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20+ Todoist Tricks for Streamlining Your Task List

Carlin Sack / August 23, 2016

Throughout your day, you come across many tasks. Maybe some of those tasks are ones you didn't get to yesterday, while others are on deck for tomorrow. Some you need to take action on now—or assign to teammates. All of these tasks are scattered across various places: in...

How to Read 50 Books a Year, in 7 Easy Steps

Stephen Altrogge / August 23, 2016

Over the years, I’ve developed a system that lets me read somewhere between 40-50 books per year. This system doesn’t require a massive amount of time or brainpower, both of which I lack. It only requires a little bit of diligence and small pockets of time.

Here are...

Build the Perfect Productivity System with Paper Notebooks and Digital Tools

Belle Cooper / August 18, 2016

Apps aren't everything. Despite the plethora of to-do apps and note-taking apps available, pen and paper can still be a valuable productivity tool. In fact, paper note-taking and task management systems are experiencing a revival today, as we grapple with technology taking over our lives and try to avoid...

The Beginner's Guide to Excel Macros

Kasper Langmann / August 16, 2016

Spreadsheets are infinitely flexible—especially in Excel, one of the most powerful spreadsheet apps. Most people use only a small percentage of their seemingly countless possibilities, however. Yet it doesn't take years of training to take advantage of spreadsheets' power and the automation magic of spreadsheet macros.

You likely...

Tagging Tips: How to Organize Files and Other Information with Tags

Aja Frost / August 11, 2016

Trying to find old files is like trying to read your own mind. Where would I have saved those pictures from Australia?!? you think, before spending a frustrating half hour digging through folders and folders of miscellaneous images. What would I have called that report I wrote in August 2012...

25+ Hidden Search Features in Trello, Slack, Evernote, and More

Melanie Pinola / August 9, 2016

Apple has "Finder" and "Spotlight Search." Windows offers "Search Computer." Google, well, you "Google." But when you need to find items in your online apps, where do you turn?

The first place: the familiar search bar. Almost every app offers it. But sometimes if your search is too simple, you...

Communicate Better: How to Master Small Talk in Awkward Professional Situations

Genevieve Conti / August 4, 2016

There’s an episode of Seinfeld when Elaine and Jerry get stranded at a party and spend the night dodging awkward small talk. Jerry comes up with a bright idea: They’ll come up with a signal for when one of them gets stuck in a bad conversation so the...

How to Build Your Own Chat Bot in Slack

Matthew Guay / August 2, 2016

You're discussing a problem with your team and need a link to the bug to show them exactly what you're talking about. You could open your browser, search for the bug, and, once you find it, then paste it into your conversation. Or you could just type the...

Become a Spreadsheet Expert With The Ultimate Guide to Google Sheets

Matthew Guay / July 28, 2016

Word processors are simple enough. Write your text, add some formatting, and hit Print. Presentation tools aren't much more complicated: Write your points on individual slides, add photos, and connect a projector.

Spreadsheets, however? They're the odd duck in office suites. More complicated to use, with cryptic function...

How 20+ Businesses Use Typeform to Collect Information and Streamline Processes

Carlin Sack / July 26, 2016

Your business runs on information. You constantly need up-to-date info from your customers, your peers, your vendors, your fans, or your employees in order to make the best decisions. Gathering that information can be a disorganized process, though–especially if you collect it via email, social media, team chats, or verbally...