Productivity

How Freelancers’ Use of Technology Disrupts The Workplace

Posted by Christin on July 20, 2019

Millennials are embracing freelancing and remote work more than any other generation. Whether it’s because of the lack of steady jobs available or the perks of setting your own working hours, it’s attracting Millennials in droves. Now that we make up the majority of the workforce, the way we want to work is changing the workplace for everyone else. From technology to employee benefits and even company structures, Millennials have unabashedly ushered in the future of work. Millennials Are More Likely to Have Flexible Location Benefits and Freelance Roles According to the 2017 Deloitte Millennial Survey, 64% of Millennials around the world have flexible location benefits – up by 21% from 2016.  And in a 2017 survey conducted by Upwork, almost half of working Millennials freelance (47%), more than any other generation. But without technology, Millennials would still be chained to a desk in a brick and mortar office like everyone else. But without technology, Millennials would still be chained to a desk in a brick and mortar office like everyone else. There is hardly a millennial today who does not have their own personal website or blog on platforms like WordPress. Thanks to apps like Slack, communication with remote team workers is seamless. With millennials and freelancers relying more on email than ever before, inbox management systems like Mailbird are crucial to staying productive. Google Docs allows for seamless collaboration, and you can find clients and build a business with just a social media account. Mailbird is the best email…

The Top 6 ways to Increase Productivity in your Business

Posted by Christin on April 10, 2019

When you talk to people all over the world about how they stay productive, the number 1 culprit of productivity issues is with their email. That is why Mailbird is building the most productive email client ever! I have had the pleasure of meeting many inspiring entrepreneurs who are so kind to willingly share their productivity hacks. A good friend of ours Tobias Schelle, Founder of 24slides shares a post about his toolbox for optimal productivity, read the post on Medium. Elaine Heney, CEO of Chocolate Lab Apps is another power house on productivity. She is also the best kind of work-a-holic you’ll ever meet. Below, Elaine shares with us her take on email and productivity. I’ve spent the last month in Bali, co-working with an inspiring group of 25 successful entrepreneurs at Project Getaway. Our businesses are diverse – from cloud hosting solutions, to industrial manufacturing and mobile apps. Regardless of the business type, working in Bali focused our collective minds on one major challenge – how to become more productive while having more free time to enjoy this beautiful island. Here are the top 6 ways I’ve increased my productivity as CEO of my mobile games company. Rescue time Install StayFocusd on your web browser and block the top three non-work related websites you spend the most time. My biggest time waster was facebook. While I was on some work related groups there, it was just eating into my time. Installing the StayFocusd plugin on my PC means that Facebook automatically closes after I…

6 Best Ways To Find Any Email Address 2019

Posted by Christin on January 17, 2019

Technology has no doubt, metamorphosed every industry in this 21st century. Especially the communication sector, almost every single thing has changed. Be that as it may, one thing has remained torpid, email addresses. As a matter of fact, many businesses are groping their ways on how to find email addresses, to heighten their work. Still, you might want to write to your friend and by mistake, you deleted his/her email address. What will you do? Try the mindless Googling? Here are some great websites to help you search for any email addresses. 1. Email Hunter This fun software will find varied email addresses. Moreover, it will detail some derivations where it recouped the data. Above all, this is a polished app. Also, it’s a Chrome extension. It has free and paid plans. The paid version starts at $49/month, $99/month all the way to $399/month.   2. HeadReach Using HeadReach, you can find the email by name, Company or website. Besides, you can set the advanced feature to search email addresses by job position. From here on, once you get your candidate; hit find the name email and social profile. The email will get added to your contacts. Finally, this tool has a log for undemanding access to all your searches.     3. Anymail Finder The fun thing about this app is that it suggests emails using email patterns. All you need to do is click on the toolbar of the email address search from your Chrome browser. From here on, you find an email address either by the name or company website. Anymail Finder will then speculate the…

