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The 50 Best Desktop Wallpapers for 2013

The 50 Best Desktop Wallpapers for 2013

With 2013 introduced in a joyous fashion, we are also enjoying a lot of the tech that we may have gotten from the holidays. After you’ve learned some of the basics, you may be comfortable enough with your computers and laptops to make them more personal and customized, and a great way to start is by using a background you like. If you are looking to do this, dissatisfied with the wallpaper your computer has provided but unsure where to start, no problem—here on Lifehack, we have 50 ways to help you out. Below are 50 different desktop wallpaper designs for you to choose from. It is recommended that you click the link with the wallpaper’s name to get the wallpaper with the correct resolution for your desktop.

Nature_1

    Small Lake in SwitzerlandInterfaceLIFT

    Nature_2

      ForestDeviantart

      Nature_3

        BarmseeInterfaceLIFT

        Nature_4

          Vintage BridgeWallpaperWeb

          Nature_5

            The Road to NowhereInterfaceLIFT

            Nature_6

              Winter SunInterfaceLIFT

              Nature_7

                Burning AutumnInterfaceLIFT

                Nature_8

                  Stand AloneInterfaceLIFT

                  Nature_9

                    The Colors of AutumnInterfaceLIFT

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                    Nature_10

                      Blue MomentInterfaceLIFT

                      Simple

                      simple_1

                        Geometric ColorsJan Klever

                        wallpaper-2599540

                          Science Naturewallbase.cc

                          simple_3

                            Ton – João Colombo

                            Equirectangulat Panorama in HDR from 31 HDR images [93 Single Raw Shots]

                              Water architecture – wallbase.cc

                              simple_5

                                BeachDeniz Tekkul

                                wallpaper-2592326

                                  Water and cloud – wallbase.cc

                                  simple_7

                                    BubblesSayuri

                                    wallpaper-44029

                                      Outer Space – wallbase.cc

                                      simple_9

                                        AquawaveVladStudio

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                                        techfocused_1

                                          I Love iPod100wishforyou 

                                          03182_morningdewdrops_1280x720

                                            Morning Dewdrops – Interfacelift

                                            apple pie

                                              Apple WallpaperDesktop Nexus

                                              amazon co zip

                                                For you – Desktop Nexus

                                                1318417-1920x1080-[DesktopNexus.com]

                                                  Chicago Harbor Lighthouse – Desktop Nexus

                                                  1330616-1920x1080-[DesktopNexus.com]

                                                    Romantic Moon – Desktop Nexus

                                                    1330880-1920x1080-[DesktopNexus.com]

                                                      Winter’s Reflection – Desktop Nexus

                                                      1279648-1920x1080-[DesktopNexus.com]

                                                        Android-Robots – Desktop Nexus

                                                        Mac

                                                          MacShammer

                                                          02957_balloonoveracornfield_1920x1080

                                                            Balloon Over A Cornfield – InterfaceLIFT

                                                            apple wallpaper

                                                              Apple Logo TilesHeIsCoolMG

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                                                              whimsical_1

                                                                Father and SonVladstudio

                                                                whimsical_2

                                                                  Higgs Boson – Vladstudio

                                                                  whimsical_3

                                                                    Nature Never Go’s Out of StyleNiklas Lundberg and Ehren Kallman

                                                                    whimsical_4

                                                                      Robots in Love – Vladstudio

                                                                      whimsical_5

                                                                        Internet Cafe – Vladstudio

                                                                        whimsical_6

                                                                          Little WorldHeiko Klug

                                                                          whimsical_7

                                                                            Inside Rainbow – Vladstudio

                                                                            vladstudio_quiet_song_fragment_1280x960_signed

                                                                              A Quiet Song (Fragment) – Vladstudio

                                                                              whimsical_9

                                                                                Dream Service Providers – Vladstudio

                                                                                whimsical_10

                                                                                  Hug Me!Uburoi

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                                                                                  Artistic_1

