How Dropbox Smart Sync helps turn data hoarders into idea miners

We’re all hoarders and collectors of data. But why don’t we delete anything? What compels us to keep files we haven’t opened in years, even when they take up valuable hard drive space? For photographers, designers, recording engineers, and everyone else who creates content for a living, those files are more than archives. They’re the seeds of ideas that could bloom into a new project. But if those seeds of inspiration can’t be found, they can’t grow into anything new. Here’s how Smart Sync can turn your archived data into a library you can search through to retrieve exactly what you need, right when you need it.

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Here’s how the magic of to-do lists can put you in control

Meetings, emails, deadlines, milestones—so much of our modern workday involves tracking countless to-dos. Remembering and organizing all these duties can suck up so much time and energy, there’s little left for the work itself. Instead of mastering our tasks, our tasks are mastering us.

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Multitasking won’t make you more productive. Here’s what will.

Only a few years ago, multitasking seemed like the only way to get things done. The more we had on our plates, the more it made sense to try to keep every plate spinning at the same time. Now we know multitasking actually slows us down and can reduce our productivity by up to 40%. Our lives aren’t getting less busy, though. So what can you do to get work done effectively? Here are five tips to help you improve your focus and turn complicated projects into easy-to-tackle tasks.

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How to go (even more) paperless at work with Dropbox

Going paperless at work has a whole host of benefits—but it can be hard to ditch paper when we’re so used to it. Here are a few times you might still be using stacks of paper at work, and ways you can use Dropbox instead.

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