How to Find the Best Free Email Service in 2019

Posted by Christin on January 8, 2019

If you were to look through your personal contact list right now, it’s probably safe to say that the majority of your contacts will have an email address from one of two services: Google’s Gmail (@gmail.com) or Microsoft’s Outlook.com (@outlook.com). This is unsurprising, considering Gmail has 15.8% and Outlook.com has 6.7% of the email client market share. Both of these free email services are backed by tech giants—Google and Microsoft—and have become the top contenders when choosing what service to use for your personal or small business email needs. But with the two constantly neck and neck in the email race, how do you decide which one is best for you? Google’s Gmail service is the older and most popular of the two—it has over 1 billion monthly active users as of February 2016. Because it’s been around longer, and it has a bigger audience, Gmail is generally considered the industry leader in free email services. Microsoft, on the other hand, launched the free version of Outlook.com in 2012 and has been refining the service ever since. It now has more than 400 million active users and a robust suite of features that rival the competition. On the surface, Google’s Gmail and Microsoft’s Outlook.com seem pretty similar. It’s only when you look at the details that you discover just how much the two differ. And it’s in these details that you’ll find the features that matter most to you to help you choose the right option for your personal or…

Top 7 Best Out of Office Message Examples 2019

Posted by Christin on January 4, 2019

Let’s be honest, the last thing on your mind before vacation is putting up an auto-responder email. Half the time, your out of office message is probably an “Oh crap!” moment after you’ve already left the office. Even though you might be soaking up the sun on the beach or tearing up the slopes, your coworkers, customers, and other business associates are still in the office and may not know that you’re unavailable. Failing to tell people that you’re out of the office could come back to bite you, especially if they’re expecting a prompt response. Before heading out on that much needed time off, it’s imperative that you set an out of office reply to let senders know you’re gone. If you’re feeling stumped, we’ve crafted 7 out of office message samples to inspire you. Check them out below! 1. Out Of Office Message – Basic Example Template Hi there, Thank you for your email. I will be out of the office from mm/dd to mm/dd and will have limited access to email / will not have access to email. If this is urgent, please contact [NAME] at [EMAIL] or [PHONE]. I will do my best to respond promptly to your email when I return on mm/dd. Best, We don’t always have time to be clever or creative… and that’s okay! At its core, a vacation responder email simply needs to inform the sender that you are out of the office and when to expect a response. The elements…

32 Insane Facts About Email 2019

Posted by Guest on January 2, 2019

Emails are the most used means of communication today. It is literally one of the greatest inventions that came with the internet. Formal requests, informal invitations, business communication, file sharing and overviews of your conversations are all possible because of email. Email offers the world many opportunities for communication asynchronously. Email as a medium of communication is today still the #1 activity done online. 32 Insane Email Facts As a compliment to online communication, email has evolved as a great channel for many people and businesses to conduct online marketing. Great email apps like Mailbird (Windows) or Airmail (Mac) work alongside many advancements in technology. The use of the internet has made communication via email even more accessible from computers, tablets, smart devices and mobile. Apps like Mailbird take the next step and unify all online communication and productivity channels that are built on top of the framework of email communication. Declutter your email with Mailbird. Give it a free try now. Get Mailbird Free Mobile access to email communication is a must today, which has also led to a rise to spam or junk mail as well as the difficulty of managing all the information that comes through our inbox.  That’s where email clients like Mailbird come for the rescue. Mailbird reduces the stress of email overload, whilst increasing inbox productivity. There are 3.7 billion email accounts worldwide, and of that 3.7 billion, 86% of professionals prefer emails for communication. This infographic below by Webeeky shares astonishing facts about email which are…

4 Email Templates to keep in touch in 2019

Posted by Christin on January 2, 2019

The art of crafting the perfect “keep in touch email” Ah, the dreaded “keeping in touch” email. It often comes across as clunky, or worse: downright awkward. How do you reach out to someone for merely the sake of “keeping up the relationship”? It’s easy with friends and family–you just reach out with a specific memory or sentiment, and voilá! You’re back in the swing of things in no time. What if you could do the same thing with your business relationships? These working relationships often blur the lines of business and friendship. While that may not be the case with all contacts, at a very minimum, there is frequently something you remember about a specific person. This could be simply his love for golf or her cat’s name is Aspen. Whatever little nugget of information you have, keep it at the forefront of your mind as you craft your email! Hints and Tricks There are a variety of situations that may necessitate a touching base email. You may want to stay in touch with an old coworker who has left the company. An old superior or higher-up may have mentored you, and you wish to reach out every so often. Potentially, a virtual client–someone you’ve never met face-to-face–is your intended recipient. Maybe you met a person at an event, and want to reach out electronically. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. When crafting this type of email, it’s best to follow these hints…

