MakeUseOf: 5 Free Project Management Templates Anyone Can Use for Planning . “Every task has a beginning and an end. It’s when you combine a series of tasks, you get a project. Projects can be simple or complex. But the planning has to be foolproof. So a little bit of knowledge on project management can take you a long way even if you aren’t involved with business projects.”
MakeUseOf: 10 IFTTT Google Assistant Recipes to Boost Productivity. “Staying productive is hard. Often, the sheer number of tools that we choose to use in the name of efficiency has a detrimental effect. That’s why services like IFTTT are so essential. They can remove the need for manual input, instead letting you automate large parts of your workflow. Today, it’s time to put Google Assistant under the microscope. How can IFTTT and Google Assistant work in tandem to make you more productive? Let’s take a look at 10 Google Assistant recipes on IFTTT.”
MakeUseOf: 8 Free Twitter Tools to Make Twitter More Useful . “Twitter can be a lot of fun. That is if you can avoid the trolls and haters. Even if it isn’t fun, perhaps you need to use Twitter for your career. Either way, managing a Twitter account can take up a lot of your time and energy. Fortunately, Twitter doesn’t have to be a time suck. There are a range of free Twitter tools you can use to make Twitter more useful. In this article, we recommend the tools you’ll need to make Twitter work better for you.”
Lifehacker: Preview Your Google Search Results Using This Browser Extension. “Rather than opening up each individual link to see what the search result is, the Chrome extension allows you to see a preview of the webpage by hovering your mouse over it. That way when you finally do open that additional tab or just click on a link you know what you’re getting into.” A couple of commenters had security concerns because of how the extension operates.
MakeUseOf: How to Manage Years of Browser Bookmarks: 5 Steps to Tidiness . “If you’ve used the web for any amount of time, you’ve probably built up a huge collection of bookmarks. It’s easy to fill up your bookmarks bar with your most-visited sites, and before long you’ll have an overflowing list of favorite pages that are impossible to navigate. Now is the time to sit down and make your bookmarks more manageable. Let’s look at a process containing tools and tips to clean up, organize, and manage your bookmarks so they’re no longer a nightmare.”
How-To Geek: How to Create a Flow From Scratch. “Microsoft Flow is a trigger-based system for creating automated workflows. There are lots of templates available, but if they don’t fit the bill for you then here’s how to create a brand new Flow from scratch.”
Lifehacker: Gmail’s ‘Canned Responses’ Feature Is Finally Good. “Gmail’s template feature just got a badly needed redesign. Poorly named ‘canned responses,’ this isn’t the feature where Gmail suggests a two-word reply to an email. (That’s ‘smart reply.’) This is a much more useful feature, buried in the ‘Advanced’ settings menu on Gmail’s desktop interface, that lets you save multiple emails to reuse whenever you’re composing an email.”