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How to Accept Payments From an Online Form

Matthew Guay / December 9, 2016

Forms are among the web's most versatile tools. Need a contact form? Drag an Email and Text field into a form editor, copy its embed code, add it to your site, and you're done. Want to make a survey? Just add enough extra fields to your form to...

How to Master the Art of Listening

Genevieve Conti / December 8, 2016

Listening is the unsung hero of communication. We love to praise great orators and recite lines from famous speeches, and rightly so. Words are powerful. But listening can be equally so.

If you improve your listening skills, you’ll probably never win an award for it or make it into...

The Mnemonic Imagery Game: How to Memorize Difficult Words in a New Language

Gabriel Wyner / December 7, 2016

Many languages are tricky for native English speakers to learn because of a thing called grammatical gender. In English, you can swap most nouns for a different noun and the grammar stays intact. In other languages, you have to memorize not only the noun but also whether it's female...

The Complete Guide to OmniFocus: One of the Best To-Do Apps for GTD

David Galloway / December 6, 2016

From Post-It notes on your desk to detailed project management tools, there are hundreds of ways to manage your tasks. And yet, one app has continued to capture the imagination of people trying to get things done: OmniFocus.

OmniFocus was launched in 2008 and designed around the Getting Things Done...

Are Remote Workers Happier Than Office Employees? [Infographic]

Melanie Pinola / December 5, 2016

Any time the subject of remote work or telecommuting comes up, our ears perk up. It's a great working arrangement that we at Zapier and many other SaaS companies enjoy. But, we also have to be honest, it's also not without its downsides or challenges. At the end...

Welcoming Marketing Team Members Kim Kadiyala, Ashley Hockney, Adam DuVander, and Asad Zulfahri

Wade Foster / December 2, 2016

A note from Wade Foster, Zapier CEO: Today, please join us in welcoming our newest members to Zapier's marketing team: Kim Kadiyala, Ashley Hockney, Adam DuVander, and Asad Zulfahri. I'll introduce each of them below, and they'll share more about themselves and their roles at Zapier with...

How to Manage Your Productivity on Someone Else’s Schedule

Emily Irish / December 1, 2016

There's a reason why movies like Office Space and shows like The Office are so popular. These comedies poke fun at what many workers have experienced firsthand: The drudgery of the 9-to-5 grind, inflexible and perhaps baffling office politics, and a workload that's dictated by others.

Chances are...

The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet

Melanie Pinola / November 30, 2016

You probably have a love-hate relationship with LinkedIn. It's the largest professional social network and can be great for your career. It's also intimidating and intrusive in many ways. (Hey, someone just looked at your LinkedIn profile! Congratulate random person for their work anniversary!)

LinkedIn is essential, however...

OneNote 101: Take More Creative and More Organized Notes with Microsoft OneNote

Melanie Pinola / November 29, 2016

You have a ton of apps and tools to choose from when it comes to taking notes and saving all kinds of information in one place. OneNote, however, stands out among note-taking apps for its incredible flexibility, colorful interface, and robust features.

Over the last decade or so, I've...

Add Invisible Hashtags to Your Emails for Better Search and Organization

Melanie Pinola / November 28, 2016

Ever send an email and then have a difficult time finding it again, perhaps because the email was short or contained just a link? Well, here's a clever way to get around that and make your emails much more searchable.

Over at MakeUseOf, Mihir Patkar shares this tip:

When...