Joe Kissell

Senior Contributor

Joe Kissell is a contributing editor of TidBits and the author of numerous ebooks in the Take Control series.

How to reset a Mac's NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC

Backups for the creative pro

Backups for the creative pro

What to think about when you need to back up vast amounts of data.

Keynote for Mac 6.5.3 review: Gradual improvements make it more competitive with PowerPoint

Keynote for Mac 6.5.3 review: Gradual improvements make it more competitive with PowerPoint

Whether you should use version 6.5 over PowerPoint 2016 or Keynote 5.3 depends on what features you need.

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac review: New interface and features make PowerPoint pleasant

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac review: New interface and features make PowerPoint pleasant

Is it enough to overtake Keynote? That depends on your needs.

Why I prefer CrashPlan for online backups

Why I prefer CrashPlan for online backups

Joe Kissell has tried them all: MozyHome, Backblaze, Carbonite, and Dolly Drive. But he keeps coming back to CrashPlan, Java app and all.

Choosing the right launcher for your Mac

Keyboard-based launching utilities can be a real time saver, once you get the hang of them. Here's how four popular options (Launchbar, Alfred, Butler, and Quicksilver) stack up.

BitTorrent Sync 2.0 adds pro features

BitTorrent Sync 2.0 adds pro features

No longer in beta, your own private cloud stays free for all but adds extra conveniences if you're willing to pay.

How to create a personal cloud with BitTorrent Sync 2.0

How to create a personal cloud with BitTorrent Sync 2.0

You don't have to keep your files in the cloud to get Dropbox-like syncing and sharing. Joe Kissell explains how to get started with BitTorrent Sync.

Copy, Paste, Repeat: Finding the best clipboard manager for Mac

Copy, Paste, Repeat: Finding the best clipboard manager for Mac

If you've ever felt the pain of accidentally copying over something important on your clipboard, you need a clipboard manager. We round up the top options for this essential Mac utility, including launchers that serve double-duty.

Four text skills every Mac user should have in 2015

Four text skills every Mac user should have in 2015

Make it your goal to employ Joe Kissell's text techniques in the coming year.

How to use benchmarks to cut through marketing hype

How to use benchmarks to cut through marketing hype

Does deleting large files or defragmenting your drive really make a difference? Run some tests and find out.

How to choose the best video calling method

How to choose the best video calling method

Much can be said over the phone or in email, but sometimes a face-to-face interaction is best. Joe Kissell outlines the best ways to do that with your Mac.

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