Joined November 2013

Akshata is a writer and doodler with a strong interest in slow, focused, simple living. She is always up for dessert and interesting conversation.

Feel free to contact at akshata@makeuseof.com

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Switching To Linux? Here’s How To Choose The Right Distro

10 hours ago

Your first Linux distribution can sweeten or sour your future Linux experience. That’s why it’s important to get that debut choice right.


How To Beat Email Addiction By Tracking Inbox Habits

13th September, 2014

Email is hijacking your days, and it’s being sneaky about it. You can regain control over your time. Figure out how much time you devote to email right now and steal it back.


3 Smart Chrome Extensions To Speed Up Your Workflow

12th September, 2014

Chrome’s minimalist and user-friendly interface is a big reason for its popularity, along with the excellent extensions available in the Web store. Here are three that will make browsing easier for you.


Make These 4 Changes Before You Delete Any Online Account

9th September, 2014

Closing an online account? Wait! There’s something you need to do first. Follow the steps outlined below. They’ll help ensure that you won’t be going “Uh-oh” if you erase prematurely.


How To Maximize Your Productivity Anywhere

11th August, 2014

With telecommuting lifestyles taking off, work is not limited by hours or locations. Here are a few pointers to help you make the best of working on a notebook while on the move.


8 Geeky Tasks You Can Chunk Together For Boosting Your Productivity

31st July, 2014

Multi-tasking is an attention killer. “Chunking”, is a different kind of multi-tasking. It’s not new, and has existed under the geeky term of batch processing for a long time now.


Try These 3 Beautiful Note-Taking Apps That Work Offline

10th July, 2014

If you want an uncomplicated note-taking app, Simplenote is not the only noteworthy (excuse the pun) option available to you.


How To Use Slack For Project Management With These Simple Tips

9th July, 2014

With Slack’s clever set of features and distraction-free UI, the platform can double up as a project management tool for many people. Learn how to set it up as your online personal assistant.


Create Good Images For Your Blog Posts With These 4 Failproof Steps

7th July, 2014

With a simple tried and tested method, you can come up with decent images for your blog posts, bad image editing skills notwithstanding. As we find out, image editing is not that bad a chore.


Revamp Chrome’s Default Tab Page With One Of These 4 Start Screens

3rd July, 2014

A good start screen can transform the way you browse and work. It’s time you got one. Use one of these alternatives for the New Tab page, to ensure that you’re browsing effectively.


3 Steps To Keep Digitally Induced Stress At Bay

27th June, 2014

You can’t turn back the clock, but you can change course midway to work toward a stress-free digital lifestyle, by preventing stress in the first place. Today is a good place to begin.


How To Ask A Favor From A Stranger — Yes, Even Online!

26th June, 2014

Favors — all of us need them at some time. Friends and family often extend a helping hand without needing to be asked. But sometimes, it’s a stranger who holds the solution to your problem.


4 Ways To Take The Stress Out Of Productivity

20th June, 2014

With a few well-targeted changes, you can boost your productivity by leaps and bounds. Apply these simple methods to your life and the result is what you would expect — better work with lesser effort.


10 Ways To Create A Small And Simple Website Without The Overkill

19th June, 2014

WordPress can be an overkill. As these other excellent services prove, WordPress is not the be all and end all of website creation. If you want simpler solutions, there’s a variety to pick from.


Tailor Your Twitter Experience With These 3 Tools

11th June, 2014

What could prove to be valuable to you on Twitter gets buried under the constant online chatter. However, there are tools that eliminate the noise and put you in control of your Twitter experience.