Slack is a communication platform designed by Tiny Speck to help keep teams talking and organized. Tired of trying to keep all those Skype messages, emails, Basecamp notifications straight? Slack is supposed to be a one-stop shop to keep all your "keeping in touch" in one place. Best of all, it syncs easily between desktops, smartphones and tablets.
I haven't tried it yet, but I'm very much intrigued. Let's Slack, why not?
Up Up Down Down is an event for people who also do stuff on the side. Stuff that they love. Coming up on February 9, in Cambridge, Mass., the event will be chock full of speakers and presenters who do all kinds of cool things off the clock. Tickets are $75.
We are all a little bit cyborg. Heck, if you're reading this on a digital screen right now, then some part of your consciousness has been extended into hyperspace. Excited? Terrified? Having flashbacks of reading Neuromancer?
Either way, I suggest you dive into the depths of the Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology and learn more about "time and space compression, hyperlinked memories, panic architecture, mobile technology, interface evaporation and how technology is changing the way we live."
You know when the snow starts a-fallin', and you're all warm and snuggly inside and shoveling your driveway sounds like the worst thing ever? Well, there's an app for that.
Plowz will help find the nearest plowing services. All you have to do is press and request and you'll be billed by the length of your driveway. The app will charge to whatever credit card you set up (no tipping!) and you'll receive a photo of your plowed driveway.
Vitamins design studio was looking for a fun and creative way to keep track of time and projects. Thus, the Lego Calendar was born.
How it works:
Every row represents a month
Every colum represents a day of the week
Every project has its own color
Every brick represents a half day spent on the particular project
It's a great way to track time allocation without getting into the minutiae. The coolest part is that when studiomates take a picture of the calendar with their smartphones, it's automatically synchronized in their digial calendar.
Flowy is a mobile game designed for people who suffer from panic attacks. Utilizing anxiety management techniques, particularly breathing exercises, Flowy has the potential to help users calm down.
While the gameplay itself doesn't monitor breathing directly, it instead directs users to press one button as they breathe in, and another when they breathe out. The breath is then translated into tasks where users power up robots or "motivate kittens."
The minigames are designed to last between five and 15 breaths.
Your made-up email accounts have never looked so good.
MailDrop is free for anyone who needs a "quick disposable email account." For those times when you'd like to use a website, but not sure if you're ready to commit to giving them your real email address.
"Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office?"
If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind is the book for you. Part of the 99U Book Series, this book"Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office?"
If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind is the book for you. Part of the 99U Book Series, this book is inspiration, encouragement and nourishment for creatives.