Don't-Miss Reference software Stories
Fire up the new school year with these powerful and essential tools.
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.
Any.Do, GasBuddy, and other practical apps can turn your Android handset or iPhone into an indispensable tool.
Turn your favorite Web and social media content into a story with Storify.
Audiobooks.com is Netflix for book lovers.
Getting started with CraftArtist is easy and free, but this digital paper art program may get you hooked on buying Serif's "digikit" content.
Goodreads uses a powerful recommendation engine to help you find books you'll like.
Like a Wikipedia just for book readers, Shelfari lets you find and discuss books.
Home & Landscape Design NexGen 3 has a steep learning curve, but offers powerful home design tools.
HGTV Home & Landscape Platinum Suite lets you pretend to be one of the network's home design experts.
Ikea Home Planner lets you design the kitchen of your dreams--as long as it's filled with Ikea products, of course.
Energy Saving is designed to help you monitor and improve the energy and resources you use in your home.
Safari Books Online offers access to a huge catalog of books and videos about computers and technology for a fixed monthly rate.
Free Web app HelloWallet syncs with online accounts and lets you flag spending so that you can identify expenditures to eliminate in the future.
YNAB teaches you to use a budget and helps you keep to it.