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

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Written by Kristina
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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Improving your Ellp experience

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Written by Kristina
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 Aneta
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 Kristina
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 Aneta
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

Written by Aneta
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 Aneta
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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A year later, thanks to Hotjar, Doorbell and Viral Loops…

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Written by Gilbert
CEO at Ellp


October 12 - (7 Min Read)

Since launching Ellp in September 2016 and 100,000 downloads later, we learned a great deal about what it takes to launch a startup. One thing is certain, there are some cool tools out there willing to make your life a lot easier!

If you are a startup owner, you may be on the lookout for the best services out there to help you getting the right audience and communicating with your users, receiving their feedback and measuring their behaviors. Let me share with you what tools we chose for Ellp, what they can do for you and what was our experience with them.

Viral Loops

(A revolutionary template-based viral & referral marketing solution for modern marketers)

Our first public appearance featured a sign-up campaign for early adopters of Ellp’s Beta version. The campaign lasted for a month and recorded over 1,200 sign-ups. The last thing you want to do before launching is reinventing the wheel. That is why we turned to Viral Loops and used one of their referral programs. We had designed a simple, yet effective, leaderboard campaign whereby the Top 10 referrers would get VIP status and receive Amazon vouchers. The cool thing with Viral Loops is that they offer pre-made templates for all sorts of gamified launches.

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Doorbell

(A tool to gather in-app feedback)

On launch day, I remember waking up much earlier than usual to start seeing the feedback coming in. We were all excited to see whether the concept was being accepted and that the design and user experience was appealing as we thought it was. But what we were interested to hear the most was blunt feedback that would enable us to up our game. To encourage users to share their thoughts, we introduced an in-product poll asking users to submit their sentiment and to share anything they feel was worth sharing with us. As the Doorbell.io feedback tool supported the concept of user sentiment out-of-the-box, it was an ideal match for Ellp. Doorbell’s Feedback Capture API allowed us to implement Doorbell integration on the Ellp server rather than in the Ellp application, as this would allow greater flexibility. To date, we have collected over 3,600 direct user feedbacks, of which a staggering 88% was positive! Even though we’re blushed to see all of this support coming in, we give extreme importance to those users who either provide recommendations or require additional support or simply dislike our product. Doorbell’s simple interface allows us to segment this feedback and get back to users as quickly as possible. Their service is impeccable and Phil, the brains behind it all, is always super responsive to any query we might have or suggestion we might make. Eventually, in addition to our in-app feedback, it was a no-brainer to integrate our website feedback and email feedback with Doorbell too, and now we handle all users’ feedback through a single interface.

 

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Hotjar

(A new and easy way to truly understand your web and mobile site visitors)

While a lot of our energies are focused on the product, we are also very active in our online presence. Our website, www.ellp.com, does not only need to convey our message and brand values, but it is also the place to be for those wanting to download Ellp. Over the past year, we constantly kept optimizing the website’s user-experience, improved on our content and tried to make it easier for users to download and install Ellp. We did, in fact, roll out a number of iterations on Ellp.com as you can see below.

What you see above, is the evolution of Ellp website in the last year
What you see above, is the evolution of Ellp website in the last year

 

Changes, however, are not just esthetical. In fact, we have been using Hotjar to make sure we really understand our users’ challenges in browsing our site, understanding our value proposition and giving Ellp a try.

Through their cool heat map functionality, we could easily figure out what are the content, visuals and CTAs (calls to action) capturing users attention. It might not always be what you want to think! In this particular version, we realized that the 30-second animation was clearly grabbing our users’ attention but failed to take the message across. This is when we decided to have an animated hero banner that was more descriptive. This brought about around 26% improvement in Ellp’s download rate. A huge success for us (for now!).

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Hotjar also helped us a lot in collecting user feedback online through their easy-to-set-up polls. Recently, we did in fact set up an online poll (in literally 2 mins!) asking the users what cards they would want us to develop next. Tons of cool ideas started flowing in and some of them are already at development stage!

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While there is still a lot ahead of us in terms of developing Ellp and taking it where our vision leads, the progress we made in a year is tremendous. Could Ellp have done it without these tools? For sure, not. We’re living the era of startups and there are thousands of tools out there willing to make our lives easier. You just have to look for them. Good luck!

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 be productive, to monitoring your online safety and even to elevating your entertainment. And what’s best – Ellp is free to download and yours to keep!

 

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When my email is involved in a data breach…

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Written by Aneta
Ellp Evangelist


October 10 - (3 Min Read)

In today’s information age, technology is absolutely everywhere! It’s at home, at the office, in the palm of our hands, it’s signaling traffic messages, at your local eatery, it’s in outer space – it’s practically all around us! As technology progresses and becomes so readily available to us, this means that we end up using it more and more each day to get things done.

We’ve gotten so used to signing in to various applications and platforms with our email address and/or our social media accounts that we don’t even seem to notice it anymore. Though just because something is common practice doesn’t make it safe. With significantly more time spent online, we’re bound to be exposed to the dark side of the internet and all the dangers that lie within its grasp. Whatever information we use online, is at risk of being lifted by hackers, identity thieves, and unscrupulous marketers. So just as you wouldn’t like your neighbor snooping around your backyard, online personal information is no exception.

