This week is about ClickUp, Grammarly, Bloom, performance testing tools, Google Tracking and more.
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August 24, 2018
Here are 10 tips I thought were worth sharing this week:
1. In the past few weeks, I’ve been using ClickUp, a free productivity platform. It’s an excellent tool to manage projects. It goes beyond managing simple todo lists. You can manage complex projects and collaborate in teams. It works on all major platforms: web-based, Windows, MacOs, Android, iOS. It also sports a cool Chrome extension that can collect screenshots, web pages, Gmail emails, new tasks, etc. Give it a try, it’s free for up to 100 Mb storage.
2. Grammarly can now check the syntax of your Google Docs. It is currently in beta trial for Premium plans. I tried it and I’m impressed. You may be interested in reading my Grammarly review. I will update my review with the new Gdocs capabilities once it’s rolled out.
3. My BuzzAndTips website is now using Bloom to capture emails addresses from visitors. You can see how it displays in my sidebar or at the bottom of my blog posts. Bloom is easy to use and is low priced compared to other options like OptinMonster. The Bloom WordPress plugin is designed and maintained by Elegant Themes, the makers of the Divi theme.
4. Looks like Google tracks you even if Location History’s Off. Here’s How to Stop It.
5. What are your favorite tools to measure page load at your website? Mine are GTMetrix, Pingdom, and Keycdn website speed test. These free tools are easy to use and will help you in spotting page load issues.
7. Have you heard of Product Hunt? It’s a place people share new products they find on the marketplace. You can follow members and they may follow you as well (as in social media). They also have a newsletter that provides you with fresh hunts in your inbox.
8. Speaking of social media, I’ve been trying many tools lately but got disappointed. I’m always returning to my good old Buffer to share my stuff. It simply works.
9. I’m now using Spark email app on my iPhone (by Readdle). It’s free, fast. Kudos to its Smart Inbox system.
10. You want to stay ahead with all those blogs and websites? Try Feedly. That’s what I’ve been using for the past five years. Believe me, it’s worth it.
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