Computers are meant to make our work more productive, saving us time and effort. Unfortunately, we don't always get the most of them — they can be frustrating, distracting, and even create additional work. But it doesn't have to be that way! The best path to productivity is to put together a suite of apps that meet your needs, work together, and fit you like a glove.
Throughout history, writers have found many ways to get their words down for posterity: typewriters, pen and paper, styluses on clay tablets… Computers now give us the ability to easily edit and rearrange content, opening up whole new workflows. Modern pro writing apps aim to make the writing experience as friction-free as possible, and offer useful tools when needed.
Two powerful and popular apps for writers are the smoothly modern Ulysses, and the feature-rich Scrivener. They are favored by...
Life is busy. We have commitments to juggle, meetings to attend, and tasks to complete. Keeping track of everything can leave you feeling like your brain is about to explode. So write it all down! Or better still, install an app.
You need a website. You have a clear idea of what you want, and have carefully considered the type of hosting you need. Now, with credit card in hand, it’s time to decide which company to sign up with.
Choosing a hosting provider is one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make. The future of your website depends on it.
Hackers. Vulnerabilities. Brute-force. Malware. Denial of service. Man-in-the-middle. Phishing. All scary words. We live in a dangerous online world!
Has your site been hacked? I have, and we’re not alone. In 2012 more than 70% of WordPress sites were vulnerable to attack, and not much has changed since. What have you done to protect your site?
In this article we’ve pulled together security tips from previous SitePoint articles, our own experience, and from around the web, and organized them in a way I hope you find useful and understandable. And most importantly, easy to act on.
Email turns 47 this year, and it's bigger than ever. In fact, 98.4% of users check their email daily, making a good email client your most crucial business tool. Many of us have inboxes that are overflowing — businesses and consumers currently sent an average of 269 billion emails every day (source: an email statistics report by The Radicati Group) — so we need help finding, managing and responding to important mail. Are you succeeding with your current app?
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are rapidly ramping in scale. They’ve been on the radar since at least 2000, and 2017 may be the year they become your biggest security concern. If you don’t have a DDoS strategy in place, it’s time to choose one. Based on current trends, industry experts predict that this may be a crisis year.
WordPress is simple, elegant, and modular. That combination has made it the most popular web platform on the planet, resulting in a rich ecosystem of themes, plugins and support. It’s an amazing opportunity for devs and designers, but how do you stand out in such a crowded marketplace?
There’s nothing new about using maps in education—they engage students and help them visualize location-based information. With the rise of digital e-learning platforms, they remain an important resource. Today’s educators need a mapping tool that is attractive and intuitive, easy to customize, can be accessed online and on mobile devices, and makes sharing with students simple. And if the maps are 3D, so much the better.
Meeting new people can be fun, scary, exhilarating, and life-changing. It can open up new career opportunities, and sometimes even entirely new careers! To take advantage of the benefits of networking, it helps to make it a regular part of your week. Here are ten ways that networking can help you learn, collaborate and grow, and how Shapr, a mobile app, can help you facilitate that.
Launching a new project can be costly, both in terms of time and money. After all, if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. But is that always the best approach? There can be real value in shipping a new project fast. The risk of a new endeavour isn’t getting the technical stuff right. It’s your customers—or lack of them.
Are you in the process of choosing a web hosting provider? Then you’ve already heard of SiteGround. It’s one of the most favorably recommended companies out there. After 13 years in the business, SiteGround have plenty of experience providing excellent hosting services to their customers. That’s impressive. But are all those reviews and recommendations accurate?
Whether you're aiming to go paperless in 2018, produce some new training material, or make your product brochures available online, you're likely to choose PDF as a file format. Adobe Acrobat files are the closest digital equivalent to sheets of paper. With the right software, you can do a lot more than just read them.
Whether you've chosen Windows or macOS, for the most part we love our computers, and they do pretty much everything we need. But from time to time the grass may look greener on the other side. A Mac user may become interested in an app that only works on Windows. Or a Windows user may start to wonder why there's so much interest in macOS. Without purchasing a second computer, what can you do?