Increase Productivity with Keyboard Shortcuts

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Friday, June 4, 2010 Increase Productivity with Keyboard Shortcuts Try these keyboard shortcuts to increase productivity time, and decrease the time it takes to complete tasks. The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Lets grow together!

Keyboard tricks to save time and make work a little easier

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Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard shortcut keys

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 10 August, 2010 Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard shortcut keys I am on vacation and on my home computer I do not have a mouse so rely on keyboard shortcut keys, which reminded me again how helpful they are and how they are a big timesaver rather than reaching for the mouse all the time. Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard sh.

Redefining Email Processing

Simple Productivity Blog

Such is the case I found with my email a few weeks ago. My email approach was a conglomeration of various methods touted at various times. One of the best features of GMail is that you can label each email with one or many labels to make it easy to find again. Through the filters built into GMail, I could assign labels based on who it was from, what address it went to, or keywords in the email itself. I created filters so that none of my email was unfiled.

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Why I Stopped Saying You Can’t Use Email to Manage Tasks


For years I’ve been a champion of steering clear of email when you’re trying to manage your tasks. Now I wouldn’t say that I’ve seen the light of day and realized that you can use any email app as a to do list – far from it. There are plenty of reasons why you wouldn’t want to use any old email app in that way. That app – the one that convinced me that an email app can function as a fantastic bridge between your communications and your tasks – is called Front.

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Email Productivity: My Outlook Secrets

Simple Productivity Blog

Last week I talked about how I use GMail to process my email at home. Everything I get email about at work is going to fall into a few different categories that are easily recognizable. The majority of the email is related to my actual work, which is assigned a project number. This chain starts when I am assigned to a project (spawning an email with the project number in the subject), then assigned to work the item (spawning another email).

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How To Handle Hundreds Of Emails In Just One Hour


As a result, my email went from around 30 a day to well over 150. I already knew the theories of inbox zero, yet here I was, drowning in email. This made finding a specific email very time consuming. Then I brainstormed how I was going to deal with hundreds of emails a day. This method is tested with over 150 emails a day right down to 30. In fact, it works so well that even with 150 emails a day, I spent no more than 60 minutes a day in e-mail.

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19 Tips for Managing Your Email Even When You Don't Want To.

Stephanie LH Calahan

Productive & Organized Goes Audio in 3 Different Ways » 19 Tips for Managing Your Email Even When You Dont Want To E-mail, it is the form of communication that we love to hate and love to love.    Multiple studies on business productivity will tell you that huge amounts of time are wasted on email. Send emails to others that you would like to receive back. I may only keep the original email if it has attachments. a little more control over email.

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

Productivityist 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. It is perhaps the most powerful email app out there – for any platform. Having a similar type of feature in my email app of choice is simply more than I could have hoped for when I embarked on this quest.

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First Impressions Online: How PAs Virtually Greet Business 

Practically Perfect PA

I am a keyboard warrior. In recent years I’ve found myself in the online space where first impressions with clients happen over live chat, email or phone. Not necessarily by choice, but rather by circumstance. I’ve worked as a PA and Office Manager across the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and now Foodservice industry since 2011. A heart-warming […].

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Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word

Professional Assistant Blog

You can also add this macro to your toolbar or assign a keyboard shortcut by clicking on the buttons below and following the instructions. Click on either the toolbar icon that you created, the keyboard shortcut or click Tools, Macro, and Macros…, then click run. Home About Me Advertise Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Monday, October 13, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity D o you know what a macro is?

The benefits of reading aloud | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Now, when I say ‘don’t write’, I don’t mean you should take a break or get away from the keyboard for a day. I’m a pretty fast typist but it made me realise how unnatural it is to use a keyboard, or even a pen. Get RSS right here Get email updates here Recent Posts What to Do When You Feel Like You Can’t Catch Up How to Take the Next Step in Your Freelance Career What To Do When Clients Haggle Which Type of Entrepreneur Are You?

