Productivity Software

Apple spruces up its GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork apps for iOS and Mac

Those of you who use some of Apple's key productivity apps on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac will find new features awaiting you with the latest versions.

SEE: The 10 most important iPhone apps of all time

In what's shaping up to be a busy week, Apple has kicked off new versions for its GarageBand, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps. The updates range from new features for iMovie and GarageBand to bug fixes and stability improvements for the iWork suite.

Beyond... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , Mac Software

How Microsoft Word will use AI to automatically create to-do lists for building your docs

Often if you hit a good writing flow, but have to leave your work, you'll add a few notes at the bottom of the page to help you pick up where you left off.

Microsoft Word is testing a new feature in Editor, the AI-powered writing assistant, that can turn Word document notes into a to-do list.

In a blog post, Microsoft said users will soon be able to type "TODO: finish this section" or

"<<insert closing here>>", for... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

Best apps to help you shop for the holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time but can easily become stressful when you think about all the gifts you need to buy, food to cook, and places to be. Gifts, in particular, can put a serious dent in your bank account, no matter how early in the year you start buying.

We've rounded up some of the best apps to make elbowing your way through a crowded mall as easy as possible.

1. Wish

Why leave the house at all if... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , Features , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software , Lifestyle Software

Microsoft's Office Web Apps to offer voice dictation to help people with dyslexia

Not everyone can easily type on a keyboard. Some people have physical limitations that prevent them from typing. Others have dyslexia, a condition that affects the brain's ability to process letters and numbers. And still others have a condition known as dysgraphia, which impacts someone's ability to write and spell. Now, Microsoft is trying to help such people more easily create documents.

SEE: Let Your Voice Be Heard with These Speech Recognition Apps

Microsoft's online Office suite, known as Office Web... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , Windows Software

Truece co-parenting app provides parents and caregivers with shared calendars, expense tracking, and more

Divorce or separation might be the end of a marriage, but if you have a child, you continue working together for the kid's benefit. Co-parenting can also take place in other arrangements too, like with unmarried couples.

Regardless, sharing the responsibilities of raising a child can be stressful. Communicating with your ex-spouse, co-parenting community, or partner can be emotional or tense depending on your situation.

"What parents may not realize is that after all the smoke clears, the parenting plan will... Read More »

Topics: Communications , Productivity Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

Microsoft updates To-Do app with 'Planned' smart lists that display all tasks by due date

Those of you who use Microsoft To-Do to keep track of tasks will find a helpful new feature in the Windows 10 and Android versions of the app.

SEE: Best to-do list apps of 2018 for managing tasks on Windows

With Microsoft To-Do, you can create multiple lists in which to organize and categorize your tasks, such as one list for personal items, another list for business items, a third list for household items. In the past,... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , Project Management Software , Windows Software , Android Software

Microsoft's Windows Sticky Notes heads to iOS and Android; hits Android OneNote beta testers first

Those of you who'd like to use Microsoft's Sticky Notes on all your devices will soon get your wish. The Sticky Notes tool is expanding beyond the world of Windows 10 to iOS and Android by integrating into the company's mobile OneNote software.

SEE: Best to-do list apps of 2018 for managing tasks on any platform

Microsoft has revealed in a Google+ post that Sticky Notes is now available as a preview release for the OneNote Android app and will... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , Windows Software

Fantastical app gets big calendar update for iOS 12 and watchOS 5

Time management app Fantastical released its 2.10 update last week with a bunch of new features and functions making it easy for users to plan out their day. The app, available for both iOS and Android, simplifies your to-do list and allows you to now manage it with just Siri and your voice.

The 2.10 version for iOS 12 and watchOS 5 is a major leap forward for the app, and one of the biggest improvements is the Schedule for... Read More »

Topics: Calendar & Time Management Software , Productivity Software , Mac Software , iOS Software

How 'Memorize by Heart' app can help you prep for speeches and presentations

Memorization can be difficult unless you're one of the lucky people blessed with a photographic memory. We're taught various techniques in school, ranging from "read it, write it, say it," or the Rule of Seven (you remember something after hearing seven times).

The Memorize by Heart app (iOS) costs $1 and helps you remember text through repeated exposure. You can copy and paste the text you need to memorize.

As you work through the process, Memorize it by... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , iOS Software , Apps And Software , Educational Software

MacOS Mojave brings new updates to Apple's Pages, Sheets, and Slides

Along with releasing MacOS Mojave last week, Apple pushed out new versions of its Keynote, Numbers, and Pages iWork suite of productivity apps that take advantage of a few of Mojave's new capabilities.

SEE: iOS apps are coming to Mac: Everything you need to know

Dark Mode

All three members of Apple's iWork suite can take advantage of Mojave's Dark Mode.

In Mojave, users can switch to a systemwide dark appearance that applies a darker color palette to windows, menus, and controls.... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , Mac Software