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Updates, tips & tricks to keep you productive.

Rules of Productivity: Focus is About Saying ‘No’

Over-commitment is one of those things that serves no purpose other than to kill, steal, and ruin productivity.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 05 Dec, 2018

Welcoming Netflix, Youtube, Todoist, Monday & 100 New Apps to Shift!

Here at Shift, we’re committed to streamlining your workflows, and personal...

How to Use Emojis for Team Productivity

Ask any person with a smartphone and they’ll tell you that emojis are life ...

Getting Started with Shift: How To Make The Most of Your Workstation

First and foremost, welcome Shift Boss! You’ve joined a community of thousa...

Tired of switching beetween accounts? Get Shift!

Shift is a logical & beautiful solution for managing everything better. Gmail, Calendar, Drive + all of your favorite apps!

Small Shift Download Now

Gmail's AI-Powered Smart Compose is Here

Once upon a time, technology couldn't predict what we were going to say. These days, your device often knows what you wanted to say better than you did. Whether it's predictive text on your phone or recalled passwords, it takes less effort than ever to compose messages.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 23 Oct, 2018

The Best Resources from our App Partners: Updates to Calendly, Todoist, and Airtable

Welcome to your monthly apps resource for the latest and greatest from all ...

Top Spotify Playlists for Getting Work Done

Music is one of the most potent drugs on earth. The right music can energi...

How to Write Great Follow-Up Emails

Writing great follow-up emails is an imprecise art. Sure, you could simply reiterate what you’ve already mentioned in your first email, add a couple of bold words and exclamation points throughout, and sign off with the all-too-classic, “Hope to hear from you soon!” Or, you could learn the art of writing exceptional follow-up emails—you know, the ones that encourage openings, capture attention and invoke action from readers. Believe it or not, writing great follow-up emails could be the difference between lackluster campaign performance and high response and engagement rates. Leaning on some of the best advice from across the web, we’ve compiled 8 tips that cover how to write great follow-up emails and get the conversation rolling with recipients.   We’ve broken these tips down into what we consider to be four of the most important aspects of a follow-up email: subject line, body, tone, and structure.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 14 Sep, 2018

Listen Up, Inbox By Gmail Users: Here's What You Need To Know

Google just announced its plan to phase out Inbox by Gmail by the end of Ma...

The Ultimate Hack: Boost Your Team's Productivity

We all have a few productivity tools that are critical to project managemen...

Rules of Productivity: Focus is About Saying ‘No’

Over-commitment is one of those things that serves no purpose other than to kill, steal, and ruin productivity.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 05 Dec, 2018

Welcoming Netflix, Youtube, Todoist, Monday & 100 New Apps to Shift!

Here at Shift, we’re committed to streamlining your workflows, and personal...

How to Use Emojis for Team Productivity

Ask any person with a smartphone and they’ll tell you that emojis are life ...

Tired of switching beetween accounts? Get Shift!

Shift is a logical & beautiful solution for managing everything better. Gmail, Calendar, Drive + all of your favorite apps!

Small Shift Download Now

Getting Started with Shift: How To Make The Most of Your Workstation

First and foremost, welcome Shift Boss! You’ve joined a community of thousands of productivity enthusiasts around the world who are crushing to-do lists and getting more out of their day. As a newcomer to Shift, you probably have a few questions about how to get the most out of Shift. Well, you've come to the right place! In this blog, we’ll give you a walkthrough of the platform, answer all your burning questions, and provide a few pointers.

Olivia Scholes

Marketing Associate - 24 Oct, 2018

Gmail's AI-Powered Smart Compose is Here

Once upon a time, technology couldn't predict what we were going to say. Th...

The Best Resources from our App Partners: Updates to Calendly, Todoist, and Airtable

Welcome to your monthly apps resource for the latest and greatest from all ...

Top Spotify Playlists for Getting Work Done

Music is one of the most potent drugs on earth. The right music can energize us, help us unwind, put us to sleep, promote creativity, change our mood, and even give us an extra dose of motivation. From a work standpoint, research has found that music aids in increasing productivity and performance, making repetitive tasks easier and helping us escape our physical settings from time to time. Now it makes sense why so many of us are more effective in our work when we’re simultaneously listening to some quality tunes. That said, we went on a hunt for the best music for staying productive in your daily workload.   We narrowed our findings down to eight ready-made Spotify playlists that we know for sure will get your blood and productivity flowing—these are in no particular order. Thank us later.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 27 Sep, 2018

How to Write Great Follow-Up Emails

Writing great follow-up emails is an imprecise art. Sure, you could simply...