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How to Text a Cell Phone from your Computer

Dumb Little Man

Maybe you are in a location that has wifi but not cell signal, or you left your phone at home, or you just prefer the size of a full computer keyboard rather than a tiny facsimile on a smart phone, or worse, a nine-digit keypad. Use your email account: Every text number can be entered as an email address instead. If you know the provider that a person uses, you can use that in the email address.

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Review – BusyContacts for OS X


Calendar information, recent emails and messages are all available to be seen and you can filter these to your liking. Moving users from one account to another was as seamless as two mouse clicks (even better with a nice new Keyboard Maestro macro as well!). Apps Reviews app store buysmac calendar contacts email Mac OS X productivity The Contacts application in OS X has been largely ridiculed by users and reviewers alike for a long time now.

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How To Increase Your Productivity By Harnessing Dead Time

Dumb Little Man

You start writing an email to a client. The text is in your head since you’ve already drafted such emails a lot of times. Get a text expansion app that enables you to use “snippets” or chunks of words that will unfold into a complex text like email, phone number, link, or whatever you want. You save your emails, frequently used email addresses, and links to your text expansion app and label each with a snippet that hopefully, you can memorize.

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Why Good Writing Matters – And How You Can Improve Yours

Dumb Little Man

Just think of the things you might write in a typical working day: Emails to clients. So why is it so important that every time you put fingers to keyboard, you write well? In many situations, the first contact someone will have with you is through an email or through reading a website.

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What To Do When You've Been Insulted | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

His emails are usually brief, casual, and mention something like, “Have a nice weekend,” or “Hope everything’s good with you.” So it was weird to get an email that was so stilted and formal that it sounded like it was written by the Queen of England’s chamberlain to someone she was too polite to outright call a waste of space. There were a few comments in the email that were very polite little jabs at the quality of my work, or so they seemed to me.

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15 Surprising Gmail Tricks and Secrets

Dumb Little Man

Whenever it comes to email service providers, Gmail does not need any introduction. Make Use of Gmail in Offline Mode to Access Email Without Internet. As soon as this Chrome plugin is installed, a user can search, read, reply, and archive the email even in the absence of an internet connection. Once this option has been enabled, it can be used by pressing on the arrow sign at the bottom right corner of the Compose New Email dialog box. Backup Gmail Emails Locally.

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6 Foolproof Tips for Creating Powerful Passwords

Dumb Little Man

Whether you’re accessing an online banking portal or checking your email, you can’t get too far without entering passwords. When typing on a keyboard, do you frequently notice your fingers know how to reach the letters even if you don’t look down? If so, think about making an uncrackable password by using a muscle memory method that takes your fingers around a particular area of the keyboard in a pattern, similar to the one you might trace on a screen to unlock your smartphone.

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We don't know what we don't know

Laughing all the Way to Work

One person can be great at software programs and know all sorts of tricks to get things done quickly and another might be excellent at organizing and managing their email account. Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard sh. Quotations Marks Rules for numbers Saying thank you in an email Seasons greetings or Seasons greetings? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

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Keeping focussed in a busy environment

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 17 April, 2010 Keeping focussed in a busy environment There are so many distractions in the office -- the telephone, your co-workers, email and your boss! If you have to answer the phone, deal with an email or attend to something for your boss, do so, as that is the nature of the admin job -- multi-tasking, but once you have done it, go right back to your to-do list, re-focus and continue what you were doing.

Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint

Eco-Office Gals

Assuming your employees are using email and basic applications the majority of the time, powering a desktop is overkill. Think about implementing a thin-client setup where employees use low-end terminals (often a monitor, keyboard and mouse) connected to a server which runs the operating systems and applications they need. Today’s environmentally-minded companies are always looking for ways to make their carbon footprint smaller.

12 Clever Ways You Can Earn Money From Your Computer Today

Dumb Little Man

Common duties include managing calendars, replying to emails, managing social media posts, and entering data. You’ll listen to audio files and type out what you hear, and many job positions only require you to have a keyboard and computer to start.

