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The 10 Best Gmail Add-ons and Extensions for 2019

Justin Pot / January 18, 2019

Nearly 1.5 billion people use Gmail every month—and it's not hard to see why. Email remains at the core of many workflows, and Gmail is excellent when it comes to managing emails. It's familiar, sure, but it's also powerful, with features like automatic filters.

And...


Read-It-Later App Showdown: Instapaper vs. Pocket

Eric Ravenscraft / January 18, 2019

There are too many things on the internet to read at once. Read-it-later apps let you set aside articles or sites, download them to read at your convenience, and even organize them for research.

Instapaper and Pocket are two of the most popular read-it-later apps available. They cover similar ground...


What Productivity Means: An Interview With Author Chris Bailey

Jill Duffy / January 17, 2019

What do we gain by slowing down and not working? According to Chris Bailey, the answer is potentially a more productive life.

When we take time away from working, whether to meditate or reflect on what we want to accomplish, we allow ourselves to see the big picture or better...


The Best Audio Editing Software: 11 Audio Editors for Any Situation

Tim Brookes / January 16, 2019

In order to create a podcast, cut the pauses out of a webinar recording, or add effects to a video soundtrack, you'll need audio editing software. Which audio editor you choose ultimately depends on a few factors: what you'll be using the editor for, your overall skill level...


How to Create Custom Emoji in Slack

Justin Pot / January 15, 2019

Emoji are core to every workflow—at least, they're core to any workflow worth having. But your company has its own unique culture, and that culture deserves its own emoji. Happily Slack makes it easy to add your own.

To get started click the name of your organization followed...


How to Use Slack Search

Justin Pot / January 15, 2019

Can't quite remember that one piece of information you're confident someone told you on Slack? Try searching for it.

One of Slack's key selling points is memory, the ability to look through every conversation your team has ever had. You wanting access to that history is core...


How to Set an Out of Office Message in Gmail

Deborah Tennen / January 15, 2019

People get fussy if you don't respond to emails quickly, so if you're out of office, even just for a day, you need to let them know. Here we'll show you how to set up an out of office message in Gmail and then how to use...


Reach Any Goal This Year with a Spreadsheet, a Calendar, and the SMART System

Emily Irish / January 15, 2019

You have a new goal. Maybe it’s January and you’re ready for a fresh start. Maybe it’s July and you’re ready for change. Regardless, you’ve got the vim and vigor to make this happen.

But then you worry. People abandon their goals all the time...


Block All Website Notifications on Chrome with These Settings and Extensions

Jessica Greene / January 14, 2019

Pop-ups, modals, overlays, interstitials: There are a lot of different ways to refer to the design elements that websites use to notify you of something (e.g., this site uses cookies) or encourage you to take an action (e.g., sign up for our newsletter). Regardless of what you call...


The Best Free Invoice Software for 2019

Jessica Greene / January 11, 2019

You've finished the work, and it's time to get paid. Now you need to create an invoice, send it, and give your customer options for how to pay. And while you could draft an invoice in your favorite word processor, print it off, send it via snail mail...