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CRANK IT UP! How Do You Measure Your Productivity for Business & Personal Lives?

Do more with less. Get ahead. Make time. Can you really crank it up? As lifehackers, we’re always trying, but how do you know if you’re doing the right things?

Finding the Best Place to Study on Your College Campus

The best place to study on your college campus is one where you will actually study! In order to find a good place, you should look for a location that’s

Guidelines for Setting Your New Year Business Goals

A key to being productive is to know what you’re truly trying to produce. Setting smart, realistic goals for your business and career should provide a framework, but only if

Note Taking Strategies

CaptureNotes and CaptureAudio are productivity tools designed to help you take more effective notes. A tool, though, is only as good as the skills of the person using it. For

Being Productive at the End of the Year

It’s hard to stay focused and get things really done at the end of the year. Holiday parties, kids out of school, shopping for gifts, family visits and general malaise

The Pro’s and Con’s of Working While in College

  11.12.2016   Scott Herring   College   1 Comment

If you’re a college student, you may be considering whether it’s worth it to have a part-time or full-time job while you’re going to school. According to reports from the

10 Tactics to Get More Work Done This Week

As we wind up a productive year, one where we did more than ever before, we thought we’d share 10 of the best tactics we know to get more work

Better Online Meetings: A Quick Reset

We’ve been involved in projects lately with coordination of various teams from around the world. It’s simultaneously exciting but frustrating. After a couple of months of regular synchronization and status

Surviving Exams

If you’re facing mid-terms or final exams, you may be stressing out. It’s never too late to build good habits, though, so we’re here to share our ideas on surviving

Secrets to Battling Burnout

If you feel tired, hate your job, demotivated and feel as though you’re failing at work, you’re displaying classic burnout symptoms. According to research from the American Institute of Stress,

The Pro’s and Con’s of Slack

After only two years, Slack had 30,000 teams and was valued at over $1 billion. Clearly that level of traction indicates something good is happening with this increasingly ubiquitous app.

How Much Should a College Student Study?

Have you been wondering how much a college student should study? Some studies have found that almost a third of college students don’t even know how to properly study, let

Learn Faster: The Value of Practice

Want to learn a new skill? Take a class from a master. Want to get really good at that skill you’ve just learned? Practice. Practice some more. But for best

Time Management Tips for College Students

Time management is a life skill that everyone should develop, especially during high school and college years. It creates a foundation for focus and productivity that will enable you to

A Quick Tip on Business Productivity

One quick diversion before diving into our big topic. We actually read many of the books we prescribed on our Summer Reading List, and gleaned many insights in the process.

Back-to-School Study Tips

With school starting for nearly everyone over the next few weeks, CaptureApps wanted to help you get in the right frame of mind to start the semester. We have assembled

Tips for Better Email Productivity

We’ve become slaves to our InBoxes. If you want to free yourself, and really get more done, make a few small changes to how you use email. CaptureApps’ tips for

Best Productivity Apps for Busy Professionals

Busy professionals are always in search of ways to squeeze more juice from the lemon. At CaptureApps, we preach that you can’t really multi-task and get more done. But you

Back to School: Preparing for College

We’re only a short time away from starting the fall semester of school. Whether you’re an incoming college freshman or a returning to a university as a seasoned veteran, we

Sketchnotes

If you’ve ever seen the book Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, you undoubtedly remember the cool illustrations attached to each chapter. The illustrator, Mike Rohde, later wrote

The Best Productivity Blogs

If you’re like us, you’re regularly trying to optimize your time and improve your habits. We read tons of books and blogs, listen to hundreds of podcasts, chat with smart

How to Learn Faster

Do more in less time… Is it possible to do more in less time? Actually, when it comes to learning, YES. The key to learn faster, though, is to build

Back to the Basics of Note-Taking

In case you missed it, our business is creating note-taking software for iOS devices. We write often about productivity because that’s our bigger picture philosophy. And on occasion, we remind

9 Tips to Make Better Decisions

Are you regularly faced with challenging decisions? Do you find yourself in great stress over decision making? With so many to-do list items, mounting pressure to exceed expectations and endless

10 Books for Your Summer Reading List

  21.06.2016   Scott Herring   Business   No comments

Longer days, harder play, time off - a recipe for taking advantage of downtime. How about reading a good book to add energy, solve some problems, add some ideas or

Mind Expansion: Summer Courses for Ambitious Professionals and College Students

Looking for summer courses to get ahead at the office or in school? Summertime actually creates a perfect opportunity to slip in some mind expansion by taking an online course

How Do You Prioritize?

