5 signs you need a PC assistant

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Written by Administrator
Customer Success


February 26 - (5 Min Read)

The average American adult spends most of their waking day in front of a screen, whether it’s a computer, TV, mobile phone or a new gadget. We may not realize this, but as time goes by we keep spending more and more time on our devices. This means that a lot of time is wasted on processes and less time is spent on the important stuff like human interaction, offline hobbies and focusing on our wellbeing. Think about it, how much time do you spend on your PC doing tedious tasks like waiting for your PC to boot (or reboot), uploading photos, and deleting old files? If it’s more than you’d like, then you need a PC assistant to take all that menial work off your plate!

Welcome to Ellp! A new PC assistant that lets you set up IFTTT-style instructions that take care of all the boring but necessary tasks for you.  

 

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If you’re constantly clicking away in front of your computer, Ellp can help you from slaving away at your desktop. This PC assistant helps with some of the most time-consuming, manually-driven tasks. You can automate your PC tasks by flipping through and selecting what we call “cards.” These cards are split into 4 categories that trigger actions around performance, productivity, security, and entertainment.

The setup is simple. After you download and open Ellp, choose the tasks that are most relevant to you – You have a choice of over 35 actions! Turn the activation toggle on or off for each card. Ellp quietly runs in the background, taking care of business. That means no more time is wasted from your end on removing files, organizing your desktop, muting PC sounds late at night or trying to remember when to recharge.

This is not a trial, it’s yours to keep!

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5 signs you need a PC assistant:

1. You’re at work, you have tons of emails to go through, and because you’re so busy, you download files more than once, leaving you with multiple copies all over the place not to mention utter confusion. Which is the newest version??? Oh no! 

Don’t panic Ellp’s got you covered! Your PC assistant will let you know whenever you download the same file so you can save space on your PC. Plus, the action allows you to keep the most recent version and get rid of the rest.

 

2. You’ve just switched on your PC, you’re waiting for it to load…waiting…still waiting…5 minutes later, Ok loaded – finally! Now you’re trying to get things done on your PC, but for some reason, the system is overwhelmed, so it starts slowing down.

Ellp will get you back on track by telling you when an application is slowing down your computer. This way you can tweak the settings or remove it entirely to get back up to efficient speed.

 

3. You’re on a Skype call with your friend, family or a work conference call and suddenly the screen freezes and then goes blank. Is it me? Could it be them? Is it the application, my PC, or is it the internet that’s failing me?   

Ellp will alert you when you get disconnected from the Internet, even if it’s just for a few seconds, so you can eliminate the guesswork and go straight to the issue.

 

4. Your Recycle bin is full. There’s stuff that has been there for ages! Things just keep piling up but you keep forgetting to clean it out.

Ellp has a card that you can activate to keep your Recycle Bin clean so you don’t have to think twice about it.

 

5. With the number of data breaches that there have been in the past year, you’re worried about having your online accounts like Dropbox, Tumblr, Adobe, Badoo, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and so many others compromised, but have no way of knowing for sure.

Your PC assistant can provide peace of mind to alert you when your email is involved in a data breach or cyber attack. Welcome to an extra layer of automated security with Ellp.  

Know anyone else who can relate? You can share your favorite Ellp cards with your friends through your social network.

Here’s a glance of what the Ellp interface looks like.

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Ellp creates solutions for the “always busy, always doing something in front of a screen”. We want to help you and your friends close the gaps that human error, forgetfulness, and complexity create. Our minds are already spread thin, and we need more time for ourselves to focus on the fun stuff.

So far, the reviews say it’s “simple but accomplishes a lot,” “pleasant for the eyes,” and a “pretty cool application.” Ellp is available on Windows laptops (compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10) and desktop PCs.

Ellp is at over 150,000 downloads – already!

Save yourself the hassle and get your very own PC assistant

 

This is not a trial, it’s yours to keep!

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Need more information about Ellp? Click here to read an article outlining the benefits of using this PC assistant.

P.S Don’t forget sharing is caring. Spread the Ellp love with your friends and family so that they can enjoy having a PC assistant too!

Benefits of having a PC assistant

PC assistant
Written by Administrator
Customer Success


February 22 - (5Min Read)

Tired of having to carry out boring PC tasks? Many people spend endless and unnecessary amounts of time doing monotonous and time-consuming assignments that could easily be automated. This is where Ellp ‘The New PC Assistant’ enters the picture.

