Don't-Miss Productivity Stories
Microsoft's refreshed productivity suite sports a major design overhaul and seamless cloud integration—at a higher price.
Nimble is a centralized dashboard for social networks. With a wide range of supported networks and third-party integration, Nimble makes it easy for businesses to stay in touch with users and customers.
Buried deep inside Windows 8, you'll find great tools for tweaking and improving the OS. And they're all free of charge.
For serious work in the console, few utilities (if any) can match the prowess of Take Command. If you use the command line regularly, it's a good investment.
CopyTrans Contacts lets you manage your iOS contacts on the big screen of your PC. It works well, but we wish it cost less than $10.
PCWorld's editors select the year's best products for getting work and business done.
ConceptDraw Mindmap is a business mind-mapping product that looks just like a part of Microsoft Office. It fits neatly into a team's workflow.
PCWorld's editors pinpoint the top tech products of 2012, in categories ranging from PCs to productivity software.
The TelyHD Business Edition enables big-screen Skype videoconferencing on a small budget. It's worth a look for SMBs that conduct regular remote meetings.
Read Web content in a more traditional format with Paper.li, which lets you build an online newspaper.
Facebook Wednesday introduced its Social Jobs app to help job hunters with more than 1.7 million job listings from job-search sites.
Wieldy is a free task manager that works to help you get things done. Unfortunately, learning how to use it is a job in itself.
Pipy offers a quick way to launch programs and search for files and Web pages, but it's not unique.
Both products deliver useful tools for tracking and planning your finances. One is free, but some would argue the other is less costly.
The dream tool for bloggers and tech support staff everywhere, Hyperdesktop gives you the ability to upload images and take screenshots with just a few clicks. It's smooth, it's fast, and it works like a dream.