Listen Up, Inbox By Gmail Users: Here's What You Need To Know

Google just announced its plan to phase out Inbox by Gmail by the end of Ma...

The Ultimate Hack: Boost Your Team's Productivity

We all have a few productivity tools that are critical to project management and team collaboration, and yet, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of options out there. Increasing the number of apps and accounts you and your team manage daily can actually compromise productivity.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 08 Aug, 2018

Rules of Productivity: Focus is About Saying ‘No’

Over-commitment is one of those things that serves no purpose other than to kill, steal, and ruin productivity.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 05 Dec, 2018

Welcoming Netflix, Youtube, Todoist, Monday & 100 New Apps to Shift!

Here at Shift, we’re committed to streamlining your workflows, and personal-life-flows to help you get stuff done more efficiently. We As 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to up our app game significantly, so we’ve added 104 new apps to the mix! *mic drop*

Olivia Scholes

Marketing Associate - 23 Nov, 2018

How to Use Emojis for Team Productivity

Ask any person with a smartphone and they’ll tell you that emojis are life when it comes to posting on social media and texting with family and friends. OK, so you already knew that. Well, here’s what you probably don’t know: the emoji ‘language’ is becoming a major part of workplace communication and, more specifically, team culture.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 05 Nov, 2018

Tired of switching beetween accounts? Get Shift!

Shift is a logical & beautiful solution for managing everything better. Gmail, Calendar, Drive + all of your favorite apps!

Small Shift Download Now

Getting Started with Shift: How To Make The Most of Your Workstation

First and foremost, welcome Shift Boss! You’ve joined a community of thousands of productivity enthusiasts around the world who are crushing to-do lists and getting more out of their day. As a newcomer to Shift, you probably have a few questions about how to get the most out of Shift. Well, you've come to the right place! In this blog, we’ll give you a walkthrough of the platform, answer all your burning questions, and provide a few pointers.

Olivia Scholes

Marketing Associate - 24 Oct, 2018

Gmail's AI-Powered Smart Compose is Here

Once upon a time, technology couldn't predict what we were going to say. These days, your device often knows what you wanted to say better than you did. Whether it's predictive text on your phone or recalled passwords, it takes less effort than ever to compose messages.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 23 Oct, 2018

The Best Resources from our App Partners: Updates to Calendly, Todoist, and Airtable

Welcome to your monthly apps resource for the latest and greatest from all our partners. Each month, we’ll be highlighting all of the most rad features and updates to keep your productivity on point.

Olivia Scholes

Marketing Associate - 18 Oct, 2018

Top Spotify Playlists for Getting Work Done

Music is one of the most potent drugs on earth. The right music can energize us, help us unwind, put us to sleep, promote creativity, change our mood, and even give us an extra dose of motivation. From a work standpoint, research has found that music aids in increasing productivity and performance, making repetitive tasks easier and helping us escape our physical settings from time to time. Now it makes sense why so many of us are more effective in our work when we’re simultaneously listening to some quality tunes. That said, we went on a hunt for the best music for staying productive in your daily workload.   We narrowed our findings down to eight ready-made Spotify playlists that we know for sure will get your blood and productivity flowing—these are in no particular order. Thank us later.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 27 Sep, 2018

How to Write Great Follow-Up Emails

Writing great follow-up emails is an imprecise art. Sure, you could simply reiterate what you’ve already mentioned in your first email, add a couple of bold words and exclamation points throughout, and sign off with the all-too-classic, “Hope to hear from you soon!” Or, you could learn the art of writing exceptional follow-up emails—you know, the ones that encourage openings, capture attention and invoke action from readers. Believe it or not, writing great follow-up emails could be the difference between lackluster campaign performance and high response and engagement rates. Leaning on some of the best advice from across the web, we’ve compiled 8 tips that cover how to write great follow-up emails and get the conversation rolling with recipients.   We’ve broken these tips down into what we consider to be four of the most important aspects of a follow-up email: subject line, body, tone, and structure.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 14 Sep, 2018

Listen Up, Inbox By Gmail Users: Here's What You Need To Know

Google just announced its plan to phase out Inbox by Gmail by the end of March 2019 “to focus solely on Gmail.” After its initial invitation-only release in 2014, Inbox by Gmail has been a testing ground for new email functions.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 14 Sep, 2018

The Ultimate Hack: Boost Your Team's Productivity

We all have a few productivity tools that are critical to project management and team collaboration, and yet, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of options out there. Increasing the number of apps and accounts you and your team manage daily can actually compromise productivity.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 08 Aug, 2018

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