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14 Tools to Help You Avoid Distractions and Stay Focused at Work

Stephen Altrogge / July 21, 2016

95% of the Internet is one massive distraction–and that's a generous estimate. One minute I’m aggressively knocking out my to-do list, the next I’m sucked into a "Which Harry Potter Character Are You?" quiz (Ron, in case you’re wondering). Not to mention the notifications from Facebook...

Productivity and Ergonomics: The Best Way to Organize Your Desk

Melanie Pinola / July 19, 2016

When you spend hours at your desk every day, even the smallest features of your workspace–such as the position of your monitor or the height of your chair–can greatly affect your productivity and even your health. Here's what science says about the best way to set up your office...

The 15 Best Free Project Management Apps

Matthew Guay / July 14, 2016

Projects can quickly take a life of their own, spiraling out of budget and taking far more time than planned. Project management software can help—but it adds an extra item to your already-strapped budget.

Don't worry. There are still great, free project management options for you. From kanban...

20 MailChimp Integrations That Help You Sell More and Stay in Touch With Minimal Effort

Carlin Sack / July 12, 2016

Your customers are the core of your business, so communication with them should be paramount. But keeping in touch can be a time-consuming task that falls by the wayside—especially if you want to add any level of personalization to your messages. After all, you don't want to send...

Search Smarter: 30+ Google Search Tricks You Might Not Already Know

Melanie Pinola / July 7, 2016

Google seems to have the answers to everything. Want the weather forecast? Ask Google. Need directions to a restaurant? Search Google. Have a weird rash or wonder why dogs eat grass? Yup, Google it.

In a fraction of a second, Google gives you links to hundreds of millions of webpages...

Google Forms Guide: Everything You Need to Make Great Forms for Free

Matthew Guay / July 5, 2016

Forms are among the internet's most versatile tools. Whether you need a contact form or a checkout page, a survey or a student directory, a form is all you need to easily gather that information. With Google Forms, it only takes a few minutes to make one for free...

Welcoming Data Scientist Russell Pierce

Russell Pierce / July 1, 2016

A note from Wade Foster, Zapier CEO: Data science in SaaS requires a merging of statistical abilities with engineering and programming skills that are rare. That's why I'm excited to welcome Russell Pierce to Zapier. Russell brings with him a full data science skill set along with a...

50 Google Sheets Add-Ons to Supercharge Your Spreadsheets

Matthew Guay / June 30, 2016

Spreadsheets are amazing, powerful tools. They can do anything—almost anything, at least. But wouldn't it be great if they could do that one extra thing you've always wanted—if they could remove extra rows or look up research data or translate text automatically?

For years, Excel has...

Beyond Google Calendar and Apple Calendar: The 18 Best Apps to Manage Your Schedule

Melanie Pinola / June 28, 2016

A great calendar is like a great personal assistant, keeping your days flowing smoothly. Without them, most of us would miss appointments, forget birthdays, and disregard deadlines.

But no single calendar app is best for everyone. Everyone's workflow is a little different, and our scheduling needs vary. Some want...

How to Use Personality Tests to Build a Productive Team

Genevieve Conti / June 23, 2016

You’ve probably taken one of those outrageous personality quizzes that tell you what kind of sandwich or font or Star Wars character you are. Admit it, there’s some satisfaction—however minuscule—in knowing you’re more of a Solo than a Skywalker.

Some of these tests might be...