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Inspect Element: How to Temporarily Edit Any Webpage

Auri Pope / January 25, 2018

There's a powerful tool hiding in your browser: Inspect Element.

Right-click on any webpage, click Inspect, and you'll see the innards of that site: its source code, the images and CSS that form its design, the fonts and icons it uses, the Javascript code that powers animations, and...

How to Use Slack's New Shared Channels: 6 Ways They'll Help You Send Even Fewer Emails

Aja Frost / January 23, 2018

Like many other people, I almost never email coworkers these days. My default is Slack. Slack conversations are quicker, more productive, and—let’s be honest—more fun than email. (Emoji all the things!) And when you keep everything in Slack, it's easy to find files, search previous discussions...

Steal This Workflow: Museum Hack Uses Automated Workflows with Base CRM to Leave Manual Work Behind

Joey Blanco / January 22, 2018

Humans are inherently curious. It's a big part of what makes us, well, human. That's why insider information and a look behind-the-scenes leads to best-selling books and award-winning films. Entire TV series have been dedicated to the making of an album.

But what about museum exhibits? It's...

How to Build Your Own Slack Bot

Matthew Guay / January 19, 2018

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 found, paste it into your conversation. Or you could type the bug's name in...

The 10 Best CRMs for Small Business in 2018

Emily Irish / January 18, 2018

Business is increasingly challenging, especially for small teams trying to keep up with larger competitors. You might not be able to match them on price or get your products in front of as many people. Your best advantage is that you can give your customers more of a personal touch...

How to Share Your Internet Connection

Matthew Guay / January 16, 2018

The internet doesn't always just work. Try as you might to connect, sometimes airport and hotel Wi-Fi networks won't let you get online or they limit you to just one connection—and, if you're anything like me, your home and office internet always seems to go out...

Steal This Workflow: A Stanford IT Team Built Time-Saving Workflows During an Efficiency Competition

Joey Blanco / January 12, 2018

No matter how tech savvy you might be, odds are you'll eventually need some help with your computer. At Stanford University, the Computer Resource Consulting (CRC) team within University IT supports students and faculty, admin units and labs, and even other IT groups.

CRC is one of Stanford's...

How to Automatically Send Daily Reminders to Slack

Nick Simard / January 11, 2018

Respond to your emails. Go take your lunch break. Fill out your daily timesheet. These are just a few of the things you have to do on a daily basis. And if you're reading this, chances are you spend a large portion of your waking hours in the team...

Zapier Software Trends Report: What We Learned from 1,000 SaaS Apps

Matthew Guay / January 10, 2018

Sometimes you can't see the progress until you look back. In the 7 years since Zapier started automating apps, software changed perhaps more than we realize. Apps sync across devices and voice assistants play whatever song we want and ads tell us who clicked on them. That's magically...

1,000 Apps, Limitless Possibilities: Thanks for Helping Us Build the Future of Work

Wade Foster / January 10, 2018

There are now 1,000 apps on Zapier.

That's a long way from 2011 when PayPal was app #1 on Zapier, the first integration we ever built.

PayPal was part of the demo Bryan, Mike, and I showed off at Startup Weekend Columbia—where we first started working on...