Don't-Miss Productivity Stories

Review: Get your writing done with Yarny, a cloud-based, distraction-free writing environment

Yarny is a cloud-based writing environment that helps reach your writing goals with useful organization tools, a distraction-free editor, and various publishing options.

Review: Foxit PhantomPDF 6 shines in the paperless office

Foxit PhantomPDF offers a lot of features at a great price. For many, it will replace Acrobat...but you'll need that 30-day free trial to make sure it does exactly what you need.

Review: Read and write PDF files easily with Foxit Reader 6

Foxit Reader is free, it's lightweight, and historically it has been less problematic than Adobe Reader. If you're burned out on Adobe Reader, there's a lot to like.

Review: Master Gmail's Keyboard Shortcuts with KeyRocket

Offers quick reminders of the keyboard shortcuts that can turn you into a Gmail master.

Mad scientists, rejoice! 10 tablet apps take spreadsheets on the go

Need to crunch numbers and analyze big data? You're no longer limited to a hulking desktop. These apps let you work with spreadsheets wherever work takes you.

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Review: Prezi makes it easy to create cinematic presentations with zoom and pan effects

Instead of moving through a slide deck, Prezi takes your audience on an animated journey over a wide canvas of ideas.

Keep your calendar out of the cloud with Efficient Calendar

Efficient Calendar pulls the best of Microsoft Outlook's calendar functions into a standalone app, but don't expect significant data portability.

Review: WinZip for Windows 8 is what you'd expect from a Modern app

WinZip for Windows 8 finds itself in the uncomfortable position of being shoehorned the Modern interface, and the result isn't pretty.

What's the difference between Microsoft SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro?

With Office 2013 and Office 365, Microsoft introduced a SkyDrive Pro service for businesses. But don't get it mixed up with the free consumer SkyDrive.

How to build a social media command center

These 10 apps are must-haves for any person or small business seeking to master the social media universe.

Review: Free Opener can open almost any type of file you can think of

Free Opener truly can open a large amount of formats, including documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDFs, media, and code. Sadly, it can’t edit most of them.

Review: Krento is a productivity-boosting launcher and Start-menu replacement

Krento is a feature-rich launcher, widget manager, and Start-menu replacement that can launch any file, folder, program, or website you can think of.

Google Keep vs. OneNote vs. Evernote: We name the note-app winner

Which note-taking tool stands above the rest? We pit Google's upstart software against the heavyweights from Microsoft and Evernote.