Email Management Tool Review: Throttle

Update: 10/9/17: See the comments below. Users are reporting some difficulties. I occasionally have minor problems but as of now, I still recommend the product for non-critical, shopping and newsletter-type messages. [End update.] If you’re looking for an email management tool to help get your inbox under control, let me introduce to you Throttle. I’ve […]

Effective Communication Means Taming Your Email

Remember back when we thought email was going to be a breakthrough for effective communication at the office? Today, we’re more likely to view email as a major annoyance and, worse, a distraction from the meaningful work we really should be doing. Writing for Huffpost Business, etiquette consultant Jodi R.R. Smith has compiled a roundup […]

Potential Productivity Advantages of Cloud Storage

I was recently contacted by Samuel Bowling, an Infrastructure Engineer from SingleHop, who read my book and thought that my readers might benefit from his expertise regarding using the Cloud to store your data. I agreed, and invited him to guest post. His thoughts on the advantages of cloud storage are below. Note that this post is not a recommendation […]

5 Best Travel Accessories from an Occasional Road Warrior

What to Pack? Travel Gear You Need for Productivity and Convenience There are times when I’m on the road a lot. To maintain balance, I try to arrange my schedule so that I have at least one full week at home every month. The other three weeks I’m usually in airports and hotels about 2-3 […]

Top 5 Gift Card Purchases for Improving Productivity

Did you get a Best Buy or other electronics store gift card as a gift? Below are six suggestions of office productivity tools that will boost your efficiency. Portable bluetooth speaker Use chore time to learn something! If you’re bored by cooking dinner, emptying the dishwasher, folding the laundry, or sweeping the floor, then just […]

App Reviews: Tracking Expenses

People are often looking to find new technologies to help them organize and keep track of expenses.  I’ve come across several money apps that I find to be very helpful. One of the easiest ways I’ve found to keep track of expenses is an app called Expensify.  Record expenses with minimal fuss, snap a picture […]

2013 Tech Trends to Watch, Conclusion

Does your computer have a video camera? If not, you might want to pick one up (USB cameras are quite inexpensive.)  Although we’ve had Skype for video chat for a while, and more recently, FaceTime, I think Google Hangouts is going to bring video chat into the mainstream, because of how embedded Google is in […]

2013 Tech Trends to Watch, Part 2

Are wallets becoming obsolete?  Some technology companies are working to make that a reality.  You may be convinced in the coming year to start paying for things with your smartphone.  Several services, including Paypal, Google Wallet, and Isis, are teaming with smartphone manufacturers and payment processing companies to allow you to leave your wallet at […]

2013 Tech Trends to Watch Part 1

Happy new year!  I’ve noticed some technology products and services that have the potential to have a significant impact on our day-to-day lives this year.  Some of these can be real time savers and I believe merit consideration. The first is a class of service promising to revolutionize snail mail.  If you’re like most people […]

Productivity Secrets for Building a Better Network

I recently had a chance to sit down (virtually) with Steve Harper and Drew Bixby, my friends and two of the founders of Promptivate, which is a fantastic new tool that makes it easy for you to strengthen your connections and add value to your network.  We discussed how to “make time” to do the […]