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.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, June 16, 2014
This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll introduce you to a crowdsourced GPS app called Waze.
Crowdsourced GPS means this: The more people who actively use it, the more information you can get from it. With a quick tap, you can actively alert nearby drivers using Waze of traffic, accidents, detours, and other hazards.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, June 9, 2014
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 2, 2014
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
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.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, May 12, 2014
This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’m doing a rapid-fire answer session about Blu-ray technology. I love watching movies in a great home theater environment, but I get asked questions about Blu-ray all the time, so I know there’s some confusion out there.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, April 28, 2014
You probably send many emails each day, both personal and work related. But they all have one thing in common: They do you no good if no one reads them.
This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll share tips on how to write a better email, and become a more efficient communicator in general. I’ll show you some examples of poor communication—and teach you how to avoid them when writing an email.
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