                                                                                    SandalVladstudio

                                                                                    Artistic_2

                                                                                      Rich Soil 2+ekud

                                                                                      vladstudio_moai_1280x960_signed

                                                                                        The Solved Mystery of Moai Statues – Vladstudio

                                                                                        Artistic_4

                                                                                          Where Miles Are BornVladstudio

                                                                                          Artistic_5

                                                                                            FlowersGran-angular

                                                                                            Artistic_6

                                                                                              Tower Bridge~phyzer

                                                                                              Artistic_7

                                                                                                The Spectrum of the SkyDominic Kamp

                                                                                                Artistic_8

                                                                                                  Mac Rainbow WallpaperYouWall

                                                                                                  Artistic_9

                                                                                                    Old School MacintoshWallpaper4Me

                                                                                                    Artistic_10

                                                                                                      Artistic NatureBob Wama

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                                                                                                      11 Meeting Scheduler Apps to Boost Your Productivity

                                                                                                      11 Meeting Scheduler Apps to Boost Your Productivity

                                                                                                      Automations are key to improving efficiency. Set the system up right from the beginning and you’ll reduce the amount of no-shows and cancellations.

                                                                                                      Whatever your business is, with automations, meeting scheduler apps do more than just streamline appointment setting. They prime your workflow for maximum results.

                                                                                                      Meeting scheduler apps are awesome if you use them right. Use them wrong and you can look like an arrogant elitist.

                                                                                                      In this article, I will share with you 11 great meeting scheduler apps you can start using today to boost your productivity.

                                                                                                      1. ScheduleOnce

                                                                                                        ScheduleOnce is an industry leader and robust solution. Whether you work alone or have a large team, ScheduleOnce can support you.

                                                                                                        ScheduleOnce allows you to create multiple users and multiple calendars. I use one calendar for booking podcast guests with automations set up to prep my guests for our interview. I use another calendar for strategy sessions and coaching calls.

                                                                                                        ScheduleOnce also has embeddable widgets so you can keep the scheduler inside your own website.

                                                                                                        Starting at $7 a month and a 14 day free trial, ScheduleOnce can fit a variety of needs in business.

                                                                                                        Available on Web

                                                                                                        2. Calendly

                                                                                                          Calendly stands out for its clean, easy to use interface. If you like clean design, Calendly might be your choice. It too has robust automations and integrations for individuals and teams alike.

                                                                                                          You can try Calendly free for 14 days. Their basic plan is free while their most robust plan is only $12 a month.

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                                                                                                          Available on Web | Google Chrome Extension

                                                                                                          3. Assistant.to

                                                                                                            For those who use gmail, Assistant.to is a super simple solution.

                                                                                                            From inside an email, you click on the Assistant.to icon and pick times your free. Assistant.to embeds the times directly into the email so the recipient can quickly pick a time that works for them.

                                                                                                            While it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of apps like Calendly or ScheduleOnce, Assistant.to is completely free.

                                                                                                            Available on Web

                                                                                                            4. Acuityscheduling

                                                                                                              Acuity is a robust meeting scheduler very similar to ScheduleOnce. It integrates with CRMs, Email Marketing platforms, Analytics tools and accounting software.

                                                                                                              It comes with a 14 day free trial. They have a free solo account but if you want the benefit of the integrations, you’ll start as low as $15 a month and can cost up to $50 a month.

                                                                                                              Available on Web | iOS | Android

                                                                                                              5. Pick

                                                                                                                Built for simplicity, Pick is direct and easy to use. You can create your own url extension like pick.co/yournamehere and it integrates with Google calendar and Office 365.

                                                                                                                At $3 a month, this is a great tool for quick scheduling.

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                                                                                                                Available on Web

                                                                                                                6. X.ai

                                                                                                                  For those who are early adopters of AI, this may be the solution for you. X.ai created two AI assistants they call Amy and Andrew Ingram. After setting up your account you simply CC them on your emails with the person you’re wanting to schedule and the AI assistants will email your guests from there until your appointment is set.

                                                                                                                  This type of scheduler feels more personal because of the dialogue. There are stories on their site of people thinking Amy and Andrew are real people. X.ai integrates with Google, Office 365 and Outlook.

                                                                                                                  Starting at $29 a month for an Individual account and $39 a month per user for a Team account, Amy and Andrew are ready to schedule meetings for you. Want to try it out first? They do have a free trial.

                                                                                                                  Available on Web

                                                                                                                  7. YouCanBook.me

                                                                                                                    is another competitive solution for scheduling meetings online. You can manage the calendars of your entire team, configure booking forms, and integrate with your calendar.