Ever dreamed of having your own PC assistant that can organize things on your PC, give you important updates, clean away old stuff and much more? This can become a reality by using Ellp the convenient automation tool.

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the software you can choose among over 30 task automations which we call ‘Ellp cards’. These cards are grouped into four categories and can automate tasks relating to performance, productivity, security, and entertainment. Each card can be personalized easily by using the ‘edit’ tool. Once your preferences are set and activated you can lean back and let your PC assistant take care of the rest.

Your PC assistant helps you to;

 

  • Save time and boost productivity

If you have a busy schedule, then Ellp works as a true lifesaver. Instead of getting bogged down in all the nitty gritty, your PC assistant keeps you notified about the stuff that needs handling. Say for instance your PC keeps freezing and slowing down your PC startup, Ellp will let you know which applications are taking up too much startup power, so you can improve PC performance and continue your day with fewer interruptions.

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  • Improve your online security

With over 3 billion accounts being hacked last year, online security is not something to take lightly. If you too are worried about your online accounts you can get Ellp to notify you each time your account has been involved in a data breach so you can act fast and quickly change your password before any damage is done.

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  • Keep your PC clean and organized

Ellp has a number of cards that can help you get organized. One specific card that comes to mind helps keep your PC clean. It gets rid of duplicates so you can gain back valuable disk space on your PC to make room for the things you love.

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  • Stay entertained!

Looking for a new desktop picture? Look no further, you can let Ellp take care of that too! Save yourself the hassle of looking for the ultimate desktop background and trying to find one that meets your screen dimensions. Just activate this Ellp card to set new desktop backgrounds from sites you like.

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Ellp also has cards that mute your sound when you unplug your headphones and cards that open YouTube or Spotify when you plug them in. There are cards that let you organize downloaded music or downloaded movies into the exact folders you want them in. Do you want to download a copy of every Facebook photo you are tagged in? No problem, Ellp can handle it.

As you can see, the idea of a PC assistant is to make getting things done on your PC convenient, fun, and as simple as possible.

Ellp is powerful automation tool that will make your life a lot easier. You’d be surprised at how many things can be automated. You can see the full range here. Once you’ve downloaded your PC assistant, you can immediately start flipping through and choosing your favorite cards. Once you’ve selected your cards you can edit them and personalize around your own personal preferences. Then all you need to do is to activate them by switching on the activation toggle.

 

With Ellp you’ll start seeing the benefits instantly:

  • you’ll have more time on your hands,
  • you’ll be more efficient in getting important things done
  • and you’ll improve the performance and security of your device.

This versatile automation software is a jack-of-all-trades that works hard to automate your everyday tasks, keep your PC running smoothly, while at the same time helps you get organized.

 

This is not a trial. It’s yours to keep!

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Ellp really is great! But don’t just take our word for it. See what others have to say about Ellp.

Did you find this article useful? If so, please share it with your friends. Think about it…Who wouldn’t want a PC assistant? 

5 Ways this new PC assistant can make your PC work for you

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Written by Administrator
CEO at Ellp


January 31 - (4 Min Read)

How much time do you spend on tedious tasks like waiting for your PC to boot (or reboot), uploading photos, and deleting old files? If it’s more than you’d like, then we have a solution for you. This new PC assistant lets you set up IFTTT-style instructions that take all that menial work off your plate.

 

PC assistant

If you’re constantly clicking away in front of your computer, Ellp can help you from slaving away at your desktop. This PC assistant helps with some of the most time-consuming, manually-driven tasks. You can automate your PC tasks by flipping through and prioritizing what we call “cards.” You simply customize the “cards,” which trigger actions around performance, productivity, security, and entertainment.

The setup is simple. After you download and open Ellp, choose the tasks that are most relevant to you – You have a choice of over 35 actions! Turn the activation toggle on or off for each card. Ellp quietly runs in the background, taking care of business. That means no more time is wasted from your end on removing files, organizing your desktop, muting PC sounds late at night or trying to remember when to recharge. 

 

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Here are a few real-life scenarios where this new PC assistant is extra helpful:

Scenario 1

Problem: Because you’re busy, you download files more than once, leaving you with multiple copies and confusion.

Solution: Ellp’s got you covered, as you can activate a card that lets you know whenever you double up, so you can save space on your PC. Plus, the action allows you to keep the most recent version and get rid of the rest.