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts Desktop Background Images 2019

Posted by Jason Ephraim on January 1, 2019

To help you get the most out of Windows 10, we created these beautiful desktop background images to help you remember it’s wide array of keyboard shortcuts.   To set any of the images as your new desktop background image in Windows: First, click on any of the background images below to open it full-size in a new window. Then, right click (or long-press for touch devices) and click save as… to save it to your computer. Lastly, find the image on your computer, right click it, and select set as desktop background Here is a complete list of all the Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts Press this key To do this Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert) Copy the selected item Ctrl+X Cut the selected item Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert) Paste the selected item Ctrl+Z Undo an action Alt+Tab Switch between open apps Alt+F4 Close the active item, or exit the active app Windows logo key +L Lock your PC or switch accounts Windows logo key +D Display and hide the desktop New keyboard shortcuts The following table contains new keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Windows. Press this key To do this Windows logo key +A Open Action center Windows logo key‌ +S Open search Windows logo key‌ +C Open Cortana in listening mode Note Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn’t available or is turned off, you can still use search. Windows logo key‌ +Tab Open Task view Windows logo…

www.gmail.com – 4 free methods to access your Gmail faster in 2019

Posted by Christin on December 31, 2018

In 2019, Almost 3oo,ooo people search for www.gmail.com on google to get access to their Gmail account every day Given that a good “average” speed for typing on the computer is around 330 characters per minute (or CPM), that means that people spend a total of roughly 15 hours a day worldwide typing www.gmail.com into their browser to access their webmail. That’s a long time! And that’s not even including the redundant and often long page-loading time. Think about it, logging into Gmail to get to Google Drive involves navigating close to 4 pages like the Google search prompt page, the search results, and the Gmail login. Then once you’re finally logged into Gmail, you need to find Google Drive to perform your next set of tasks. To do this multiple times over the course of a work-day is quite exhausting – and there are far better alternatives! Regardless if you are new to Gmail, webmail in general, or if you are a newcomer to the web – we are going to show you 4 ways to drastically cut down (and even completely remove) the need for you to type www.gmail.com into your computer in order to access your Gmail account. All of these ways are safe, secure, and provide you direct access to manage your Gmail account the same as if you manually entered www.gmail.com and clicked the link. Here are the 4 best methods for accessing Gmail (without searching for it in Google) Method 1: Email Clients If you are going to…

5 Email Productivity Tips to Clear Your Inbox in 2019

Posted by Guest on December 28, 2018

Every morning it’s the same story. You open your inbox and it’s flooded with tons of unread emails, about work, promotional offers, news articles, blog posts, follow ups, personal to-do’s and more. By the time you’ve dealt with them, it’s noon already and you’ve lost your entire morning. How do you fix this problem and achieve the mythical empty inbox (also called inbox zero) ? Here are 5 ways to ensure that you’re not distracted by unnecessary emails and that your inbox is regularly empty. If you touch it, you own it Do you open promotional emails from sites like Amazon, thinking you’ll just have a peek and close them? By the time you’re done, you realize you’ve spent half an hour going through all their attractive offers and even clicking on some of them, which in turn, take you to the Amazon website, where you continue browsing more products. Happens with me all the time. The simplest way to cut through unimportant and non-urgent emails is to follow the rule “If you touch it, you own it”. If you open an email, you must do something about it – reply, delete, archive or file it. If you can’t do one of these actions, then you shouldn’t be opening that email in the first place. In fact, to make it more effective, you can even apply David Allen’s 2-minute rule to getting things done – if you can reply to an email in less than 2 minutes, do it now.…