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Spring into Action – 7 Ways to Travel Smart

Posted on March 26th, 2015 by EasilyDo No Comments

The countdown’s begun to Spring Break, so make the most of your vacation by travelling safe and smart.

By Amy Myles (Freelance Writer)

Your Spring Break travel can be hassle-free, so kick back and relax with the following tips:

1. Have All Your Details at Your Fingertips

Everybody is frustrated by that one passenger frantically scrolling through emails at the checkout desk with a line building behind him. Nobody wants to admit that they left the tickets on the printer at work / in the study / in the cab.

By connecting your work and personal email accounts to EasilyDo, you’ll find the app automatically adds your itinerary to your calendar. It’ll store your flight number, the airport you’re flying from and your passengers details too. (more…)

FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out is Real

Posted on March 19th, 2015 by EasilyDo No Comments

Dear iPhone,

I love you. You’re there for me when I’m waiting for my latte and am trying to pass the time. You’re there when I need to text my coworker a quick question before a big meeting. I can reply to my boss’ email in record time with my VIP notifications for her emails. How many steps did I walk today? You told me that, too, and I’m forever grateful.

But I’m starting to feel like this relationship is hurting me a bit, and I’m turning into the jealous girlfriend. I have to check you all the time because of this crazy FOMO you’ve given me. What if a coworker shares an interesting article and I can’t read the scoop? Who’s off hiking this weekend or sold their company? I can’t be still for a minute and have to see what I’m missing out on.

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6 Quick Tips to Spring Clean Your Digital Life

Posted on March 12th, 2015 by EasilyDo No Comments

By Amy Myles (Freelance Writer)

It’s never been easier to get your digital life in order, so get yourself organized for spring.

As winter becomes an ever more distant memory (well, at least here on the west coast) and shorter nights and longer days are here, it’s time for a spring clean.

In a digital age, it’s easy to let clutter build up and develop bad habits. Who really has time to sit and sort out their inbox and contacts lists? Before you know it, you have three numbers for Thomas and you know the right one ends in ‘235’, but don’t do anything to remove the duplicates. You just can’t summon the energy or make it a priority, right?

Wrong. As you put away the winter clothes, plan those summer breaks and ready yourself for springtime, make some time for a digital spring clean. Thanks to EasilyDo, it won’t be half as taxing as you fear.

1. Clear out Your Inbox

There are various reasons for keeping emails, but no good reasons for not organizing the ones worth keeping.

Perhaps you’re keeping hold of emails with attachments. Why? Chances are you’ll have to trawl through a whole bunch of them before finding the file you need. Download the attachment, file it and then delete the accompanying emails.

Better still, make use of the Email Attachments option in EasilyDo, which can compile all your recent attachments into one card and then allow you to view them individually.

Organize your emails into a select number of categories (Home, Work, Urgent, Events) and get into the habit of filing them at one point each week (say, a Friday morning first thing). (more…)

Got Salesforce? Why You Need Real-Time Data Entry

Posted on March 4th, 2015 by EasilyDo No Comments

Sales managers want their reps to enter data into their CRM as quickly as possible. It’s important to have a good pulse on the pipeline, which deals need attention and which deals are about to close. Managers can make more informed decisions with better data. However, reps often feel that the time it takes to enter data into CRMs is more hassle than it’s worth, namely because it takes away from precious face-time with customers.

Here we describe how reps benefit from real-time data entry (instead of waiting to update everything later on), and the hacks to make it happen, seamlessly.

4 Ways Sales Reps Benefit from Real-Time CRM Data Entry

1. Be more focused
If you have a million things weighing on your mind, it’s tough to focus on what’s in front of you. The science behind decision fatigue can tell us more about why this is true: the more decisions we make throughout the day, the worse our judgment becomes. By racking up a list of things you need to enter into your CRM instead of doing it immediately, you are effectively deciding not to enter data over and over throughout your day/week/month. This clouds your judgment on whatever you need to address today, often preventing you from being your best in front of customers.

There’s been a lot of talk about decision fatigue, and it’s cousin ego depletion, recently. Even President Obama sets himself up to avoid decision fatigue by eliminating the tiniest of decisions. “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits,” [Obama] said. “I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.” (more…)

8 Ways EasilyDo Business is Stepping Up Its Game

Posted on February 20th, 2015 by EasilyDo No Comments

For over two years, EasilyDo has been your mobile, digital assistant. Over time, we’ve connected more and more parts of your digital life, seamlessly blending the inevitable overlap between personal and work apps. During this time, we’ve maintained two primary objectives: automate tasks for you and surface the right information at the right time. With the launch of EasilyDo v3.7, EasilyDo Business is stepping up its game in the workplace. Big time.

