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How to Get to Inbox Zero Faster Each Day

Inbox zero. It’s something many of us dream of achieving but in reality hardly ever happens. Emails are so constant, and even spending a day or a few hours away from your email account can easily leave you buried in unopened messages. When you’re self-employed, taking out the time to go through dozens of emails is a great way to get organized, but it’s unpaid work…

Why Being Unsettled is the New Settled

Why Being Unsettled is the New Settled Picture it: you wake up with the ocean at your doorstep. While you are sipping your morning coffee in a tropical paradise, you open your laptop to do a little work. For many of us, the thought of being able to work remotely has been an unattainable dream. It’s just too good to be true, right? Enter Unsettled, a…

Making It Personal

A question I get asked a lot is: “Why do you put so much personal information into the things you write and vlog about?” I’ll share moments with my crying toddler, or scenes from the hospital with my sick dad. Why don’t I just stick to business? The reason is the reason I do all of the things I do, the reason I work on…

Appaloosa: our 2017 year in review

Appaloosa: our 2017 year in review Appaloosa Tribe is just coming out of an awesome year of events, businesses, and wacky adventures… To be honest, 2017 has been the year of large features that allowed us to conquer new markets. For our Apple clients, we embraced iOS MAM, providing a more secure and seamless experience with our iOS private store. For our Android clients, we welcomed…

The 9 best online collaboration tools for remote workers

If you read the InVision Blog, chances are you already know that designers and developers prefer to work from home. Thankfully, many companies are now comfortable allowing their employees to work remotely, as the research continually points to remote employees being more productive and engaged (not to mention the cost savings for the company). Beyond hiring self-motivated and experienced employees who have strong communication skills…

Sei mai riuscito a fare due conference call di seguito senza problemi?

Sei mai riuscito a fare due conference call di seguito senza problemi? La comunicazione crea. La comunicazione distrugge. Qualche mese fa mi sono imbattuto su Instagram in un breve video di Marco Montemagno in cui suggeriva alcuni libri possibili fonti di ispirazione. “Exactly what to say” è uno di questi. La prima cosa che ho pensato è stata: ecco il solito libro americano per dummies…

January in Review

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Deskpass in the News Deskpass co-founder Sam Rosen talked subscription coworking and the new workforce with Allwork.Space. We love historic buildings given new life. San Francisco’s The Vault is a fantastic example! Member Meetup We had a fantastic time at our Chicago January meetup at the all new Ampersand in Logan Square. Folks had a blast with the interactive networking games courtesy…

5 Tips to Avoid Creative Burnout at Work

5 Tips to Avoid Creative Burnout at Work With the end of the year quickly approaching and last minute projects and deadlines looming, it’s natural to start to feel overwhelmed or even a little burned out at work. Regardless of the love you have for your job, this frustrating feeling can happen to anyone as we go through different phases in our life. It’s even more…

Remote Work Gives Me The Freedom to Listen

Remote Work Gives Me The Freedom to Listen To my body, mind, and life It’s 4:08 am. I’ve already logged an hour’s work for the day. This is hardly my routine. I’ll be dead by lunchtime, in a bleary haze. But right now, I’m productive. I rose at 3:00 in a stress-filled wakefulness. It’s one of those nights where my brain just won’t turn off. I’m stressed…

The Pros and Cons of an Online Business

The Pros and Cons of an Online Business When you think about the idea of starting your own business, one where you’re working from home, what is the first thing you think about? Do you think about having the freedom to manage your own time? Waking up and working whenever — and wherever — you want? Are you driven by the idea of being your own boss? Or perhaps it’s…

How to build your online brand as a software developer

How to build your online brand as a software developer Let me tell you a story about a developer we’ll call Marco, whom I met at a small meetup about a year ago. The presentation was over, beer was offered and people’s tongues started getting loose. So there we were, me and Marco, post-presentation, drinks in hand, chatting about whatever the subject of the talk…

Best Freelance Telecom For Field Engineers

Best Freelance Telecom For Field Engineers Telecom Engineering is probably one of those fields that has witnessed rapid advancement in recent years. It comes as no surprise that it is among the most pursued careers today. Whether you are a fulltime employee, looking to earn a few extra bucks by the side, or you are a self-employed engineer, simply trying to get your business up…

