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12 Free Chrome Extensions for Getting Work Done

Wade Foster / June 21, 2017

You're in your browser constantly. So why not make your browser as productive as possible?

Google Chrome offers tens of thousands of extensions. Some are just plain fun (your own personal motivational Shia LaBeouf? A filter that hides all mention of the Kardashians?). Others are like booster packs for...

Collect Data from Anywhere with Google Sheet's ImportXML Function

Allana Mayer / June 21, 2017

I’m a not-so-secret spreadsheets nerd. I’m even in a sort of Spreadsheets Interest Group. The number of passionate people there tells me we’ve all relied on a good old spreadsheet at some point in our careers.

Even in this realm, Google Sheets are something of a superhero...

20+ Productivity Apps for College Students and Young Professionals

Nathaniel Eliason / June 15, 2017

As a college student, you balance classes, homework, extra curricular activities, job applications, internships, and (if you're lucky) a few side projects. It's like a four-year master class in time management.

At least that's my experience: I'm finishing up a major in philosophy at Carnegie Mellon...

Use OneNote Templates to Streamline Meeting, Class, Project, and Event Notes

Melanie Pinola / June 14, 2017

Microsoft OneNote is a fantastic, versatile note-taking tool. One of its best features–at least if you're using the Windows version–is page templates. With OneNote templates, you can have a consistent look for all the pages in your notebooks, and can easily replicate notes for things like meeting notes and...

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...

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 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 Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Excel Online

Matthew Guay / May 30, 2017

Excel is synonymous with spreadsheets, and for good reason. Decades after its introduction on the original Macintosh, Excel continues to be the most powerful spreadsheet app. It's not just a desktop app anymore, either. Today, you can use Excel on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and even the web.

That...

Slack Without Slacking: How to Automatically Update Your Slack Status

Matthew Guay / May 29, 2017

It's 5AM, and your colleague in Boston is wondering why you're not responding to their Slack messages, as your current timezone slipped their mind. You're sleeping, another colleague is on vacation, and the team lead in Sydney is having dinner. If only they knew to ask Beth...