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This note-taking app has a super smart predictive keyboard and syncs with Evernote.
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.
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.
Sanebox is a cloud-based tool designed to keep clutter out of your inbox. It's not perfect, but overall, it works very well.
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.
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.
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.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking remains the most powerful beast in speech recognition, but cheap or even free tools are staking out territory for simpler tasks.
Global Graphics’ $10 GDoc Creator lets you turn a wide range of documents and images into PDF files, either by dragging and dropping them onto its postage-stamp-sized interface or by using its printer driver.
Web-based text outliners range from Notepad-like simplicity to sophisticated, searchable, collapsible idea wranglers.
Everyone needs to scribble a note down now and then, but on Windows, you don't have to settle for the default Windows notepad. There are much more robust alternatives out there.
Cut, paste, cringe. Edit Minion presents your writing errors and infelicities to you so that you can fix them.
Free add-on After the Deadline works in Chrome, Firefox, OpenOffice, or Wordpress to make your words sing.
It's easy for aspiring writers to give up simply because there's no pressure to write. Write or Die goads you towards literary succees by displaying obnoxious stimuli when you fail to meet your goals.
One of the greatest tools on an author's bench is the one that helps to sell articles or stories. Free software Sonar3 tracks submissions and accepts a great deal of detail about each work and each market.