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Updates, tips & tricks to keep you productive.

On a Lighter Note, Shift Has a Fresh New Theme

We’re thrilled to announce the release of Shift Light—a super clean, bright and beautiful new look for Shift, just in time for Spring. Toggle between Light and Dark Theme and choose a look that suits you.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 05 Apr, 2018

How to Stay Productive as an Entrepreneur Working On the Road

Productive people can be found anywhere. We’re inspired by Calvin Rosser, a...

How to Use Facebook Messenger on Your Desktop

Chances are if you've heard of Facebook, you’ve heard of Messenger. But, if...

How to Make The Most of Asana for Your Team

When it comes to popular task management platforms, Asana is fairly high on...

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 Use Slack More Efficiently

If you’ve ever used any type of online workspace for teams, chances are you’ve heard of Slack. Much like other digital mediums of its kind, Slack allows teams to collaborate, communicate, share, plan, celebrate, and do nearly whatever else it takes to get stuff done—together. However, if your team is spread across the country, globe, or even companies (yes, companies), you’ll appreciate the innovative collaboration features Slack offers for keeping you and those you’re working with connected and productive.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 12 Mar, 2018

Optimizing Your Inbox With the Boomerang Extension

There’s a running joke around the Shift office that everyone is always prod...

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 pr...

Tips for Staying Productive in An Open Office

Let’s start by stating the obvious: open offices matter. After all, there’s plenty of achieving and believing that goes on when the work environment is open and accessible to all. Equally, however, there remains the risk of losing time, energy, motivation, and patience when the productivity ratio—you know, output over input—is off.

Tobyn

CEO - 19 Jan, 2018

How to Use Emojis On Your Desktop, Like A Boss

Emojis are life! Literally. Anyone who begs to differ clearly isn’t aware t...

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 g...

On a Lighter Note, Shift Has a Fresh New Theme

We’re thrilled to announce the release of Shift Light—a super clean, bright and beautiful new look for Shift, just in time for Spring. Toggle between Light and Dark Theme and choose a look that suits you.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 05 Apr, 2018

How to Stay Productive as an Entrepreneur Working On the Road

Productive people can be found anywhere. We’re inspired by Calvin Rosser, a...

How to Use Facebook Messenger on Your Desktop

Chances are if you've heard of Facebook, you’ve heard of Messenger. But, if...

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 Make The Most of Asana for Your Team

When it comes to popular task management platforms, Asana is fairly high on the list. For most teams, Asana is the go-to productivity platform used to supplement every single project; while for others, it serves as the catch-all platform for tasks that don’t call for a specialized software or system. But regardless of if you’re an avid user of Asana or you’re just getting started with it, this article is for you.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 15 Mar, 2018

How to Use Slack More Efficiently

If you’ve ever used any type of online workspace for teams, chances are you...

Optimizing Your Inbox With the Boomerang Extension

There’s a running joke around the Shift office that everyone is always prod...

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

Tips for Staying Productive in An Open Office

Let’s start by stating the obvious: open offices matter. After all, there’...

How to Use Emojis On Your Desktop, Like A Boss

Emojis are life! Literally. Anyone who begs to differ clearly isn’t aware t...

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

On a Lighter Note, Shift Has a Fresh New Theme

We’re thrilled to announce the release of Shift Light—a super clean, bright and beautiful new look for Shift, just in time for Spring. Toggle between Light and Dark Theme and choose a look that suits you.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 05 Apr, 2018

How to Stay Productive as an Entrepreneur Working On the Road

Productive people can be found anywhere. We’re inspired by Calvin Rosser, aka "Positive Cal,” a Princeton graduate, entrepreneur, and writer on a mission to empower 10 million people to live more fulfilling lives. During his career in high finance and building businesses, while traveling to over 25 countries, Calvin has developed an impressive pr

Lisa Ellis

Marketing Specialist - 30 Mar, 2018

How to Use Facebook Messenger on Your Desktop

Chances are if you've heard of Facebook, you’ve heard of Messenger. But, if the latter isn’t true, you’ll learn the best of the basics for using the application in this article. In short, Messenger is the instant messaging extension of Facebook. The app was released in 2011 and has since rivaled the features and functionality of most other similar apps. The Facebook Messenger app is designed to go well beyond standard text messaging by offering features like HD video calling, voice messaging, and group chat. Don’t have a Facebook account, you say? No worries.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 20 Mar, 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 Make The Most of Asana for Your Team

When it comes to popular task management platforms, Asana is fairly high on the list. For most teams, Asana is the go-to productivity platform used to supplement every single project; while for others, it serves as the catch-all platform for tasks that don’t call for a specialized software or system. But regardless of if you’re an avid user of Asana or you’re just getting started with it, this article is for you.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 15 Mar, 2018

How to Use Slack More Efficiently

If you’ve ever used any type of online workspace for teams, chances are you’ve heard of Slack. Much like other digital mediums of its kind, Slack allows teams to collaborate, communicate, share, plan, celebrate, and do nearly whatever else it takes to get stuff done—together. However, if your team is spread across the country, globe, or even companies (yes, companies), you’ll appreciate the innovative collaboration features Slack offers for keeping you and those you’re working with connected and productive.

Nadia Tatlow

General Manager, Shift - 12 Mar, 2018

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

Tips for Staying Productive in An Open Office

Let’s start by stating the obvious: open offices matter. After all, there’s plenty of achieving and believing that goes on when the work environment is open and accessible to all. Equally, however, there remains the risk of losing time, energy, motivation, and patience when the productivity ratio—you know, output over input—is off.

Tobyn

CEO - 19 Jan, 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

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