Don't-Miss Productivity Stories

Best Free Connectivity and Productivity Apps

Expand your network capabilities and enhance your document control with these 11 outstanding (and free) downloads.

Nine Absurdly Useful File Management Utilities

Show your messy file system who’s boss with these high-quality tools. Most of them are low-cost, and many cost nothing at all.

Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 Professional Makes Your iPhone a Wireless Microphone

New voice commands and the ability to turn an iPhone into a dictation tool highlight the latest version of Nuance's speech-recognition software.

Instant Elevator Music Plays When Your PC Makes You Wait

This funny freebie plays soothing music while that file you're downloading takes its own sweet time.

Project Management Web App LiquidPlanner Makes Group Collaborations Flow

Manage collaborative projects with the LiquidPlanner website.

Combine Google Docs with Microsoft Office, Courtesy of SyncDocs

Syncdocs lets Microsoft Office on your desktop play nice with Google Docs in the cloud.

Make Gadgets for Your Desktop With Ashampoo Gadge It

Create your own standalone, sidebar, and desktop gadgets with handy--albeit limited--utility Ashampoo Gadge It.

Clipboard History Makes Light Work of Cutting and Pasting Chores

Store multiple items on the clipboard and recall them at will with small and useful utility Clipboard History.

First Look at Windows Azure

There's "the cloud" and then there's Windows Azure.

Power Up Microsoft Office With These Add-Ins

Why just work in Office when Office can work harder for you? These ten downloads cure several Office frustrations and improve your productivity.

Microsoft Lync 2010: Unified Communications Comes of Age

Every once in a very long while, I get to review a product that strikes me as a stepping stone toward the future. Microsoft Lync 2010 puts your PC at the center of communication.

Eight Free Windows 7 Tools You Should Try

These utilities can lead to a much more capable PC environment.

Social Networking App Backs up Après-ski Tales

A slopeside location-based social networking service came to five ski resorts this season, allowing skiers and boarders to track their Vail Resorts vertical...