Productivity Software

Best to-do list apps of 2019 for managing tasks for the Mac

Our recommended apps for the Mac all do a solid job of helping you stay on top of tasks, but each has a different take on how to do it: Some are great at reminding you of what tasks are coming up, others excel at helping you record your notes, and a few stand out in managing tasks for a team.

Most of our choices come in free versions, so you can try one, see if it's a good fit for... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , Mac Software

Best to-do list apps of 2019 for managing tasks on Windows

If you're looking to manage tasks and to-do lists on your PC, Microsoft gives you a running start on keeping organized with its own Microsoft To-Do app and the popular Wunderlist app, which it acquired in 2015.

If you want help managing tasks, staying on top of to-do lists, being reminded of upcoming events, or collaborating on projects, our picks for the best to-do apps are up to the task. Our choices all do a good job of covering the basics,... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , Windows Software

Best to-do list apps of 2019 for managing tasks on iPhone and iPad

You don't need to travel far to find a good to-do list app on your iPhone: iOS comes with its own free Reminders app for keeping track of your to-do items.

But if you're looking for something a bit more robust that can help you manage complex tasks or collaborate on projects with colleagues, you still have plenty of apps to choose from. Our recommended apps all do a solid job of helping you stay on top of tasks, but... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , iOS Software

10 apps to help you throw a holiday party in 2019

Attending a party during the winter months can help relieve some of the holiday season stress. Enjoying a meal with friends, drinking festive cocktails, wearing an ugly sweater, and listening to Mariah Carey's Christmas album on repeat can make for a great night.

If you're the one hosting the party, the planning process can be hard work. Check out these apps to ensure your soiree is fun, safe, and memorable.

1. Wunderlist

Planning your party is the first step. There's a... Read More »

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New Capsicum app is a daily planner, calendar, to-do list, and note-taker

We all need a bit of help keeping track of our new year resolutions, which often fall to the wayside by the time February rolls around. To help you keep tabs on your future goals, app-makers Ish ShaBazz and Heidi Helen Pilypas created Capsicum, which allows users to plan out a schedule, track both good and bad habits and take notes.

There are hundreds of daily planner platforms in Apple's App Store but few allow you to keep track of... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , iOS Software

Download this free MS Office alternative or PDF editor and you can help a charity

The holiday season is a time for giving and receiving. And now you can help give to a worthy cause just by receiving some free software.

SEE: Pay for Microsoft Office or Find the Best Free Office Alternatives

Software developer SoftMaker has announced that it will donate a certain amount of money to charities for each download of its free FreeOffice 2018 suite or FlexiPDF Basic app from now until Christmas. Through the company's Load and Help fundraiser initiative, the... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , Windows Software

Microsoft Office on MacOS Mojave adopts Dark Mode

In its latest update to the Office 365's suite of apps, software giant Microsoft revealed support for MacOS Mojave's Dark Mode, which will let users write papers or create spreadsheets without straining their eyes.

Since Apple debuted Mojave's Dark Mode this fall, many software companies have updated their apps to allow for a more muted version instead of the usual white background. Microsoft also rolled out a number of smaller changes to its apps, but the Dark Mode... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , Mac Software

Apple is removing competing third-party screen time apps that break its data privacy policies

Apple's iOS 12 update included a built-in screen time app to track how long users spend on their devices. Since the release, third-party digital wellness apps have noticed increased scrutiny from the company.

Developers of screen time trackers are being reviewed at a higher frequency. Some are even being rejected and pulled from the App Store, TechCrunch reported.

It's likely that Apple simply wants to avoid confusion in its users if they're seeking out the iOS 12 screen time app.... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , iOS Software , Apps And Software

Microsoft adds live captions and subtitles to PowerPoint and Skype

Most people are able to listen to a speaker doing a PowerPoint presentation or hear the other person in a Skype call. But those who are deaf or hard of hearing are at a disadvantage in those situations. Now, Microsoft is trying to enhance these applications to reach out to a wider audience.

SEE: Video Chat VOIP - Top Skype Alternatives

Both PowerPoint and Skype will support live captions and subtitles, Microsoft announced in a blog post marking the United... Read More »

Topics: Communications , Productivity Software , Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Microsoft's Sticky Notes adds dark mode and faster syncing

Those of you who use Microsoft's Sticky Notes to save and sync your notes will find a couple of helpful new tricks in the latest version.

SEE: How to use Sticky Notes 3.0 in Windows 10: A guide

Following its recent test phase with Windows Insiders, Sticky Notes 3.1 is officially rolling out to anyone running Windows 10 version 1803 or higher, Microsoft said in a new blog post. That means those of you with the Windows 10 April 2018... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , Windows Software