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A Review of Slack, Glitch, and The History of Simple Real-Time Communication

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Slack is a well-known messaging app that wasn’t intended to be one. And yet today, many businesses all over the world still rely on it for remote communication. If you’re not familiar with the history of Slack, this article will take you back in time and show how it all started.  💡 Before you start… Want to learn how other popular tools evolved over the years? Check similar articles on…

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Learn How to Form Better Habits With the Right Incentives!

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Today, with the help of science, you’ll learn how to form better habits using a handful of crafty incentives. You’ll discover a handful of classic productivity techniques, build a sustainable daily routine, and make sure that all those hard-earned habits stick for years to come. But first, we need to answer a few important questions. ⌛ How Long Does It Take To Form a Good Habit? Positive changes in life…

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A Review of Trello and the History of Simple Kanban Boards

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Founded in 2014 as part of Fog Creek Software, Trello gained traction thanks to its unique take on Kanban boards. After years of steady growth and the acquisition by Atlassian in 2017, it’s still a popular Kanban tool, even if it lacks some of its former luster. Let’s take a deep dive into the history of Trello, its successes and failures, and where it stands today. 💡 Want to peek…

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🔁 New Repeat Tasks, Copy & Paste, and more!

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Hi Taskaders  🎉 We’ve worked hard to make Taskade work better for you! Here’s what’s new: ⚡️ End Date for Repeat Tasks You can now end repeating tasks on a specific date or after a number of repeats. Best of all, the feature is now free to use for everyone! Learn more. ✍️ Better Copy & Paste We’ve improved the text editing experience when copying and pasting. The new system widens support across…

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Overwhelmed With Too Many Meetings? Slay The Dragon And Rescue Productivity!

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Before you ask: Yes, 2022 is another year of “too many meetings.” That means a high caffeine intake, low team engagement, and not enough time for meaningful work. The good news is, you can cut back on meeting duration/frequency and slay that time-gobbling dragon once and for all. But first, let’s crunch some numbers. 💡 Did you know the U.S. workforce holds a whooping 55 million meetings every week?(1) The…

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A Review of Basecamp: The Complex History Behind The Simple Project Management App

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The history of Basecamp, an internal tool turned into a fully-fledged project management app, is the stuff of legend. In today’s article, we take an in-depth look at the origins of 37signals, Basecamp development, and the lessons we can learn from its 20 year-long journey. ⏩ Fast forward to the past… Ready to take a deep dive into the fascinating tales behind popular productivity and collaboration tools? Check these articles…

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How to Ask Better Questions in Asynchronous Remote Team Collaboration

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As Socrates (apparently) once said: “The only true wisdom is in knowing that you know nothing.” Figuring out how to ask better questions is a major advantage in the increasingly remote, asynchronous world. It’s also a tell-tale sign of good remote leaders who see beyond their competencies and aren’t afraid of childlike curiosity. According to psychologist and the author of Trusting What You’re Told: How Children Learn from Others Paul…

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A Review of HipChat’s History: The Amazing Rise and Fall of The Team Messaging Platform

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The history of HipChat is full of twists and turns. After dominating the business communication space, the app that blazed a trail for real-time collaboration ended on a heap of dead software. So, what exactly went wrong with HipChat? Why did it lose in the HipChat vs. Slack grapple? Let’s wind back the clock and find out! 💡 Before you start… Would you like to learn how remote collaboration tools…

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Pomodoro Technique Timer Inside Taskade

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As the old proverb goes: “When life gives you tomatoes, make passata.” Learning how to use the Pomodoro technique timer will help do just that. Francesco Cirillo’s method is one of the classic productivity methods that will help master your attention span and focus on getting work done. In today’s article, we unpack Cirillo’s methodology and explain how to set up and use the Pomodoro technique timer in Taskade. So,…

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A Comprehensive Guide To Hierarchical Note-Taking

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No piece of information is created equal. Every time you take notes, create to-do lists, manage projects, or draft documents, you subconsciously process and organize information in a hierarchical way. Hierarchical note-taking is a method of capturing and organizing knowledge that’ll help you become more mindful of this process and use it for all things creative. In today’s article, we explore the concept of hierarchical note-taking and its benefits. You’ll…

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What Is Scrum Agile Project Management?

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Scrum is a framework designed to help teams collaborate on projects. In the same way rugby teams train for their big games, scrums encourage project teams to self-organize and use experiences to tackle problems while continuously improving each day. But that’s not all. It’s key to remember that Scrum is also a popular framework for implementing Agile. In Scrum, teams develop products in short iterations called sprints. This allows them…

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Best Second Brain Apps For Knowledge Management  (Features & Pricing Compared)

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Looking for the best second brain apps? Well, who doesn’t? We’re knee-deep in the information age, and effective knowledge management is more important than ever. Taking notes on napkins or the back of your hand doesn’t cut it anymore (sorry). That’s why we compiled a list of the best second brain apps to aggregate knowledge in 2022. 🧠 “Wait, Why Would I Need a Second Brain?” A second brain isn’t…

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