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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.
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.
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.
ShortcutFoo is a lean and simple Web app that lets you easily learn shortcut keys for Gmail and many other applications.
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.
In both Standard and Professional versions, Ultra Recall is a powerful, feature-rich outlining tool.
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.
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 is a Chrome extension that adds a rich set of shortcut keys for opening links, navigating pages, and more.
Local Website Archive Lite makes it easy to save pages.
When you're not satisfied with the basics of cut-and-paste, turn to ClipboardFusion.
Cold Turkey is an open-source tool that lets you block access to distracting websites during selected times.