The Freelancer’s Guide to PDF Management

Dumb Little Man

Let’s say you’re receiving PDFs from a client or a collaborator or you want to re-use a photo from a previous PDF that you’ve made — what do you do? You can even convert a PDF to JPG with web-based extractors, like ExtractPDF and ZonePDF. Part of managing your PDF files is being able to mark them up. Let’s say, for example, you created productivity tools , like calendars and planners separately and wanted to combine them all in one “Bonus Package”.

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The Apps I Use

Simple Productivity Blog

These apps form the basics of my system. Calendar. I have hooked up the built-in calendar so that it links up to Google calendars. Since my Google calendar has links to my husband’s calendar and the separate calendar I maintain for my elementary-aged daughter, everything for the family appears on the schedule. This journaling app lets me attach pictures to the entries and exports both to PDF and Evernote.

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Today’s Admin Needs to Become a Mobile Office Pro

Office Dynamics

Apps for file access, e-mail, calendar, password protection, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, virtual meetings, news, weather and travel are examples of key productivity tools mobile devices should have installed. I use this app often from my mobile devices to view and sign contracts that are emailed to me in PDF form. Mobile has become the way in the daily operations of both our personal and business lives.

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The ultimate app guide for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Hand over the iPad to a guest who can then fill in a form with their details, take a photo and sign an agreement. The current calendar app on the iPhone and iPad doesn’t allow for a week-to-view setting. This app looks similar to an outlook calendar which is useful. The app converts the report to a PDF and then you can send that via email to yourself. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone and I have a lot of my life on my iPad.

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Review: The Daysteps Planner

Simple Productivity Blog

You may comment on any article by scrolling down and using the form at the bottom of all articles. The Details Month Page/Intentions Click on the pictures for PDF examples of the three types of pages. One page holds a month-at-a-glance calendar. The top half is devoted to a calendar-like grid, but without numbers. Too many planners are just calendars and task lists without any space (or reminders) to help you decide what your time should look like.

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The Latest Task Sheet

Simple Productivity Blog

You may comment on any article by scrolling down and using the form at the bottom of all articles. I’ve used many planners, and tried many systems, and have been designing forms that work for me. So I created a new form. You can download it directly (pdf) or from the freebies page.) The form is constructed so that the target section can be folded in, and the days be folded to reveal a two-day span.

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Snail Mail 101

Clutter Coach

This category includes bills, medical forms to file, an insurance or telephone plan to compare with what you have now, information about a product you intend to buy and a list of activities put on by a group you belong to. Put in your in box anything that requires you to take some action, whether it’s filling out a form, making a call or adding activities to your calendar. You can download PDF copies and keep them on your computer.

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Best Business Technology for Small Businesses & Their Owners (28 ideas from them to you!)

Productive & Organized

  Even if you are not the most technical person on your block, you probably have some form of technology in your life that you love.  My scanner serves all these purposes -- scan a document in and you can then e-fax it over the internet, print out a copy, edit it directly through OCR software, save it as a PDF and toss the paper. Oh, did I mention that your meeting confirmation hits your google, outlook or web calendar as well as generates a confirmation email.

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How To Use The Foolscap Method To Move The Right Things Forward


So, the concept of the Foolscap Method is to conceive of your enterprise, whatever it is you’re trying to do, your ambition in a boiled down form that can be put on a single page, so that you boil it down to its absolute fundamentals, and you take it from A to Z. Note: I highly recommend you not only check out the link above and review the PDF in its entirety but also the accompanying video, which you can watch here.). "What is the Foolscap Method about?

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Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

Productive & Organized

Blog posts and articles can turn into: ebooks, presentations, calendar/tip-of-the-day. 6) 1 podcast + 1 pdf of the article = 1 product. When repurposing your content, one of the most forgotten ways to create it in a new form, is audio. Next you can convert that original article into a video, audio or PDF and share it online. Earlier this week I was talking to a client about content creation for the marking of her business. 

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The 2012 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide


No ads, small form factor, inexpensive, easy-to-read in the sun…and I can borrow books from my local library on it as well. NeuYear calendar. I’m big on visuals, and the NeuYear calendar gives me a bird’s eye view of my year in one place. If I’m doing any real long-form or book writing, it’s done in Scrivener. Agenda Calendar. My iOS calendar app of choice. The ideal calendar app for the productivityist who uses iOS. (On

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