Android Development: 15 Libraries You Should Be Using

TL;DR: In this article, we will take a brief look at 15 libraries that can help us in our day-to-day Android development. With them, we will be able to create apps that perform better and that provide better user experience. “Popular Android libraries can help us create apps with better performance and user experience.” TWEET THIS Popular Android Libraries Libraries are major game changers in…

THE BEST WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR REMOTE CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM

THE BEST WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR REMOTE CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM Why a remote customer service team? Well, there are a number of reasons: i) Remote working has grown extremely popular ii) Employees working remotely feel a sense of having a control over the environment they are working in and hence are more productive iii) Working while enjoying results in a free mind that boosts the productivity…

Stimulus 1.0: A modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have

Modern JavaScript doesn’t have to mean single-page, client-side MVC apps. We write a lot of JavaScript at Basecamp, but we don’t use it to create “JavaScript applications” in the contemporary sense. All our applications have server-side rendered HTML at their core, then add sprinkles of JavaScript to make them sparkle. This is the way of the majestic monolith. Basecamp runs across half a dozen platforms, including…

Month 5 Recap: Marrakesh

Month 5 Recap: Marrakesh Month 5 started with a new continent and a new year. #hello2018! I thought 2017 brought a lot of change into my life, but 2018 is starting out to be just as crazy and exciting! Looks like this year will be trying to give 2017 a run for it’s money. This may have been my favorite month to date which is…

The 4 Step Guide to Collaborating with Remote Workers

The 4 Step Guide to Collaborating with Remote Workers Working with remote colleagues can be just like collaborating with the coworkers that share your office space. The difference? You probably won’t be in the same room with remote workers often, if ever. With the digital nomad movement picking up steam, the latter is becoming more and more common. An increasing number of people are electing to…

GitHub for data scientists: a webcast series

The field of data science has seen enormous growth over the last few years. Organizations increasingly leverage data as a strategic asset that data scientists turn into meaningful insights. These days, data science and machine learning are essential to software products that need to classify information, deliver personalized experiences, and unique interactions with users. R and Python are popular programming languages in data science because…

From Salary to Hourly: How to Set Your Freelance Developer Rate

From Salary to Hourly: How to Set Your Freelance Developer Rate As a freelance developer (whether you have a salary from your full-time job or your hourly fee is your way of making a living), there may be times when you question whether the rate you’re charging is fair or not enough. Whether it’s because you haven’t been booking as many engagements as you’d like…

Introducing InVision Design Leadership Forum

Digital product design is a relatively nascent field, but one thing is clear: It’s playing a key strategic role in many businesses today. Companies are investing in design and growing their teams at a pace we’ve not seen before. With scale comes the need for strong leadership that understands both the plight of the designer and needs of a business. That’s a rare combination of…

3 Compelling Reasons Why Your Small Business Needs a Freelance Accountant

Running a small business can leave you on the fence about acquiring professional services like those of an accountant: You might not be big enough to have an in-house finance department, but the DIY route isn’t appealing, either. There comes a point for every small business where you should ask yourself: “Could the time I spend doing my own books be better spent doing something…

Beyond design: The importance of design operations

While designers work on developing methods to problem solve, and in turn better help others, who then is helping the designers? Design operations (DesignOps) is how we help designers do what they do best. As a growing area of interest, there can be some inconsistencies in how DesignOps is defined and described. However, a general consensus is that you can hire the best designers in…

VEEVA VAULT Project Remote Support Provides By MaxMunus.

VEEVA VAULT Project Remote Support Provides By MaxMunus. VEEVA VAULT Project Remote Support Veeva Vault is a true cloud enterprise content management platform and suite of applications specifically built for life sciences.Traditionally, companies have had to deploy applications for content and separate applications to manage associated data. The internet has enabled great things. It allows teams to collaborate from remote locations. It allows VEEVA VAULT…

Auth0 Launches Online Meetup Series

BELLEVUE, Wash., January 30, 2018 – Auth0, a global leader in Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), today announced that it has launched an ongoing online meetup series that will feature leading experts to comment on current trends in the identity, authentication, and security industries. The first meetup, focused on “Security in 2018” will occur Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 6-7 p.m. PST. Registration for this free, online event…