Scenario 2

Problem: Your system is overwhelmed, so it starts slowing down.

Solution: Ellp will get you back on track by telling you when an application is slowing your computer. This way you can tweak the settings or remove it entirely to get back up to efficient speed.


To take advantage of a full version of Ellp that is free for a limited time, click here.  


Scenario 3

Problem: Do you ever not realize when you’re disconnected from the internet?

Solution: Ellp has an alert for that, so you can quickly save your work instead of being left in the dark. This will save you from scratching your head about why something’s not uploading or sending.


Scenario 4

Problem: How many times do you forget to empty the trash manually?

Solution: Ellp has a card that you can activate to keep your Recycle Bin clean so you don’t have to think twice about it.


Scenario 5

Problem: Your email gets hacked, and you don’t know until it’s too late.

Solution: An Ellp card can provide peace of mind to alert you when your email is involved in a data breach or cyber attack. Welcome to an extra layer of automated security.

 

Know anyone else who suffers from these challenges? You can also share your favorite Ellp cards with your friends through your social network.

 

Here’s a glance of what the Ellp interface looks like. 

 

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Ellp creates solutions for the “always busy, always doing something in front of a screen”. The team wants to help you and your friends close the gaps that human error, forgetfulness, and complexity create. Our minds are already spread thin, and we need more time for ourselves to focus on the fun stuff.

So far, the reviews say it’s “simple but accomplishes a lot,” “pleasant for the eyes,” and a “pretty cool application.” Ellp is available on Windows laptops (compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10) and desktop PCs.

Ellp is already at over 150,000 downloads already! A full premium version is free for a limited time only. Get to the Ellp homepage to take advantage and take action now!

 

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Need more information about Ellp? Click here to read an article outlining the advantages of using this PC assistant. 

 

P.S Don’t forget sharing is caring. Spread the Ellp love with your friends and family so that they can enjoy having a PC assistant too! 

 

When I’m spending too much time online, ping me

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Written by Administrator
Customer Success


November 28 - (7 Min Read)

Let me just quickly check if someone messaged me and I’ll get right back to you… One minute here, five more minutes there, one picture of your friends #InstaDinner, several updates from your family members about their holiday trip, Christmas party invites… Before you know it, a whole hour has passed.  

Research shows that the average person spends 116 minutes on their social media every day. Not that much? In the  long run it’s 5 years and 4 months of your life. Are those funny cat videos or even best shots from the last week’s event worth it?

Interactions with social media have been tailored in a way that makes you totally hooked. You need more and more of them to function. The loop is very well-designed as it is based on chemical reactions in your body. In other words, something that can easily overwrite your conscious decisions. And this is why we all need a boost of help to minimize or at least manage our social media time.

If you are a current Ellp user, then you are probably familiar with the following productivity card ‘If I spend too much time on Facebook, ping me’. What you may have not noticed is that the card evolved!

We were getting constant feedback from you to add even more functionalities for the card or create similar ones for other social media channels. As a response, we created this card: ‘When I’m spending too much time online, ping me’.

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The way the card is set up is quite awesome. All you need to do to have it work for you is to locate it under the ‘Productivity’ section of  Ellp. Then, you choose what social media and websites you want to have more control over the time you spend on them. You can choose from popular social media channels and popular websites like:

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Amazon

If it’s not one of these, no worries! You have the option to add your own.

The way you do it, you choose the amount of time you want to spend on a particular channel and then you select the channel. Then, you click on ‘Add another’ and you can keep adding as many as you like.  To add your own, choose the option ‘Other’ from the drop-down menu and enter the address of the website you have in mind.

Here is my setup, just to give you an example:

https://www.ellp.com/?utm_source=ellp-blog&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=too-much-time-online

As you can see, I know exactly what consumes my time the most and I plan accordingly. Yet I also take into consideration that my activities on YouTube need more time in comparison to what I do on Facebook (think watching videos vs. scrolling). I spend a lot of time on my Twitter account to build relationships for work, so I allow a bit more time there. I also get sucked by our Ellp blog, looking for new content ideas and thinking of how to further improve it, so I want some extra control of my time there.

The moment Ellp spots you mindlessly scrolling and procrastinating on any of the websites you set up for yourself, it gives you a nice nudge to remind you to go back to work. A notification as the one below will display in the low right corner of your screen.

