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The 12 Best RSS Reader Apps to Follow Your Favorite Blogs, Sites, and Feeds

Vicky Cassidy / April 26, 2017

The internet is overloaded with content. Even if you only set out to read the most important articles and watch the top videos, you'll never get done.

Just staying up-to-date and informed is a challenge. You have news to read, blogs to check, and YouTube hits you've got...

Treat Your Career Like a Triathlon: 11 Productivity Lessons from Endurance Athletes

Kathleen McAuliffe / April 25, 2017

Imagine adding a part-time job to your already crazy schedule. Turns out your friendly neighborhood triathlete has. Training for an Ironman—a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2 mile run—requires a minimum of 20 hours per week for six months, the equivalent of adding a part-time job...

How to Make Your Mondays More Productive (and Less Stressful)

Emily Irish / April 24, 2017

Monday. It’s the day we all love to dread. Garfield famously hates Mondays, and if you want to have some fun with Urban Dictionary definitions, Monday is either "the biggest waste of exactly one-seventh of your life" or "the reason Sundays suck."

But what if I told you that...

Microsoft To-Do vs Wunderlist: Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft's New Task Management App

Matthew Guay / April 21, 2017

A list of tasks, a checkbox, a due date, and perhaps a notes field. The things you must have in a to-do list app is a surprisingly short list. And sometimes, focusing on those core features is the best way to make an app that will help you get things...

Jumpstart Your Next Writing Project with Scrivener: The Writing App for Organized, Efficient Writers

Emily Irish / April 20, 2017

Writing is hard.

Whether writing the next Great American Novel or keeping up with your blog's demand for new content, you have a lot to juggle. Research, outlines, notes, drafts, edits, publishing—let alone the actual writing process.

Scrivener makes it easier. Made by writers for writers, Scrivener is...

Evernote, OneNote, and Beyond: The 14 Best Note-Taking Apps

Jimmy Daly / April 19, 2017

Ever feel like you’re struggling to remember everything?

You're not the only one—and that's why it's so important to take notes. As author Tim Ferriss says, “I trust the weakest pen more than the strongest memory.” Write something down, and you're certain to remember...

The Zapier Guide to Ulysses

Matthew Guay / April 18, 2017

Publishing the next great American novel requires more than just a text editor. You need somewhere to craft your prose, sure, but also need tools to organize your text into coherent chapters and compile them into a polished book. Even for longform blog posts, you often need something more than...

Build a Writing and Editing Workflow with Google Docs and WordPress

Matthew Guay / April 17, 2017

Publishing online is so easy, you can jot your thoughts down and share them with the world in minutes. Constantly publishing a well-written and widely-read blog, however, takes far more work—much of the same work that goes into producing in-depth newspaper and magazine articles.

It's tempting to just...

How to Build an Editorial Calendar That Will Boost Your Productivity

Emily Irish / April 13, 2017

If you run a blog, magazine, newspaper, YouTube channel, or content marketing team, an editorial calendar is an absolute must. But maybe you’ve seen some terrifying editorial calendars—physical calendars filled with chicken-scratch, giant spreadsheets full of jargon, or a Google Calendar that’s never updated.

There are a...

How to Keep Your Team on Track with a Simple Editorial Calendar

Emily Irish / April 13, 2017

When you’re building an editorial calendar, sometimes the simplest way is the best way. And the simplest layout? A calendar. With this basic layout, your team can track content publish dates and promotions. You could include post descriptions and links in the calendar descriptions, but for the most part...