HOW DOES EVERMORE HIRE PEOPLE

HOW DOES EVERMORE HIRE PEOPLE We are looking for bright people from all across the world to work with, so our entire hiring process is digital. This means we don’t insist on meeting in person before we hire you. So let’s see how this process goes. 1. The Search Right after we decide to add some new talent to our team, we get in touch with…

5 Facebook Advertising Tips to Help You Maximize Your Budget in 2018

If you want to be successful on Facebook in 2018, you’ll need more than just incredible content. In fact, Facebook marketing success is as much about distribution as it is content. Especially as organic reach in Facebook’s News Feed continues to decline for many Pages. So how do you get your Facebook content in front of more people? And not just any people, the right people…

Recruiters working from home? 6 ways for them to be more effective

They say that distance makes the hearts grow fonder. While that may be debatable, there is no question that offering employees the opportunity to work remotely correlates with higher retention. A few years ago, offering remote work options was a pretty cool differentiator for employers. Today, the popularity of these programs has almost made them a prerequisite, in both startups and large companies. Accelerating this…

Bootstrap 4.0 Release: What’s New?

TL;DR: Bootstrap is the de-facto design frontend component library for designing web and mobile sites. In this article, I’ll cover the new features in Bootstrap 4.0 and several other changes and deprecations. We never stopped believing, and hope you didn’t either! Bootstrap 4.0.0 has finally landed! https://t.co/zFAOxpyhvD — Bootstrap (@getbootstrap) January 18, 2018 Bootstrap is built and maintained by @mdo, @fat and a core team…

Why we do not have an office

Why we do not have an office Our company has a fully distributed structure with remote employees and no offices. This decision was taken by the CEO at the beginning of 2013 and continued this way. Main motivation was to accelerate the development of the product. This blog post shows how we did it, and why you should go this way, too. In the first years, the…

6 ways to make your recruiters working from home more effective

They say that distance makes the hearts grow fonder. While that may be debatable, there is no question that offering employees the opportunity to work remotely correlates with higher retention. A few years ago, offering remote work options was a pretty cool differentiator for employers. Today, the popularity of these programs has almost made them a prerequisite, in both startups and large companies. Accelerating this…

The Future of Self-Service

Two trends underlie the drive toward better online self-service. The first is that customers increasingly want to solve their own problems, and the second is that companies are struggling to meet their increasing expectations for online customer experience. Delivering consistently high-quality service at scale means finding ways to help those customers resolve their problems on their own, quickly and conveniently. In that context, implementing the right…

We decided to kill a feature to figure out how to make it better

Likes and hearts are all over collaboration and communication software today. Even Basecamp 3 has claps now. On the surface, that seems like a natural step forward: Make it easier to participate, provide encouragement, and create a sense of connection. But scratch that surface and there’s plenty of ambivalence below. I first really noticed my ambivalence in our own product when reading through the daily…

Effective Communication With Remote Developer Teams

Effective Communication With Remote Developer Teams Our world seems to be getting smaller at an ever accelerating pace. We now live on a 24-hour planet. Your development co-workers are just as likely to be sitting in the same room with you, as they are to be halfway around the globe looking at starlight instead of the mid-morning sun. To make this expanded workplace succeed, we…

New in Basecamp 3: Decide who gets notified when completing a to-do

Elevating an invisible feature To-dos in Basecamp are pretty straightforward. At a glance, you can see who’s responsible, when it’s due, and important details you might need to know: Unfortunately, it’s never been clear who will get notified when you complete a to-do. That made it hard to pass the baton to a coworker or tap your manager on the shoulder when you’ve wrapped things…

Making Work from Home Work for You

Making Work from Home Work for You When it comes to benefit packages, healthcare, vacation time-off, and 401k plans are commonplace. But what’s one benefit we all wish we had? A study conducted by Fractl found that one of the most sought-after job benefits in 2018 is the flexibility of working from home. While more and more of our work can be done online, the need…

6 things you need to put in place to enable a remote recruitment team

They say that distance makes the hearts grow fonder. While that may be debatable, there is no question that offering employees the opportunity to work remotely correlates with higher retention. A few years ago, offering remote work options was a pretty cool differentiator for employers. Today, the popularity of these programs has almost made them a prerequisite, in both startups and large companies. Accelerating this…

