Productivity Multiplier: Google Cloud Connect Now a Reality

Productivity Bits

W e all know about Google as the search engine mogul and most know about Google Docs — an online version of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentations software. The Google Cloud Connect toolbar in Microsoft Word after installation. Copyright © 2011 Productivity Bits.

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Ten Useful & Interesting Google Docs Hacks - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

New in Google Docs: Spreadsheets Form Summary

Denise Aday

I love how Google quietly and consistently adds new tools – and new capabilities to existing ones. A favorite tool of mine is Google Docs – spreadsheets in particular. This questionnaire is a Google spreadsheet that has been turned into an online form that can be conveniently completed in a browser. How do you use Google Docs? Image via CrunchBase.

Meggin McIntosh on How to Back Up Google Docs

Denise Aday

Here at Aday VA we and most of our clients are heavy Google Docs users. How to Back Up Google Documents (Google Docs). Google Documents (GoogleDocs) is a great application to use, but just like files you have on your hard drive, the files you create in Google should be backed up. If Google goes down or there is a glitch, you may lose your files and it would be a shame if you didn’t have a back-up. Backing up Google Documents.

3 Tech Tools to Improve Your Organization’s Efficiency

Office Dynamics

Make your everyday operations more efficient: Google Docs. Part of the Google App suite, Google Docs is one of the best shared online document programs out there. Improve Your Organization’s Efficiency.

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Safeguard Your Data with Google’s Two-Step Verification

Productivity Bits

Two-Step verification of your Gmail account and data you store on Google Docs is a very important security step you should consider taking if you keep any kind of information on a Google server. Google has a solution and you only have to do it once.

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Are you Ga Ga For Google?

The Office Professionals Place

Thursday, January 21, 2010 Are you Ga Ga For Google? Google is an office professional’s best friend. I remember the days when you could use Google as a search engine only. Have them transcribed and delivered to your Google account and read them online.

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Dealing with confidential electronic documents

Practically Perfect PA

When using collaborative tools such as Trello or Google Docs again make sure that only those authorised to see the documents can access them. A few years ago I wrote a really detailed blog about dealing with confidential electronic documents and paperwork.

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Taking Action on Customer Survey Data the Right Way

Small Business CEO

As far as survey data tools, you can get your feet wet with a simple online Google Doc survey or expand into the robust data extraction game with Qzzr or Qualtrics. There are a variety of uses for survey data, and there are a myriad of ways to collect it.

9 Free Programs That'll Help You Build a Side Business

Dumb Little Man

Here are 9 different software alternatives to “brand name” software that can get your business up and running quickly, with no financial investment: LibreOffice/Google Docs (replaces Microsoft Word/Powerpoint/Excel) First, if you need to work with documents, you need software that can handle them.

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Creativity In Your Career Portfolio

Office Dynamics

Here are some cool things that other admins have done with theirs: • Set up a virtual career portfolio in Google Docs to use when applying for jobs outside of their state (in PowerPoint form). We have set up a Career Portfolio Photo Album in our photo gallery with pictures of administrative professionals showcasing their portfolio as well as pictures of examples of what these administrative professionals are putting in their own portfolios.

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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.

2012 138

Building Client Trust: Communication is Key

Step It Up VA Coaching

Simple, free online programs like Dropbox and Google Docs allow you to share and update information easily and instantaneously. by Donna Toothaker.

2015 141

Top 10 Online Tools for Writers

Daily Writing Tips

5: Google Docs (free), Google. As a freelancer, I use Google Docs a lot: several of the blog editors I work with want my posts as a Google Doc. Even if you won’t be working collaboratively with others, Google Docs can be a great tool.

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Office Software is Evolving, Are You Ready?

Tips From T. Marie

While we self-proclaimed geeks have been using Google docs, Google Drive, Dropbox and others, Office 365 provides those with a fear of the cloud a reason to finally get their cloud on. Office suite software is changing!

