Optimizing Your Inbox With the Boomerang Extension

There’s a running joke around the Shift office that everyone is always productive—except when they’re not. haha. No, but seriously, unproductivity happens to the best of us. So, to better understand the root causes of our team’s (rare) unproductiveness, we took a poll. Can you guess what the biggest culprit ended up being? Yep, email. But not just email in general. Specifically, the inbox.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 15 Feb, 2018

How to Fall In Love with Your Productivity Routine

I’m willing to bet any amount of money (okay, $20 at most) that “Be more productive” was somewhere on your list of new year’s resolutions for 2018. Honestly, it’s the type of resolution that ends up on nearly everybody’s list, almost every single year. So why is productivity one of those things that we seem to be forever chasing, but never able to truly achieve?

Lisa Ellis

Marketing Specialist - 07 Feb, 2018

How to Use Emojis On Your Desktop, Like A Boss

Emojis are life! Literally. Anyone who begs to differ clearly isn’t aware that emoji users around the world manage to share upwards of 6 billion emojis per day. That’s a lot of emoji power. The quiet strength of these everybody-friendly picture characters lies in their multifunctionality. Not to mention, they’re super relatable and relative to the human experience.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 08 Jan, 2018

2018 Is The Year To Set Goals You Can Actually Achieve

2018 is almost here, and let’s face it, there is a lot of pressure to set goals—or at least attempt to. While personal and professional motivations for goal-setting vary, the data shows us that they tend to work, when done right. In fact, when we are thoughtful about the way we set goals, we thrive on the motivation they provide.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 21 Dec, 2017

The Best Tips and Tools for Team Collaboration

Keeping your team synergized, day after day and week after week, has its challenges. It’s one thing to motivate team members, but it’s a whole other thing to get them to perform. That’s why collaboration is so important to the fabric of teams.

Michael Foucher

Director of Product - 14 Dec, 2017

Notification Muting + Vacation Responder: How to Master “I’m Busy”

Finding simple, but useful ways to stay completely focused on your non-email tasks when your inbox is dinging every few minutes can seem like a challenge. When you feel like you’ve run out of hope in finding best ways to balance your email sanity, remember that there may be a couple more aces in the deck. And those aces go by the names of Shift 2.0 Notification Muting and Gmail Vacation Responder.

Michael Foucher

Director of Product - 23 Nov, 2017