Google is rebranding its productivity app suite from G Suite to Google Workspace. The new branding encompasses Gmail, Docs, Meet, Sheets, and Calendar, and includes a few new features as Google focuses on working from home.
Microsoft Office updates don’t come around every year. It’s more like every three years. With Microsoft’s focus on the Office 365 plan, and other software-as-a-service initiatives like Game Pass, it’s no surprise that some dedicated Office users were worried that the upcoming Office 2021 release would be subscription-only, à la the Adobe Creative Suite. Not so, says Microsoft: They’ll take one-time payments.
Microsoft’s new Transcribe in Word feature is perfect for anyone that needs to transcribe conversations, like students and journalists. You can either record audio live or upload recorded audio, and Word will automatically transcribe a discussion and separate sections by speakers. Best of all, it’s free for Microsoft 365 subscribers.
You probably already have a top-of-the-line mechanical keyboard, gaming mouse, and custom-built gaming PC, but is your desk actually cool? These fun though (mostly) useless accessories will help you have the most awesome desk in town.
I’ve been using a standing desk since 2012, but one aspect that I’ve always struggled with is, well, the standing part. I’ve tried various mats, different shoes, and all that jazz—but the Fluidstance balance board was the answer I’ve been looking for all along.
Whether you’re doing work, live streaming, or just browsing the web, it’s important to your health to stand up every now and again while you’re at your desk. With these standing desks, you can keep working while you stand.
I’ve been working from home for roughly 10 years, with a variety of workspaces along the way. My first “home office”—if you can even call it that—was a tiny desk beside my bed. Now my home office is one of the biggest rooms in the house because it’s not just where I work—it’s a multiuse space for everything from working out to playing music.
Spreadsheets are ubiquitous: people use them every day for tracking inventory, budgeting, data tracking, and a million other things. And, while Microsoft Excel has been the go-to spreadsheet for years, there are other (free) alternatives you might like more.
When you ask people what program they use to write a report or letter, odds are they’ll say Microsoft Word. It has been the go-to word processor for years, but now there are several outstanding—and free—alternatives.
What you put in your office says a lot about you. It shows what you’re most interested in and passionate about. And, with such a wide variety of sets and themes, LEGO is the perfect brand to decorate your office with. LEGO is one of the best sources for models of vehicles, buildings, and characters—whether they’re realistic or fictional.