How so? We talked to our users and identified pain points. One thing we heard over and over was that it’s an absolute pain in the you-know-what to get data into Salesforce. Sales management needs the data to make informed decisions, but sales reps have to sacrifice precious face-time with customers or nights and weekends with their families to enter everything into Salesforce. We thought we could make the process easier while at the same time improving data accuracy and timeliness.

There’s a ton of great data locked away in email conversations and calendar plus other business apps such as Evernote, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, so why not provide a conduit for that data to get where it belongs in Salesforce?

So here’s what’s on tap for our latest release:

  1. Discover New Contacts – Discover new customer/prospect contact information from email

  2. Update Existing Contacts – Automatically update existing contact information

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Founders’ Top 10 Productivity Pet Peeves

Posted on February 6th, 2015 by EasilyDo No Comments

Contributed by Jessica Stillman, a freelance writer based in Cyprus with interests in unconventional career paths, generational differences, and the future of work. She’s a regular contributor to Inc.com and has blogged for Forbes, CBS MoneyWatch, and GigaOM, among others.

No matter how many great tools and tricks are available, founders still confront frustrating productivity hassles. Here are their top pet peeves.

As we here at EasilyDo can attest, there are lots and lots of great apps and solutions out there that claim to solve your biggest productivity hassles, from keeping your calendar to washing your dirty socks.

So does that mean that for time-crunched CEOs and founders their days are now smooth-sailing exercises in seamless productivity? Ummmm, far from it.  We reached out to a ten founders and executives to get the gritty truth about the their biggest everyday hassles, asking each to name a recurrent productivity pet peeve to see what slammed professionals are still struggling with despite a universe of innovative solutions.

How many of these sound familiar?

1. Failure to Delegate

To solve the biggest productivity challenge faced by Sara Sutton Fell, CEO and founder of FlexJobs, you’d need a personality tune-up rather than a new iPhone app.

“I love doing everything! When you start a company, you do everything yourself because… well, you’re it. But as a company grows, delegation becomes a big part of how a founder stays productive. In my experience, though, I simply love what our company does and I’d keep doing it all if there were unlimited hours in a day,” she confesses. “To this day, I’ll find myself researching a new employer and getting sucked further into the details even though I have lots of other big things on my to-do list.”

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Don’t Stop Believing – Keep Up Those Resolutions!

Posted on January 30th, 2015 by EasilyDo No Comments

As we move into February, don’t be despondent if enthusiasm’s waning. You can do it. Here’s how.

By Amy Myles (Freelance Writer)

If you made New Year’s Resolutions and you’re sticking to them, that’s fantastic and you deserve a well-earned high-five.

If those Resolutions are looking a little shaky, or are lying in pieces on the floor, you’re completely human and you’re certainly not alone. But if that’s the case, there’s no need to give up! Let us share a few top tips on how to get those plans back on track.

1.    The Magic Three

Chances are, you maybe made a list that’s too long. Nobody in their right mind can hope to lose weight, learn a new language, give up Facebook, spend more time with the kids and cook more food from scratch all at once.

Nobody.

So here’s the secret: just pick three resolutions that you can realistically achieve. By narrowing your focus, you stand a much better chance of seeing your resolutions through. (more…)

How Long Does it Take to Form New Habits?

Posted on January 19th, 2015 by EasilyDo No Comments

No matter where we are in the world, day-to-day life revolves around promoting the same activities–good health, financial stability, satisfying work and fun times with friends and family. So every January we resolve to replace behavior that doesn’t advance this effort with new habits we hope will get us closer to our individual goals. Now that we’re a few weeks into the new year, we should all be making great progress, right?

 For some of us the combination of fewer hours of daylight during winter, deadlines or other distractions may cause us to lose momentum, forget our new action plan or fall back into familiar patterns before our new habit takes root.

By the third week of the year those of us who haven’t fallen off the horse completely wonder why it’s so difficult to adopt the better, safer or healthier way we envisioned around the first of the year. (more…)

Boost Your Email Productivity in 2015

Posted on January 13th, 2015 by EasilyDo No Comments

Is your inbox overwhelming?
Address book missing the contacts that matter?
Frustrated by searching for flight info?
Tired of entering package tracking info over and over again?

