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Review: Xmind Pro mind mapping utility has good intentions, but poor execution

XMind offers powerful diagramming capabilities, if you can get over its interface oddities. If you're used to the UI of the free demo version, though, you might enjoy the features the paid version adds.

Review: Multiplicity 2.0 handy in a multi-computer, multi-monitor setup

Control two PCs using one keyboard and mouse with the free version of Multiplicity 2.0 and up to nine PCs with the pay version.

Review: Adobe Acrobat XI Pro advances the paperless office concept, but also highlights obstacles

Trees will find a lot to like in the new Acrobat, but Adobe's implementation of a paperless workflow may not make it easy enough for businesses to change their ways.

Review: Parallels Desktop 8 vs. VMware Fusion 5

Both of them enable you to run Windows on your Mac. But which virtualization app is better? The differences are getting narrower and narrower.

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ShortcutFoo: Master keyboard shortcuts in no time

ShortcutFoo is a lean and simple Web app that lets you easily learn shortcut keys for Gmail and many other applications.

Holly is a seriously simple to-do list, no accounts required

Holly is a simple and beautiful Web app for creating, managing, and sharing to-do lists. It's not for large-scale project management, but for day-to-day tasks, it works just fine.

Ultra Recall offers flexible outlining and data management

In both Standard and Professional versions, Ultra Recall is a powerful, feature-rich outlining tool.

Rein in your inbox and schedule email reminders with Right Inbox

Right Inbox blends into Gmail, letting you easily follow up on emails or schedule them for later sending. It doesn't do anything that's never been done before, but it does more (and more inexpensively) than anything else.

Simplify the Web with these free Chrome extensions

The Web doesn't have to be one-size-fits-all. Eliminate distractions from your favorite sites, or the entire Web, and you can comfortably focus on the content that suits you.

Vimium Grants Chrome Hotkey Superpowers

Vimium is a Chrome extension that adds a rich set of shortcut keys for opening links, navigating pages, and more.

Surf Now, Read Later With Local Website Archive Lite

Local Website Archive Lite makes it easy to save pages.

Give Your Windows Clipboard Extra Features Using ClipboardFusion

When you're not satisfied with the basics of cut-and-paste, turn to ClipboardFusion.

Swear Off Time-Wasting Websites With Cold Turkey Free Edition

Cold Turkey is an open-source tool that lets you block access to distracting websites during selected times.