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7 Free Microsoft Office Alternatives Worth Checking Out

by Michael Kwan - on Feb 20th 2017 - No Comments
Productivity with Microsoft Office

For a great number of years, Microsoft Office has been the de facto standard for office productivity software. If you wanted to type up a document, you’d use Microsoft Word. If you needed to produce a spreadsheet with charts, Excel was only way to go. Indeed, PowerPoint is widely recognized as the Kleenex of presentations. But did...

Instagram Apps for Android to Boost Your Social Media Game

by Chris Cairns - on Feb 6th 2017 - No Comments
Instagram on Android

Social media continues to play an increasingly influential role in the world of modern business and it would be foolish to ignore just how powerful these networks can be. Boasting even higher engagement rates than Facebook or Twitter, Instagram is proving to be an invaluable business tool for organizations of all sizes. But it’s...

Smarter iPhone Apps for Capturing Ideas

by Michael Kwan - on Jan 23rd 2017 - No Comments
Capturing ideas on an iPhone

Particularly true if you work in any sort of creative field, but equally valuable no matter how you choose to earn your paycheck, ideas are what make this world go round. For better or for worse, though, you have no real control over when inspiration might strike. You could be on your way to an important meeting, you could be out to lunch,...

5 Better Organizer Apps for Android

by Chris Cairns - on Jan 9th 2017 - No Comments
Get a better planner

Not to take anything away from the default tools preloaded onto your smartphone, like Google Calendar, but it’s certainly worth your while to look for better organizer apps to get (and keep) your life in order. The relative simplicity of Google Keep and Google Tasks might be appealing, but they are also inherently limiting. If...

Get the Most Out of Your Business Travel with These Mobile Apps

by Michael Kwan - on Sep 21st 2016 - No Comments
Business travel

From the outside looking in, some people might say that you’re very lucky that you get to travel so much for your job. Whether you’re attending conferences or visiting with clients and suppliers, you could be flying across the country or around the world on a fairly regular basis. Business travel can be very pragmatic and...

5 Best Business Tablets for Working on the Go

by Chris Cairns - on Sep 7th 2016 - No Comments
Working on business tablets

With more and more employees, startups and freelancers working remotely from a variety of different locations, mobility has become a critical priority for modern business. Workers no longer need to feel bound to a desktop computer in a fixed office location and having the right business tablets can help to facilitate a greater sense of...

5 Awesome Mobile Project Management Apps

by Michael Kwan - on Aug 18th 2016 - No Comments
Mobile worker

Staying on top of all the moving parts of a complex project can be very challenging at the best of times. And while there are innumerable online tools and desktop programs that work great when you are sitting in front of your computer in your office, the reality of the situation might dictate that you need to work on the go too. And that’s...

Track Where You’re Wasting Your Time with These Mobile Apps

by Michael Kwan - on Jul 21st 2016 - No Comments
Wasting your time with Pokemon GO?

Many mobile apps are available for both the iPhone and Android platforms that can seriously bolster your productivity. It has become remarkably convenient to stay connected to the office and get work done on the go without having to whip out a full-fledged PC. Your laptop can stay in your bag. And just as there are numerous web apps...

5 Apps to Connect Your PC and Smartphone in Powerful Ways

by Chris Cairns - on Jul 7th 2016 - No Comments
Connect your PC to your smartphone and tablet

A part of the common vernacular these days is to refer to smartphones and tablets as the “second screen.” This is most often used in the context of talking about watching TV and how many people are on their mobile devices at the same time as watching their favorite programming. In the context of productivity, though, the smartphone...

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...