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10 Tips to Maximize Your Working-from-Home Productivity
While many companies have brought their employees back to the office over the past year, remote work is here to stay. In fact, Ladder projects that 25% of all professional jobs in the U.S. will be remote by the end of 2022.
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How to Write a One on One Meeting Agenda
Clear communication is the foundation of every healthy relationship, especially in the workplace. According to Gallup, employees whose managers hold regular check-ins are almost three times as likely to be engaged as employees with managers that don’t.
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5 Myths & Misconceptions About Workplace Productivity
Productivity is always a hot topic for managers and business owners. That’s understandable—the more productive your employees are, the more your organization gets done, and the more potential you have for growth and success.
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7 Best Practices for Using Online Collaboration Tools
According to a survey from Gartner, almost 80 percent of workers used online collaboration tools for work in 2021. That’s a significant increase since the start of the pandemic, and the trend looks set to continue through 2022.
Product Update
Everything to Know about Otter Plan Updates and Price Change
Over the last couple of years, we’ve experienced tremendous change - from our growing user base (that’s you!), to the issues Otter is solving in our now remote and hybrid work environments, to the product itself. 
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Free Customizable Team Meeting Agenda Template for All Industries
In past articles, we’ve offered meeting agenda templates for sales team meetings, sprint planning meetings, and more. 
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How to Choose the Best Note Taking Software in 2022
From simple web apps to advanced, AI-driven note taking software, students have never had more options when it comes to capturing information. But with these great opportunities comes the great responsibility of sorting through different solutions to find the right one for the job.
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6 Effective Meeting Tips for Hybrid Teams
Recent Gallup data confirms what many employees and employers have already begun to suspect: that the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we work, for the foreseeable future.
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6 Productivity Quotes from History's Greatest Speeches
Summer can be a tough time to get things done, as vacations, travel, and other plans naturally pull us away from productivity. But unfortunately, letting off the gas too much in these critical months can leave you falling behind on your big projects and goals (or even your day-to-day responsibilities).
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How to Write an Agenda for a Meeting
Writing an agenda for a meeting might seem straightforward: you think through the topics you want to cover, list them in an outline format, and distribute your notes to the group.
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The 22 Best Project Management Tools By Team Size
No two project management tools are created equally. From their specific features to their aesthetic appeal, project management solutions come in all shapes and sizes.
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10 Best Productivity Apps for Hybrid Teams in 2022
Hybrid work has emerged as the new go-to work arrangement for many companies as they look to balance the benefits of in-office culture and workers’ desire to stay remote. Transitioning to a hybrid arrangement from either fully remote or in-office work isn’t always easy, but the right tools can help organize and optimize blended teams.‍
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How to Choose the Right Productivity Software for Your Company
When COVID-19 hit in 2020, companies everywhere had to rush to put tools into place that would allow their businesses to stay afloat. Yet, given how quickly these changes were made, many companies are now finding that the productivity software they implemented may not be the right fit for the long-term, as work gets back to normal.
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How to Increase Buy-In for New Team Collaboration Tools
Team collaboration tools are key to maintaining productivity across work groups. But implementing new digital solutions can be difficult, especially when many teams are now toggling a remote-hybrid schedule. At the same time, many people dislike change—even if it’s for the better.
Product Update
Two-Factor Authentication for All Otter Plans
Starting today, two-factor authentication is now available for all Otter plans (Basic, Pro, Business, and Enterprise) at no additional cost.
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Best OneNote Alternative: Review of Top Note-Taking Apps
Find the best OneNote alternative apps in 2022 for students and professionals. We include the features and pricing of each app to guide your decision.
Product Update
Meet the New Otter
We’re excited to launch the new Otter — built for the half billion hybrid work professionals who are running from one meeting to the next, while juggling multiple projects with various teams. 
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A Sprint Planning Meeting Agenda Template You Can Use Right Away
In today’s world, technology changes rapidly, and users have come to expect frequent updates and consistent output from tech and software companies. Understandably, it can be hard to meet these expectations when working on complex new software and technology projects.
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How to Transcribe Zoom Meetings with Otter.ai
Transcribe your Zoom meetings in real-time using Otter.ai while collaborating with your team and reviewing meeting notes.
Product Update
Introducing Your Otter Weekly Insights
You have a lot to say, and between all of your events and meetings, whether at home, work, or school, sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of all of your activities in Otter. As Otter becomes an essential tool for your in-person or virtual meetings, classes or lectures, or day-to-day interactions with friends and families, we want to make sure these conversations are more accessible, more collaborative, more productive, and more actionable for you.
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The Best Work From Home Apps of 2022: WFH Effectively
Want to know which apps are best for working at home? Then this blog is for you! Uncover the best apps to use while working from home in 2022.
