TMN Sponsor of the Week: Evercontact

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Evercontact is the time saving tool, recommended by Guy Kawasaki, that helps you capture your contacts.

According to Gartner Research, 1 out of every 3 contacts is missing or out-of-date. So apart from the time spent copying and pasting the latest information, you spend hours searching through past emails for the right phone number and going back and forth with contacts to update your mailing list.

Evercontact can solve this problem. It mines your emails to update your current address book (Gmail, Outlook, Google Apps, and soon Office 365) to find contact information in email signatures. Phone numbers, titles and company names that are missing or out-of-date in your current address book are updated, automatically.

With a Flashback, you can recover valuable contacts hiding in your past emails (up to 5 years back), or emails from someone who has left your team. Keep your address book automatically complete and up-to-date with the ongoing daily automatic service.  Evercontact recently ran a Flashback for Guy Kawasaki, who is recommending it as a “very cool tool” that automatically updated 2,351 of his 13k+ contacts.

It’s great for personal accounts, and also for teams to keep everyone up-to-date, as Evercontact plugs seamlessly into Salesforce and other CRMs.

Evercontact is offering TMN readers a free one month Flashback to recover contacts in Gmail, plus a free 1 month free trial of the daily updating service. Once you decide to buy it, you get a 25% reduction off a longer Flashback and/or the ongoing service for both Gmail and Outlook.

Get your free Flashback and start your free trial today with Evercontact!

 

TMN Sponsor of the Week: gamelearn

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“Every second and every minute of your life matter because they will not be back.”

With this motto Gamelearn, a leading company in soft skills training through Serious Games, presents Triskelion®, the first Time Management and Personal Productivity course-video game. An unique adventure and learning experience rolled into one.

Triskelion, the Celtic symbol of wisdom and continuous development, transports players into an exciting experience where they become Robert Wise, a history professor. Participants must follow the clues left by the philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca in Cairo or Rome and find The Secret of the Order of Wisdom.  Meanwhile,

  • Regain control of your life
  • Improve your organization
  • Learn to plan and prioritize
  • Take control of your mail and agenda
  • Find life-balance
  • Reduce your stress

Gamelearn is a pioneer in skills training through video games: Game-Based Learning. Their Serious Games, which have already trained more than 100,000 professionals, combine 3 key tools:

  1. Quality content, equivalent to a complete two-day classroom course and with a marked practical approach.
  2. The simulator, which allows the user to learn from experience, practice concepts already learned and get personalized and constant feedback.
  3. The video game, which turns learning into an appealing, entertaining and addictive process, by using a wide range of gamification tools.

Visit Triskelion now and get your free trial to start boosting your time management skills. And when you’re done, check out Gamelearn’s other gaming courses on conflict resolution, effective meeting management, and leadership/team management.

TMN Sponsor of the Week: allthings

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allthings features everything you need to get more done, faster.  This online and mobile-based time management tool helps over 9,000 individuals, teams and businesses say goodbye to productivity killers.

Give up all of your chaos, clutter and confusion…email chains, inbox addiction, long meetings, spreadsheet plans or badly communicated deadlines in the workplace. Gain a new level of control, collaboration and communication. Achieve visibility of people, projects, tasks, teams, and more.

Share plans, projects, sprints and lists. Break your work down into manageable tasks with time estimates, priorities and deadlines. Easily track the progress of multiple tasks and issues, and spread them out between teams with the intuitive drag and drop feature.

People just work better together with allthings.  And you get better management of your projects, teams, and time.

Visit www.allthings.io now to find out more! Start boosting productivity today with a free 30 day trial! (No credit card or training required).

TMN Sponsor of the Week: ReadIris15

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Readiris 15  is an OCR software that converts your scans images, pictures, and PDF files to fully editable smart documents (Word, Excel, PDF, among many other formats).

With the 15th version of its flagship OCR software, IRIS raised the bar even higher! With over 10 pioneering new features, Readiris 15 is a reference when it comes to document conversion and PDF edition.

In today’s digital era, paper documents as well as tedious retyping sessions are becoming history.

Key features:

  • Convert documents to Word, Excel, PDF, etc. without retyping
  • Back-up, work and collaborate in the Cloud (Evernote, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.)
  • Automatically recreate complex layouts
  • Create your own eBooks
  • Convert documents to audio files
  • Create searchable PDFs
  • Edit PDF files
  • Sign and secure PDF files
  • Compress PDF files
  • Import files from any TWAIN scanner
  • Process batches of documents

Readiris 15 is THE tool that helps you effortlessly create, edit and manage smart digital files to boost your productivity!

TMN Sponsor of the Week: TaskCracker

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TaskCracker is the unique task management tool, created for use for the tens of millions of people who use Microsoft Outlook. Based on the best task management methods such as Eisenhower Matrix and First Things First by Stephen Covey, TaskCracker users get both convenient bird-eye view on all their tasks and a perfect action plan.

