Productivity Software

GigEconomy app automatically creates invoices to help freelancers get paid

Freelance writing is all about the hustle. Get ideas together to pitch to editors, cover events, meet a word count, make endless edits, and hope that the meager check (depending on when you get it) makes ends meet.

Setapp's GigEconomy app is a tool for freelancers to manage time, finances, and set professional boundaries. The program is available for Mac OS Yosemite or later.

One of the perks is the program's ability to create professional PDF invoices for easy... Read More »

Topics: Business Software , Productivity Software , Mac Software , iOS Software , Apps And Software

How Google Sidebar wants to make you more productive

After Gmail's August update, users saw a few changes to their inboxes. One of the bigger ones was the addition of Google Sidebar.

The Sidebar is similar to the Samsung Edge's ability to swipe for a drawer of your frequently used apps. The sidebar also shows up other Google productivity apps, including Docs, Sheets, and Calendar.

The new right-side panel houses Google Calendar, Keep, and Tasks and offers the potential to add other apps. Taking advantage of the apps in Sidebar... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software , E-mail Utilities

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