Taking notes and learning are integral to CaptureNotes and CaptureApps. Our raison d’être is essentially productivity – we want our users to squeeze more juice from every orange. And one

Do’s and Don’ts for College Students During Summer Vacation

With school winding down, you may be wondering what to do with all your newfound freedom. We’re here to tell you NO SLACKING. Seriously, we at CaptureApps love a good

5 Bad Work Habits and How to Break Them

When you’re under the gun to get things done at the office, you hurt yourself with bad work habits. You may not even realize you have some of these challenging

Personal Productivity Metrics

“If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.” – Lord Kelvin More than ever, we’re expected to be personal productivity ninjas. Do more in less time. Or else. The

12 Secrets to Reduce Stress During Final Exams

Final exams are just around the corner. Need an A? Praying for a C? Whether you’re a good student or a just-getting-by student, finals add stress to your life. Yes,

Fight Stress at Work

It’s no surprise that work stress is on the rise. Studies show that almost a third of all employees say they are “always” or “often” under stress at work. More

Writing a Good Research Paper

Writing a good research paper requires a solid process. To help you, we’ve outline a smart workflow for your next writing project, working from the assignment to the time you

28 Time Saving Secrets for Busy Business People

We regularly watch research surrounding productivity. We read a great deal of scientific studies and blogs, looking for every edge to get more done in less time. We love being

10 Things To Do the Night Before Your Next Test

Obviously it’s to your advantage to avoid cramming for a test – studies repeatedly show the negative outcome on learning and the stress to the body & mind. Planning ahead

Listen Up! 9 Keys to Better Listening

If you want to be successful in life, you should strive to be a better listener. Whether you’re in a class lecture, attending a conference, interviewing for a job, or

7 Tall Tales about Productivity: Myth or Reality? [Infographic]

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What To Do AFTER the Meeting

We (more than) occasionally write about productivity and meetings, primarily because we believe our tools help participants get more out of a meeting. But the meeting isn’t the end of

Use the 20 + 20 + 20 Rule to Jump-Start Your Productivity

Famed author and motivational speaker Robin Sharma often shares a morning routine that starts your day on a smart path. He calls it the 20 + 20 + 20 Rule.

Best Methods for Taking Notes

Chances are good that you have a personal way of note-taking. What you may not realize is that there are many different methods for taking notes. It may be worth

4 Keys to Collaboration at Work

It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. — Charles Darwin Collaboration at work is a

The Importance of Sleep for Students

Sleep is critical for good health and well-being throughout life. Getting quality sleep protects your mental & physical health. If you want to make good grades and have an easier

7 Benefits of Joining a Study Group

As you get to know people in your classes in high school or college, you may want to work together to learn more and do better in school. Here are

A Framework to Improve Virtual Meetings

If you’ve ever been on conference calls, online presentations or virtual meetings with several people across multiple locations, you know how much it can suck. People who don’t have the

Multitasking Sucks (and How to Stop Doing It)

Multitasking is a myth. It’s critical to understand that there really is no real multitasking in the human brain. The cerebral cortex, the brain’s “executive control”, can only pay attention

Great Productivity Apps for College Students

Whether you’re just starting college or have been on campus for a while, you can benefit by leveraging the right technology. At CaptureApps, we’re focused on productivity tools, and in

Improving Personal Productivity: 8 Things to Do Less Of

In an era of compulsive distraction, it’s growing more difficult to get real work done. As research is pointing out, all the electronic interference is creating a tax on our

Lab Update: New Version Coming Soon!

You may have noticed a new lab coat on the CaptureApps website in the new year. That’s because we’ve been hanging out in the lab again! We’ve concocted a new

10 (Distilled) Tips for Better Business Meetings

One of the more entertaining books on business meetings is Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni, if not for the title alone. If you’re like most business folks, you probably

Cornell Method and CaptureNotes

The Cornell Method (or formally, the Cornell Note Taking Method) is frequently recommended by colleges. It is known as an organized and systematic way of recording and reviewing lecture notes.