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5 Awesome Productivity Apps for Android Phones

Productivity Bits

Google Docs. With Google Docs , you can use your existing Google account to upload your documents, saving a backup online. You can create a document on your phone, and it will be available to view on your PC under your Google account. Google Voice.

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Travel Planning for Others – Putting Yourself in Your Traveler’s Shoes

Practically Perfect PA

With TRAVO , all you have to create a profile for each of your travelers and you’ll never have to refer back to your sticky notes or Google Docs ever again! Every admin wears many hats: office manager, personal assistant, life coach, travel planner.

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The Industry Snapshot: The Office of the Future

Practically Perfect PA

Here is some of the technology you use on a regular basis… Google docs. Google Hangout. Outlook mail & calendar, Yammer, OneNote, OneDrive, Google, MSN Weather, Office Lens, Skype for Business.

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How Social Media Helps Students Study

Dumb Little Man

Now, if you google essay topics, you will get tons of resources. Some things that can be put into practice when sharing: Stream a class through live video on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Google Hangouts, or YouTube. If you are working on a team project, work on a Google Doc.

My App Diet

Simple Productivity Blog

It pulls a subset of Google Docs down to my Touch. Since Google Docs is where I store things like birthdays, equipment specs and other lists, I have these with me everywhere. You can also find me at Google+ as

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Another Reason to Love Dropbox. Paper!

Tips From T. Marie

The list includes YouTube, Spotify, Google Docs, Facebook, Slideshare and Instagram. Until recently, I really hadn’t given much thought to an online collaboration tool. I’ve used Slack a few times and I’ve tested various online project management apps, but they all seemed like overkill for my little business. Dropbox just changed my mind.

Cost Effective Ways to Greenify Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

You can communicate via email; you can use things like Google Docs, Adobe and e-Signature to send documents and contracts; even faxes can be sent and received online thanks to companies like FaxZero and MyFax. Greenify.

2012 185

Creativity In Your Career Portfolio

Office Dynamics

Here are some cool things that other admins have done with theirs: • Set up a virtual career portfolio in Google Docs to use when applying for jobs outside of their state (in PowerPoint form). We have set up a Career Portfolio Photo Album in our photo gallery with pictures of administrative professionals showcasing their portfolio as well as pictures of examples of what these administrative professionals are putting in their own portfolios.

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Writing with Speech Recognition Software

Daily Writing Tips

Google claims even lower than that – 4.9 Speech recognition can be found in Google Docs, Windows 10, your smartphone and in various home devices. A professional writer might add a thousand words a day to their rough draft.

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6 Tools to Help You Manage Large Projects with Local & Virtual.

Productive & Organized

" Google Docs with XL Joanne Lang also suggested Google docs with XL.    You would use Google docs the same way you would an MS Office Excel worksheet.  Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

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Tips for Setting Up an Eco Friendly Business Online

Eco-Office Gals

Do you have an idea for a great eco-friendly business? If so, as you’re starting out, why not consider doing it online? Not only will it help to keep your overhead costs way down, but via cyberspace, you’ll be able to meet a lot more people than you would by just having a local office.

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4 Tips For Keeping Important Documents Safe

Practically Perfect PA

However, if you also want to be able to access them from anywhere then you might want to move to a cloud based system such as Google docs. We all have important documents that we need to keep safe.

2015 188

Guest Post: 5 Indispensable iPhone Apps for Virtual Assistants

Eco-Office Gals

The award-winning Quickoffice is the first and only application to allow you to share, access, view, and edit Microsoft Office documents with the ability to connect to multiple cloud services, including MobileMe, Google Docs,, and Dropbox.

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Top 3 Gmail Productivity Tools

Office Organization Success

It requires you download a spreadsheet and save it in your Google docs, but it’s such a huge timesaver. As some of you may be aware, I permanently switched from Outlook (having used it for many years) to Gmail at the end of last year.

