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By Jess Stratton | Monday, August 18, 2014

Mark Up Images Easily with Skitch

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You may have heard of the popular web clipper and note-taking app Evernote.

The makers of Evernote have another highly useful app to create annotations on photos, screenshots, web pages, even maps! The app is called Skitch, and I’m going to show you how it works on this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, August 04, 2014

Connect to a Remote Computer with join.me

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A long time ago in Monday Productivity Pointers, I posted a video about a fantastic remote desktop connection app called Crossloop. It was fast, it was easy, and there was absolutely nothing not to love about it. Using a desktop PC, Mac, or tablet, you could easily connect to someone else’s computer and either view it or remote control it.

A few months ago, the makers of Crossloop shut off the service. But today on Monday Productivity Pointers, I bring you a suitable alternative called join.me.

By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Goals, Productivity — and Breaking the Rules

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This week’s tips focus on two counterintuitive ideas. The first concerns productivity.

Let me be clear: Productivity is important! Having said that, we often over-focus on productivity itself while neglecting a few underlying factors that influence productivity.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, July 07, 2014

Use Google Labs to Add Goodies to your Calendar

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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 | Monday, June 30, 2014

Boomerang Lets You Schedule Email

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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 09, 2014

Understanding Office 365: What it is, how it works

Understanding Office 365

This week’s Monday Productivity Pointers focuses on Office 365—software that helps you boost your productivity.

It can be tricky to sort out the licensing and structure of Microsoft’s new cloud and desktop versions of the Office suite. In my free video this week, I’ll help you understand what you’re actually buying when you purchase Office 365, if the cloud and desktop versions differ, and how the software works—from the download page right down to the account management page, where you can see which family members have already installed it on their computers.

Watch today’s movie to get started, and check back next Monday for more Productivity Pointers.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, June 02, 2014

Exporting WordPress Blog Entries

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Your blog isn’t just a way of keeping your website up to date. It’s also your history. It’s a virtual record of what you’ve been doing, what you’ve been writing about, and what’s important to you. It’s a little bit of who you are.

Sure, you might already have your blog entries saved in a Word document. But what about the comments? The photos? Those are part of your story as well.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, May 19, 2014

Reach Your Goals with LittleBit

Reach your goals with LittleBit

This week’s Monday Productivity Pointers focus on creating good habits, and more importantly, being held accountable for them!

An iPhone app called LittleBit exists just for that purpose. LittleBit helps you change your lifestyle just a little bit, each and every day for 30 days. Hopefully, by the end of that 30 days, you’ve turned your goal into a habit and can move on to a new habit you’d like to adopt.

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