Recently Google decided to switch back to Gmail from Inbox, which they adopted two years ago. The switch was difficult for me at first, because I’d gotten used to Inbox’s layout – I felt it helped me keep my emails more organized. However, I found out about three apps that have helped me keep my email even more organized and stay on top of important emails since I moved back to Gmail – Gmail Tabs, Gmail Snippets, and Free Email Tracker.[Read more…] about Increase Your Gmail Productivity with These Three Apps
Computer mice are a great way to give your hands a break from the keyboard. The problem with them is that when you click on a link or app, it can take a longer time for that app to load. That’s why Microsoft created several keyboard shortcuts you can use to work faster. There are many keyboard shortcuts that work well for writers – here I’ll cover 15 of them.[Read more…] about Become a Windows Ninja – 15 Shortcuts You Can Use to Work Faster
Recently I read this article, which explained how to set up Chrome for productivity. One extension I learned about that’s helped me increase my productivity is Raindrop. I’ve only been using it for a while, but I’ve found it to be a great way to increase my productivity in Chrome, so I wanted to explain how to install it and set it up on Chrome. [Read more…] about Improve Productivity in Google Chrome With Raindrop
I’m always looking for ways to track my time when I work on different writing projects, or even when I work for Apptical. I’ve used a few different time tracking apps. Recently I found a new one called Timeular. This one is different because there’s an optional Bluetooth device that pairs with it called a ZEI. In this blog post, I’ll explain more about Timeular and the ZEI device.
If you write for a living, it’s important to set yourself goals for how many words you want to write per day and per week. It’s also helpful to have a way to challenge yourself to meet those goals. Recently I found an interesting way to do just that using two websites – Draft and Beeminder. [Read more…] about Challenge Yourself to Meet Your Writing Goals with Draft and Beeminder