Hate every journaling app? Here's how to build your own.

Justin Pot / Published December 12, 2019

It goes like this: I install a journaling app, intending to use it. I learn how the interface works, maybe even write entries for a couple days. Then I forget the app exists entirely. Two months later I notice I installed the app, briefly feel guilty for never actually writing...


Wunderlist is shutting down May 6, here's what you need to know

Justin Pot / Published December 10, 2019

Wunderlist, the beloved to do list app, shuts down on May 6, 2020.

Microsoft bought Wunderlist in 2015. They would very much like you to migrate your tasks to Microsoft To Do, a spiritual successor to Wunderlist that integrates with Outlook and other Microsoft tools. That's not your only option,...


Beyond your desk: why you need a secondary workspace

Justin Pot / Published December 9, 2019

Four of my co-workers get work done sitting in bed. Three work regularly at their local Whole Foods. Another loves working in airport terminals.

This might sound odd, but think about it: where are you most productive? There's a good chance it isn't the office.

We recently compiled the Remote...


Want to be more creative? Take a hike.

Hannah Herman / Published December 2, 2019

I have a confession, Reader: sometimes I lie to myself. Sometimes, I promise myself that I'll get work done, and then it's somehow 4 p.m. and the only meaningful thing I've done is…go for a really long walk.

I tell myself that taking long walks is a crucial part of...


Bring context to your calendar by connecting other apps

Justin Pot / Published November 25, 2019

Time is money; the calendar is your budget. You need to know how much time you have so you can prioritize what you do with it. But does your calendar have all the information you need to make those decisions?

With Zapier, you can connect your calendar to 1,500+ apps,...


4 Ways to Have Fewer Meetings at Work

Ben Johnson / Published November 25, 2019

At Proof, a 15-person seed-stage startup where I work on the marketing team, we all wear a lot of hats. We spend time on everything from customer support to interviewing candidates to assembling desks—in addition to our time-intensive primary roles.

We're a busy batch, so we're always on the...


5 productivity resolutions to help you save time at work

Lauren Myers / Published November 20, 2019

With the end of the year nearing, it’s time to start thinking about the things you want to accomplish in the next. New Year’s resolutions aren’t only for personal development; they should also be for your professional development. That makes this the perfect time to start getting your game plan...


Five tips for actually succeeding at your new job

Hannah Herman / Published November 18, 2019

When I was hired at Zapier back in June, I immediately panic-Googled "how to succeed in a new job." The results were soul-crushing.

While "network constantly" and "come in early every day" might sound like good advice at first blush, there's something a bit reductive about it. After all, you're...


5 things retailers should do before Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Matt Ellis / Published November 15, 2019

Like athletes before the big match, retailers everywhere are finishing their last-minute preparations for Thanksgiving weekend. And why not—those five days after Thanksgiving Thursday host some of the biggest shopping days of the entire year, not the least of which are Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

We won’t pry into...


How to turn Google Calendar into the ultimate productivity hub

Justin Pot / Published November 11, 2019

You look at your calendar every morning. Then you check your to do list, check the weather, ask your co-workers and family what they're up to, then maybe see if your favorite show or sports team is on TV later tonight.

It's…a lot. Ideally, all of this information would be...