Articles for Productivity

A review of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

The new 15" MacBook Pro has a lot of new features, and some drawbacks as well.


Our Favorite Apps for Productivity

MarsEdit

The best WordPress client for macOS

MarsEdit

MarsEdit is a powerful and convenient WordPress client for macOS that is easy to use, full of features, and well-designed.
Studies

The best flashcard study app

Studies

Studies is our favorite app for studying flash cards on iOS and macOS because of its powerful features and ease of use.
Annotable

The best iOS app for annotating images

Annotable

Annotable is a capable, easy to use, and feature-rich markup app that can cover your basic and complex markup requirements.
Productive

The best habit tracking app for iOS

Productive

Productive is the best habit tracking app because of its unique personality, a solid set of features, and a delightful design.
Banktivity

The best app for managing personal finances and budgets

Banktivity

Banktivity is our favorite budgeting app because it's easy to use, offers plenty of features and, most importantly, makes managing your finances easy and relatively hassle-free.
Duet Display

Best app for using an iPad as an external display

Duet Display

Duet Display is the best app for using your iPad as an external display because it's easy to use, reliable, and convenient.
Google Docs

The best online, collaborative document editing suite

Google Docs

Google Docs is the best online, collaborative document editing suite because it's dependable, easy to use, and easy to share with others.
Microsoft Outlook

The best third-party email app for iOS

Microsoft Outlook

Outlook for iPhone is the best third-party email app because of the focused inbox, snooze options, calendar, and a wide range of support for various email systems.
PDFpen

The best PDF app for Mac

PDFpen

PDFpen is the best PDF app for Mac because it's easy to use, powerful enough for most users, and also does OCR.
1Writer

The best note-taking app for iOS

1Writer

1Writer is our favorite plain-text notes app for its power and ease-of-use, while Notes.app is our favorite all-around notes app for its deep integration in iOS.
Wikiwand

The best Wikipedia app for iPhone

Wikiwand

Wikiwand is our favorite Wikipedia app for iPhone because it's beautiful, functional, and lightning fast.
Screens

The best remote access solution for Mac and iOS

Screens

Screens is the best VNC client for Mac and iOS because it's easy to set up, has powerful features, and fits the needs of most users.
Fantastical 2

The best calendar app for Mac

Fantastical 2

Fantastical 2 is the best calendar app for OS X because it's easy to use, powerful, and well-designed.
MindNode

The best mind mapping app

MindNode

MindNode is our favorite mind mapping app because it features an easy, beautiful design, solid syncing, and plenty of import and export options for your workflow.
Alfred

Our favorite macOS app launcher

Alfred

Alfred is easy to use OS X launcher that has a free entry point, custom workflows, and a great iOS companion app.
AnyList

Our favorite grocery shopping app

AnyList

AnyList is our favorite app for shared grocery lists because it makes grocery shopping easier and is well-designed.
Wunderlist

Our favorite app for shared lists

Wunderlist

Wunderlist is our favorite way to share tasks because of its ubiquity, design, reliability, and sharing features.
Reeder

The best RSS reader for OS X

Reeder

Reeder is the best RSS client for Mac OS X because it syncs with lots of third-party services, looks good, and makes it easy to share content with others.
Pinner

The best Pinboard app for iOS

Pinner

Pinner is our favorite Pinboard app because of its clean layout, powerful features, and more.
Airmail

Our favorite third-party email app for macOS

Airmail

Airmail is a beautifully-designed mail app for OS X that makes email a quick task with Markdown support, the ability to send emails to other apps, and more.
Droplr

Our favorite way to easily share files, images, and links

Droplr

Droplr is our favorite file sharing app because it's easy to use, is priced fairly, and works on all our devices.
OmniFocus 2

Our favorite productivity and GTD app suite for Mac, iPhone, and iPad

OmniFocus 2

OmniFocus is our favorite personal GTD suite of applications because it's extremely powerful, but simple enough to get out of your way.
Scanbot

The best document scanning app for iOS

Scanbot

Scanbot has lots of features, and it’s easy to use, which is precisely why it’s the best choice if you want to start using your iOS device to reduce the paper in your life.
Cloak

The best VPN solution for iOS and OS X

Cloak

Cloak is our favorite VPN solution because it's easy to use and automatically connects.
Unread

The Best RSS App for the iPad

Unread

Unread offers the best experience for reading RSS feeds on the iPad.
Reminders

The best simple list-making app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Reminders

Reminders offers the best combination of design, ease of use, and flexibility.
Dispatch

The best iPhone email app for power users

Dispatch

For a powerful iPhone (and iPad) email client, Dispatch helps you manage your inbox and act on emails with ease.
Fantastical 2

The best calendar App for iPhone

Fantastical 2

A calendar app with delightful design, superior natural language text entry, and support for iCloud reminders.
PDF Expert 5

The best app for managing, editing, and reading PDFs on your iPad

PDF Expert 5

PDF Expert is easy to use, works with many syncing services, offers the fastest document reading experience, and has the most robust toolset available.
Byword

Our favorite Markdown writing app for the iPhone

Byword

Byword provides the best mix of editing tools, preview features, and exporting options in an app that's very user-friendly.