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How to Convert MP4 to Text
MP4 files are some of the most widely-used video file formats in the world. They were first released in 2001, but 2003's release is more...
Product Update
Otter Assistant for All Users
For a limited time only, Otter Pro includes a special edition of Otter Assistant for Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams!
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How to Create an Effective Sales Meeting Agenda
Nowadays, there are more ways to communicate than ever. Although messaging and email dominate many of our day-to-day interactions, sometimes...
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How To Run A Scrum Meeting: A Step-By-Step Guide
As software development becomes a core component of every organization, its processes are also becoming a commonplace feature of all workplaces...
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Virtual Meeting Etiquette Guide for Professionals
The shift to remote workforces has put a spotlight on how people interact with one another over the Internet. While many professionals...
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Zoom Etiquette for Students | A Guide to Online Learning
The environments in which students learn are rapidly changing. A few years ago, online classrooms existed, but they were far from...
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How to Take Good Interview Notes
Taking notes during an interview can serve various purposes, but it’s not always easy to do. You want to show attentiveness and actively...
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Work From Home Statistics & Trends In 2022
From foraging for plants and animals for food close to the dwelling facilities to working from home to save gasoline during...
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7 Meeting Tips for a More Inclusive Work Culture
As workplaces have evolved in recent years, one of the most welcome changes is the shift towards building more inclusive cultures that ensure...
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10 New Year's Resolutions for Productivity Improvement in 2022
Although it may seem hard to believe, yet another year has gone by, and a new one has arrived. As we exit the holiday season, there’s one more...
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Using a Voice Recorder to Create Custom Keepsake Gifts This Holiday Season
The holidays are always an opportunity to create long-lasting memories. Between gift-giving, feasts with family, vacations, and other sources...
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Best Productivity Planners: 11 Great Options for 2022
With the New Year rolling in and resolutions top-of-mind, people all over the world are looking for ways to increase their productivity in 2022...
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Note Taking Tips and To-Do Lists: How to Keep On Track This Holiday Season
For most of us, the holidays are filled with equal parts stress and magic. In the midst of all the proverbial holiday cheer is the frantic rush to...
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4 Note Taking Strategies for Remote Students
The past year’s pandemic has been hard on students across the globe. With many elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and...
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The 4 Best Digital Note Taking Strategies for Busy Professionals
Note-taking is one of those things that can fall to the wayside as we get older. As students, note-taking is always top-of-mind...
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What Is Remote Communication: The Ultimate 2021 Guide
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way organizations operate. But some of these changes were a long time coming...
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The 10 Best Productivity Apps To Crush Your 2022 Goals
Every year, hundreds of new productivity apps hit the market, promising to make your personal and professional life easier, simpler, and more...
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The 5 Best Note Taking Apps of 2021
Taking notes using virtual software has become a way of life for the vast majority of people. Breaking out the pen and paper simply does...
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Online Meeting Etiquette Mistakes You Might Not Know You're Making
Over the past year and a half, online meetings have become the norm. Yet, alongside this shift has come a whole slew of new social rules...
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How to Write a Great Board Meeting Agenda
Board meetings are important events that can help decision-makers understand where their company stands, as well as shape how it will move forward...
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9 Virtual Team Building Activities to Connect Your Distributed Team
Team building may seem more complex in the age of remote workplaces, but it’s just a change of environment; human nature remains the same. This...
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8 Ways Otter Makes You a Better Employee
The past year and a half of the COVD-19 pandemic has ushered in nothing short of a paradigm shift for modern work — and it’s not going away any...
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How to Use Digital Tools to Help Teams Free Up Space for Mental Health
Over the past few years, mental health has taken center stage as one of the most pressing concerns facing modern workplaces. And although...
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Why It's Important to Rethink How to Manage your Energy — and Your Meetings
Summer is winding down, and for most of us, that means the end of vacations and a refocus on work. This year, we’re in an environment that...
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5 Best Automatic Transcription Tools​
Thanks to the improvements of automated tech in the last 10 years, tasks like manual transcription seem antiquated and obsolete. Not only are they...
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Your Full Guide to Note Taking Methods & Tools
Whether you’re in school, in the workplace, or in the course of your day, note-taking is one of the most important activities just about...
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Otter.ai Chrome Extension for Google Meet and Google Calendar
The Otter.ai Google Chrome Extension transcribes and captions any Google Meet calls. Now it also lets you add Otter meeting notes to your Google...
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Tools for Recording & Transcribing Meetings
For decades, human transcription has been the norm. In almost every meeting and conference room, there used to be someone for note-taking...
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How to Record a Webinar
In a world connected by virtual meetings and long-distance communication, web conferencing is an important tool. Whether you want to...
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