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Escape to Eremito, a Tranquil Retreat in Umbria, Italy: A remote escape for digital detox with solo lodging and no TV or WiFi

Escape to Eremito, a Tranquil Retreat in Umbria, Italy

In what seems like the fourth consecutive month of winter here in New York, cabin fever is rife in those glued to their computers on a daily basis. To keep spirits up until spring offers its sympathy, we found inspiration in dreaming of simple escapes……

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I swear, Katy Perry wore a Wii remote strap during the Super Bowl halftime show

Missy Elliott’s Super Bowl halftime show was amazing, introduced by Katy Perry riding a large polygonal tiger. For the final song, which went back to Perry for “Firework,” the songstress had to make extra sure she didn’t drop the mic as she was floated over the field — and apparently that means using a Wii remote strap, i.e. that-safety-precaution-Nintendo-gave-you-to-avoid-throwing-your-controller-into-a-TV-while-virtual-bowling-or-whatever.

At least, it looks like a Wii remote strap, and I’m not the only one who thought so. Cue the tweetstorm:

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Enterprise Productivity Apps for Remote Teams


It’s an exciting time to be a designer. With almost unlimited connectivity, designers and firms can work together without needing to inhabit the same space. Many designers and web professionals love the ability to be mobile, and luckily for them, more and more companies, particularly startups, are starting to embrace a remote workforce.

Especially when outside of an office environment, staying on task and completing projects on a deadline can be difficult for even the more pragmatic creative. It’s essential, however, that both companies and workers are able to track progress and communicate effectively on a daily basis. It is also imperative that individuals can work as a team, even if they are hundreds of miles apart.

These needs have led to the emergence of some valuable productivity software and apps, in recent years. One part internal social network and one part project management software, these new apps allow everyone involved in a project to communicate and work together effortlessly, no matter where they are physically located. Whether you are a company owner who is trying to track and promote internal productivity or a worker trying to stay ahead of the game, an enterprise mobile app could ultimately be the answer for you.

Check out our roundup of the top 5 enterprise mobile apps that boost productivity, and unleash your potential.

Trello

If you’re looking for a great project management tool, Trello is a great option as it allows for anyone to create “Trello Cards” that can be assigned to different groups or individuals.

Trello

Trello also utilizes queues, so you can track a project from concept to completion. It’s easy to use and the design is on point, making for a user-friendly experience. Trello’s mobile app is among the least convoluted we’ve seen, making for a seamless transition from desktop to mobile.

SignEasy

A document signing app, might not be the first thing a designer thinks of in terms of helping productivity, but it is hugely valuable for employees who are working abroad, or freelancing.

SignEasy

SignEasy is a mobile, cloud-friendly software that allows clients, employees and higher-ups to sign off on documents no matter where they’re located. This eliminates the hold-up of receiving things in the mail – or the hassle of trying to find a fax machine anywhere these days.

Syncplicity

It’s immediately obvious that their mobile design team put user experience first when creating Syncplicity’s file sharing and management app. It’s easy to manage any files from the touch of your phone or tablet with Syncplicity’s sheet stack interface.

Syncplicity

It allows you to easily and securely send and share documents, as well as access them from any device, without missing a beat. When you have a team working on a large project with multiple files that need to be downloaded and uploaded quickly and effortlessly, Syncplicity is an awesome choice.

Sapience

Sapience is a mindfulness enterprise app that allows for proficient time management, ensuring businesses can maximize efficiency with both on and offsite employees.

Sapience

The app analyzes your smartphone usages and give you a clear visual on how your day was spent. It allows you to tag your phone calls, app-usage and work-related travel effortlessly. Sapience helps individuals and businesses see where they spend their time the most, so they can schedule and allocate budget appropriately.

Evernote

From your computer to your smartphone, Evernote allows you to seamlessly work on projects from initial notes to completion, and even presentation. Think of it as a super-hero notepad.

Evernote

It allows you to save inspiration from around the web, journal, take notes and work on full-length project – all in one platform. It is also a great organizing tool. If you are working on a number of creative projects at one time, Evernote will be one of your go-to apps for keeping everything on track.

Finished!

Everyone can always use a little bit of productivity push, and the apps above actually make it easier to go the extra mile. Give them a shot and let us know what you think!


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KiiTAG 2 Ultimate Phone Accessory: A car key fob-sized device with built-in phone charger, USB drive, remote camera shutter and more

KiiTAG 2 Ultimate Phone Accessory

Though comical in hindsight, the helpless feeling many encounter when their phone dies while away from home can be crippling. Same goes for when trapped in a conversation you’d rather not be having. With solutions to these two situations, and many……

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Alfred turns your iPad or iPhone into a remote control for your Mac

A new app available the iOS App Store today will let you configure your iPhone or iPad as a kind of supercharged remote control for your Mac. Called Alfred Remote, it essentially offers you multiple panels of buttons to do things like launch apps, control iTunes, turn on your screen saver, perform custom searches, paste text snippets, and much nerdier things if you put your mind to it. It’s $ 4.99 and it’s designed to be paired with Alfred for the Mac, a free app with an in-app upgrade of £17 (around $ 25 US).

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In the Field with Aether Apparel: Testing the premium outdoor brand’s latest gear in interior British Columbia’s remote ranges

In the Field with Aether Apparel

After a few flights, a couple hours in the car, a short jaunt in a helicopter and a ride in a steamy snowcat, we found ourselves overlooking British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains, surrounded by untracked powder without a lodge or any mark of human……

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Papua New Guinea’s Lake Murray Lodge: The new-this-year hotel offers a very special experience in a remote location

Papua New Guinea's Lake Murray Lodge

by Jenny Miller

Papua New Guinea’s Lake Murray Lodge—the newest property from PNG’s best-established tour operator and hotel group, Trans Niugini Tours—opened earlier this year and is located along the banks of the country’s largest lake. Its opening……

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A World First in Safety: AstaZero: Sweden’s testing grounds tucked away in a remote forest usher road safety into the next generation

A World First in Safety: AstaZero

Sweden is home to a rich design history where the principle that form follows function is felt in everything from fashion to public transportation. A key focus of the Swedish auto industry—spearheaded by Volvo—and indeed the country as a whole, is……

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Papua New Guinea’s Nuli Sapi Hotel: Four rustic waterside bungalows make up this remote getaway, where WiFi is traded for wildlife

Papua New Guinea's Nuli Sapi Hotel


by Jenny Miller

Paradise tends to look a certain way in the mind’s eye: simple, remote and oftentimes surrounded by water. That’s the exact scene at Nuli Sapi, an eco-friendly hotel on Papua New Guinea’s Milne Bay. The property offers just four……

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The Hidden Benefits of Remote Research

Remote user research is often considered a last resort, suitable only when no other options are available. This week, Kathleen Asjes shows us situations where remote research may actually be the preferable option.

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