                                                                                                                    They have a free account branded with their company name or you can have some control over your branding and appearance at $10 a month for all their features. Either way, this company is worth a look.

                                                                                                                    Available on Web

                                                                                                                    8. Doodle

                                                                                                                      Doodle is unique in the space of meeting schedulers because it helps groups of people find a time to meet that works for everyone.

                                                                                                                      It integrates with your calendar and allows you to send a poll to all invited. Once people vote on the poll you can see which time works best for everyone.

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                                                                                                                      You can also run polls for food preferences if you’re scheduling a lunch meeting or a section of town if people are coming from all over.

                                                                                                                      While there is a free account, you’ll unlock it’s potential starting at $39 per year.

                                                                                                                      Available on Web | iOS | Android

                                                                                                                      9. WhenAvailable

                                                                                                                        WhenAvailable is another scheduler that works for groups of people. You can use it to schedule a pickup game of basketball, decide on your next book club or book your family reunion.

                                                                                                                        Their free account allows up to 20 guests, unlimited events and one contact group. For $15 a year you unlock all the goodies including reminders and chat messages.

                                                                                                                        Available on Web

                                                                                                                        10. Rally

                                                                                                                          Like Doodle and WhenAvailable, Rallly is helpful for scheduling meetings and events with multiple people involved. You create a poll and everyone votes. It’s quick and easy.

                                                                                                                          Unlike Doodle, it doesn’t have as many features, but it’s entirely free.

                                                                                                                          Available on Web

                                                                                                                          11. NeedtoMeet

                                                                                                                            Finishing strong, NeedtoMeet is our last app that allows you to schedule meetings or events for multiple people. It has mobile apps, custom urls, easy polling, notifications and commenting.

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                                                                                                                            NeedtoMeet also allows 1:1 Meetings for things like performance reviews for your whole team. You send out the your calendar slots to your team and they can only pick 1 slot, minimizing the amount of emails and scheduling you have to coordinate.

                                                                                                                            While they have a free account, you can unlock all features for only $19 a year.

                                                                                                                            Available on Web

                                                                                                                            Bonus: Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Using Meeting Schedulers

                                                                                                                            In the excitement of streamlining your scheduling process, it can be easy to forget the feelings of those you’re inviting to meet. I know. I’ve done this.

                                                                                                                            To say “Hey, schedule time on my calendar” feels colder than “Hey, here’s my calendar. To avoid all the back and forth, pick a time that works best for you.”

                                                                                                                            Always make sure to frame your invite with your scheduler app with the benefit to them and why we’re doing it this way rather than the old fashioned, personal way.

                                                                                                                            A little finesse goes a long way. Without it, you risk seeming transactional and cold.

                                                                                                                            Some meeting scheduler widgets you can embed in your site can take a couple seconds to load. If you go this route, make sure there’s text just above the widget that lets your guest know the calendar will appear below and to wait for it to load.

                                                                                                                            If you use an online meeting tool like Zoom, it’s also important to explicitly let them know the meeting will take place on Zoom and include the Zoom link in the email reminder. Many make the mistake of not clarifying where the meeting will actually take place which can create last minute chaos at the time of the meeting.

                                                                                                                            Should you require special settings, like ethernet, external mics or lighting, let your guests know that on your thank you page and reminder emails so they are prepared for the meeting and you end up with the best meeting possible.

                                                                                                                            With clear communication in your automation, your meeting scheduler tools can almost perform like a virtual assistant for a fraction of the cost, or free, depending on the app you choose.

                                                                                                                            The Bottom Line

                                                                                                                            Meeting scheduler apps are diverse in features and unique in design. Before committing to one and realizing it’s not a fit, I recommend exploring which 3 might best fit you and then doing a trial with each of them at the same time so that you can see how they feel as you use them side by side.

                                                                                                                            Scheduling meetings the old fashioned way can be tedious. Conversely, finding a scheduling app that works seamlessly in the background is heavenly.

                                                                                                                            Like cell phones, meeting scheduler apps are moving from a nice-to-have luxury to must-have necessity in the lives of productive people. As you explore your options, stay true to your brand and the tools that have worked well for you to this point and simply find a meeting scheduler app that plays well with what you have created.

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