5 Unique Apps to Change Up Your To-Do List and Beat Procrastination

Most productivity gurus recommend having a to-do list to manage your tasks. But after a while, that to-do list can become your worst enemy, as it grows into an out-of-control mess. It might be time to change things up.

I’m a fan of the three-strike system to change productivity techniques or tools periodically. That change forces you to look again at which tasks really matter and should be put on your list. Plus, you never know which app will make you get more things done.

1. Timebound (Android, iOS): The Deadline-First Tasks App

Procrastinators will know that the only thing that really puts […]

How to Perform Under Pressure With These 8 Wacky Productivity Apps

Pressure helps people be more productive. Whether you like them or not, deadlines probably get you to work faster. They might add stress to your life, and make you feel like you’re not getting enough done. But pressure does, generally, help.

Want to add some pressure to your life? Try one of these apps and sites that force you to work quickly.

1. The Most Dangerous Writing App

There may be no other app that puts on as much pressure as this one. TMDWA forces you to keep writing, lest all of your work be lost. When you stop typing, your words start […]

The 5 Best File Manager Apps for iPhones and iPads

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iOS doesn’t have a user-accessible file system like Windows or Android. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use your iPhone or iPad as a file manager. If your business revolves around files and documents that you need to download, edit, and share on a regular basis, you’ll need to use a third-party file manager app on iOS.

Thankfully, there are quite a few awesome options.

What Makes for a Good File Manager App?

A good file manager needs to get three functions right:

Import: It should be easy to import files and documents into the app. The more import options, the better.
Manage: A good […]

How to Automate Repetitive Tasks in Google Sheets With Macros

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Record a task, save that task, and run the task whenever you want.

Macros are finally available to Google Sheets users. Macros allow you to automate repetitive tasks in documents and spreadsheets without having to learn to write code.

They have been a core productivity tool in Microsoft Office for a long time. Excel users have long been able to use macros to save time and now you can bring the same time-saving benefits to Google Sheets.

While Google Sheets has long allowed users to write their own Apps Script functions, macros open up this kind of functionality to all Google Sheets users—no […]

6 Apps to Customize Your Mac’s Keyboard Behavior

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Do you want your Mac’s function keys back? Does the Caps Lock key seem like a waste of space? Would you rather put the unused right Shift key to better use?

If you’re looking for a way to customize basic keyboard behavior, add new shortcuts, remap keystrokes, or navigate quickly without reaching for your mouse, you can do it all with a few (mostly free) apps.

1. Karabiner-Elements

Previously known as “keyremap4macbook” and just “Karabiner” before that, Karabiner-Elements has been rebuilt for scratch specifically for macOS Sierra and above.

You can use it remap your entire keyboard, whether it’s a MacBook, Magic Keyboard, or […]

How to Convert a PDF to PowerPoint Presentation

PDFs are one of the most-used file formats in the world. However, they don’t readily lend themselves to being used in PowerPoint presentations.

Of course, it’s unlikely you’d want to turn a 100-page academic paper into a slideshow, but PDFs aren’t only used for text. Plenty of graphs, charts, and images are also distributed in the PDF format.

So, if you have an informative PDF file that you’d love to turn into a presentation, keep reading. We’re going to show you how to convert a PDF to a PowerPoint file, then offer a few formatting tips that’ll help to make it shine.

How […]

4 Ways to Find the Best Google Sheets Templates

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When it comes to creating a spreadsheet, one of the best ways to start is with a template. Whether it’s for a family budget, company invoice, or academic calendar, a template gives you the foundation for your data.

If you use Microsoft Excel, then you probably already know that websites with templates

3 Excellent Sites to Get Free Document Templates
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Tips and Tricks to Know

When you want to combine two cells into one in Excel, you have a few options. Merging cells is one of the best ways to do it. But it has a few drawbacks, too. Even so, you might find that it’s useful for working with text in Excel.

We’ll take a look at how to merge cells in Excel, how to unmerge them, and another method for combining two cells into one without losing the data in the cells.

How to Merge Cells in Excel

Before we get into how to merge cells, let’s talk about exactly what happens when you merge in […]

How to Automatically Log Your Daily Life to Google Sheets

Life can blind us with its routine. Let’s turn to Google and open up new opportunities to improve your life? The simple act of life logging with Google Sheets can uncover details which often go unnoticed. You don’t have to sweat because you can do it automatically. There’s no special knowledge required.

In this article, we’re going to cover five specific examples of how a daily log of your life activities can be used to identify opportunities. These might uncover opportunities to improve your health, saving money, or even your relationships.

The examples used here require only simple Google Script code to […]