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Ribbon Hero 2 Game Teaches Ins and Outs of MS Office, Might Redeem Clippy

Ribbon Hero 2: Clippy's Second Chance is a fun, interactive way to master Microsoft Office.

Google Docs for Android: Mobile Word Processing Gets Practical

The latest version of Google Docs is cleaner, easier to read and easier to use than its predecessors, and it adds the ability to collaborate in real time.

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Five Good Reasons to Download LibreOffice 3.5

Targeting power users, this new release of the free, open source office productivity suite is built to be 'cleaner, leaner, and more feature-rich'.

Can I Safely Open a File That Contains "Macros?"

Ronald Albaitis tried opening a file and got a warning that it contained "macros." He asked me what they are and whether he should be concerned.

Free, Cloud-Based Word Processor Zoho Writer Shows Promise

Zoho Writer offers a surprisingly comfortable online writing environment, with some issues.

Free Downloads That Are Worth a Donation, Part 2

In the second part of our donationware series, we introduce a few hidden gems that you can download and use for free. All of these programs accept contributions, and some support charities.

WriteMonkey Removes Distractions So You Can Just Write

WriteMonkey is a full-screen writing environment that lets you focus on what you're trying to say, and forget the rest.

Downloads Digest: Carbonite 5, Fade In, AeroFS, Cloud9 IDE, Studio One Artist

The five most recently reviewed files include screenplay software, a fabulous file-sync program in invitation-only beta, a promising IDE that needs some work, and a music and audio recording program.

Write a Screenplay Like the Pros Do With Fade In

Fade In gives you the tools to produce the next "Citizen Kane"…or the next "Mansquito vs. Megacroc."

Nitro Pro 7 Performs Many of Adobe Acrobat's Tasks at a Fraction of the Price

Nitro Pro 7 is fine for simple convert-to-PDF tasks, but it's not yet an Acrobat-beater.