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There are no phones in the office of Centric Digital in New York City. There are no notebooks, pens, or Post-It notes. In fact, the desks are only loaded with laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other emerging digital devices. “We’ve been told by prospects who visit our office or meet with us that we look like we’re from the future, and I think that’s a good thing,” said Brian Manning, president and chief digital officer (CDO) of Centric Digital, a digital transformation agency. When Manning started Centric Digital in 2009, he decided the company would only use cloud-based apps, like Google Apps for Work.
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From a dedicated, knowledgeable support team to a ton of resources for new users, we offer a variety of ways to make sure you get the most out of Smartsheet. And now, we’ve added one more resource for you to learn how to best use Smartsheet in your organization. The Smartsheet Community is an online resource powered by Smartsheet users to get help, ask questions, and share tips and tricks. The Community is filled with best practices and design ideas posted by fellow users, and is moderated by the Smartsheet Community Manager to ensure answers are accurate and helpful.
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The Best and Worst Days for Productivity

Best and Worst Days for Productivity
There’s a good and bad day for just about everything. If you’re looking for a job, the best day to apply is Monday. If you want your customers to open your emails, send them on Tuesday. If you want to hold an efficient meeting, Tuesday is also the winner. But, what is the best day for you (or your team) to be productive? When is the optimal time to start a new project? And when should you invite colleagues to collaborate on your project? We’ve got all these answers and more to help you maximize productivity during the week. At Smartsheet, we look at a lot of anonymous app data to gain insights about the way we work.
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Tip from Support - Conditional Formatting with Smartsheet
Conditional formatting works great if you're looking to highlight rows based on data or values already contained in the sheet (e.g. a red background color can appear on rows when the "status" is "overdue"). Issues can arise when you want to apply the formatting based on a comparison between two cells in the sheet. For example, if you have a "target cost" column and an "actual cost" column, and want to apply a red background color to rows that exceed the estimate. This can't be done with conditional formatting rules alone. That’s why we recommend using conditional formatting's greatest ally - formulas!
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4 Best Practices for Gathering Creative Feedback

You can learn a lot from your customers. Everything from day-to-day work challenges to which features are most useful for getting things done. Our customers help influence our product roadmap and often are the driving force for many of our evolving product features (most recently, our upcoming addition of duration in hours and critical path). And last month, during one of our Smartsheet Academy training sessions, we asked our customers to give us feedback on a slightly different topic: our branding. We wanted to know what they thought of our name, our homepage, our brand identity, and other marketing initiatives.
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