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Paperpile review: An excellent reference manager you'll want to pay for

Paperpile is a new and easy way to manage your research library, create quick citations, and collaborate on papers and reference lists.

Must-have software for college students

Fire up the new school year with these powerful and essential tools.

Review: WordWeb dictionary is a crossword-puzzle fan's dream

The days of consulting a worn dog-eared print dictionary seem to be behind us now. Nice desktop alternatives such as WordWeb make us miss them a little less.

Best Apps of 2012: Shockingly Useful Apps for Android and iPhone

Any.Do, GasBuddy, and other practical apps can turn your Android handset or iPhone into an indispensable tool.


Build a Story Out of Your Web Wanderings With Storify

Turn your favorite Web and social media content into a story with Storify.

Let Read You Some Books is Netflix for book lovers.

Serif CraftArtist Compact Makes Digital Scrapbooking Addictive

Getting started with CraftArtist is easy and free, but this digital paper art program may get you hooked on buying Serif's "digikit" content.

Find New Favorite Books With Goodreads

Goodreads uses a powerful recommendation engine to help you find books you'll like.

Shelfari Recommends Books, Gives Huge Amount of Detail About THem

Like a Wikipedia just for book readers, Shelfari lets you find and discuss books.

Home & Landscape Design NexGen 3: Powerful, But Nearly as Complicated as Its Name

Home & Landscape Design NexGen 3 has a steep learning curve, but offers powerful home design tools.

Design or Remodel With HGTV Home & Landscape Platinum Suite

HGTV Home & Landscape Platinum Suite lets you pretend to be one of the network's home design experts.

Design a Kitchen Easily With IKEA Home Planner

Ikea Home Planner lets you design the kitchen of your dreams--as long as it's filled with Ikea products, of course.

Energy Saving Software Might Help You Save Power

Energy Saving is designed to help you monitor and improve the energy and resources you use in your home.