I can’t believe that in just under four weeks’ time, my Online Productivity Tools & Applications Facebook group will be celebrating its first birthday. Wow! Where has that year gone!?

Even if I do say so myself, the group has gone from strength to strength. We’ve now got 342 members (at time of writing) and are getting new member requests on a pretty much daily basis.

If you’re not already a member (and why not?), the group is designed to be a place where people can seek advice, discuss and tell others about all the cool tools and apps they use on a regular basis to help them be more productive in their work.

The group’s got a great community spirit and positive vibe about it, with absolutely zero spam – something that’s a pet hate of mine, which I think ruins many great groups.

Group members are also among the first to hear when Phil Byrne and I release our monthly podcasts showcasing our favourite apps that have made a difference to our online lives that month.

If you missed our latest one, check it out now here. I talk about two Slack apps I’ve been using, one of which enables me to read and reply to emails, tweets and Facebook updates right from within Slack itself.

Talking of Slack, I’m also hosting a webinar dedicated to the tool on August 10. You won’t know about this unless you’re a member of the Facebook group.

The webinar will focus specifically on Slack Productivity Power Tips & Tricks.

In addition, I have created a bespoke Slack channel to complement the Facebook group, which I will use in conjunction with the upcoming webinar to demonstrate functionality.

There are a lot of people who use Slack on a daily basis and would be interested in being part of an ongoing Slack channel that serves as an extension to the Facebook group (as indicated by a poll we undertook in the group recently).

I envisage the Slack channel being an ideal place for people who aren’t on Facebook all the time to ask questions of the other group members.

If you want to join the Slack channel, please enter your email address below and a signup link will be sent to you.

Disclaimer: By submitting your email address you agree to receive my once-in-a-blue-moon newsletter, which you can opt out of at any time 😉

See you on August 10 for the Slack webinar!

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