MakeUseOf: 5 Tools to Discover the Best Twitter Threads, Reddit Comments, and Discussions

MakeUseOf: 5 Tools to Discover the Best Twitter Threads, Reddit Comments, and Discussions. “Twitter, Reddit, and other platforms on the internet have given anyone and everyone a soapbox. In this constant barrage of voices, it’s hard to sift the grain from the chaff. However, a few tools and people are doing this for you, especially for Twitter threads and Reddit posts and discussions.”

Fast Company: 4 Google Calendar efficiency secrets that’ll blow your mind

Fast Company: 4 Google Calendar efficiency secrets that’ll blow your mind. “No matter how many hours you’ve spent staring at Calendar’s virtual walls, in fact, I’d be willing to wager the service still holds some features you’ve yet to encounter. And some of them could make all the difference in the world when it comes to your appointment-juggling success. Here are four fantastic Google Calendar secrets that’ll change the way you interact with your agenda. Block out some time on your calendar and get in the habit of using them. Trust me: You’ll be glad you did.”

Best speech-to-text software in 2021: Free, paid and online voice recognition apps and services (TechRadar)

TechRadar: Best speech-to-text software in 2021: Free, paid and online voice recognition apps and services . “…different speech-to-text programs have different levels of ability and complexity, with some using advanced machine learning to constantly correct errors flagged up by users so that they are not repeated. Others are downloadable software which is only as good as its latest update. Here then are the best in speech-to-text recognition programs, which should be more than capable for most situations and circumstances.”

Make Tech Easier: The Best Google Docs Templates to Organize Your Life

Make Tech Easier: The Best Google Docs Templates to Organize Your Life. “Google Docs offers an astonishing variety of templates to handle every need of users. Instead of working hard to create a new document, you can use one of these customized, ready-to-use templates. All of them are free to edit and accessible from your Google Docs web interface. Let’s take a look at how you can use Google Docs templates to organize your life better as well as a selection of the best.”

ZDNet: Trello adds new free features, introduces new tier for small businesses

ZDNet: Trello adds new free features, introduces new tier for small businesses. “Trello, the Atlassian-owned project management and collaboration tool, announced on Tuesday that it’s offering more capabilities for free and introducing a new tier for small businesses. The expansion comes as Trello marches towards its goal of reaching 100 million users and serving as the ‘command center’ for all of your productivity tools.”

PC World: This free Windows text tool will change the way you type

PC World: This free Windows text tool will change the way you type. “For a while, I used a program called PhaseExpress for text shortcuts. It didn’t always work reliably, and I got tired of its periodic nags to pay for unnecessary extra features. Earlier this year, I started looking for text expander alternatives, which led me to a brilliant app—with an even more brilliant name—called Beeftext.”

Lifehacker: 10 Time-Saving Features and Settings You Should Be Using on Your iPhone

Lifehacker: 10 Time-Saving Features and Settings You Should Be Using on Your iPhone. “Basic tasks can sometimes feel like a chore on your iPhone because it takes a lot of time for something trivial. For example, the Camera app keeps opening to the default photo mode, and you have to keep sliding over to other modes such as portrait or video. Fortunately, it’s possible to save a lot of time by speeding up a lot of basic tasks on your iPhone. We’re going to share our favorite time-saving tips that you might enjoy.” Warning: this is a slideshow.

New York Times: What You Can Do Today to Revitalize Your Productivity

New York Times: What You Can Do Today to Revitalize Your Productivity. “Whether you’ve been feeling less productive for a while or are just going through the common ‘afternoon slump,’ try using these prompts to give yourself a boost. For a full refresh, I highly recommend devoting an entire day to working through these steps, revamping your workspace and your work system.” Usually articles with titles like this are bromide-filled crapfests, let’s be real, but this is of a much higher caliber. Good suggestions.

Next Web: My team experimented with ‘no screen mornings’ — it worked wonders

Next Web: My team experimented with ‘no screen mornings’ — it worked wonders. “Want to feel stressed, anxious, and/or completely exhausted before you even have breakfast? I highly recommend looking at your phone right when you wake up. I tend to look at Slack, email, and (*sigh*) Twitter right after I wake up. But sometimes I wonder if my head would be clearer if I just… didn’t. So I tried it out — and asked my coworkers at Zapier to join me.”

TechCrunch: Sidekick Browser wants to be a productivity-honed ‘work OS’ on Chromium

TechCrunch: Sidekick Browser wants to be a productivity-honed ‘work OS’ on Chromium. “Fire up a web browser and it’s hard to deny it’s the best of times for knowledge work. Yet working across multiple browser tabs and windows can feel like the friction-filled, frustrating worst. This is the problem Sidekick Browser is taking aim at by adding a productivity-focused layer atop Chromium that it bills as a ‘work OS’.”

Make Tech Easier: 9 of the Best Chrome Extensions for Students

Make Tech Easier: 9 of the Best Chrome Extensions for Students. “Most students today rely on information available online to complete their projects and assignments. Those who are using the Chrome browser by Google have a variety of Chrome extensions available for them that will help with research and completing schoolwork. This article looks at the best Chrome extensions that every student should install and use.”