Don't-Miss Productivity Stories
The new operating system improves substantially on Windows 7, but Microsoft’s efforts to woo mobile-device users may leave traditional desktop PC owners feeling abandoned.
Trees will find a lot to like in the new Acrobat, but Adobe's implementation of a paperless workflow may not make it easy enough for businesses to change their ways.
Campfire, Hipchat, and Imo.im provide virtual rooms for important discussions. Which one works best for business?
When running a small business, you want to keep your staff happy with timely, accurate paychecks. Which cloud-based payroll service does the better job: Intuit Online Payroll or RUN by ADP?
Web conferencing can power anything from a quick, two-person pow-wow to an all-hands assembly. We test-drive four services to find a crowd-pleaser.
Holly is a simple and beautiful Web app for creating, managing, and sharing to-do lists. It's not for large-scale project management, but for day-to-day tasks, it works just fine.
In both Standard and Professional versions, Ultra Recall is a powerful, feature-rich outlining tool.
Right Inbox blends into Gmail, letting you easily follow up on emails or schedule them for later sending. It doesn't do anything that's never been done before, but it does more (and more inexpensively) than anything else.
The Web doesn't have to be one-size-fits-all. Eliminate distractions from your favorite sites, or the entire Web, and you can comfortably focus on the content that suits you.
Instead of a smiling baby peering up at your from your Facebook newsfeed, you can see a cute kitty, or a big tub of bacon, or whatever you prefer.
MultiMi is an original take on social clients, but in its current form, it's not necessarily better.
Vimium is a Chrome extension that adds a rich set of shortcut keys for opening links, navigating pages, and more.