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How to Automate Google Sheets With Macros—No Coding Required

Matthew Guay / May 24, 2018

Far too often, it goes like this: You download data from your apps—your PayPal transaction data, say, or an exported email list from your old newsletter app—and open it in a spreadsheet. Then you move data around, resize columns, format text, delete rows, add headers, and finally add...

How to Use Evernote for GTD

Jill Duffy / May 22, 2018

Evernote is among the best apps for productivity and much of its success comes from its flexibility. Evernote lets you create and save whatever type of notes you want, from audio memos to doodles to photos, with a wealth of tools to store, sort, and organize them. It's so...

How to Find Records Automatically in Google Sheets, Excel, and Zapier

Matthew Guay / May 14, 2018

Spreadsheets excel at crunching numbers. Add a column of figures—your sales or expenses, perhaps—and a quick formula =SUM(A1:A10) can add them up or =AVERAGE(A1:A10) returns the average price. They’re flexible yet powerful.

Databases are better at connecting enormous amounts of data across different...

Our Favorite Zaps This Month: Automate Your Slack Status Updates

Jill Duffy / May 10, 2018

At Zapier, we're a fully remote team and use Slack heavily to communicate. The first week or two after I joined the team, I found myself updating my Slack status way too often. When I was generally free, I set the icon to the Romanian flag and typed my...

Squarespace Form Blocks: How to Set Up Forms, Collect Information, and Move It Where You Need It

Jill Duffy / May 4, 2018

Every website owner has an opportunity to engage with and learn about the people who visit the site. One of the most structured ways to initiate this interaction is through web forms.

Web forms are exactly what they sound like. They're forms on a web page that visitors fill...

The Google Tasks Guide—Everything You Need to Build a Productive, Simple To-Do List Workflow

Matthew Guay / April 27, 2018

It's the simplest to-do list app, hidden behind a button in Gmail and Google Calendar. And yet, Google Tasks is one of the most popular to-do lists thanks in part to that simplicity. You don't always need a full project management system to keep track with your work...

Everything You Need to Know About the New Gmail

Melanie Pinola / April 25, 2018

It's not often we jump up and down over email, but today's Gmail update is like a present. Currently rolling out to both personal users and G Suite customers, the new Gmail gives us features we've needed but perhaps didn't know we needed, all in one...

The Google Chat Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Google Hangouts Meet, Chat, and More

Matthew Guay / April 25, 2018

There might be only one real criteria for the best chat app for your team: How easy it is for everyone to use. With dozens of great video and text chat apps for teams–each of which include quite similar features–the deciding factor is often down to the way...

Organize Your Inbox with These 7 Gmail Filters

Jessica Greene / April 19, 2018

Banish newsletters, marketing emails, and spam from your inbox forever. Automatically move emails from important contacts into a priority queue. Find old, unimportant emails, and batch delete them to free up space in your mailbox. A few Gmail filters are all you need.

Filters let you create rules for how...

The Landing Page Guide: How to Promote Your Product on One Web Page

Matthew Guay / April 3, 2018

In the beginning, websites were all landing pages, simple one-page sites that provided links to other pages on the same server or on the internet. What we call landing pages today are much the same, only they now include images and video, contact forms and signup buttons, widgets and social...