Productivity

Best College Apps To Help Students With Studies in 2019

Posted by Guest on January 22, 2019

Most of the students cannot imagine their lives without their smartphones and 2019 will be no different. They use them for communication and entertainment mostly – however, that’s not the only ways smartphones can be used.  These days there are plenty of college apps designed to make our lives easier – and any student can indeed improve their lives a lot by installing some of these apps. Of course, it could be hard to pick the right ones as there are so many. That’s why in this article I want to offer you a list of apps that can make students’ lives more productive. 1. Spotify. If you enjoy listening to music, you should definitely install this app. Many students know Spotify as the place where popular music and latest hits can be found – but it’s not the only reasons why it’s great. Spotify has so many playlists you can listen to while studying. They are created by other students and help you focus on your assignments well enough. Of course, you might need some time to find the right playlists for you – but it’s still much easier than trying to create one by yourself. 2. Google Drive. Google Drive is one of the best cloud services that allow you to save the data you definitely wouldn’t want to lose. Sure, there are plenty of other good apps as well (Dropbox, for example) – but Google Drive offers probably the biggest amount of disk space available: 15GB for free…

7 Reasons to Have More Than One Email Account in 2019

Posted by Andrea Loubier on January 21, 2019

Why have multiple email accounts you might ask? When setting up an email account, your first instinct might be to create one email address for all of your email needs. This way you’ll only need to sign into one location to access your emails, and your logins across the web will all use the same address. For simplicity’s sake, this might seem like a good idea. In reality, the opposite is true. Considering the number of emails people receive on a daily basis, keeping all your emails in one account will actually make email management more complicated, not less. You’ll have a harder time getting to the most important emails as your inbox becomes overloaded with spam and promotional emails. If you’re emailing for personal and professional out of the same account, you run the risk of sending a personal email to a professional contact. Yikes!   Instead, you should have multiple email addresses for different purposes. And if signing into multiple accounts seems troublesome, there’s a simple solution. Using something like the Unified Inbox feature with Mailbird allows you to keep multiple accounts organized in one location. Problem solved! If you’re still not convinced that having multiple email addresses is a good practice, here are 7 reasons you should have more than one email address. 1. To separate business from personal. First and foremost, it’s never a good idea to mix your business and personal inboxes, especially if your personal email address is something goofy from the early days…

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…

5 Best Alternatives to Postbox in 2019

Posted by Christin on January 15, 2019

Postbox is a powerful, feature-rich email client that, despite its ‘short’ time on the market, has gained much popularity. The simple, clean user interface streamlines the management of your email accounts and inbox.  The email client also connects to third-party apps, including Evernote, Slack, Todoist, Salesforce, Mailchimp, and more. ‘Why are people searching for alternatives to Postbox then’ you may think. Unfortunately, these features come at a price of $40 per license per version (Postbox 5, Postbox 6 i.e.), though there are discounts for multiple use. It can be hard to justify the cost of Postbox especially with many free alternative email clients available for any OS on the market. Perhaps you decided to try the free trial but found that the features and experience didn’t justify the cost. Or it’s possible you’re a current Postbox user but have realized you don’t utilize all the features.  Maybe you need more licenses and don’t want to shell out the additional cash. Whatever reason you may have for switching to another email client, we’ve compiled a few recommendations for alternatives to Postbox that you can try below! Top Alternatives to Postbox Mailbird Postbox and Mailbird share many similarities. Mailbird also has a clean interface designed to streamline the user experience and make managing your inbox easier. You can connect a large library of third party apps to Mailbird, from messaging apps like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp to task management platforms like Todoist, Evernote, Asana to Google Calendar and more. Also, its Unified Inbox…

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…

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…

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.…

5 Smart Ways to Keep your Remote Team Engaged in 2019

Posted by Guest on December 24, 2018

Employee engagement is the personal investment and emotional commitment that employees have towards their company.  Engaged employees love their jobs! They work harder, stay with the company longer and are more productive. Gallup Studies indicate that higher employee engagement has a definite impact on key business outcomes, including a company’s profitability. That’s why companies around the world are always taking several measures to boost levels of employee satisfaction and engagement. They organize training workshops, one-one coaching, offer more flexibility such as remote work options and so on. However, remote teams have their own set of challenges which dampen morale and engagement. Communication can be confusing, team coordination can be weak and lack of physical proximity can lead to dampened team spirit, low trust and feelings of isolation. All these issues have solutions. Here are five smart ways to keep your remote team engaged. 1.     Use Agile to Manage Your Remote Team It’s not easy for remote teams to coordinate with each other while working on complex projects. Ineffective communication, unclear directions, poor intra-team and inter-departmental coordination lead to confusion, misunderstandings and conflict – all of which are bad for employee engagement. Implementing an agile project management approach can minimize these roadblocks and boost engagement. The agile approach is centered around the principles of adaptability, mutual accountability, continuous improvement, frequent communication and empowerment of every single employee. That’s why it’s perfect for remote teams. For instance, the agile methodology makes people communicate openly and frequently to discuss roadblocks. Team members can…