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12 Morning and Evening Routines That Will Set Up Each Day for Success

Stephen Altrogge / February 14, 2017

You wake up an hour before work and rush to get ready. You shower at lightning speed, gulp down a breakfast bar, and grab your coffee before running out the door. You arrive at work feeling discombobulated and overwhelmed, needing to catch your breath before you've even really started...

How to Quickly Append Text to a Note in Evernote or OneNote from Your Browser

Melanie Pinola / February 13, 2017

Evernote and OneNote both offer easy ways to quickly create new notes from your desktop. For Evernote, there's a keyboard shortcut for Macs to instantly create a new note from the menu bar (Command + Control + N), and there's a shortcut for OneNote on Windows to quickly create a...

Start Your First Store: The 6 Best Free eCommerce Apps

Matthew Guay / February 9, 2017

Starting a new business already costs enough. By the time you've registered your business, bought the perfect domain name, and built up your inventory, you might not have much left in the budget for your eCommerce software. Plus, you're just starting out: do you really want to commit...

Deep Work vs. Messy: How to Balance Productivity and Creativity

Matthew Guay / February 7, 2017

If only your office were quieter, if your colleagues would quit asking questions, if the phone would stop ringing. If only your desk were neater, your notebooks cleaner, your files a bit more organized. If you could shut out all distractions, surely you could do your best work.

But then...

How the Zapier Team Uses Airtable

Kim Kadiyala / February 6, 2017

The secret's out. Here at Zapier, we have a major app crush on Airtable, an easy-to-use relational database. Over the past year, Airtable has emerged as an app darling across the Zapier team, used by nearly every team from data science to product marketing. We even have an Airtable...

The Power of Silence: Why You Need Less Noise for Work and Your Health

Belle Cooper / February 2, 2017

Shhh. Hear that?

No? That's surprising. Odds are, you can hear something right now: A siren, the hum of a fan, the blur of background conversations, the ticking of a watch. It's seldom our worlds are fully silent–so seldom that complete silence feels shocking.

We welcome sound into...

How to Find and Get Hired for a Remote Job

Melanie Pinola / January 31, 2017

When it's raining, snowing, or sweltering hot outside, I am grateful for my 30-second "commute." When I see photos of open offices with people trying to work side by side at long tables, I'm grateful for the solitude of my home office. When I hear that some people...

Data-Driven Design: Tap into Your Users' Micro-Moments for Better Engagement

Lucia Z.Wang / January 26, 2017

Can you recall your latest search for a new restaurant and how you decided on it? If you're like me, glued to your smartphone and running a dozen applications simultaneously, the decision might start from eyeing a restaurant on the street or hearing about it from a friend, looking...

How 5 Teams Use MeisterTask and Zapier to Boost Productivity

Carlin Sack / January 24, 2017

Teams all over the world have quickly adopted MeisterTask, a Kanban-style project management tool that launched in 2015. (In fact, it was named as one of Zapier's fastest-growing new integrations in 2016). At its core, MeisterTask gives teams an easy way to create and assign small tasks that are...

Welcoming Support Team Members Josh Mohland, Hoon Park, Fokke Zandbergen, and Zen Ren

Wade Foster / January 20, 2017

A note from Wade Foster, Zapier CEO: We're always trying to make using Zapier as easy as possible, and sometimes that means asking for help. Today, please join us in welcoming new members to Zapier's customer support team: Josh Mohland, Hoon Park, Fokke Zandbergen, and Zen Ren. I...