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Updates, tips & tricks to keep you productive.

Send Text Messages from Computer with Android Messages

Ever wish you could send text messages from your Windows PC while your friends on Macs chat away on iMessage? Thanks to Google, now you can! Google's Android Messages can help you to keep in touch with your friends without being glued to your phone.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 24 Oct, 2018

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...

Slack Text Formats: Bold, Quote, Strikethrough + More!

Changing the formatting of your text can add clarity and emphasis to your m...

How to Add a Custom Emoji to Slack

Can you remember a technological life without emoji? We can't, either. Emoj...

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

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

How to Block or Unblock Someone on Facebook

Facebook is a great place to share your thoughts and socialize with your fr...

How to Create an Asana Task from Email

Shortcuts are the spice of life. Without them, we’d be stuck doing stuff th...

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...

How To Sync Multiple Gmail Calendars (For Viewing & Editing)

Link all of your Gmail calendars in one place so you can view and edit them...

Send Text Messages from Computer with Android Messages

Ever wish you could send text messages from your Windows PC while your friends on Macs chat away on iMessage? Thanks to Google, now you can! Google's Android Messages can help you to keep in touch with your friends without being glued to your phone.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 24 Oct, 2018

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...

Slack Text Formats: Bold, Quote, Strikethrough + More!

Changing the formatting of your text can add clarity and emphasis to your m...

Tired of switching between accounts? Get Shift.

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

Download Now
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How to Add a Custom Emoji to Slack

Can you remember a technological life without emoji? We can't, either. Emoji come in handy for a whole host of reasons, especially on Slack. Their mere existence can alter the very way in which a message comes across.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 19 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 ...

How to Block or Unblock Someone on Facebook

Facebook is a great place to share your thoughts and socialize with your fr...

How to Create an Asana Task from Email

Shortcuts are the spice of life. Without them, we’d be stuck doing stuff the way there were initially intended to be done…yikes. So, today we have a shortcut that we’re sure everyone can appreciate: creating an Asana task from email. It’s simple, really. In a few easy-to-follow steps, you can create tasks in My Tasks and Projects, and even send email messages directly to Team Conversations and Project Conversations.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 11 Oct, 2018

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...

How To Sync Multiple Gmail Calendars (For Viewing & Editing)

Link all of your Gmail calendars in one place so you can view and edit them at any time, anywhere. Having a simple calendar with everything you need to do in one place speeds up your efficiency and keeps you on top of all tasks. Here's how to set up this Gmail Calendars feature in Shift. 

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 21 Aug, 2018

Send Text Messages from Computer with Android Messages

Ever wish you could send text messages from your Windows PC while your friends on Macs chat away on iMessage? Thanks to Google, now you can! Google's Android Messages can help you to keep in touch with your friends without being glued to your phone.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 24 Oct, 2018

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

Slack Text Formats: Bold, Quote, Strikethrough + More!

Changing the formatting of your text can add clarity and emphasis to your messages. No longer will corporate messages make you sound like a robot - in Slack, they can sound cool and even fun!

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 23 Oct, 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

How to Add a Custom Emoji to Slack

Can you remember a technological life without emoji? We can't, either. Emoji come in handy for a whole host of reasons, especially on Slack. Their mere existence can alter the very way in which a message comes across.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 19 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

How to Block or Unblock Someone on Facebook

Facebook is a great place to share your thoughts and socialize with your friends online; however, sometimes 'unfollwing' or ‘unfriending’ isn’t enough to filter out the people you do not want to interact with. Fortunately, Facebook’s ‘blocking’ feature will take care of this problem.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 18 Oct, 2018

How to Create an Asana Task from Email

Shortcuts are the spice of life. Without them, we’d be stuck doing stuff the way there were initially intended to be done…yikes. So, today we have a shortcut that we’re sure everyone can appreciate: creating an Asana task from email. It’s simple, really. In a few easy-to-follow steps, you can create tasks in My Tasks and Projects, and even send email messages directly to Team Conversations and Project Conversations.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 11 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

How To Sync Multiple Gmail Calendars (For Viewing & Editing)

Link all of your Gmail calendars in one place so you can view and edit them at any time, anywhere. Having a simple calendar with everything you need to do in one place speeds up your efficiency and keeps you on top of all tasks. Here's how to set up this Gmail Calendars feature in Shift. 

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 21 Aug, 2018

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