Introducing your Smart Email Assistant— EasilyDo’s Chrome Extension!

Here are all the features you’ll get when you use EasilyDo directly in your Gmail inbox:

  • Flight and train confirmations: When you book a trip, the itinerary is automatically added to your Calendar.
  • Identify emails needing your attention: Finds the most important emails that you may have forgotten to respond to or that you need to reply to again.
  • Package tracking: Track a package you’ve received confirmation for and receive notifications with its status.
  • Hotel reservations: Hotel bookings are automatically added to your Calendar, and you can view details in the card.
  • Discover new contacts: Find new contacts from email conversations and add them to your email’s Contacts.
  • Car Rental reservations: EasilyDo will show the pickup and drop-off information in your feed when you need it.
  • Event confirmations: When you get a confirmation from Eventbrite, Fandango, or another event provider, the info can be added to your Calendar.
  • Job Change alerts: When a LinkedIn connection has a new job, Easilydo will notify you so you can congratulate them.
  • View attachments: Preview your attachments without digging through your emails to find them.
  • Restaurant confirmations: See all the information you need for your upcoming reservation.
  • Receipts: View receipts you’ve received electronically for easy expense management.
  • Bill Pay Reminders: Add a calendar event so you never miss a bill that’s due.

Leveraging Technology for Improved Human Connections

Posted on January 10th, 2015 by EasilyDo No Comments

By Amy Stapleton, author of the Virtual Agent Chat blog

I’ve been thinking about the connections we have with other human beings in our modern 21st century lives. It’s not uncommon to hear people say that today’s technology is shutting us off from one another. How often have you looked up from your smartphone while in a waiting room, a store line, or an airport and observed everyone else staring intently into their smartphone? Have you gotten annoyed recently by a loved one or co-worker who seems more interested in their mobile device than in what you’re saying?

Ok, so smart mobile technology has its drawbacks. But social media, and the presence of this networked data on our smartphones, has lots of positives in terms of connecting humans too. I grew up in the pre-Internet era. I spent quite a few years abroad, and when I returned to the United States, it was difficult in those days to stay in touch with friends. Anybody out there remember that tissue-paper-thin stationery people wrote airmail letters on? I still have some of those letters sent back in the 80′s. But that wasn’t an effective way to keep friendships going. By the time you got a letter, the news was stale. Many friendships dissolved due to the difficulty of communication logistics. (more…)

Meet our Ambassadors

Community who believes in EasilyDo’s mission of making life simpler.

Tara Rodden Robinson

Tara Rodden Robinson

Executive productivity coach, writer, artist, creative.

Author of the forthcoming book, The Sexy + Soul-full Woman’s Guide to Productivity.

It’s time for a new approach to productivity, one that is uniquely feminine, less focused on control, and centered on doing more of what you love, with who you love.

Megan Tichonevicz

Megan Tichonevicz

A full-time girl on the go!

Free Apps to Keep You on Track

“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” -Marilyn Monroe

Dan Newman

Dan Newman

Author, Thinker, Doer

Quit Talking, Start Doing.

Meet our Experts

Passionate EasilyDo power users.

Richard Tubb

Richard Tubb

IT Business Specialist

Richard provides expert advice to help ambitious IT companies who want to grow. He works with IT Solution Providers and Managed Service Providers to help them focus on what is important and make more money!

His favorite Do It is Important Posts.

Peter McGill

Peter McGill

Global Marketing Expert

Peter likes to look at objectives from a “Blue Sky” perspective and always wants to find the ways of pushing or stretching the boundaries to identify any unique possibilities or opportunities that may exist.

His favorite Do It is Next Calendar Event.

Hal Gottfried

Hal Gottfried

Entrepreneur

Hal is known by his friends as a sarcastic evil genius and contrary to popular belief, he is not able to open the pod bay doors. He keeps busy with his recently founded Non-Profit, Level Up Labs with the goal of make technology and education open and available to all who look for it.

His favorite Do Its are Important and Popular Posts

Dade Williams

Dade Williams

Social Media Ninja

Dade Williams is a social media ninja who bridges the gap from conventional media platforms and creates a strong brand for his clients on the internet.

His favorite Do It is Birthdays.

Brad Kynoch

Brad Kynoch

Product Mastermind

Brad Kynoch is an entrepreneur that eats productivity and automation for breakfast. He’s also a digital publisher, mobile solutions consultant, rule-bender, and awesome dad.

His favorite Do It is Popular Posts.

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