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Tabbles review: tagging tool improves speed, adds corporate focus

Tabbles offers a useful and effective way of dealing with complex projects scattered over many files, but it requires developing new habits to get the most out of it.

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Nuance Power PDF Standard review: An affordable Acrobat alternative with minor flaws

At one-third the cost of Acrobat, you get all the standard PDF and creation features and a more intuitive interface. However, there are some 1.0 interface missteps.

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Microsoft Office for iPad review: Finally! True productivity on your tablet

Microsoft's Office for Apple's iPad tablet is a beautiful hybrid of form and function, competing with and even outdoing Apple's iWork suite.

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Inky review: Inching toward a better email experience

Almost a year later, the email aggregator is closer to fulfilling its enormous potential.

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SwiftKey Note review: Awesomely fast typing, but limited to just one app

This note-taking app has a super smart predictive keyboard and syncs with Evernote.

Not Another PDF Scanner 2 review: Free NAPS2 makes documents scans easier

Scanning documents in Windows doesn't have to entail extra steps or extra cost. NAPS2 is an old-school tool that keeps things as simple, free, and open-source as can be.

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Meet Slack, a chat tool with collaboration talent to spare

Save your team from the chaotic mishmash of email, chat, and other discrete communication tools. Slack's file sharing and its ability to integrate cloud services make sharing information much easier.

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Sanebox review: Recover your email sanity

Sanebox is a cloud-based tool designed to keep clutter out of your inbox. It's not perfect, but overall, it works very well.

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TeamViewer 9 review: Remote control software adds several very handy new features

The latest version of TeamViewer's remote control software implements sessions in tabs, transfers all kinds of data via the clipboard, has two-factor mobile authentication, and wakes-on-LAN.

Show, don't tell: 6 great tools for capturing, annotating, and sharing screenshots

Screenshots are invaluable in daily office life, whether they're for shiny product pages or just to better explain a technical issue you've stumbled on. Here are six excellent (and mostly free) screenshot tools.

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Typing of The Dead Overkill review: Kill foul-mouthed zombies with your fingers

Typing of The Dead adapts a first-person zombie shooter to use typing skills, not button mashing, to commit mayhem. Funny, fast-paced, and unique, its blend of grindhouse horror and unique mechanics is very appealing.

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Control your PC with these 5 speech recognition programs

Dragon NaturallySpeaking remains the most powerful beast in speech recognition, but cheap or even free tools are staking out territory for simpler tasks.