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Ellp doesn’t judge, doesn’t nag, doesn’t lecture you. Whenever you’re spending too much time online, all it does is it pings you back to your optimal state. How awesome is that?! And don’t just take my word for it, presently 14,174 people have this card activated on their PCs! That’s a big crowd!

 

If you’re a fan of getting things done faster, then Ellp is just the right solution for you. This new PC assistant can take care of a variety of PC tasks for you; from maintaining your PC at the optimal level of performance, to helping you stay focused and productive, to monitoring your online safety, and even elevating your entertainment. And what’s best – Ellp is free to download and yours to keep!

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If you found this post useful, please share it with your friends. With this simple click, you’ll help them simplify their PC routine – and us grow!

 

P.S  if you have interesting Ellp card ideas that you’d like to share with us and the community you can add them here.

 

Improving your Ellp experience

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Written by Administrator
Customer Success


November 21 - (4 Min Read)

Gone are the Henry Ford days ‘ Any color – so long as it’s black.’ (Phew, otherwise my job as a Marketeer would be super boring, to say the least) Today, there are so many options for customers to choose from. Whether it’s shopping around for the best prices, the newest product versions, enhanced features, and excellent customer service, the power is ultimately in the customer’s hands. This is why businesses today must strive hard to meet their customer’s needs at all costs.

That takes me to our latest Ellp advancement. We’ve just recently introduced the Automatic Update for Ellp!

Cool! But what does it mean for you?

This means a couple of things;

  1. Ellp’s got your back

So because we keep popping out new cards and features like there’s no tomorrow, we thought it would be best for Ellp to update automatically without the need for you to stay bothering with updating it yourself. This way things will be a lot easier, not to mention hassle free. When new cards or features are in, we’ll send you an email to let you know that they’ve arrived. Obviously, all cards are set as deactivated by default, waiting for you to turn them on if you want to.

  1. Saves you time

Considering all the updates we have monthly, this automatic update will save you some time without the unnecessary updating. It might have just been a 30 second update in the past, but there are so many better things you could be doing with your time.

  1. A better Ellp experience

This may seem like a small change, but believe me when I say this is a big deal. Time is precious, so if we can improve your Ellp experience by just saving you a few seconds then we will. The idea of Ellp is based on the simplicity principle, so if it’s not super simple then we’re not doing our job right.

Let me know if you have any questions or feedback about our most recent update. We’ll be happy to get back to you! Just give us a shout at help@ellp.com

Laters!

Kristina

When my hard disk is getting full, free up space

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Written by Administrator
Ellp Evangelist


November 9 - (3 Min Read)

‘When my hard disk is getting full, free up space’ is one of our most popular Ellp cards. All our Product guys have it active on their PCs at home and at the office too. I never activated it for myself and in fact, I struggled to see its beauty. So being the curious person that I am, I talked to one of Ellp makers, Keith, to find out what I’m missing out on. And get that, the first thing he said was: This card can be highly addictive (what?!?) as it gives you the peace of mind that your PC is clean.

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Who wouldn’t like to have the comfort of knowing that their PC is performing at its best? Next thing I did (and I invite you to do it, too) I activated the card. And as I was doing it, Keith continued explaining to me how the card works as I was still a bit apprehensive about my stuff being deleted.  

This card – as he explained – is basically an automated shortcut to what any PC user can do manually. It fully relies on Windows functionalities, and as such if you trust Windows to operate your PC you extend this trust to Ellp to automate this functionality. So,  instead of going through the daunting and time-consuming process of Disc Cleanup, Ellp can do it for you. What a relief!

This card allows you to choose a threshold for which you consider to be full. In my case, I set it to 25%. That means when my hard disk is 25% full Ellp will free up space for me. Soon enough a notification appeared on the bottom of my screen informing me that I can get back more than 1GB of disk space.

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This is still a substantial amount of space, so naturally, I wanted to know what kind of files are going to be deleted. These consisted of setup log files, various temporary files, system error reports just to mention a few. In other (non-tech) words, these are temporary files that might have been useful at some point in time but are no longer needed anymore. So there is virtually no risk of losing photos from that wedding, short videos you made, and that beautifully composed emails from your loved ones. So, I clicked ‘YES’ and another notification popped up.