Commit together with co-authors

With faster onboarding for junior developers, increased code quality, and more thorough code review, it’s easy to see why more developers than ever are writing code collaboratively. Your team’s (and our own) great results from social coding motivated us to popularize the pull request—and more recently—bring real-time collaboration to your text editor with Teletype for Atom. Today, we’re building on these tools with support for…

How Companies and Workers Benefit from Ditching the 9-to-5

Thanks to technology, we can share ideas freely with those in every corner of the globe. We can collaborate on projects in real-time, even at great distances. We can partner with professionals who have the skill sets we seek—no matter where they are in the world. With these new technologies come new ways of working. The days when a physical presence in a cubicle from…

How Long is THE Perfect Commute?

How Long is THE Perfect Commute? And how to radically improve your life satisfaction Every morning you step out your front door. Lungfuls of fresh air invigorate you as you take your first strides. You jump in a 🚙 car, hop on a 🚌 bus, 🚲saddle up. And, just like that, you’re off to complete another productive day at the office. Let’s pray for an easy…

4 Tips to Professional Development As a Business Owner

A lifelong learner is one who takes the opportunity to learn through all kinds of situations whether they’re formal or informal learning circumstances. When you’re eager as well as hungry for knowledge, you’re more likely to excel in your chosen craft. It’s vital that you invest in yourself when setting goals, so that you can achieve them with ease. Professional development as a business owner…

WFH: 8.2/10

WFH: 8.2/10 The Ups and Downs of Working Remote 5 months ago my wife and I moved from Edmonton to Victoria, resulting in my transition from in-office cool kid to at-home hermit dude (still cool). This was possible because Granify is awesome and was up for giving it a shot. I’m an extrovert by nature so I had my concerns, but so far the monastic lifestyle…

Staying inspired isn’t easy. Here’s how to do it.

It’s no secret that the creative industry can drain you of ideas, but I’ve found that creativity is like a muscle. If you don’t use it, it gets weaker. You must constantly use your creative muscle, or at the very least stimulate it on a consistent level, so that whenever you’re asked for a great idea, you can pull one out. But how do you…

Golden Kitty Awards Winners

Congrats to all of the makers for building something awesome in 2017. 😺 P.S. If you’re building something in 2018, give Ship a try. P.P.S. Due to irregular voting patterns from suspicious accounts, a portion of the upvotes were removed from a handful of products. The Golden Kitty Awards are a celebration of all the amazing products, makers, and community members from the past year,…

Remote Working in a Touring Band

Today while having a look through the Trello blog page I noticed a great article about the importance of passion projects for remote workers and it immediately made me wonder why I haven’t written about this topic sooner. Remote working is a dream come true. The freedom to travel and work whenever/wherever you please is an amazing way to live and allows you to make…

Auth0 Announces Record Year

BELLEVUE, Wash., January 29, 2018 – Auth0, a global leader in Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), today announced record growth in 2017. The company marked another consecutive year of impressive milestones, most notably, increasing its customer base and revenue by more than 100 percent. Auth0 also named company co-founder Eugenio Pace as its new chief executive officer in December, and Monica Enand, CEO of Zapproved, Inc., as the…

Why we do not have an office?

Why we do not have an office? Our company has a fully distributed structure with remote employees and no offices. This decision was taken by the CEO at the beginning of 2013 and continued this way. Main motivation was to accelerate the development of the product. This blog post shows how we did it, and why you should go this way, too. In the first years, the…

Digital Nomad’s Hideout ‘CoWnDoG’

Digital Nomad’s Hideout ‘CoWnDoG’ As the perception of work becomes autonomous, places to work remotely are springing up everywhere. People who work without time and space constraints as departing from their traditional working environments — those who can work anywhere if only they have their laptops and the Internet is available in layman’s terms, we call them digital nomad. Though digital nomad has been always around, its…

What is Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM)?

TL;DR: Learn how enterprises are taking back control of managing, tracking and securing their employee’s mobile devices. You probably don’t realize it, but your colleagues and you have been leading a technology revolution against your company’s IT department. The day you handed in your corporate-issued Blackberry and started using your personal devices to conduct business was the day you inadvertently declared war on IT. Before…