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PhatWare Launches PhatPad for iPad – a Brainstorming and Collaboration Tool

Ian's Messy Desk

PhatPad turns an iPad into an brainstorming tool by enabling users to draw, write, and type on the iPad, then instantly share ideas via email, WiFi sync, Dropbox, or with PhatPad’s built-in presentation mode. File sharing either with WiFi or email. The included handwriting recognition engine allows PhatPad users to convert previously recorded handwritten notes into digital text, and edit text using either the handwriting input panel or the keyboard.

Mike Song – Zip Tips! Amazing Productivity Tips!

Office Dynamics

For example, we typed words in an email on our iPhones &; and then shook it. We dragged emails to our task bar in Outlook and created to-do''s electronically. We received tips to help us in Outlook, take notes, keyboard short cuts & it was really wonderful. Mike Song, best selling author of The Hamster Revolution, zipped to the stage and showed us the FASTEST way to get more done with Zip! Tips for Outlook, iPad, iPhone, Android, Google and more.

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6 Ways to Alleviate Ergonomic-Related Strain

Ian's Messy Desk

The keyboard should usually be at a low height, near the height of your elbows and the mouse should be right next to the keyboard. Try different keyboards and mice – there are many designs on the market. Comment by Ergonomics Los Angeles on March 2, 2008 @ 10:24 pm Trackbacks Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life!

Writing Rush | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Alright, well, I know he emailed me to let me know I had a broken link in a post. And I know he was interested in what that link led to, which made me think well of him, so I emailed him back. In less than 5 emails, in fact. This is perhaps my most important rule of thumb, whether writing books, blog posts, or emails. so that I can capture ideas when away from pen and paper (or keyboard and screen).

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How to Set Up Your Digital Productivity Space – Top 10 Tips

Dumb Little Man

For example, you can use client management services to collect and keep clients’ contact information or use automated email marketing systems that send messages and collect statistics for you. It’s definitely not that time when you spill soup on your keyboard.

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Responding to a Nasty e-mail at Work

45 Things

But before you burn up your keyboard typing back a nasty message , let's look at the smarter way to respond: 1. Tags: coworker sent email at work email cyberbullying how to respond bullying career advice Anita Bruzzese When you get an angry or nasty e-mail from a co-worker, the first thing you probably want to do is fire one back. Listen, you moron," you type. You can take your ridiculous ideas and shove them up your." Don't send it. You know better.

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PhatWare releases Retina-optimized version of PhatPad for the iPad

Ian's Messy Desk

About PhatPad: More than just a note-taking app, PhatPad turns an iPad into an advanced brainstorming tool by enabling users to draw, write, and type on the iPad, then instantly share ideas via email, WiFi sync, Dropbox, Evernote , Google Docs, or in PhatPad’s presentation mode. The included handwriting recognition engine allows PhatPad users to convert previously recorded handwritten notes into digital text, and edit text using either the handwriting input panel or the keyboard.

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7 Best Grammar Checker Apps

Daily Writing Tips

It integrates with lots of other software (such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Office, Outlook, and more) so you can use it while composing emails and messages, as well as for checking documents. #4: Do you struggle with spelling and grammar?

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Why Multitasking Makes You Less Productive

45 Things

I recently had to get rid of my computer keyboard because the Super Glue I spilled on it made it difficult to use. I destroyed the keyboard because I was multitasking. As much as I try not to, I find myself trying to fix a chipped fingernail while writing a story or gluing my lamp back together while checking my email. The keyboard before this one was also a mess. More than one third say they check it every time a new email hits their box.

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7 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Slack


Tired of spending all of your time in your email inbox? Slack helps you say goodbye to email while keeping all of your teams’ communications and files in one place, wherever you go. Keyboard Shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to increase productivity and quickly navigate and interact with any application. Slack has a great set of keyboard shortcuts for navigation, messages and more.