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In less than a minute, I regained 1GB of disk space (which gives me more space to save stuff that’s  important to me) and at no expense whatsoever! Now I get why this card is so addictive. And the best part – if I were to do it by myself it would take me so much more time! Also, If I were to do this alone, I would have to remember to do this clean up in the first place. But with Ellp I don’t even need to monitor my PC or calendar in any maintenance, as Ellp thinks and takes care of all this for me.

So, now that I know it’s full capabilities, I’m definitely leaving this card switched on. I appreciate that it monitors the hard disk for me every day, works quietly in the background and saves my time.

Technical disclaimer: This card works for the primary hard disk (the one that Windows is installed on).

 

If you’re a fan of getting things done faster, then Ellp is just the right solution for you. This new PC assistant can take care of a variety of PC tasks for you; from maintaining your PC at the optimal level of performance, to helping you stay focused and productive, to monitoring your online safety, and even elevating your entertainment. And what’s best – Ellp is free to download and yours to keep!

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October at Ellp

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Written by Administrator
Customer Success


November 2 - (4 Min Read)

Hi there,

As you’ll soon find out, unless you’ve heard already, October was a busy month at Ellp, to say the least. We’ve been working super hard to get Ellp to reach new heights for you.

So here are our top 4 updates:

1. Bexit (Beta Exit)

More than 30,000 lines of code, over 150 fixed bugs, new customization options, some seriously slick designs, and 39 Ellp cards later, we’re now officially out of Beta! This means an even better Ellp will keep unfolding before your eyes. Super Cards. Feature Boosts. And more!

2. Automatic Update

Backed by popular demand, we thought it would be best for Ellp to update automatically without the need for you to stay bothering with updating it yourself every so often – especially since we’re popping out new cards and features like there’s no tomorrow. When new cards or features are in, we’ll send you an email to let you know that they’ve arrived. Obviously, all cards are set as deactivated by default, waiting for you to turn them on if you want to.

3. The Ellp community

We created a place where you can share Your Ellp Ideas, this way we can build the cards you want to use. You can add your own ideas, up-vote, down-vote, share and comment why you like or dislike a new Ellp card. The ideas with the most hits will have a bigger chance of getting to the production line, so follow the news feed on your Ellp ideas page to find out if your card made it! Click here to start adding your ideas.

4. More cards! YASSSS

We’ve added two new Ellp cards to the bag! And while we were at it, we optimised one of our previous cards also.

Keep Me Focused is our newly upgraded card. Activate this card to get notified when you’re wasting time on sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – you name it!  The best part is that you can select as many sites as you like.

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P.S You’ll find this one in the popular cards section of Ellp. Enjoy!

Open Things Together is one of the newbies! Activate this card to get Ellp to open apps and folders together so you can get to them faster.

Rest Your PC Activate this Ellp card to get notified when your PC has been on for too long so you can give it a break.

 

If you’re a fan of getting things done faster, then Ellp is just the right solution for you. This new PC assistant can take care of a variety of PC tasks for you; from maintaining your PC at the optimal level of performance, to helping you stay focused and productive, to monitoring your online safety, and even elevating your entertainment. And what’s best – Ellp is free to download and yours to keep!

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And that’s all she wrote!

Until next time,

Kri

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When I turn on my PC, open my favorite website

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Written by Administrator
Ellp Evangelist


October 30 - (3 Min Read)

The amazing aroma of coffee is permeating the room, filling you with joyful anticipation of this new day. While your laptop is turning on, you feel motivated and ready to tackle the first task for the day. And as it’s ready for you to start working, you open your Internet browser with the best intentions. Next thing you know, you are either scrolling through Facebook or drowning in all those time-wasting emails.

If only there was a way to keep you away from distractions. What if I told you that there is one? And no, it’s not called ‘strong will’. Nor is it called ‘discipline’.

In fact, it has a bit longer name. ‘When I turn on my PC, open my favorite website’ card can be there to support your morning productivity if you go about it the smart way. All you have to do is to simply fight the temptation to put any of the well-known time-wasting, productivity-draining websites in the favorite website field!

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Instead, make sure that the one that opens for you first thing in the morning does one of the following things:

  • Motivates you to thrive
  • Reminds you of a goal you set for yourself
  • Supports a charity of your choice when you click on it
  • Displays your daily schedule
  • It’s an actual website that you need to use for your work

The sole fact that your first interaction with your laptop is a productive one, sets you up for success during the whole day.

How does that work?

