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Productivity

Meet the tools that can save you time and make you more efficient. Our productivity section will help you get organized with insightful articles and in-depth tutorials.

Our top picks in this category are: How You Can Get Microsoft Word for Free, The Best Excel Project Management Templates, and How to Write a Company Profile (with templates).

3 Ways to Backup Evernote (and Do You Need To?)

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3 Ways to Backup Evernote (and Do You Need To?)

Unlike, say, Dropbox, Evernote does not offer a revision history, your content all syncs as-is. This means you could potentially lose any note you accidentally delete from the trash, or any content you accidentally delete from a specific note. If you share a particular notebook other users might make changes you don’t like. You get the idea: information goes away sometimes. As with any software, backups are the only real answer for that. Take matters into your own hands: back up the notes, notebooks and other information you store in Evernote.

20-07-2013
3 Ways to Backup Evernote (and Do You Need To?)
How I Freelance Without My PC – Using Windows Phone As A Mobile Office

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How I Freelance Without My PC – Using Windows Phone As A Mobile Office

One of the things I love about a freelance career is being able to up sticks from my home office and go to a local café, bar or library to work in a different environment. It can prove extremely productive and as they say, a change is as good as a rest. I’ve even used the boot of my MPV as a makeshift office! While I generally have my Windows 8 Acer Iconia W7 series tablet with me in such situations, there are of course times when I’ve been caught out.

05-06-2013
How I Freelance Without My PC – Using Windows Phone As A Mobile Office
Use Excel & Google Tasks to Create the Best Goals Management Tool Ever

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Use Excel & Google Tasks to Create the Best Goals Management Tool Ever

Lately, I’ve started to realize that I’m working very hard, but if someone asked me whether or not I feel that I’m working toward a larger purpose, I’d have to say that I really don’t know. The current approach feels more like a machine-gun approach, where I’m just trying to accomplish whatever I can, and hope that it gets me where I want to be. That’s not quite the way to achieve one’s life goals. So I decided to create the ideal system from scratch.

24-04-2013
Use Excel & Google Tasks to Create the Best Goals Management Tool Ever
Learn How to Touch-Type With These 8 Top Tools & Tutorials

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Learn How to Touch-Type With These 8 Top Tools & Tutorials

Learning how to touch type could mean the difference between 10 words a minute to more than 40. That could also mean the difference between adding half a day to your productivity. Or, more than that if you can clock 100 words per minute as most professional typists do. That’s why I sincerely believe that touch typing along with speed reading is one of the sacred arts of the digital age.

07-01-2013
Learn How to Touch-Type With These 8 Top Tools & Tutorials
How To Store Your Clipboard Data & Share It Online

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How To Store Your Clipboard Data & Share It Online

The clipboard is something we use probably every few minutes, but seldom see. Like an invisible help it stays out of the way and carries whatever we cut and copy to every corner of our computer. Clipboards have broken free from the boundaries of the desktop and have gone online. And just like their elder cousins, online clipboards have uses we usually ignore in favor of more visible mediums like email and social media.

26-09-2012
How To Store Your Clipboard Data & Share It Online
How to Import & Manage Multiple Email Accounts in Gmail

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How to Import & Manage Multiple Email Accounts in Gmail

It is not uncommon to have several email accounts, but checking multiple accounts in different places is tedious. Hence, many people revert to a desktop email client like Thunderbird or Outlook to manage all their mail from one place. In this article, I will tell you why Gmail is better and I will show you how you can easily and efficiently read all your email in a single Gmail account.

29-02-2012
How to Import & Manage Multiple Email Accounts in Gmail
6 Reasons Why You Should Stop Using Desktop Email Clients in Favour of Web-Based Options

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6 Reasons Why You Should Stop Using Desktop Email Clients in Favour of Web-Based Options

I know that suggesting desktop clients have had their day around the MakeUseOf crowd is like preaching to the choir. Most of us use Gmail, our own mail servers or some form of cloud backup to mitigate most of the problems caused by using desktop email exclusively. However, I bet most of you still deal with relatives and co-workers who just don’t get it.

20-01-2012
6 Reasons Why You Should Stop Using Desktop Email Clients in Favour of Web-Based Options
How to Print Multiple Pages on One Sheet Of Paper & Be Eco-Friendly

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How to Print Multiple Pages on One Sheet Of Paper & Be Eco-Friendly

The utility of printing multiple pages on a single sheet of paper cannot be overstated enough. Perhaps in lesser eco-conscious times, condensing your print jobs might not have collected any attention. But as we head off to battle with the forces of global warming and natural depletion, learning how to utilize each square inch of paper is a must.

13-05-2011
How to Print Multiple Pages on One Sheet Of Paper & Be Eco-Friendly