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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…)

A Holiday Gift of New Features!

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 by EasilyDo 1 Comment

As our holiday gift to you, we’ve released the following features. These are ones that have been highly requested and built with you in mind. Enjoy!

  1. Secure and fast gift-giving using Apple Pay. Purchase gift cards from Amazon, Target, and more for your friends’ birthdays.
  2. Train itineraries so you are ready for your upcoming holiday trip.
  3. Flight tasks broken up into several cards for timely information that saves you even more time during holiday travel.
  4. Receipts are now shown in a condensed card in the feed for easy access to your holiday spending and for easy returns.
  5. Start 2015 with an up-to-date Contacts list! Catch All Contacts now finds missing information to add to your Contacts from 1 or 5 years worth of email conversations.

New for Premium:

  • Now offeringInsights! With this feature you always have the most up-to-date news for the people you’re about to meet with. Premium subscribers get to see an unlimited number of Insights, but for a limited time, users with a Basic account can try this out, too!

Plus, don’t miss out on the new Business Package with enterprise-grade security, centralized administration, expanded Salesforce integration, plus everything you get with a Premium subscription!

EasilyDo Business Takes Aim at the Workplace

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 by EasilyDo No Comments

We’ve recently launched EasilyDo Business, our first product geared specifically towards business users. We initially experienced a surge of interest from business users in February 2014 when we launched EasilyDo Premium. This paid version of the app offered improved contact management options, real-time travel alert notifications, and connections to other premium services such as Box, Dropbox and Evernote.

With the introduction of EasilyDo Business, we take the next step towards delivering business-grade features and functionality. “The introduction of EasilyDo Premium ushered in a group of professionals that use our app in a business setting,” says our CEO Mikael Berner. “They also wanted to see tighter connections with the other apps and services they’re already using at work.”

As a result, EasilyDo Business offers a tighter integration with Salesforce to allow users to automatically update Salesforce Contacts and Accounts. Their goal: reduce admin time associated with updating Salesforce. We’re also dropping the hint that this is the first step on the path of making Salesforce updates quick and easy. In fact, our next release promises automatic Salesforce opportunity updates, email capture and meeting logging.

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The Pros and Cons of Tech at Christmas: Let the Battle Commence

Posted on December 21st, 2014 by EasilyDo No Comments

Are you pro- or anti-tech at Christmas time? We look at both sides of the story.

By Amy Myles (Freelance Writer)

There may already be a few festive battles waging in your household: whether tinsel does or doesn’t belong on a Christmas tree (I say doesn’t, husband disagrees), whether to have turkey or goose (we both agree turkey) and, most controversially, the role that tech is going to play in entertaining this Christmas (as yet undecided.)

This issue, I have discovered, splits people very definitively into two camps: those who are happy to welcome tech at Christmas and those who are very much against it. So what are the arguments?

The Anti-Techies

Ever since I can remember, we have had a no television rule at Christmas time. My dad would take it out of the living room on around December 22nd and it generally wouldn’t be reinstated until well after New Year’s Day.

When, at the age of six, I asked my dad why we didn’t watch TV at Christmas, his answer was very simple. “It’s Christmas,” he replied. “We don’t need a TV. It’s our family time together. We make our own entertainment.” He cited the following reasons why:

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Safety First— Keeping Your Packages Safe and Secure

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by EasilyDo No Comments

After spending a couple of hours surfing the Internet for the right gift at the best price and ordering it in time for the holidays, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Shopping is done and the gifts you’ve selected for yourself, family and friends are on their way. But there’s one last hurdle before enjoying your new goods–the doorstep package thief.

Sitting unattended for several hours, cardboard boxes containing all sorts of shiny new goods have become an irresistible crime of opportunity. News reports around the country in recent days illustrate the uptick in these kinds of thefts and what law enforcement and consumers are doing about it.

@PasStarNews Dec 13 El Monte man accused of Arcadia package thefts.

@JerseyTribune Dec 13 Paramus police nab Newark pair accused in Ramsey package thefts.

@HuffPostCrime Dec 11 Woman sick of front door thefts leaves dog poop package for robbers.

With almost two-thirds of consumers using laptops and home computers to make purchases this season–an increase of 16 percentage points over last year, according Accenture in its 2014 holiday shopping survey, more people than ever are relying on time-honored doorstop mail and package delivery.

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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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