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The 16 Best Free CRM Apps

Matthew Guay / June 7, 2017

Ever gotten on a call with someone, only to mispronounce their name or forget which company they work for? Perhaps you needed to email the finance team at a supplier, but can't remember who to contact?

That's why you need a CRM or customer relationship manager. Like a...

The Google Tasks Guide: How to Get the Most Out of the Simplest To-Do App

Meryl Evans / June 6, 2017

Everyone has their favorite to-do list app features. Some want a tool that does everything. For me, it's about simplicity. My first task management app was the task app on my Palm PDA. Even after getting my first BlackBerry, I continued using the Palm PDA for to-do lists.

Yes...

Inspect Element: How to Temporarily Edit Any Webpage

Auri Pope / June 6, 2017

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 Find, Hire, and Work with Freelance Writers

Jane Callahan / June 5, 2017

As businesses increasingly rely on content to drive their brands forward, there's a growing need for top-notch writers—whether it's to spice up landing page copy or to churn out engaging blog entries.

But often for a business, hiring a full-time writer doesn't make sense: the demand...

How to Ruthlessly Prioritize Your Task List to Get More Done

Belle Cooper / June 2, 2017

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to make a to-do, but how much harder it is to actually get one done? Good news: there's a secret to completing your to-do, and it's prioritization.

That might sound obvious, but the real trick is to be as ruthless...

The Beginner's Guide to Dictation Software: The Best Apps for Voice to Text Productivity

Emily Esposito / June 2, 2017

Perfect ideas don't wait for you to sit down at your desk. They come during hikes, while you're walking your dog, and in the middle of lunch. Shouldn’t you be able to save those thoughts at any time, no matter where you are or what you’re...

How to Fix Your Broken Perception of Time

Ivana Isadora Devcic / June 1, 2017

Your boss just asked that dreaded question: "When can you get me that report?"

How do you respond? You might answer based on how long it took to complete a similar task. Maybe you'll try to impress her by promising to get it done today. Whatever you say, chances...

PowerPoint Alternatives: The Best Presentation Software in 2017

Andrew Kunesh / May 31, 2017

From school classrooms to Apple product launches, slideshow presentations have quickly become the standard accompaniment to lectures. You can't give a speech without a slideshow, it seems. And they all feel same. Presentations are dominated by Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote, apps that are all but omnipresent.

There are...

How to Build Your Own Slack Bot

Matthew Guay / May 31, 2017

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 you find it, then paste it into your conversation. Or you could just type the...

The 6 Best Office Suites for Your Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations

Matthew Guay / May 30, 2017

Documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and notes—they're the files that make work work, that showcase your new project and last quarter's performance and your ideas for the future. They're such a crucial part of computing, it's hard to imagine a computer today without an office suite.

For...