The bad news

Even though we all take precautions to safeguard such data, it seems like not a day goes by without someone having to go through the ordeal of having one of their online accounts being breached or compromised. An email breach can be very distressing since emails can reveal plenty of sensitive data such as passport, or credit card details. The daunting part of being involved in an account breach is actually recognizing that your account has been breached. Unlike regular real-life thieves, cyber-hackers don’t leave any visible signs behind them. No cracking doors, no half-opened windows. In the news, they’ve discussed hacked accounts in the millions. The individual people behind those breached accounts are left there, hopeless and helpless. Even if your account gets hacked, no one alerts you directly to let you know. If you are (un)lucky, you eventually somehow find out, and by then it’s probably too late.

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The good news

To remedy this, Ellp has teamed up with HaveIBeenPwned.com in order to create an automated solution for you, so that you no longer have to worry. With the ‘When my email is involved in a data breach, alert me’ card activated, each time your email is involved in a data breach, Ellp will alert you. This Ellp card will safely check all the accounts which are linked to your email address for possible breaches.It is advised that once notified of a possible breach you should immediately change your password to safeguard yourself.  

The even better news

Ellp’s recently (September 2017) introduced the multi-configuration feature for several cards, including ‘When my email is involved in a data breach, alert me’ card. It’s now possible to safeguard more than one email account with Ellp! Once you add the first email address, you simply click on ‘Add another’ and continue until all your accounts are listed. You may even set up Ellp to safeguard the accounts of your loved ones too.

 

I bet you’re feeling a lot more relaxed now, knowing that Ellp can help you take care of your online accounts. Before you get too comfy, make sure this Ellp card is switched on. If you haven’t tried Ellp yet, what are you waiting for? Download Ellp and stay on top of your online security.

 

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Advantages of Using Ellp

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Written by Aneta
Ellp Evangelist


October 5 - (7 Min Read)

Tired of boring PC tasks? Many people spend unnecessary time doing monotonous and time-consuming assignments that could easily be automated. This is where Ellp enters the picture. It’s a powerful automation software with the purpose of being your own personal assistant.

Advantages of Using Ellp

Ever dreamed of having your own PC assistant that can organize, give you important updates, clean away old stuff and much more? This can become a reality by using the convenient automation software called Ellp. Once you have downloaded and installed the software you simply choose among over 35 Ellp cards. Those cards are grouped into four categories and can automate tasks relating to performance, security, storage, audio, scheduling, social media and online activities. Every card can be personalized using the interface and when your preferences are ready you can just activate Ellp and lean back in your chair.

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Now you will reap the following benefits:

Saves time and boosts productivity

If you have a busy schedule, then Ellp works as a true lifesaver. Us humans can only keep a limited amount of information in our short-term memory. To be honest, most people could use a friendly reminder every now and then to not forget something important. For example, there could be a critical business meeting coming up or some other deadline – like doctor’s appointment. By using Ellp cards you can get alerts and reminders according to your own preferences.adventages-of-using-ellpYou can even get pinged when you have been spending too much time on social media like Facebook. This prevents situations when time flies away and you get stuck having to do some serious overtime. Poor planning and stress are major factors behind feeling unhappy and unsatisfied at your workplace. Ellp can instead give you peace of mind and help you be more efficient with your time.

Improves performance and security

Have you noticed that over time your device seem to almost magically fill up with downloaded files and other data? Sometimes it can be so bad that you are running out of storage space.

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Ellp has many features helping you to keep tabs on your hard drive, battery, recycle bin, downloads folder and even things like the CPU temperature. It can alert you when it requires your personal attention or even automate and do some fixing itself, depending on what you prefer. Regardless of your preferences, Ellp enables your device to be in top shape.adventages-of-using-ellpIt also has a few very useful security Ellp cards that can do privacy cleanups or alert you if your email has been involved in a data breach. When it comes to security in particular, time is of the essence. It lets you know quickly and gives you the opportunity to take appropriate action, for instance changing your email password.

adventages-of-using-ellpMultiple great entertainment features

Ellp has cards that mute your sound when you unplug your headphones or opens Youtube or Spotify when you plug them in. Other cards let you organize downloaded music or downloaded movies into the exact folders you want them in. As you can see, the idea with the automation software is to make it as convenient and simplistic as possible for the user.

adventages-of-using-ellpThere is also great uses for automation software when it comes to social media. Do you want to download a copy of every Facebook photo you are tagged in? No problem, Ellp can handle it.

Summary

Ellp is powerful automation software that will make your life easier. So many things you might not have even thought of can be automated and by going through the big selection of popular Ellp cards on the official Ellp website you are guaranteed to find many useful suggestions. Once you have downloaded the software it has an easy-to-use interface where you can edit your settings according to your own personal preferences. Then all you need to do is to activate it. As a result, you will:

  • save time,
  • become more efficient
  • and improve the performance and security of your device.

You will also find multiple nice ways Ellp can assist you with entertainment and social media. This versatile automation software is a jack-of-all-trades, just like having your own hardworking PC assistant.

 

Why not download Ellp for free and set it up straight away? And did I mention that’s it’s completely FREE?

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

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Once you download, you can find all the instructions here in case you get stuck at any point.

 

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