By Jess Stratton | Monday, July 28, 2014
Lots of offices have calendar scheduling systems in place, like Outlook, Google, or Lotus Notes. If you want to schedule a meeting, you can add your list of invitees and see when they’re all available to schedule it. It’s an easy process.
What’s not so easy is when you need to schedule a meeting for a group of people who aren’t on a unified calendar scheduling app.
You know what happens next: The emails start flying around with everyone listing dates they’re available, and dates they’re not. It’s nearly impossible for everyone to wade through each other’s typed-out schedules to find a single date and time when everyone is free—and by the time you find it, one of the guests has suddenly become unavailable again.
In this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll show you a website that can help with this process.
By Jess Stratton | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Sharing and simultaneous collaboration is a huge benefit to using Google drive—but what if you have to share a Google Doc file (such as a word-processing document) with a user who doesn’t actually have a Google account?
By Jess Stratton | Monday, July 21, 2014
A few weeks ago, I showed you how to download your Facebook timeline to your computer. This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll show you a similar feature in Twitter.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, July 14, 2014
Songs tend to vanish from iPhones. It’s a complaint I hear quite a lot from my friends and have even noticed myself. A song is there for months—and then one day you’ll sync with iTunes and for some reason, it’s just not there anymore.
This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll show you a quick way to get that song back on your phone—without having to go back to iTunes on a desktop or re-sync your phone—so you can be rocking out again in no time.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, July 07, 2014
Every once in a while on Monday Productivity Pointers, I go over something you may already be aware of—but could use a reminder about. It’s that moment when you recall: Something I use every day has some really cool features and I should be taking advantage of them!
This week I’m talking about Google Labs, particularly the Labs in your Google calendar.
By Jess Stratton | Wednesday, July 02, 2014
You’ve built the shop, and you’ve got a stunning set of handmade products to sell that you’ve worked hard on. How can you take your existing shop and make it great?
To get the answer, let’s examine some traits of Etsy sellers who took their shops and turned them into successful businesses.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, June 30, 2014
This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’m going to show you a neat little add-on that you can use with your Gmail account to schedule email delivery.
It’s called Boomerang and it works with a Gmail account and the browsers Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.
Boomerang allows you to compose an email and schedule it for a date you specify. With the free version, you can schedule up to 10 emails a month for free. This is fantastic if you have a nice chunk of free time and want to get ahead of your game!
By Jess Stratton | Monday, June 23, 2014
Did you know that you can download your entire Facebook timeline onto your computer?
First, let’s back up. Why would you want to do a Facebook timeline download? Perhaps you’re a lawyer who needs access to someone else’s timeline to make or break a case. Maybe you want to go through it offline, taking your time. Or maybe you simply want a backup copy of it.
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