Updated: Sep 4, 2020
If you are needing to optimize your workflow, try some of these quick updates and apps to help you out with your workday and home life. There is a new update for Windows 10 that you are sure to need, Zoom meetings help connect people near and far with screen sharing and video conferencing, and Things is a redesigned to-do list that you can use both at home or for work!
Windows 10 May 2020 Update
Technical support for Windows 7 ended in January which means Microsoft wants those that have not jumped on the bandwagon to upgrade to Windows 10 now. Windows 7 users who choose not to upgrade to the new version will no longer be able to get Microsoft's security updates or fixes, or technical support for any issues, leaving your computer at greater risk from viruses and malware.
Here is how to get Windows 10 for free, if you are currently running a licensed and activated copy of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Home or Pro:
1. Go to the Download Windows 10 website.
2. Under Create Windows 10 installation media, click Download tool now and Run.
3. Choose Upgrade this PC now, assuming this is the only PC you're upgrading. (If you are upgrading a different machine, choose Create installation media for another PC, and save the installation files.)
4. Follow the prompts.
5. When the upgrade is complete, go to the Settings Update & Security > Activation, and you should see a digital license for Windows 10.
If you haven't already started using this app, start now. Conduct large company meetings or smaller external meetings on Zoom.We all miss our friends and family so why not set up a meeting just to see them all. Zoom is a fun and easy way to see and talk to everyone while keeping the social distancing rule. You can even set cool backgrounds of places you would rather be like the beach.
Things: To-do List
Some people use a spreadsheet, a google reminder, their inbox, or even the old-fashioned paper and pen for their to-do list. To-do lists usually fall into 2 categories: minimalist or extremely complex. Things has somehow brought both to the table. There is an abundance of features, yet Things feels simple to use. Quickly add tasks and organize them, there is no end to the variation in ways to organize your to-do list.
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