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8 Ways Remote Teams Work Faster (and Slower)

Danny Schreiber / March 27, 2015

"OK, I'm done."

I vividly remember reading that short, punchy sentence again and again in my first few weeks at Zapier, each time pursing my lips, scrunching my forehead and thinking, "How did Wade finish that task so fast? Geesh, I'm slow."

Zapier is my first job on ...

Press Pages and Media Kits: Include These 7 Items to Please Reporters

Jane Callahan / March 26, 2015

Your interview goes swimmingly. The reporter asks more questions than what you had expected. She even requests you send over a photo of you and your co-founders to feature in the piece that they're publishing in a couple hours.

Wait, a photo? You don't have one handy, and ...

How to Avoid Burnout When Working for a Remote Team

Alison Groves / March 24, 2015

Working remotely is a wonderful thing. It allows you to work when it's best for your schedule, giving your teammates and company the chance to have your best work. It also lets you call your own shots, leaving you more creative, happier, and healthier (hello no germs spreading around ...

About Page Essentials: Consider These 8 Elements to Make Your Company Look Best

Jane Callahan / March 19, 2015

One of the smallest pages on your website can also be one of the most important: your About page. And yet, this crucial page is often buried in a drop-down menu or a small link in the footer.

Fifty-five percent of visitors spend fewer than 15 seconds on a website ...

Experiments with Time: How to Take Back Your Day from the Grip of Procrastination

Belle Cooper / March 17, 2015

I love to experiment with my workday. The ability to do so, in fact, is one of the aspects I value most about working remotely.

These experiments are currently aimed at increasing my productivity, since I often feel like I don't get as much done as I'd hope ...

Supercharge Google Calendar: 30 Tips, Tricks, Hacks and Add-Ons

Paula DuPont / March 12, 2015

Google Calendar was likely the second Google app you tried, right after Gmail, when you got your first Google account. With a history dating back to 2006, one that's overshadowed by Gmail and Google's other apps, it's easy to overlook Google Calendar's deep set of features ...

15 Editorial Tools to Help You Outline, Write and Edit (Better and Faster)

Jane Callahan / March 10, 2015

Whether writing is part of your everyday routine or you're facing a major, one-time project, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. But remember: even the likes of Twain and Tolstoy had editors. Also, technology is your friend.

There's a mountain of apps and online tools that can make ...

20+ Productivity Apps for College Students and Young Professionals

Nathaniel Eliason / March 5, 2015

As a college student, you balance classes, homework, extra curricular activities, job applications, internships, and (if you're lucky) a few side projects. It's like a four-year master class in time management.

At least that's my experience: I'm finishing up a major in philosophy at Carnegie Mellon ...

Beyond the Boring Form: How Typeform Reinvented a Decades-Old Technology

Marissa Daily / March 3, 2015

Forms are everywhere. They’re essential to the way you send emails, make online purchases, contact companies, log onto WiFi networks, or perform dozens of other daily activities. For the most part, filling out forms is tedious and annoying, but you’re used to it. Forms are an everyday occurrence ...

New on Zapier: iDoneThis, FormKeep, Weather, Jumplead, Benchmark, You Don't Need a CRM and Mailjet

Alison Groves / February 27, 2015

Though February is the shortest month of the year, it didn't stop us from adding seven new apps to Zapier, releasing a 150+ page ebook on email marketing and launching an education hub to show the best ways to use automation.

Zapier is right at the cusp of 400 ...