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Review: Zotero makes research easier, faster, more robust

Cross-platform tool Zotero integrates with major browsers and office suites to help you collect, organize, and properly cite your research for papers.

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Review: SyndiFeed brings a personal touch to RSS reading, but needs more features

SyndiFeed is a very simple RSS reader with a limited number of features. Its pretty interface and responsive developer could make it a worthwhile Google Reader alternative.

Review: Nextly brings together the best of RSS, social networks, and Web browsing

RSS is a convenient way to read your feeds, but more often than not, it truncates articles, forcing you to read on the actual website. Nextly skips that problem with grace, creating full-website streams that are easily browsable.

Review: Dashlane is a robust password manager with a gorgeous interface

Dashlane is an powerful and flexible password manager for every level of experience that's also useful for form-filling, expense tracking, and more.

Review: SproutSocial, a social management dashboard you'll truly enjoy using

SproutSocial is a beautiful social dashboard full of useful features that is not cheap to use, but is bound to change the way you manage your social media and branding.