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The PowerPoint Online Guide: How to Make and Present Slideshows Anywhere

Matthew Guay / August 7, 2018

Over the past thirty years, PowerPoint has become synonymous with presentations. Give a speech, present a new product, share finances in a board meeting—all are typically done with a PowerPoint presentation. That’s easy enough if you’re presenting from your laptop and have Microsoft Office installed.

Or it...


Accounting Software Showdown: FreshBooks vs. QuickBooks vs. Xero

Dann Albright / August 7, 2018

Almost half of small business owners despise bookkeeping. It's time-consuming, doesn't bring in money, and requires headache-inducing calculations. But it's necessary.

Online accounting software helps—but choosing the right software can be difficult. How do you know which features and benefits you need? Which price structure best...


Find Your Chronotype and Schedule Your Productivity

Jessica Greene / August 6, 2018

There's a lot of advice out there about the connection between timing and productivity: articles—including our own—suggesting "X things to do in the morning/afternoon/evening" to stay productive all day long.

And yes, when you work on certain types of tasks absolutely impacts your productivity. But...


8 Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns and the Apps Behind Them

Josh Kraus / August 2, 2018

The crowdfunding landscape looks much different now than it did a decade ago, before Kickstarter opened the floodgates in 2009. Only then did the practice really take off, and other crowdfunding platforms began to sprout, each with their own unique twist on the concept. Along with Kickstarter, Indiegogo and GoFundMe...


Team Chat Apps Showdown: Slack vs. Microsoft Teams

Jill Duffy / July 31, 2018

Team chat apps have made a huge dent in reducing internal email at organizations. They improve communication by encouraging brevity, allowing for opt-in conversations, and reshaping expectations about how and when people will reply. Two of the best team chat apps, Slack and Microsoft Teams, are quite different in their...


Our Favorite Zaps: Manage Your Music and Podcasts Automatically

Jill Duffy / July 30, 2018

People who use Zapier usually want to make their working lives more productive. But sometimes, people leverage the service to automate aspects of their personal lives, too. It's this personal use case angle that got me thinking about how I could use Zapier to manage music and podcasts in...


The 25 Best Productivity Apps in 2018

Matthew Guay / July 30, 2018

The flywheel effect is an amazing thing. You know how when you ride a bicycle, the first few pumps of the pedal are always the hardest? Then it gets easier, as your inertia builds up and the energy from your previous hard work combines to let you casually pedal around...


When Slack Won the Team Chat Market

Matthew Guay / July 27, 2018

It’s hard to stop a rocket, impossible to ignore an idea whose time had come. For a species as talkative as homo sapiens, a chat app was always bound to be the killer app for smart devices.

And in 2013, it’d be easy to assume HipChat was to...


How Clearbit & Zapier Help an Admissions Team Double Their Efficiency

Joey Blanco / July 27, 2018

"We use Zapier [with Clearbit] a lot. We have about 30 different things going on at any time."Aaron Fazulak, co-founder and CEO, Designation

Vacations give everyone a chance to relax and refocus their energies. But if you are a small business owner or work for one, there's a...


YouTube Marketing: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies

Rachel Poletick / July 27, 2018

With one billion hours of video watched daily by over one billion users, YouTube seems like an automatic ticket to visibility. But clicking that upload button is just the first step in securing your place as a successful video creator. If you want your videos to meet those eyeballs—and...