That’s easy! All you’d have to do is activate this card ‘When I turn on my PC, open…’ and then actually skip all suggested websites. Instead, what you need to do is to type in your own favorite site that meets the requirements mentioned above.

Can you see the small button ‘Add another’? Yes, by clicking on it you can choose more than one website to open at startup. Take full advantage of this card, and open as many websites as you need to tackle your daily tasks. Just make sure that you don’t add any of the time-wasting websites and you’re all set to go.

And if you know yourself far too well and you just know that you will be browsing Facebook a lot during the day, make sure you simultaneously combine this card with ‘When I’m spending too much time on Facebook, ping me!’

 

If you’re a fan of getting things done faster, then Ellp is just the right solution for you. This new PC assistant can take care of a variety of tasks for you from maintaining your PC at the optimal level of performance, to helping you stay focused and productive, to monitoring your online safety, and even elevating your entertainment. And what’s best – Ellp is free to download and yours to keep!

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Ellp’s Top 10 Tech Quotes

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Ellp Evangelist


October 19 - (10 Min Read)

Here, at Ellp, we are a bunch of tech enthusiasts who share the same passions: we enjoy inspiring landscapes, delicious food and spending quality time with people we care about. In today’s world, these simple things that matter to us the most, are often the ones we don’t seem to have time for. From your child’s first few steps to the most delicious meal your grandma cooked to sharing a  romantic sunset with your partner – we all tend to miss out on these on a daily basis. We find ourselves constantly busy, always doing something with the majority of time spent in front of a screen. This is exactly why we developed Ellp, to change just that!

As I was looking for inspiration for the next blog post, it came to my attention that our Top 10 Productivity Quotes (https://blog.ellp.com/top-10-productivity-best-practices/) was something that you really enjoyed. This prompted me to create this blog. Top 10 Tech Quotes to:

  • share with you my perspective on technology with you
  • motivate you to bring back the life-technology balance
  • make technology assist you (and not the other way around).

I put some Ellp spin on it every now and again to show you how Ellp’s mission translates into solutions that we offer you in the form of Ellp cards. Enjoy!


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Read this carefully and run a quick mental thought. On what part of the equation are you? If you wake up and check your emails or social media first thing in the morning, have most of your conversations on various devices and fall asleep in the evening with your laptop on you, I hate to break it out to you, but you’re doing wrong!

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Ellp is a great example of technology working its wonders like that. Always active and protective of you in the background, it only alerts you when your action is needed, while fulfilling all time-consuming duties for you (and instead of you!) This way, you can focus on what really matters most.

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What truly matters? This one is tricky, as it varies from one person to another. Having some quiet time away from your devices can help you get it right. Just some pointers. For sure, it’s not the number of likes that your pictures get or that email thread that keeps you up at night.

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Another reminder that technology is there for us to express ourselves beyond previous technical limits. To be creative, and productive. To learn something new that was previously limited to a few. At times, it can get tricky, when we get sucked into the daily routines of mindlessly scrolling through Facebook, working hard and… missing out on important dates and events. Use Ellp to help you limit (or at least monitor) your Facebook time, remind you to take a break (in order to relax and freshen your mind, get some perspective) and updated of any important events!

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While I’m not thrilled about that, it’s a fact. We all tend to maximize our efficiency endlessly. And yet, when it comes to taking care of our PCs, we let them slack off. A long startup, duplicate files, desktops full of folders, pictures, and icons that simply make efficiency impossible, why do we accept that? Ellp is there to help. Just outsource all these tedious tasks to Ellp and once set up, enjoy the power of automation in action. Noticeable efficiency boost guaranteed!

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At times, we get feedback that our users simply can’t grasp what Ellp does for them in terms of background processes. Isn’t that what magic is as well? You may not be sure how the magic happens but you can certainly see the results enjoy being wowed. Think of checking if your email was breached. It happens every few minutes yet Ellp is not communicating it to you and it does that not to overwhelm you! A lot of Ellp functionalities work in a similar manner, silently and in the background, doing their job.

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Have you ever noticed how often the programs that you use on the regular basis change? If you are with Ellp for a long time, you have witnessed several updates that we introduced: from multiplying the number of cards by four, to added functionalities like multi-configuration of cards. Let me assure you, there is even more to come your way! Why? In order to thrive in the software industry, companies need to be extremely responsive to users feedback. And here, at Ellp, we pride ourselves in doing so! For reference, check Kri’s article on how to build a community of passionate people and the one about what we do with all your feedback.

