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Automate Your Inbox with these Tips, Tools, and Templates

Jessica Greene / May 7, 2018

Email helps us connect, communicate, and collaborate—but does it help too much? We receive an average of 94 business emails every day and devote almost one-third of our time at work to email management. Bottom line: the benefits of email often come at the expense of productivity.

To reclaim...

Squarespace Form Blocks: How to Set Up Forms, Collect Information, and Move It Where You Need It

Jill Duffy / May 4, 2018

Every website owner has an opportunity to engage with and learn about the people who visit the site. One of the most structured ways to initiate this interaction is through web forms.

Web forms are exactly what they sound like. They're forms on a web page that visitors fill...

The 20 Best Email Apps for 2018

Jill Duffy / May 3, 2018

Email is, in many ways, the digital hub of modern life. We use it to communicate with colleagues and friends, confirm appointments, save receipts, and restore forgotten passwords. At the same time, checking your inbox shouldn't be the focal point of your day, even though odds are you feel...

The Best Transcription Apps and Services in 2018

Melanie Pinola / May 1, 2018

Ryan Law contributed to this article, as did Zapier Senior Writer and Editor, Matthew Guay

Transcription is no longer the sole reserve of journalists or doctors. It's more affordable than ever, ready to unlock the SEO benefit of a podcast or video transcript, turn interviews into powerful quotes and...

The Google Tasks Guide—Everything You Need to Build a Productive, Simple To-Do List Workflow

Matthew Guay / April 27, 2018

It's the simplest to-do list app, hidden behind a button in Gmail and Google Calendar. And yet, Google Tasks is one of the most popular to-do lists thanks in part to that simplicity. You don't always need a full project management system to keep track with your work...

The 40 Best To-Do List Apps in 2018

Andrew Kunesh / April 27, 2018

What was once the simple choice between a notebook, legal pad, or stack of Post-it notes to manage personal tasks is now a mind-numbing decision between dozens of to-do apps. Flashy apps that offer more features than you could ever use. Free apps that are so bare you wonder how...

Research Is a Team Sport: How to Conduct UX Research (Templates Included)

Evan Bowers / April 26, 2018

Before working at Zapier, I didn't have first-hand experience with UX (user experience) research. Largely based on instinct or a few Google Analytics reports, those experiences put decision-making in a black box for me. I never really understood the “why” behind design decisions.

But a simple idea completely changed...

Everything You Need to Know About the New Gmail

Melanie Pinola / April 25, 2018

It's not often we jump up and down over email, but today's Gmail update is like a present. Currently rolling out to both personal users and G Suite customers, the new Gmail gives us features we've needed but perhaps didn't know we needed, all in one...

The Google Chat Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Google Hangouts Meet, Chat, and More

Matthew Guay / April 25, 2018

There might be only one real criteria for the best chat app for your team: How easy it is for everyone to use. With dozens of great video and text chat apps for teams–each of which include quite similar features–the deciding factor is often down to the way...

The Marketing Funnel Guide: How to Qualify Leads and Turn Them Into Customers

Matthew Guay / April 24, 2018

“We are the hero of our own story.”- Mary McCarthy

In a world where Apple sells nearly seven iPhones each second, it’s hard to imagine the two Steves (Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak) needing leads. But in 1976 as they presented their first Apple computer to the...