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10 Productivity Tools That Will Free Up Your Evening

No one wants to stay late at work. Plan ahead to make sure you actually get out of the office in time for dinner tonight! Windows understands your need to work AND play.

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1. Double-check your calendar to make sure you don't overlook any important events.

Important events include, but are not limited to: birthdays, anniversaries, when your favorite band is in town, and maybe work meetings too. Never miss a thing with this Calendar Tile app.
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Important events include, but are not limited to: birthdays, anniversaries, when your favorite band is in town, and maybe work meetings too. Never miss a thing with this Calendar Tile app.

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2. Put OFF checking your emails. Get a quick workout in instead.

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Starting off on the right foot is crucial. The 7 Minute Workout is quick and easy and will make you alert and refreshed for the rest of your day.

3. Then maybe check your to-dos.

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Use this to-do app to plan your day before things get hectic. Kind of like your own personal assistant!

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4. Sort out your emails so you can avoid any surprises once you get into work.

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Stay on top of work and home emails too with this email app (which comes included with Windows 8).

All right, time for work finally. Let's get busy.

5. Maybe you have a meeting really early in the morning. Just join it remotely!

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With apps like GoToMeeting, you can pretty much collaborate from anywhere. Try not to take too much advantage of it.

6. Need to access important files that are only on your work computer? Piece of cake.

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It's like you're actually at work! Tap into your computer remotely with the Remote Desktop app.

7. What! Another meeting? How does anyone expect you to keep track of all these things?

Keep tabs on your meetings with Meeting Minuter, so you can let your mind focus on more important things like what's for lunch.
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Keep tabs on your meetings with Meeting Minuter, so you can let your mind focus on more important things like what's for lunch.

8. Record important things for you to reference later. It'll save you time and maybe even your sanity.

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Just because you can record everything, this is NOT an excuse just to snooze through the day. Not entirely at least...

9. Keep up with your ideas, notes, and anything else across ALL your devices.

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The OneNote app is basically note-taking from the future. Embrace it.

10. Store your files in the cloud so you can access and share from anywhere!

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With SkyDrive, you can access, manage, and share your files on the go!

Honestly, you’ll love the new Windows. Work hard, then get out of the office and enjoy your evening!