Innovative Ways of Using the Cloud

Dumb Little Man

With everyone buzzing around with some new app or gadget that uses “the cloud” to store data of this sort and that, there’s a distinct level of mystification, especially for non-techy folks, regarding how the cloud works. Have you ever uploaded your photos to Facebook or Google+?

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Productive Communication & Marketing : How to Manage All of Those Links! Interview with @ItsMyURLs CEO @hustle247

Productive & Organized

How many social networks do you belong to?    How many different web sites are related to you personally or professionally?    How are you managing all of those different urls? Hello Eddy, and welcome to ProductiveAndOrganized.net. 

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Trending Sources

The Admin’s Guide to Organizing Digital Files

Office Dynamics

The Admin’s Guide to Organizing Digital Files By Julie Perrine. If you don’t have a filing system to put things where they belong when you save them, the virtual mess can accumulate quite quickly. Here’s how you can get started. Your digital files will likely need to follow suit.

Tracking How to Get It All Done & Avoid Information Overload-Interview With @Springpad CEO @jeffjaner

Productive & Organized

  Today I talk with Jeff and he shares some great insight on how Springpad could be one of your Productivity Powerhouse Tools. Hello Jeff and welcome to ProductiveAndOrganized.net.    It’s nice to have you with us.   I see how that can work. 

2011 48

Travel Itineraries

Practically Perfect PA

Think about all the different bits of paper you have to keep with you – tickets, hotel details, travel guides. Well along with the usual stresses of travelling your boss also has to attend meetings and act professionally when in many cases they are dealing with jet lag and the continuous business activities back in the UK office. It will enable them to be organised when you cannot be there to do that for them.

Today’s Admin Needs to Become a Mobile Office Pro

Office Dynamics

It is increasingly important to know how to work productively from anywhere, anytime. Today, going mobile means having instant access to all documents, content and colleagues, and the tools to get any job done – anywhere, anytime. Dropbox.

2016 106

iAdd For iPhone / iPad Now Syncs With Dropbox

Brilliantly Better

Not only I finished another ebook, one that is very close to me, called “ Assess – Decide – Do: Natural Productivity ” but I also finished a brand new version of iAdd, my iPhone / iPad implementation for the ADD framework. All you have to do is to add an email address and hit send.

New speakers for the Virtual Summit

Practically Perfect PA

I’m so excited to share with you the first group of new speakers for the Virtual Summit and their session details. The book is her personal story of coming into her own place of knowing and power and she along with a group of contributors, help women to keep evolving as women who know.

2017 76

7 Great Productivity and Time Management Tools to Keep You On Track

Dumb Little Man

If you’re trying to find ways on how to be more efficient, you’ve probably considered getting a few tools to help you out. However, with so many options to choose from, picking the best one can take time, effort and even money. Dropbox.

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Ultimate travel itinerary

Practically Perfect PA

With Assist Travel coming up in September in London I wanted to share one of our most popular blogs with you – The Ultimate Travel Itinerary. I hope to see you there… remember it is free to attend for all Practically Perfect PA readers! .

How I Use Hazel

Productivityist

As we head into the home stretch here during “How I.” Week , I’m going to give a brief overview of how I use Hazel, a fantastic rules-based organizational tool that comes from the fine folks at Noodlesoft. How I do use it? How I Use Hazel.

6 Tips to Save You Time and Wasted Effort - Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! A different take on the to-do list. » 6 Tips to Save You Time and Wasted Effort We are really close to wrapping up time management month!    Keep reading for tricks and tools that they use to save time.

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It’s official … I’ve switched from Outlook to Gmail!

Office Organization Success

But I’ve come to realize over the past couple of weeks that, with all the traveling I do, it’s just not efficient for me to keep switching from Outlook when I’m in my office, to Gmail when I’m traveling and using my laptop, back to Outlook again when I’m back in my office. Do you see what a time-drain and how unproductive that is? And I’m also using Dropbox to store my files.

