Thursday, March 30

Free webinar: 10 Practical Tips to Ultimate Productivity (Thursday, April 6)

Join us on the second free webinar this year and learn 10 best tips and tricks to boost your productivity!

Webinar

This time me and the Nozbe team are going to focus on 10 practical productivity tips inspired by my "10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity Course". New insights, new examples, new ways to use Nozbe to get even more done and get better organized.

Sign up for my FREE webinar

When? Thursday, April 6, 2017

  • 10 AM PST (San Francisco)
  • 1 PM EST (New York)
  • 6 PM GMT (London)
  • 7 PM CET (Paris, Madrid, Berlin)

Only 500 seats are available so make sure to book yours!

Goran Kasun: "Nozbe is the best thing that has happened to me in years. Now that I found what I need, maybe I finally get some work done since I can stop looking for the right app :-)"

Want to join Goran and other Nozbe users and discuss our latest productivity tips and tricks?

See you there!

Wednesday, March 29

How Nozbe ambassador uses "bucket projects" and categories

This is a guest post by Chad Garrett - our ambassador, power-user and a tremendous advocate for the GTD. See which Nozbe features he uses and how he deals with "loose tasks".

Chad Garrett

My name is Chad Garrett and I am President of Productivity Grid, LLC and a Nozbe Ambassador. Nozbe is really the perfect productivity tool. I am a huge advocate for David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology and Nozbe fits perfectly into this workflow. So how do I use Nozbe? Let’s start with where I put my tasks.

Bucket Projects

Everything in Nozbe goes into a project (as defined in GTD, anything that takes two or more steps to complete). I currently have around 75 projects. This may seem like a lot, but in reality it isn’t - we are all this busy!

Monday, March 27

Ask Michael #12: Nozbe office?

And here it is – the last episode of the first season of “Ask Michael!” Today Michael answers two questions we get all the time:

Where is Nozbe based? Where is your office?

After the previous episode, you already know that we run Nozbe with Nozbe – and without an office. Why do we only work remotely? Who else follows that approach? And where, actually, can you visit us? Watch the new episode!

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What now?

We're wrapping up the first season of “Ask Michael.” Is it the end? Not at all! Michael will happily continue his show — as long as you find it useful.

Speaking of which, please leave a comment with your feedback and any questions you have for Michael and our team. We're looking forward to seeing your thoughts!

You can still find the show on our “Ask Michael” YouTube playlist as well as through the “Ask Michael” podcast. Please subscribe to either the channel or the podcast (or both!) to keep up to date with new content.

Related resources:

“Ask Michael – the Productivity Guy” is a weekly series of short videos with Michael. We gathered dozens of questions from users, then we chose the best of them. Now Michael is answering them every Monday.

Thursday, March 23

Nozbe team reunion - Torun 2017

In 4 days we will all be heading to Torun to meet "for real.” As we usually only see each other via Zoom or FaceTime, we're all pretty excited :-) We will be away from March 27 to April 1.

Nozbe Reunion Torun 2017

Torun - One of Seven Wonders of Poland

This time we're meeting in Torun - the hometown of Radek (Nozbe VP Apple and The Podcast co-host) and Nicolaus Copernicus. Torun is one of Poland’s main tourist attractions. It's famous for Copernicus, having the best gingerbread, and a medieval district that has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Torun

Wednesday, March 22

Idea dumping - what it’s for, when and how to employ Nozbe

I'm not that creative... and worse yet - I’m blonde. I still happen to have ideas, though. Sometimes :-) When I need to, I force myself to reflect and come up with a nice solution or plan. More often, interesting thoughts just pop into my head in the most unexpected situations... Because I don't want to lose these little treasures, I always capture them. I encourage you to do the same.

The purpose of all this commotion?

Idea dumping is a really handy procedure - whether you do it routinely or spontaneously. Thoughts in your mind, although precious, can be a hindrance to productivity. When they float around in your head, they will surface again and again at inappropriate times, stress you out and, worse still, be lost when they are actually needed.

You might want to run idea-dumping sessions for two reasons:

Monday, March 20

Ask Michael #11: Apps we use to run Nozbe

As a tech company, we're armed with many apps to run our business. Some of you are curious about which apps we use and how. That's where “Ask Michael” comes in!

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Since we’re in No Office model, we have no other choice than using the best available services and applications to get our work done, to communicate and to discuss our efforts. But that’s just one side of the coin. In fact, playing with new things and upgrading our toolset is our passion. :)

Thursday, March 16

New FAQ blog post series! Part 1 - Project labels for arranging and grouping your projects

Have you ever searched our app or website for a handy feature or specific answer? For those who have, we're launching a new blog post series! It will be a classic FAQ - posts will contain the answers to the questions our users frequently ask in their support emails.

project labels

I've been working for Nozbe Customer Support for a long time now. And I still enjoy the direct, every-day contact with our clients. All their questions, big or small issues, feedback and requests.

We've noticed that some of the questions repeat quite regularly. And these aren’t just from users who start their productive life with (and thanks to) Nozbe. Each user has their own workflow and habits. This often means that they skip or don't notice some functions that our system offers, even though it would definitely improve their efficiency.

