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Welcome to #237 – a note from the editor

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Hello readers and welcome to the latest issue of Swipe!

We’re heading into a time of year where lots of people find it hard to focus. The days are shorter, the nights are colder, and Christmas is just starting to peek its head into view on the horizon. We don’t blame you for subconsciously switching into chillout mode. But if you pay close attention to our big features this issue, you might actually find yourself becoming more productive as the year comes to a close.

For starters, you’ll want to read up on focus timers as explained in the Features section (alongside an interesting discussion on Apple’s legal woes.) These apps can keep you in line throughout the working day, getting lots done without burning out. Once your scheduling and motivation are dealt with, read the Safari extensions piece in the Reviews section for a guide to some of the must-have apps that will boost your productivity when browsing the web. There’s stuff in that list you may never think to look for – but once you know about it, your life will get much easier.

Beyond all that productivity stuff, there’s plenty more to see in this Swipe. We’ve got a mini-roundup of Tetris and Tetris-alike apps, reviews of some of the App Store’s best, and plenty of News and How-Tos to go around. So dig in and please enjoy!

Tom Rolfe
Swipe Editor