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. But with the new Google Cloud Connect, there are several compelling reasons to starting considering switching…by NOT switching. Google Cloud Connect lets you work right out of Microsoft Office software and still get all the benefits of Google Docs and a cloud-based office productivity suite.

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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. The basic app gives you word processing software that is capable of creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations; however, Google Docs really shines when it comes to collaboration. 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. The great news about the Google Two-Step Security verification is that all the work is on the front end, so you don’t have to repeat multiple security dialogues every time you login to your account. 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. Now Google can help you do things like…… Google Docs – Create and share your online documents, presentations and spreadsheets Google Voice - Don’t have time to listen to voicemails? Google Maps – Go anywhere in the world from your office!

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Eco-Friendly Mobile Web Tools

Eco-Office Gals

Google Docs . Another mobile Web tool that can help the environment is Google Docs. They simply create the document, and then the other person can login to the Google account to see it. In today’s society, more people are starting to become aware of the importance of reducing their impact on the environment. In the business world, there are a number of different mobile Web tools that can help your business be more eco-friendly.

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7 Best Grammar Checker Apps

Daily Writing Tips

1: Google Docs. Google Docs is a free online word-processor provided by Google. Google Docs has a robust built-in spelling and grammar checker, highlighting spelling mistakes with a red wiggly underline and grammatical mistakes with a blue wiggly underline.

2020 105

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.

2010 180

Here’s How You Can Successfully Change To A Work-From-Home Career

Dumb Little Man

Create your reminders and events in google calendar or your preferred app. When working on team projects, Google Docs makes it easier for each team member to edit and comment on documents. Most companies have transitioned to remote work because of the pandemic.

2020 210

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. If you want to go even lighter on your desktop, you can use Google Docs , which lives entirely within your Web browser. The traditional view of a small business is changing.

2011 219

How to Make Working From Home Sustainable

Eco-Office Gals

Something like Google Docs can act as your company’s knowledge base so you never have to use paper. Sustainability is one of the most important goals for individuals and businesses around the world.

2020 141

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. This is obviously an important subject for assistants because we have to, have to, have to, keep our Executive’s confidence. We must be trustworthy and as hard as it is, keep all confidential matters to ourselves.

2017 162

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. The reverse is also true, that once you save a document to your Google account on your PC, access will become available on your mobile device. Google Voice. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal.

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

Dumb Little Man

All major apps offering these are — Google Docs, Microsoft Office or Collabio Spaces. When you work from home, it is important to set up your workstation properly to have the same convenient space that you would have at the office. But what about the digital space?

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How do I Deal with an Executive that Always Says Yes? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

I’m struggling since the new CEO started in November, I have a Google doc with all of the requests have come through, ranked them via importance. Welcome to Ask an Admin! This is where any administrative assistant or executive assistant can submit any question they have and your peers can weigh in on the conversation with their advice. There is more than one way to approach a situation or problem so we would love to hear your input!

2019 149

Can Android Become an Invulnerable System in the Future?

Dumb Little Man

The Android operating system run by Google is suitable for different devices. There are hundreds of confirmed security vulnerabilities that need to be fixed, confirmed by Google itself. If you’ve bought a device directly from Google, your system will be updated in no time. Google needs to find a way to provide equal update options for all devices to move towards becoming invulnerable. Google-Friendly. Google Docs. Google Reader. Google Play.

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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. Yesterday, PhatWare Corporation announced the immediate availability of a Retina-optimized version of its PhatPad note-taking and collaboration app for iPad.

2012 122

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. The following are the six data points that are incredibly important to business owners and decision makers. Customer Segmentation. Customer segmentation is dividing customers into distinct groups.

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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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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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. Google Hangouts is a great resource for online study sessions. For resources that have not been posted online yet, you can use cloud-storing services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, or Box, to organize it.

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. And each hat requires a different set of skills and a different set of tools.

2016 160

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.

2015 109

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! If you haven’t heard, Microsoft is really pushing the new Office 365 , which is all of our old standbys from the Office Suite now delivered on a subscription basis, rather than purchasing that familiar box with the software on CD in it.

2013 122

5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

There are plenty of tools available in the market like Google Docs, and Trello, among others. The trend of flexible working hours among the people is increasing exponentially. People prefer working from homes. As reported by Forbes, 73% of millennials are engaged in freelancing.

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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 Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. Back in my “Open Loops 10/18/2011: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along” , I mentioned an article from Lifehack called “Why and How I Went on an App Diet”.

2011 156

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. Tip: Chances are, you already have a Google account (maybe you created it to use for Chrome or YouTube, or your Android phone).

2018 82

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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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. In the eco-friendly world, it’s a word that is becoming more and more popular with every passing day. Basically what it means is that it’s a way to make our homes, schools and offices more “go green” savvy.

2012 142

How to Get Started as a Freelance Writer in 6 Simple Steps

Daily Writing Tips

Step #2: Create a Gmail Account (for Email and Google Docs). One important reason for having a Gmail address is that it also gives you a Google account, which you can use for Google Docs – I find that many clients want to collaborate in this way. Would you love to be a freelance writer? Maybe you’re hoping to make a bit of money on the side of your day job, or you want to find some work that fits around being at home with your kids much of the day.

2019 85

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.

2017 100

Features of Resume Writing in 2020 for Graduates

Dumb Little Man

Use Google Docs, Grammarly , and other applications to catch grammatical and punctual errors. It’s not easy to get your dream job without making a good impression on recruiters, HR managers, and potential employers with the help of a resume.

2020 188

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.

2012 126

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

Stephanie LH Calahan

" 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! Archive Network with Steph Is This You?

2011 206

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. If this concept is something that piques your interest, you might be wondering what you need to do to make your “green business dream” a reality.

2012 126

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. Whether it is for personal or business use, there are always some papers, invoices and key documents we just can’t afford to lose.

2015 155

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.

2010 157

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. My main reason was because, as I seem to be doing a lot of traveling lately, I wanted to be able to access my email on the go, especially from my laptop as I take it with me when I travel.

2012 193

Steps for Creating a Paperless Home Office

Productivity Bits

Options Use services such as Google Docs to easily share files with others. We’ve all been there: Keeping and storing documents that we deemed important throughout the years only to walk into the home office space one day and see a mountain of papers staring back. This can be magnified ten-fold if you work from home. The good news is there is an easy solution that will save you time, money, storage space, and clutter.

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. If you own a business, especially one that's entirely online, it is likely that you’ve got a distributed workforce.

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