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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Lighter And Smoother Note-Taking — See What Evernote Has Lined Up For You

1 week ago

Ever wished Evernote had a simpler, easier-to navigate Web interface? Your wish has been granted. Evernote Web just had a makeover, and it appears refreshingly zen in its latest avatar.


Tear Off The Calendar: 4 Other Approaches To Time Management

1 week ago

The calendar is not always the ideal solution. If “I don’t have enough time” is your constant refrain, you need to change tack and adopt a new, more efficient approach to time management.


8 Daily Rituals You Can Create To Boost Your Geeky Productivity

7th October, 2014

Habits are hard to hack. Daily rituals are way easier. You keep at something (good or bad) for several days in a row and it turns into a habit.


5 Tips To Read More Books Every Year

2nd October, 2014

There are just so many amazing books out there. To never have finished at least some is a regret waiting to be felt. Forestall it by reading more and reading smart with the following tips.


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

30th September, 2014

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.