Microsoft has been rolling out a dark mode to its Office apps for over a year. This change has been available in Outlook for desktop and the web for several months, and now it’s live on Android, iPhone, and iPad. Here’s how …
Slack is a popular communication service primarily used in workplace environments. If you want to try it, you can create your own free Slack workspace and invite anyone you want. Here’s how to set it up….
If you receive a phishing email, it can be a bit scary. Fortunately, nothing infects your computer if you don’t click any links or respond. Here’s what to do (and what not to do) if you receive a phishing email….
Sometimes you want to add a little emphasis to certain words in your messages. If you’re a WhatsApp user, you can add four types of emphasis, either inline or from a menu.
The ability to respond with an emoji from Slack’s extensive built-in collection is excellent. But nothing makes a place feel like home quite like personalizing it, so here’s how to add your own emoji to your workspace….
When you send an email to an Outlook contact group (formally known as a distribution list), you might want to hide the email addresses in the group from the recipients. Here’s the easiest way to protect people’s private infor…
Outlook lets you share your calendar with individual people, but you can also publish your calendar so that anyone with the right link can see it. Here’s how to do that and why you might find it useful….
Microsoft Outlook can access any email account—not just Microsoft accounts—as long as you’ve got the right information. Here’s how to hook up your email account to Outlook, using either POP3 or IMAP….
Having multiple calendars with different appointments on each one is a sure path to double bookings and an argument with someone you’ve annoyed. Get more organized and more reliable by subscribing to your Outlook Calendar i…
If you’re using OHIO (Only Handle It Once) to triage your email, you probably want to turn some of your emails into tasks. Here’s how to do that quickly and efficiently so you can get on with handling your other emails….
There are a lot of third-party add-ins and connectors available for Outlook. What’s the difference between add-ins and connectors, how do you use them, and are they safe to use? We’ve got the answers for you….
Ever been copied into an irrelevant email thread that clutters up your inbox and causes alerts to come up for a conversation you couldn’t care less about? Here’s how to ignore that thread so that you never see it again….
Here at How-To Geek we love dark mode and use it a lot. If you’re an Office user who wants a darker experience, here’s how to turn dark mode on in the Outlook web app.
Slack is a workplace chat app that’s so popular, the company that owns it was valued at more than $20 billion. You’ve probably seen it mentioned in the news. If you haven’t used it yet, here’s what you need to know….
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is a great security tool, and we always recommend it. Most apps make it pretty easy to turn on 2FA, and Amazon is no exception. Here’s how to enable it and make yourself safer….
The New Item menu in File Explorer lets you create new files in the current folder, but you might not ever use some of the options. Here’s how to remove unwanted entries from the list.
If you do email on your phone, swipe actions can help you spin through your inbox much quicker. Here’s how to use them in Outlook and how to change them if the defaults don’t work for you.
The problem with keeping email in one large archive is finding specific messages again. So, people create one extra folder, and then two, and then loads! Use these techniques instead of folders to organize your archive….
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is a great security tool, and we always recommend it. Most apps make it pretty easy to turn on 2FA, and Slack is no exception. Here’s how to enable it and make yourself safer….
Microsoft recently added “joyful animations” to the Outlook web app. These show a shower of glitter whenever Outlook detects “joyful” words like “Congratulations” or “Happy Birthday.” Here’s how to turn them off….
Gmail’s “Undo Send” feature is much-loved here at How-To Geek, but you can get the same option in Outlook.com and the Microsoft Outlook desktop application. Here’s how to set them up.
We recommend using OHIO (Only Handle It Once) to triage your emails. An essential part of OHIO is archiving emails you need to keep—get them out of your inbox! Here’s why archiving is critical—and why you shouldn’t bother…
Microsoft Outlook lets you create electronic sticky notes that you can display either in Outlook or right on your desktop, letting you get all those real sticky notes off your desk.
Gmail’s conversation view was groundbreaking when it appeared 15 years ago, but it always shows new messages on the bottom of the thread instead of the top. That’s annoying to some long-time email users. Here’s how to change …
Inbox Zero is a staple of digital productivity advice. “Achieving Inbox Zero” is the knowledge worker’s equivalent of “reaching enlightenment.” But Inbox Zero doesn’t mean having an empty inbox—it’s all about reducing the s…