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I put this quote as this is exactly how I used to feel every time my laptop would allow me around 5 minutes to drop all I was doing and run, RUN, to plug it in as the battery was dying on me. This is why all laptop battery-related cards are my favorite! Whether I want to know whether it’s fully charged or when it’s dropping below a certain level, Ellp is there to let me know about it. No more running around like lunatic again for me! In case you are like me, here is the link with detailed instructions on how to manage your laptop’s battery with Ellp

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This quote is amazing as it gives just the right perspective of technology. Simple, mundane tasks, that require no brain power nor creativity, no wit nor brilliant observation skill, can be simply automated and done by the machines. No one opposes to the machines taking over tasks in the factories that put human life at risk or robots filling in for humans in the most dangerous of operations (think drones). Yet, day-to-day PC automation is still a new solution for so many PC users. The risks of using Ellp are virtually zero! Why not take full advantage of it now?

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Technology is unlocking time and resources. Yet, the compassion, as Bill Gates calls it, is the most important part. From possibilities to save and share memories to spending more time together when separated miles apart, to changing the world either by information, donation on innovation, technology can, in fact, make this world a better place. Yet no one will make your world better for you. So, once again, I suggest: spend more time unplugged, enjoy real-life relationships, look at the clouds in the sky, and dream more…

 

P.S. If you’re a fan of getting things done faster, then Ellp is just the right solution for you. This new PC assistant can take care of a variety of tasks for you; from maintaining your PC at the optimal level of performance, to helping you stay focused and productive, to monitoring your online safety and even elevating your entertainment. And what’s best – Ellp is free to download and yours to keep!

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When my desktop gets crowded, organize it

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Written by Administrator
Ellp Evangelist


October 17 - (3 Min Read)

My partner has literally no icons on his desktop. Not even one!  Everything is perfectly organized where folders are neatly kept in sidebars. He also has beautiful artwork displayed on his screen which is there to inspire him. Me on the other hand: no wallpaper, desktop full of folders, icons, pictures, you name it. Chaos!

While there are not many people like Dave, many – me among them – inspire to have their desktops cleaned and organized. Once a week at least, I do perform a desktop cleanup. It’s a draining task, takes a lot of time and patience.

When our Product Team first introduced the card called ‘When my desktop gets crowded, organize it’ I admit I wasn’t too excited initially. I imagined it would simply grab ALL I have on my desktop and pack it into one folder that I will never locate. Gosh, was I wrong!desktop-gets-crowded

The card does pack my desktop items into a folder yet there is a cool logic behind it!

First of all, I get to choose when the action is triggered. I can choose a number of items on my desktop (it could be 1, 5, 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50). When that threshold is reached this would trigger Ellp to clean up my desktop. Every minute, Ellp performs a check. The moment my desktop items reach the chosen number, Ellp is there to organize them for me into a folder called ‘Desktop Items [ELLP]’ that is now located on my desktop and easy to find as there are (almost) no items there.

 

Second of all, there are some items still left on my desktop and this is brilliant! Why? As Ellp never packs existing folders so you can always find them in their place. You can also easily move your files from the ‘Desktop Items [ELLP]’ to folders that should have been stored to in the first place. The rest, you simply delete.

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Third of all, any items visible in the Public Desktop are not handled by this card. Which means that if your PC is part of a work network, some files will not be moved to the folder created by Ellp. They will remain visible on your desktop for you to access them easily.

How do you take files out of the ‘Desktop Items [ELLP]’ folder?

The same way you’d move them among other folders. You either drag them to where you want them to be, or you copy and paste them in the desired location.

‘When my desktop gets crowded, organize it’ card essentially means no more random files scattered all over your desktop and very minimal effort on your end. Ever since this card was introduced, we have noticed the constant interest in it and thousands of users have it activated. Funnily enough, there was also a visible spike in the use of the Ellp card called ‘When my favorite card posts a picture, set as desktop background’. Coincidence?

If you’re a fan of getting things done faster, then Ellp is just the right solution for you. This new PC assistant can take care of a variety of tasks for you from maintaining your PC at the optimal level of performance, to helping you stay focused and productive, to monitoring your online safety, and even elevating your entertainment. And what’s best – Ellp is free to download and yours to keep!

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