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How to Boost Internal Communication in a Distributed Team

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How often do you touch base with your distributed team? If the answer is “whenever it’s necessary,” then you’re missing out on a number of interesting benefits of organic internal communication. Find out how you can leverage the power of dialogue to make your team more self-sufficient, tight-knit, and productive. Here are some questions we’re biting into in this article: 💬 What is internal communication? 👩‍💻 Does it belong in…

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Seeking Balance and Tranquility: How to Manage and Beat Distractions at Home

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Want to overcome distractions at home once and for all? Well, let’s just say you’re not the first remote worker to ask the question. If you feel you’re deep in the limbo of chronic procrastination, we’ll put you back on track in a jiffy. Work-from-home comes with some cool time-saving superpowers. ⚡️ Not only can you spend less time on prepping your food and work clothes, but you can also…

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The Art of User Interface Design: Gaming and Productivity Tools

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Even if you’re not into gaming, it’s hard not to appreciate the craftsmanship of game developers. Gripping storylines, artisan visuals, cinematic sound effects… But all that would be for naught without a frictionless user interface, something modern productivity tools can learn plenty about. In this article, we dig deep to uncover some of the best UI tricks of video game designers and developers. Oh, and we also answer a few…

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Remote-Friendly vs. Remote-First Culture: On the Crossroads

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Before the pandemic started, remote work was kind of a taboo. Many businesses were skeptical and even the progressive ones kept the majority of their workforce in offices. Now that remote policies are popping up all over, it’s time to pick a side: remote-friendly or remote-first culture? While being a fully distributed team doesn’t give us bragging rights, it certainly does come with a handful of observations. That’s why in…

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Your Remote Team Meetings Can Be Much Better. Here’s How.

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Let’s face it. Remote meetings aren’t exactly thrills and chills. Most of the time, they’re boring, aimless, and a huge time sink. But maybe it’s not the dish but seasoning and we just don’t know how to host a video conference effectively? Well, whether you like it or not, remote meetings are here to stay. Gartner’s recent study found that 82% of business leaders want to stay on the remote…

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Taskade is now free for individuals and teams! 🎉

The world is evolving, and so are we. With the pivot to remote work and the rising demand for an all-in-one collaboration platform, Taskade has become an essential tool for thousands of teams across the globe. Each day, we’ve been helping you and fellow Taskaders get work done remotely, and we love it! Now is the time for us to take the next step in our journey, together. Starting today,…

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A Single Source of Truth: Why Your Remote Team Needs One

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Shuffling papers, peeking into folders, digging through inboxes… Sounds familiar? If your remote team has a knack for disorganization, we have a solution. With a collaborative, single source of truth (SSOT) they won’t miss a thing, ever again. In 2019, Citrix and The Economist ran a collaborative survey “The Experience of Work.” Among the 1,145 business executives, 47% said that ease of access to business information is the key driver…

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Recurring Tasks, Duplicate Nodes, Desktop Widget

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Hi Taskaders 👋 Tired of repeating tasks manually? Then this update is for you! ⚡️ ⚡️ Recurring Tasks You can now set tasks to repeat daily, weekly, or monthly to automate your workflow. ⚡️ Duplicate Nodes Simply ⌘ + D (Mac) or CTRL + D (Win) to duplicate a task or note. ⚡️ Desktop Widget Here is a new way to quickly access your projects and workspaces. Click on the Taskade icon in the desktop…

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Slacking at Home? End WFH Procrastination With These Tips

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If you’re like most “fresh” remote workers, chances are the new reality without a commute gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling. But as it usually happens with lit things, there’re some caveats too. In this case, it’s WFH procrastination that spoils all the fun. Whether you’ve fallen in love with remote work or already miss your cubicle, one thing’s certain. Motivating yourself to get work done at home is…

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Multiplayer Software: From Games to Collaboration Tools

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Have you heard the news? Epic Games, the developer of a wildly successful multiplayer game Fortnite, has just announced a massive $1.78 billion funding round. Wondering what it has to do with collaboration software? Well, it turns out, multiplayer video games and collaboration software have much more in common than meets the eye. In fact, it was video games that popularized real-time communication and collaboration long before Google Wave’s debut…

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The Art of Quick Sync-Ups for Remote Teams

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Who would’ve thought the transition to remote work would carry over the nuisance of daily meetings? Well, thanks to VoIP and video conferencing tools, our love-hate relationship with daily (weekly, monthly…) scrums continue. Luckily, quick sync-up meetings are here to save the day. In a now-famous email to Tesla employees, Elon Musk shared his formula for effective meetings. According to Musk, they should be small, short, and scarce. Teams should…

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Crosslink, Hyperlink, Mobile Share Widget

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Hi Taskaders 👋 We have a big update for you this week! 🎉 🧠 Crosslink Projects You can now link to projects using @mention and establish connections between projects in your workspace. 🔗 Hyperlink Text Simplify long links with hyperlinks and keep your projects organized. You can also paste a link over text selection to create a hyperlink. ⚡️ Mobile Share Widget Instantly save links and text to Taskade from…

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