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How to Quickly Learn Essential Keyboard Shortcuts in Any Program

Emily Irish / November 30, 2017

Keyboard shortcuts are simple commands that keep your fingers on your keyboard instead of jumping back and forth to your mouse. You probably already know common keyboard shortcuts like CTRL + C to copy and CTRL + V to paste, but there are tons of other shortcuts to do just about anything...

Steal This Workflow: How to Use Zapier to Automate Everything

Joey Blanco / November 28, 2017

You found workflow automation tool Zapier, which puts you ahead of the pack. Now you can start building workflows and connecting all your apps. But where should you start? Which apps should you link together with a Zap (that's our word for the app connections you can build)?

How to Make Any Printer a Smart Wi-Fi Printer

Matthew Guay / October 30, 2017

Printers are the worst. No, really: that's a direct quote from every discussion our editorial team has about printing. Printers jam, clog, slurp up multiple sheets of paper instead of one, randomly drop Wi-Fi connections, and require regular diets of ink that seem to nearly cost their weight in...

8 New Google Calendar Features You Should Start Using Now

Matthew Guay / October 19, 2017

Calendar apps just need to manage appointments and notify us when they're about to start. That's just about it. So perhaps it's not surprising that in the 11 years since Google first launched Google Calendar, it's scarcely changed anything about the app, even as it grew...

7 Microsoft Outlook Tips and Tricks for Better Email Management

Jessica Greene / October 10, 2017

You launch a major project at work, complete a complex task on deadline, or find a solution to an ongoing problem, but none of those accomplishments feel quite as rewarding as that rare moment when your email inbox is empty.

There’s good news: achieving Inbox Zero doesn’t have...

The Email Parser Guide: How to Automatically Copy Data From Your Emails

Matthew Guay / October 9, 2017

Ebay emailed—you just got a new sale. Your bank emailed with your monthly statement, your credit card is reminding you to pay your bill, and Apple's reminding you of that app you bought last night. And the contact form on your website is nice, but each message is...

12 Hidden Asana Features to Start Using Right Now

Karla Lant / October 3, 2017

If you don't already love Asana, you might soon. The task and project management app has everything from advanced organizational features to flying unicorns, and the basic version is free for individual users. But don't limit Asana to being only an electronic to-do list. Make Asana do more...

The Zapier Formatter Guide: How to Automatically Format Text the Way You Want

Matthew Guay / September 28, 2017

So near, and yet so far. That's the feeling more often than not when trying to get apps to work together. You export data out of one app, try to import it into another—and it looks perfect, right until it doesn't. Turns out, the text is in...

How to Automatically Convert Markdown to HTML

Matthew Guay / September 26, 2017

Formatting text should be easy. Often, however, it's not. If you've ever opened a Word document in an earlier version of Word or in a different word processor app and then spent half an hour getting your formatting looking perfect again, you know how annoying rich text can...

How to Change Date and Time Formats in Your Text Automatically

Matthew Guay / September 25, 2017

New Year's Day 2018 is on January 1, 2018 or Jan/1/18 in the US, but in much of the world it's on 1 January 2018 or 1/Jan/18. And the minute before might be 12:59 PM to one person, 23:59:59 to another...