets you create GIFs showing on-screen action, to quickly communicate software features and issues.

Show, don't tell: 6 great tools for capturing, annotating, and sharing screenshots

Screenshots are invaluable in daily office life, whether they're for shiny product pages or just to better explain a technical issue you've stumbled on. Here are six excellent (and mostly free) screenshot tools.

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Control your PC with these 5 speech recognition programs

Dragon NaturallySpeaking remains the most powerful beast in speech recognition, but cheap or even free tools are staking out territory for simpler tasks.