Top 5 Remote Working Tools

Office Organization Success

One of the many requests I get from business owners is asking me for my advice on how they can work productively when they’re not in their office, i.e. work remotely. But there are times when I don’t want to, or can’t be, in my office and still need to be able to work. Lately I have been doing a lot of travelling in my business but still want to stay connected to my clients and business.

How Social Media Helps Students Study

Dumb Little Man

Studies reveal that more and more students like yourself believe that the technology they use to study should have the same format as social media. Whatever we do good, we seem to do it better in a social context where there are more people around us.

Using your social media skills at work

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few weeks I’ve been writing about social media and how best assistants can use it for their professional lives. This week I want to look at how we can use our skills in this area to add value for our companies and mangers.

How To Build A Productive Blogging Strategy

Productivityist

She is always on the search for better lifehacks to simplify her and others’ lives. But sometimes you might find yourself having to sacrifice either the quality or speed of your blog posts. Bloggers need to be creative, but they also need to meet deadlines.

How to Assess, Decide, Do with Pen, Paper and Magnets

Brilliantly Better

While the fact that I wrote an app implementing the framework, called iAdd , is true, equally true is the fact that you don’t need the iPhone app in order to implement this system. ADD is not only flexible enough to be adapted to your needs, but it’s also really, really simple.

The Clean and Simple Cloud Computing Primer for Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

From finishing a restaurant meal when you’re already full, to calculating just the number of minutes you’ll need on your phone plan, we hate to hand over our money for nothing. Better still, have you ever stored a file in Dropbox? Nobody likes paying for things they don’t use.

A Comprehensive Guide to Podcasting Productivity

Productivityist

With Podcast Movement starting up this weekend, I took some to step back and look at my workflow that I''ve used to deliver podcasts on a regular basis over the past six years. I''m going to break down this guide into three components: Pre-production.

It’s How Time

Productivityist

I’m going to spend the bulk of this weekend doing some much-needed “rejigging” of my apps. Next week I’ll be writing a post per day that goes into the “How I…” aspects that I’ve yet to cover here. How I Organize My Mac.

Saying Things Done: A Quick Look at Capturing Tasks Through Voice

Productivityist

If you''ve ever listened to Mikes on Mics or seen me speak , then you probably know that already. There are numerous tools out there that you can use to do this if you want to give it a try, and each has features that will serve some people better than others.

4 Simple Steps to Securely Send Credit Card Information

Office Organization Success

Many business owners find themselves in a situation where they are asked to send their credit card information in order to finalize a business transaction. Ask your VA/service provider if she has a Credit Card Authorization form that she can send to you, and you fax back to her.

Review: OmniFocus Premium Posts by Asian Efficiency

Productivityist

Full disclosure: I am an affiliate for OmniFocus Premium Posts but — as with all of the other products I align myself with – I would not endorse a product I did not benefit from in ways other than financial ones (let alone write a post dedicated to it).

My Time Management Reboot: The Pros and Cons of Electronic Systems and Why I Created a Hybrid

Eat Your Career

It pains me to announce that my grand experiment with using electronic time management systems has officially come to an end (sort of). You see, for the past several years, I’ve been using a variety of tech tools to help organize my life and work—appointments, tasks, projects and more.

It’s official … I’ve switched from Outlook to Gmail!

Office Organization Success

But I’ve come to realize over the past couple of weeks that, with all the traveling I do, it’s just not efficient for me to keep switching from Outlook when I’m in my office, to Gmail when I’m traveling and using my laptop, back to Outlook again when I’m back in my office. Do you see what a time-drain and how unproductive that is? And I’m also using Dropbox to store my files.

It’s official … I’ve switched from Outlook to Gmail!

Office Organization Success

But I’ve come to realize over the past couple of weeks that, with all the traveling I do, it’s just not efficient for me to keep switching from Outlook when I’m in my office, to Gmail when I’m traveling and using my laptop, back to Outlook again when I’m back in my office. Do you see what a time-drain and how unproductive that is? And I’m also using Dropbox to store my files.

