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Productivity and Focus Workshop, a tip on using CARROT Weather, and more

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Productivity & Focus Workshop Replay »

Productivity & Focus Workshop Replay

This week, we hosted our first, live workshop for Sweet Setup readers. There were several hundred who joined us for live the workshop, and it was a blast!

The goal of this workshop was for everyone to walk away with two things:

  1. Knowing the importance of a creative habit.
  2. Be ready and able to improve your own routine.

In a nut, my writing routine is little more than a commitment to show up every day and do the work. And then I do all I can to remove the obstacles and distractions. The video and slides are available on the site in case you weren’t able to join the workshop.

Stephen Hackett’s Mac and iOS setup for 2017 »

Stephen Hackett's Mac and iOS setup for 2017

Stephen Hackett is the co-founder of the Relay FM podcast network, owner of 512 Pixels, and lead editor at The Sweet Setup.

11 quick tips for using iOS 11 »

Over the past couple of weeks, we published several tips to help you get acquainted with the exciting new features now available. Here are eleven (ahem) tips to get you started.

We also published several smaller tips after iOS 11 and watchOS 4 were announced that might teach you something new about your iOS or watchOS device.

How to customize the interface in CARROT Weather »

One of my favorite features in CARROT Weather is the ability to customize the interface. I am not as concerned with the temperature as I am the precipitation chance at any given time, so being able to control what it displays is a welcome option.

(Six Colors) Apple Watch Series 3 review: The start of something big »

Jason Snell (Six Colors) published a review of the latest iteration of the Apple Watch this week, and he has some great thoughts on the good and bad of the new version. Ultimately, the Series 3 may not feel like a giant leap forward, but it’s definitely a strong step in the right direction.

​​Increase Your Teams Productivity With Hubstaff (Sponsor) »

A productive team is a successful team.

Many employers struggle managing team productivity, especially remote teams. It’s hard to get a sense of exactly what everyone is working on and whether or not they are spending their time efficiently.

There is an easy way to solve this problem – Hubstaff.

Hubstaff is a time tracking software that runs on your desktop or as a mobile app, it has a wide range of features including:

  • Randomized Screenshots and Website Monitoring: Get a clear picture of exactly how your team is spending their time.

  • Detailed Reports and Activity Rates: See how much time your team is spending on certain projects so you can figure out whether they should be allocating their time somewhere else.

  • Over 30 Integrations: Hubstaff integrates with popular project management software and payment tools to help make things easier for both employers and employees.

  • Easy Invoicing: Manage and bill clients effectively. Hubstaff allows you to send invoices for work done, either from time tracked through the software or through fixed payments.

Get started with Hubstaff today and begin seeing a transformation in team productivity.


Our thanks to Hubstaff for sponsoring the site this week!