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Must Have Gadgets for the Modern Entrepreneur

The Small Business Blog

Email is still the primary communication channel for the vast majority of businesses both internally and externally. RIM pioneered email on the go with their hugely successful BlackBerry range of smartphones although Apple and Google are quickly taking a large amount of their once dominant market share. As useful as a smartphone and tablet are for day to day business productivity, nothing quite compares to the screen real estate, physical keyboard and power of a laptop.

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Technology to help with minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

The user can type their notes using the iPad keyboard, add photos, import and annotate PDFs, organise pages and tag each notebook. Following the meeting, the notes and action points can again be emailed to the participants and synced with their task lists. This app allows users to email the notes immediately after the meeting has taken place and also has a fully automated to-do system. About 10 years ago I used to manage 12 Committees as part of my role at the time.

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The New and Modern Way Companies Are Increasing Productivity

Dumb Little Man

A typical one used to be heaving ourselves out of bed after pressing snooze for the fifteenth time, eyes swollen shut with exhaustion, rushing to Starbucks to grab a coffee and chocolate pastry before reaching the office to tackle the mountain of emails which have accumulated between midnight (when we finally put our phone down) and 8am. Did you know that companies have a new way to increase productivity ? The working day used to be very different.

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How to remember those random requests

Practically Perfect PA

Similarly I have a large A4 desk pad next to my keyboard for any quick notes I need to make, things to remember (like phone numbers for instance), and tasks people give me at my desk. If the request comes from a more junior member of staff I tend to ask them to email me the details so that I have a record of the task and I can keep the email in my inbox until I have completed the work.

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How The iPad Has Revolutionized My Writing

Simple Productivity Blog

Answering email. I try to answer all blog email, and I do this using GMail. I thought the iPad would give me more screen real estate in order to answer emails. The bigger screen and on-screen keyboard would make it much better than the iPod, I thought. I had been hauling around a mini computer, keyboard and mouse, so I figured that even doing things on the web would mean less equipment to haul around.

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Which secretary skills are worth keeping?

Practically Perfect PA

But I do think it is important for assistants to be able to type quickly because, from my experience, many executives still punch at their keyboard with one finger and can take forever to write a simple email. I was reading a brilliant article by Lynn Peril the other day called Secretaries: glorified servant or canny career move? Although it is a little old it is well worth a look. Lynn writes about the history of the profession and her experiences as a secretary.

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Top 10 Productivity Tools For Chromebook

Productivity Bits

With a comfortable full-sized keyboard, large display and clickable trackpad, all-day battery life, light weight, and built-in ability to connect to Wi-Fi and mobile broadband networks, Chromebooks are ideal for anytime, anywhere access to the web. People prefer Gmail for their email needs on the go. Wanting to send a large file to a client or co-worker but your email web client does not allow you to attach it because of its large size? Email Game – puts fun in email.

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Be More Productive By Stopping

Simple Productivity Blog

Here is my "Things I Will Stop Doing" List: Stop checking my email more than twice a day. The keyboard is not big enough. Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. The Art of Thriving ran an article recently called "How stopping what you’re doing helps you get it done." " In it, the author listed out things she was going to stop doing in order to make room for things she wanted to do.

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To Produce, Consume, or Just Leave My Phone in My Pocket


In an interview with Tim, Kevin Kelly said that he can go a week without checking his email in the states and weeks if he’s abroad and internet access is spotty to being with. How can these two people with thriving, huge, iconic (again, in the digital world) businesses and workings go without email? I connected a Bluetooth keyboard, downloaded some new apps, and it mostly worked for drafting blog posts, rough drafts, and replying to emails.

Can you write a book or a novel with speech recognition software?

Daily Writing Tips

Some have physical challenges, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, that make it difficult or impossible to use a keyboard. Anderson , who says in his 2010 article Dictating, Writing, Hiking , “It’s been about fifteen years since I gave up the keyboard and took up a recorder for my first drafts.” You have a right to disagree with my previous post Writing with Speech Recognition Software. For many writers, dictating a book instead of typing it just doesn’t work.

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