Open Loops 3/8/2013: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

Lifehacker has a great article on how to get by those objections at “The Beginner’s Guide to Coupons” This seems like a good method to do as salad ahead of time…from Lifehacker’s “Prepare Salad in Advance Without Making It Soggy” Do you have too many hobbies? How about hobbies that you have supplies for but don’t do? Gutenberg has Dropbox support! Here are ways to do this and not miss shows.

Why the 80/20 Rule Could Make You Less Productive

Brilliantly Better

In this post I’ll explore some of the fallacies tied with the 80/20 rule applied to enhancing your productivity, as well as giving some possible solutions to its shortcomings. In case you have not, the Pareto rule states that 20% of your inputs lead to 80% of your outputs.

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Why the 80/20 Rule Could Make You Less Productive

Brilliantly Better

In this post I’ll explore some of the fallacies tied with the 80/20 rule applied to enhancing your productivity, as well as giving some possible solutions to its shortcomings. In case you have not, the Pareto rule states that 20% of your inputs lead to 80% of your outputs.

2010 20

Postbox: A Powerful Cross-Platform Email Client [Review]

Productivityist

Productivityist.com by Mike Vardy Start Here Archives Store Contact Postbox: A Powerful Cross-Platform Email Client [Review] Posted on 08/30/2012 // 8 Comments It turns out that when I decided to search for a new e-mail app of choice , that Postbox won out. Would still love to talk to you!

The Death Of The Deadline As We Know It

Brilliantly Better

Striving to meet them. Spending countless hours just to prepare myself for this date with my deadline. Oh, the feeling of pride when I was there in time to make it. Slashing tasks over a to do list has this feeling of power: I killed 32 enemies today, I feel good.

2010 13

Assess – Decide – Do In Under 2 Minutes

Brilliantly Better

I suggest you see it in full screen, since I fiddled a little with the app, and it would be a little difficult to see all the things in just one tiny window. I did this video after I started to receive the first round of feed-back form my very first customers. How are you doing?

Assess – Decide – Do: Natural Productivity

Brilliantly Better

It was my first trip to South-East Asia. During the trip, those words repeatedly came into my mind until I realized they were my unconscious response to a lot of questions. How do you get up in the morning? How do I get to that place I want to visit?

Get Professional-Like Backups Simply

Simple Productivity Blog

I want you to think about your favorite electronic device. Here is how to make one. Backups are taken regularly as a scheduled job, backed up into a directory and then transferred to tape, which is then taken off-site and stored in a secure location. How do you do backups?

20 Apps to Organize Your Thoughts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

But no one’s ever bothered to offer us one of those “check these out!&# Please welcome today’s guest poster, James Adams, and his collection of apps to organize thoughts. (We Here are twenty of some of the best for you to use to keep yourself organized.

AZVAs Podcast Episode 1

Loosely Speaking

You can listen while you work, during your work out, or it’s perfect for your afternoon virtual commute, or whenever you want to tune in! Subscribe to AZVAs podcast by emailing ktcosmos@LooseEnds.net. see Brian at right) Listener Polls & Contest (To participate, leave your comments following the show on the “wall or discussion tab over at the AZVAs FaceBook fan page. Get an extra chance to be entered by “fanning&# the fan page!

Pre-order Now Natural Productivity – 48 Hours Until Official Launch

Brilliantly Better

Now I have a confession to make. What I can do though, is to give you all the information you need, so you can make your own decision. How to transform a deadline into a liveline. How to incorporate procrastination on your own working routine, rather than fight it.

The Genre of Productivity: The Next Big Thing On The Web

Productivityist

So based on that…why did I ask him to write a guest post? Well, I wanted him to expand upon his thoughts he had shared with my podcast co-host (and fellow guest star here at Vardy.me I also started to recall back when “Remember The Milk” was interesting.

Time Management (or whatever you want to call getting the important stuff done without going crazy)

Denise Aday

Not to disrespect a thought leader and all , but really?? Sorry…had to get that out. What IS important : Our need and desire to get a grip on our overly busy lives. To get back some quality of life. By whatever phrase, the goal is to get the important stuff done without going crazy or getting sick, right?! Here’s the problem: we’ve loaded ourselves up with way too much to do within the limited amount of time we have.