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5 Productivity Chrome Extensions to Keep on Track

by Chris Cairns - on Dec 7th 2016 - No Comments
Boost your productivity

Are you having trouble maintaining your focus at work? Do you find yourself looking back at the end of the day wondering where all the hours melted away? This can become especially challenging when you’re working from home or otherwise away from the office, because you are presented with infinite opportunities for procrastination...

Amazing Free Android Apps for Working Faster

by Michael Kwan - on Jun 21st 2016 - No Comments
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android smartphone

There are only 24 hours in the day and you don’t have a second to spare. Twiddling around with the settings or looking up that address for the 37th time can waste precious moments that you could otherwise be using to be more productive and more effective in the work you do. Tools and shortcuts can help you recover those precious...

Apps to Block Distractions and Improve Focus

by Chris Cairns - on Dec 3rd 2015 - No Comments
Block distractions and get back to work

There is a very important difference between being busy and being productive. Just because you are “at work” at your desk doesn’t mean that you are actually “working” on something that matters. Far too often, we get pulled down the rabbit hole of YouTube or we become engulfed in Facebook status updates, forgetting...

Time Management Apps for the iPhone

by Chris Cairns - on Oct 8th 2015 - No Comments
Time Management Apps

The smartphone in your pocket can be your best friend or it can be your worst enemy. You can waste countless hours away at crushing candies or flapping birds or you can use that device as a functional tool to help you get more done and get it done more effectively. And the single most important resource in your hands is time. That’s...

Google Calendar Add-Ons for More Effective Workflows

by Chris Cairns - on Sep 10th 2015 - No Comments
Calendar Planning

Many of us have come to rely on Google for so much of our digital lives. We back up all of our contacts to Google, for example, so that they can be automatically restored and synchronized whenever we get a new smartphone. But as great as the mighty Google may be, its solutions are still missing some useful features. That’s where...

Leverage the Pomodoro Technique with Timer Apps

by Chris Cairns - on Mar 12th 2015 - No Comments
Pomodoro Technique

Staying focused is challenging even at the best of times. This is true whether you’re working on your own or you are part of a larger collaborative team. Perhaps you have already employed agile project management tools to keep everyone on the same page, but how do you ensure that everyone is getting the most out of their time at...

Three Time Tracking Apps to Kill Your Procrastination

by Michael Kwan - on Oct 14th 2014 - No Comments
Avoid Procrastinating Online with Time Tracking Apps

Like many of you, I spend hours upon hours each day plopped in front of the computer. I like to think that I’m being as productive as possible while I’m there, but the truth is that YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and the rest of the Internet can be awfully distracting. And it’s really easy to fall down that bottomless...

On The Relationship Between Light And Productivity

by Michael Kwan - on Apr 27th 2014 - No Comments
Home Office Light and Productivity

Let’s face it. Between our smartphones, hybrid cars and microwave ovens, we’ve gotten pretty detached from nature. However, that doesn’t mean that our natural biology doesn’t continue to exert a powerful impact on our day-to-day lives. And there are few things in this world quite as fundamental as how our bodies...

Everything You Need To Know About Google Keep

by Chris Cairns - on Apr 10th 2013 - No Comments
Google Keep for Android

We’ve come to rely on Google for a lot of our favorite services. We use Gmail for our email, Google Contacts for our address books, and Google Calendar for our appointments. And now, Google wants to help manage all of your digital sticky notes too in the form of a new product called Google Keep. What is it exactly and how will it...

RSS Alternatives To Getting Your Daily News

by Michael Kwan - on Apr 6th 2013 - No Comments
How Do You Get Your Daily News?

Let’s go back to the earlier days of the Internet. Back then, you may have bookmarked a handful of your favorite sites and you’d go about visiting them individually over the course of your day to see what’s new. Then, a miraculous new technology hit the scene called RSS. Standing for Really Simple Syndication, it gave...