KEY FEATURES

1. No need to switch between different programs: TaskCracker is working with Outlook tasks within Outlook interface.
2. TaskCracker is installed in a blink and works with Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013.
3. It is fast and reliable with even huge number of tasks.
4. TaskCracker increases your efficiency by making the time management process more visible.
5. It helps you balance urgent and important tasks. Urgent tasks are not always important while important tasks may not be urgent.
6. TaskCracker clarifies your goals and helps you improve communication and information sharing.
7. It keeps strategic goals on track and never loses urgent issues, because you drag and dropping them into appropriate areas.

TaskCracker is the task management tool for time management ninjas who use Outlook.

TMN Sponsor of the Week: allthings

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allthings is an online and mobile-based time management tool that helps over 9,000 individuals, teams and businesses wave goodbye to productivity killers. Imagine no more email chains, inbox addiction, long meetings, spreadsheet plans or badly communicated deadlines in the workplace.

Say hello to true productivity with allthings. Share plans, projects, sprints and lists. Break your work down into manageable tasks with time estimates, priorities and deadlines. Easily track the progress of multiple tasks and issues, and spread them out between a team with our intuitive drag and drop feature.

allthings gives you the freedom to view your work in many different ways. As a grouped list or stacked into columns. Sorted by priority, due date, estimated effort or who it’s assigned to. You can even create your own custom fields and sort your work that way! All of this enables you to expose the real priorities for you or your team, as well as any roadblocks that are standing in the way of progress.

Visit www.allthings.io now to find out more! Start boosting productivity today with a free 30 day trial (no credit card or training required).

TMN Sponsor of the Week: MeisterTask

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MeisterTask is the most intuitive task management tool on the web. Created by the collaboration experts behind MindMeister, the free online app lets you turn your mind maps directly into agile projects and your creative ideas into action.

MeisterTask’s flexible project boards perfectly adapt to your team’s workflow, while a number of smart features automate recurring steps for a more efficient performance.

Their cloud technology enables instant communication between team members and ensures that everyone is always on the same page. With the MeisterTask mobile app for iPhone and iPad you stay on top of your to-dos even on the go.

MeisterTask runs in any standard web browser. Just sign up at www.meistertask.com, invite your team and get to work. No training required.

TMN Sponsor of the Week: HabitList

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Habit List includes everything you need to reach your goals, wrapped in a beautiful and intuitive interface. Streaks motivate you, reminders help you stay on track, and flexible scheduling options keep you focused. It’s perfect for achieving big goals, like running a marathon, or smaller ones, like processing your inbox.

Your Habit List is the place for all the little things that make a big difference, but often fall through the cracks. A nice bonus: by having a dedicated spot for repeating items, it helps keep your to-do list and calendar uncluttered.

Start using Habit List today to create good habits and build a better you.

Sponsor of the Week: Perssist

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Perssist is a tech-enhanced online personal assistant that takes care of all the undesirable tasks from your to-do list. You only use them when you need them, for all kinds of tasks such as calling the cable company, finding the best price on an item, researching travel, and more!

Perssist uses great people supported by proprietary technology to provide anyone with 24/7 on-demand support. They provide problem solving, time saving, and a single point of contact to help you through anything that comes up on your to-do list. Perssist is made up of a team of passionate multi-taskers and efficient delegators who think Perssist could change the way everyone lives their lives.

How does Perssist work?

  • Submit a request online, through email, or by phone any time.
  • Perssist algorithms categorize and route request to the right specialist.
  • Receive a check-in after 20 minutes to avoid wasted time.
  • Smile as Perssist handles one more thing from your to-do list.

Find out how Perssist can save you time, money, and handle your tasks, 24 hours a day.

Perssist wants to give away a free month of the Personal Plan (5 hours of service) for free. Readers can enter here.

TMN Sponsor of the Week: Meekan

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Meekan is the smart meeting scheduler for Gmail, iCloud and Exchange calendars. It’s free, and available for Android, iPhone/iPad and Microsoft Outlook

Meekan’s flexible time scheduling engine matches everyone’s calendars in seconds, and pinpoints the best times to meet. No more email Ping-Pong to schedule meetings.

No matter which calendar you use, Meekan’s Global Availability Engine takes into account free/busy availability, time zones and working hours of all team members, including out-of-company participants using another calendar program (Gmail, Google Apps, Exchange/Office365.com and iCloud).

No need to browse your calendar for availability. Let Meekan sort all your free time and suggest the best times. Perfect for on-the-go situations. Instant recognition of other Meekan users, automatically suggests free time slots common to all attendees. The more you use it, the better it gets. Meekan will learn your preferences and offer tailored choices to optimize your time.

Meekan is how scheduling should look  – stop working for your calendar, let Meekan work for you.