CNN: Slack is ruining my life and I love it. “In the time it took me to type this sentence about Slack, I received more than a dozen messages in a private Slack group and more posts than I can count in several team channels. I typed many words in response to those messages — some of them even borderline good words — but came no closer to completing my job for the day: writing this article about Slack.”
Gizmodo: How to Schedule Your Messages, Emails, and Tweets to Go at Any Time. “Thanks to the internet and all the apps and services that run on top of it, we can now ping someone on the other side of the world instantly—but that person doesn’t necessarily want to hear from you in the middle of the night. The same goes for social media sharing, because the time when inspiration strikes may not be the best time for sharing. Enter the magic of scheduling: Scheduling emails, instant messages, texts, and social media posts.”
The Next Web: How to get started with mind mapping apps. “List making and note taking have been digitized to help us keep track of shopping lists, to-do lists, and quick notes. But what if your ideas are more complicated than that? What if, like me, your mind is chaotic and messy, and needs more of a helping hand when formulating ideas?”
The Next Web: 25 Google Calendar Hacks to Maximize Productivity. “Released to the general public in July 2009, Google Calendar is one of the favored time management and scheduling apps available. And, for a good reason. I know a lot at Google Calendar. Here are 25 Google calendar hacks to maximize productivity that every person needs to know how to use.” usually when there are over 20 tips in a list like this, the annotation sucks. Not this time! Plenty of information here. Writer is the founder of Calendar, which looks its own calendar company, and I don’t even care. Good article.
Make Tech Easier: 6 Amazing Note-Taking Alternatives to Evernote. “Whether you are working on your own or collaborating as part of a team, Evernote is a flexible tool that can be used for everything from project management to storing recipes. But it is not going to be to everyone’s taste. If you are looking for something that can be used to store notes online, take a look at these Evernote alternatives and see what you think.”
How-To Geek: The Best Way to Organize Your Emails: Just Archive Them. “We recommend using OHIO (Only Handle It Once) to triage your emails. An essential part of OHIO is archiving emails you need to keep—get them out of your inbox! Here’s why archiving is critical—and why you shouldn’t bother with folders.”
Make Tech Easier: The Best Plain Text Note-Taking Apps for Every Platform. “There are countless note-taking apps available, but most of them tie you down in one way or another. Many of them use their own format for notes, making it tough to move notes between apps. Even worse, you never know when they might disappear, taking your data with them. There’s a simple alternative to these apps: plain text.”