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Open365 Is An Open Source Alternative To Microsoft Office 365

Windows/Mac/Linux/Android: One of Microsoft Office 365 program’s chief advantages over open source alternatives is the ability to sync documents via the cloud so that you can edit them everywhere. Open365 has stepped up to finally match this feature set.


The Mirrored Colour Dual-Monitor Desktop

We don’t highlight dual display desktops nearly as often as I’d like, so when orbmeiser submitted this dual monitor setup, I took notice. He’s running Netrunner Linux on dual displays, and here’s what he used to set everything up.


The Buncho Desktop

Our friend and frequent featured desktop contributor Dobbie03 has switched from Windows back to Linux, and with gusto — his new Arch Linux desktop looks sharp. It’s well-customised to fit his workflow, and we love Java Sparrows (aka bunchos.) Here’s how he set it all up.


Aware For Mac Tells You How Long You've Been Working So You Can Take Breaks

Mac: Taking regular breaks is crucial not only to your well-being but also to your output. There are plenty of apps out there to remind you to get up from your computer every now and then, but Aware is a little different in that it simply tells you how long you’ve been working.


Last Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from last week.


The Tropical Desktop

This desktop, sent in by reader Amy, brings a little summertime to our screens, which we can always appreciate. Best of all, it’s pretty streamlined and doesn’t require a ton of tweaking to get just right. If you want the same look, here’s how Amy did it.


Enable Native Notifications In Chrome For OS X

Mac: Chrome’s been using its own notification system for a while, but having two sets of notifications, Chrome’s and the built-in OS X ones, is a tad annoying. Thankfully, you can now enable native notifications.


Hide Unwanted iPhone Apps With A Configuration Profile

iOS: People have been whining about the fact they can’t get rid of Apple’s stock apps in iOS since the iPhone first launched. Well, if you’re willing to put in a bit of elbow grease, How-To Geek shows off how to use a configuration profile to do just that.


Cleartext Limits Your Writing To The 1000 Most Common Words In English

Mac: Last year, XKCD’s Randall Monroe released Simple Writer, a web app that restricted your writing to the top 1000 most commons words in the English language. If web apps aren’t your thing, Cleartext is a free Mac app that does the same thing.


The Pale Mountain Desktop

It’s been a while since we featured a desktop from our friend Joergermeister, and this Windows setup takes the cake. It’s clean, well organised, doesn’t overdo the widgets, and just looks good. Here’s how he made it.


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