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The Freelancer’s Guide to PDF Management

Dumb Little Man

When they send the form, instead of getting a flurry of random PDFs clogging your inbox, you can set a “rule” that will direct all responses to a Google Docs spreadsheet saved in your Drive. If you’re a freelancer, juggling multiple balls in the air is a must-know trick. One way to learn that trick is to know how to properly manage your time, systems, and files.

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ProWritingAid Review – We Tested the Grammar Checker

Daily Writing Tips

If you want more, you can pay $50/year for the premium version, which allows you to analyse large pieces of work (like a whole book chapter or report) and also includes a desktop app plus add-ins for MS Word, Google Docs and Chrome.

2018 91

Top 10 Productivity Tools For Chromebook

Productivity Bits

Around December last year (2010) Google launched a pilot program in which they gave away thousands of notebook units they called “Cr-48″ – a prototype of the Chrome OS-based notebook. That prototype has now been fully developed and released as Chromebook which according to Google is: “A mobile device designed specifically for people who live on the web. Google Tasks. Add and manage your tasks from your Chromebook using Google Tasks. Google Docs.

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Building Client Trust: Communication is Key

Step It Up VA Coaching

Simple, free online programs like Dropbox and Google Docs allow you to share and update information easily and instantaneously. by Donna Toothaker. Effective client communication is a crucial element in running a service-based business, yet it is often overlooked in favor of things we think are more important, like client work.

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55 Bulletproof Productivity Hacks – Do You Know Them All?

Dumb Little Man

Let Google Calendar do all the reminding. If you’re an email rat, utilize Google Calendar. In my case, I currently have a Franz- Slack -Google calendar combo. Create process documents via Google Doc for teams. A Google Doc or spreadsheet is ideal for this.

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Top 13 Tools For Efficiently Running Your Online Business

Dumb Little Man

Google Apps Google Apps is a package of popular Google tools like Gmail, Google Docs and all, allotted specifically for your domain. Ranging from docs to wiki, reports to CRM and planner to invoice, there’s a huge number of applications to choose from.

2011 283

4 Ways to Enjoy Each Day and Do More With Your Life

Dumb Little Man

You can use a Google Doc or a spiral notebook or a cocktail napkin, but just the act of jotting down your blessings will make them more real to you. I have a good friend who recently received some bad news concerning his health.

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Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

Try to think about your organisation’s brand in a more creative way – if for example the company colour is green do a Google search for ‘green’ and see what images appear and then use them for your slide backgrounds. Google Slides.

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Frugal Ways to Improve Remote Team’s Productivity

Productivity Bits

Last but not least, make it a habit to have everyone keep you updated on the work they’ve done which they can easily do by using tools such as Google Docs. Many organizations tend to neglect team collaboration in remote workers, and that is a concern. Those kinds of team members never see each other face to face, and sometimes even work in different time zones, which obviously means that it’s that much harder to stay in sync.

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The Traditional and the Creative Ways to Use Evernote

Simple Productivity Blog

Of course you can also do this in Google Docs, but I like having everything all in one place, and Evernote allows me to do this. This post was written by a guest author. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines.

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10 Tips for a Killer Presentation

Ian's Messy Desk

Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 10 Tips for a Killer Presentation Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 16, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

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How SMBs Can Profile Their Typical Customer

Small Business CEO

There are free tools such as Google Docs and MailChimp that let you create a survey and distribute it easily and affordably. Many marketing plans fail because they try to attract everyone and don’t focus on anyone.

2013 107

10 Tools and Resources to Write the Perfect Resume

Daily Writing Tips

6: Google Docs templates (free), various creators. If you want a straightforward way to create a resume, why not use Google Docs’s templates? It’s simple to use, though you will need to create an account (or you can login via Google, Facebook or LinkedIn).

Featured Soloist Natalia Sylvester: “Focus On the Small Steps”

The Solopreneur Life

Word, Google Docs, and Evernote for research. T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that is published on Tuesdays at The Solopreneur Life. Natalia Sylvester. The purpose of “Featured Soloist” is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses.

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