productivity

Microsoft’s AI camera app Pix is now a business productivity tool

Microsoft Pix, the iOS camera app that leverages A.I. to help you take better photos, is venturing beyond being a tool for consumers with an update that now sees it able to assist with photos of busin

Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

Reinventing the email experience is an area numerous startups have tried to tackle over the years, with some apps focused more on triage, others on making a better desktop alternative to Outlook, and

Astro lets you manage your inbox from Slack, check email hands-free with Alexa

Astro is today rolling out a new bot that merges Slack and email. The bot will allow you to receive your most critical emails within Slack, write and respond to emails using Slack usernames, as well a

Leverage is building a project management application with outsourced virtual assistance built in

Using outsourced help – whether that’s using a virtual assistant to help you book travel or hiring a development firm to build your website – is something that nearly all businesses

Salesforce aims to save you time by summarizing emails and docs with machine intelligence

We have all seen the studies — some American workers spend upwards of six hours a day handling email. It’s not a great use of time, it destroys productivity and it ultimately costs businesses

Sapho gets $14M more to make legacy software more useful with ‘micro apps’

In recent years, Microsoft, Facebook and Slack (and many more) have all built new productivity platforms for workers to integrate and communicate about dozens of other API-enabled enterprise apps, bu

Amazon’s AWS acquired meeting productivity startup Do to expand Chime

Amazon has quietly made one more acquisition to build out the productivity services on its cloud platform AWS. The company has acquired Do.com, a startup that had built a platform to make meetings

Microsoft launches StaffHub, a new Office 365 app aimed at shift workers

Microsoft today unveiled the newest addition to its Office 365 suite with the debut of an application for shift workers and management, called StaffHub. The program is aimed at those who don’t

Time’s AI-powered time tracking app will help you stop procrastinating

Do you like making lists of things to do, but then end up failing to accomplish the items you’ve laid out? A new application aimed at those with a tendency towards procrastination can help. Inst

Timeular’s neat little device to make time tracking fun is now on sale via Kickstarter

Last week we wrote about Timeular, a nifty little box that makes the dreaded chore of tracking your time at work easy, and now it is available on Kickstarter.

Task management app Asana takes on the spreadsheet with ‘custom fields’

Asana — the enterprise SaaS business started by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and early Facebook employee Justin Rosenstein — has made a name for itself as a workflow and task

Evernote is moving all its data, machine learning tech to Google Cloud Platform

Evernote — the popular note taking and productivity startup with 200 million users — has built its reputation around an app that lets you record and track all your life’s details

Moo.do turns Gmail into a task management system

If starring your important emails is your way of creating a to-do list in your inbox, but you long for something more robust, a new product from Moo.do aims to help. With Moo.do for Gmail, the idea

Salesforce buys word processing app Quip for $750M

Salesforce is continuing its buying spree to expand the kinds of cloud-based apps and services that it offers to its customers beyond basic CRM. The company has just announced that it is acquiring Qui

Make way for more bots: Ex-Evernote CEO Phil Libin leads seed rounds for Butter.ai and Growbot

Earlier this year, Phil Libin, the former CEO of Evernote who is now a venture capitalist at General Catalyst, laid out plans to fund and support (and maybe even build?) his own startups in the bu

Sapho, maker of single-purpose enterprise ‘micro apps’, raises $9.5M led by Alsop Louie

We are in the middle of a major wave of startups building software to improve workplace productivity; now a company focused on making legacy enterprise apps more useful (and used) is picking up tracti

Thingthing takes $400k to turn a productivity keyboard app into a services platform

Thingthing has built an iOS app focused on amping up user productivity by decreasing the amount of app switching users have to do by loading productivity-focused additional functionality right into th

Do we have room for one more task-management app? Apparently, WeDo

There are dozens of task-management and to-do apps in the market today, with some like Any.do, Wunderlist (now owned by Microsoft) and Todoist already used by tens of millions of people to organis

Google Calendar’s newest feature uses machine learning to help you actually accomplish your goals

Google Calendar has launched a feature called Goals that uses machine learning to help you figure out when you have time to pencil in stuff like spending time with your family or exercise. The feature

Plan launches a better calendar for busy people

Today, we have a variety of apps to manage our days – calendars, task lists, reminders, notes, and more. But the apps don’t always interoperate, and having the information in separate sil
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