The 9 Best Free Email Accounts and Service Providers of 2020

You need it for networking, job recruitment, downloading resources, transferring files, setting reminders, meeting with colleagues, and so much more. Even with the rise of office chat platforms, you still depend on email for a surprising number of things. But unfortunately, not every email service is completely free. And even the free ones might not be the easiest to use or have all the features you need. It can be a challenge to find an email service provider at no cost that balances the right features with usability. To help make your search easier, we put together a list of…

7 Best Link Shorteners to Shorten that URL

Trying to convince people to click on a long, jumbled link is almost as bad as a door-to-door salesman trying to sell people financial services. If your audience sees a link they perceive to be spammy in one of your social media posts, they’ll do the digital equivalent of slamming the door in your face — scroll past it. To avoid being perceived as spammy or sloppy when you have a legitimate link to share, check out our list of the seven best link shorteners that’ll clip your links into clean, consistent, and clickable URLs. What are the benefits of…

A Brief History of Productivity: How Getting Stuff Done Became an Industry

Anyone who’s ever been a teenager is likely familiar with the question, “Why aren’t you doing something productive?” If only I knew, as an angsty 15-year-old, what I know after conducting the research for this article. If only I could respond to my parents with the brilliant retort, “You know, the idea of productivity actually dates back to before the 1800s.” If only I could ask, “Do you mean ‘productive’ in an economic or modern context?” Back then, I would have been sent to my room for “acting smart.” But today, I’m a nerdy adult who is curious to know…

From Coffee Shops to Cat Videos: 13 Unexpected Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

Recently, a friend of mine asked me how my day was. “Busy, but productive,” I replied. But what did that even mean? I suppose what I’d really meant was that all I did was work: I got to work early, worked through lunch, broke for dinner, and then proceeded to sign back online to wrap a few things up after that. And now that I think about it, I barely even moved.  Many of us have this distorted idea of productivity where the more hours you put in, the more work you put out. The less you socialize during the day, the more…

14 of the Best Meeting Scheduler Tools to Organize Your Day

We complain about spending countless hours in unproductive and mismanaged meetings. But the greater crime is all the wasted time we spend scheduling the meeting. The endless back-and-forth communication and steps — reviewing calendars, finding out the best place to meet, setting up a call-in number, adding the meeting to the calendar, and inviting all the necessary attendees. The process makes your meeting a hassle before it even starts. Effortlessly scheduling meetings without the annoying back-and-forth emails. Get free access to HubSpot Meetings here. Whether you’re trying to find the perfect window of time to catch up with your busy…

This crisis has created a need to do a lot more with less resources. Marketers, in particular, are under a lot of pressure to pivot their strategy and ensure their brand stays relevant during difficult times. But, although quality does make a difference, marketing right now is a game of strategy and scale. At the end of the day, only a small fraction of the people reached by a brand will actually convert. Which means the more people marketers reach — and the more touchpoints involved — the better. If you’re already feeling stretched thin, don’t worry. Reaching more people…

How much time do you spend online each day? If we’re honest with ourselves, we know it’s probably too much. In fact, one recent study found that we spend 6 hours and 42 minutes online every day. Imagine if you could put that time toward accomplishing your goals. That’s why we love the digital minimalism movement. Below, let’s learn more about digital minimalism, from how to become a digital minimalist to the tools you need to improve focus and productivity. In his 2019 book, “Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World”, Cal Newport theorizes that to live…

45 Slack Tricks to Boost Productivity & Improve Collaboration

Slack is an undeniably popular messaging channel for businesses — it’s used by over 12 million people worldwide, and 87% of its users say Slack improves communication and collaboration. As a daily Slack user myself, I can attest that it’s an incredibly helpful tool for sending quick questions to your manager, organizing meet-up times with colleagues, or even sharing the occasional dog photo in the company’s #dog-channel. However, despite using Slack daily for the past two years, I had no idea that I could star important messages (which essentially “bookmarks” them), set up reminders within Slack to respond to messages…