Don't-Miss Productivity Stories
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Desktop apps can be lumbering beasts, but bloated browsers can make Web apps just as problematic. The Pokki platform runs sprightly Web and mobile apps on your desktop, no browser required.
Skitch ties in tightly with its parent, Evernote, but can also be installed on its own. It's great for quickly marking up images and screenshots and sharing with friends, colleagues, or customers.
Gmail Lite is an incredibly lightweight Gmail client that takes email out of your browser and brings it to your desktop. It runs on the Pokki platform.
MindView 5 uses the familiar Ribbon interface and makes it simple to create and format mind maps, but is very pricey compared to the competition.
If you're a Wunderlist user, the Pokki version of the app will look very familiar, with every feature you've come to expect from other versions of Wunderlist. However, it runs much lighter than the Windows version.
Tweriod analyzes your tweets and your followers to find out when your tweets will reach the most people. It integrates with Buffer so that you can schedule your tweets to appear during those times.
DDownloads helps you download popular programs straight from the source. It's free, and for the programs on its list, it works well.
With modular plugins and a wealth of settings, Dexpot lets you ease into the world of virtual desktops and tune things so they're just right.
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Free Editor is a free program for editing documents, spreadsheets, images, code files, Windows system files and more. Although it feels responsive, some UI issues make it less useful than it should be.
A lot of what we do on a computer is repetitive work that can be easily automated to save us time and effort. Autostarter X3 is an app that can set up batch files for pre-defined tasks such as opening browsers, starting apps, and opening Web pages.