Let's kick off with the first query:

Monday, March 13

Ask Michael #10: Reference Materials in Completed Tasks

Did you know that you can always restore completed projects and tasks? If you don't remove them, we keep them on our servers. So you can bring them back!

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You don't appreciate it until you need it. That applies to health and… data backup.

With Nozbe, you can be confident that you can restore all uploaded files and written comments (unless you intentionally delete them).

Today Michael explains:

  • Why do we store all that data?
  • Is it secure?
  • How do we handle files from integrated services?

Watch the latest episode!

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Related resources:

“Ask Michael - the Productivity Guy” is a weekly series of short videos with Michael. We gathered dozens of questions from users, then we chose the best of them. Now Michael is answering them every Monday.

Please subscribe to our channel to be notified about new episodes and leave a comment with your feedback! :)

Friday, March 10

3 inspiring & practical project templates to help you save time and effort

When you are faced with dozens of things to do in a day, optimizing and streamlining become essential. Following routines and creating processes that can be easily implemented and reused is key. That's why Nozbe comes with a super-handy feature: project templates... that can be published and shared with others whenever you want. Nozbe.how templates let you show your friends and followers the way you plan, get organized and get things done.

See what project templates Nozbe community members have created lately.

templates for March

Wednesday, March 8

Using Nozbe As A Personal Information Manager

Today, we’ve got a really amazing article written by Gene Rosen, a loyal & active Nozbe user. Here he is!

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Introduction

I stumbled upon Nozbe several years ago while searching – yet again – for the ideal multi-platform task management system. Even then, Nozbe had a clean, crisp, and powerful interface. Today, Nozbe stands alone as the ultimate expression of a well-designed task management system.

Each new version of Nozbe allows me to update and refine my personal productivity workflow. Nozbe, the company, works very closely with their user community to keep the flow of ideas moving and growing.

Tuesday, March 7

Ask Michael #9: Your Data Privacy Explained

Let us introduce another episode of Michael's weekly video series! This time, he talks about the security and privacy of the data that you input and store with Nozbe.

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We're not paranoid. We don't believe in Earth-threatening aliens. But if they existed, we would be ready for that.

There are, obviously, much more predictable accidents that could destroy or compromise our databases. And if you have read any news about enormous data leaks and password hacks, you might be reasonably concerned.

Don't worry! When it comes to security, we're total freaks. And we pursue the highest standards.

Check out how we take care of your data:

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Related resources:

“Ask Michael - the Productivity Guy” is a weekly series of short videos with Michael. We gathered dozens of questions from users, then we chose the best of them. Now Michael is answering them every Monday.

Please subscribe to our channel to be notified about new episodes and leave a comment with your feedback! :)

Friday, March 3

February episodes of "The Podcast" - choose something for yourself

If you haven't had a chance to check out the latest episodes of Michael's and Radek's "The Podcast", read on and pick those you find the most interesting or timely.

The Podcast - February 2017

86: Perfect week

Michael Sliwinski shares a pro tip he learned from Michael Hyatt: how to design a template for your ideal week. A good routine is helpful for productivity!

Listen to the episode no.86:

Tuesday, February 28

Productive! Magazine #34: essentialism, default settings and declutter habit

Here comes Productive! Magazine no.34 - the latest and the last issue of our periodical.

Productive! Magazine 34

The reason we stop working on our magazine (that have been on-line for more than 8 years) is... essentialism :-) Michael, our Editor in Chief, explains his decision in details in his article that you will find inside this edition.

Interview with Greg McKeown

The special guest of issue no.34 is none other than Greg McKeown, the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less”.

Monday, February 27

Ask Michael #8: Feature Requests at Nozbe

10 years in business – and just as many years listening to customers. We get feature requests every single day. And that's what the latest “Ask Michael” episode is about!

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You might be curious what we do with your requests. Are they stored somewhere? Does anyone read them?

First, we carefully review your requests. Then we save them in a special Nozbe project. And use them while planning future releases. But our experience tells us that (usually) simply adding new features isn't actually what you really want.

Check out what we do with requests and what we need to know before applying them:

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Related resources:

“Ask Michael - the Productivity Guy” is a weekly series of short videos with Michael. We gathered dozens of questions from users, then we chose the best of them. Now Michael is answering them every Monday.

Please subscribe to our channel to be notified about new episodes and leave a comment with your feedback! :)

Monday, February 20

Ask Michael #7: Nozbe & Slack

Nozbe isn't the only app we use to get things done. We also use Slack. The natural question is: is integration between these apps on the way?

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Although we strongly prefer asynchronous communication because it doesn't disrupt deep work, we need more “live” and less action-focused field too – to keep a healthy balance. Slack handles this very well.

Check out what Michael has to say about Slack, its role on our team and the future of integration between Nozbe and Slack:

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Related resources:

“Ask Michael - the Productivity Guy” is a weekly series of short videos with Michael. We gathered dozens of questions from users, then we chose the best of them. Now Michael is answering them every Monday.

Please subscribe to our channel to be notified about new episodes and leave a comment with your feedback! :)