Saikat Basu

Joined June 2008

Saikat is a techno-adventurer in a writer's garb. When he is not scouring the net for tech news, you can catch him looking for life hacks and learning tidbits. You can find him on Google+ & Twitter watching over the world.

Feel free to contact at saikat@makeuseof.com

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Focus

5 Tools That Help You Focus & Get Real Work Done

4 days ago

The battle for better productivity and distraction free existence cannot be won by self-control alone. Apps and tools are riding to the rescue.

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5 Tools That Can Help You Write Better Emails

7 days ago

Everyone is still trying to solve the email problem. So, let’s also talk about the most basic habit of all – the art of writing better emails. With the help of some cool tools.

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Trap Your Best Thoughts with 10 Note-Taking Chrome Extensions

1 week ago

Notes are the simplest self-management tools. With information overload on your mind, use these ten extensions to jot down quick notes, manage them better, or just share them with others.

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15 of the Best Courses on Udemy for Self-Improvement

1 week ago

We can no longer pretend that schools will teach us everything. So, start learning something on your own. Online education is a crowded space. Which makes us ask the question — Which course should I pick?

Dream-Job

5 New Tools to Snag the Job of Your Dreams

1 week ago

The web is where you go to when searching for a new job or reinventing a new career. A clutch of fresh new digital services are changing the way we go about our job hunt.

everyday-maths

Banish Your Number Phobia With a Bit of Everyday Math

12th February, 2015

We are all mathematicians. Even then we ask: what is the role of math in everyday life? It’s time to dispel some of our numerical fears.

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Reap the Benefits of Microlearning with Bite-Size Lessons Every Day

5th February, 2015

A little learning is always better than no learning. That’s how the idea of using little snatches of time for bite-sized learning every day becomes a good habit to start.

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How to Create a Vision Board and Meet Your Big Goals

27th January, 2015

You can call them as big rocks or big, hairy, audacious goals. Some call it a bucket list. Emptying that bucket calls for action. This is where a visual tool like Trello proves useful.

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10 Free PowerPoint Templates To Present Your Photos With Style

19th January, 2015

The most common use of PowerPoint with photos is their use as photo albums. Create your own…or use the hundreds of free templates in the Office template gallery. We pick ten attractive ones.

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10 Hidden Microsoft Word Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

15th January, 2015

Microsoft Word is deceptively simple. You are fine as long as you fire up a document and just type. But Microsoft Word wouldn’t be the Swiss knife it is without its productive features.

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Supercharge Your Online Reading With The New Flipboard

18th November, 2014

The third generation of Flipboard comes with a brand new design – and the claim to be called the world’s best personal magazine.

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7 Unique Ways To Practice Your Coding Skills

14th November, 2014

Let’s repeat — there’s no age to learning. Once you are on that path, you just have to keep practicing. And today there are more ways than one to sharpen your coding chops.

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Cool Research Projects That Could Change the Future

10th November, 2014

Will mega-corporations like Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Intel go on to give future generations the world we can only imagine now? These exciting research projects say that it is a promise they will keep.

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Get Great Ideas With Random Browsing & Serendipity

23rd October, 2014

You are probably staring blankly at a computer screen trying to spark ideas and stimulate your creativity. So, let’s look into the benefits of serendipitous browsing and try to connect some dots.

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10 Simple Office 2013 Tips That Will Make You More Productive

22nd October, 2014

MS Office skills remain entrenched in the top common skills employers look for. So, be more savvy with these ten simple Office 2013 tips and grab more free time around the watercooler.