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Most Important File Naming Consideration: Will The File Leave Your Computer?

Most Important File Naming Consideration: Will The File Leave Your Computer?

Trying to name files properly drives most people crazy. But there’s one incredibly simple thing you can consider when you name a file that will truly be kinder to every person you ever send files to. Let me get on my soapbox and say: IF A FILE IS LEAVING YOUR COMPUTER, include your name (or […]

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Google Workspace Users: Save Money with Fewer Inboxes, using Email Aliases

When I was first creating my course Get Productive with G Suite, one of my best biz buddies confessed that she – as a solopreneur! – was spending $48/month on her Google Workspace account. WHAT THE WHAT?! But Mandy, I said to her, you’re just one person. How many separate inboxes do you need? You […]

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The "Gateway Drug" of Keyboard Shortcuts

The One With The Google Slides Tips

Google Slides deserve some attention in this series, and I’m going to give you a few goodies in one go. If you know, love and use Google Slides, you’ll be sure to appreciate a few of my favorites: Start a new presentation from scratch by typing slide.new (or slides.new) into your address bar. However, who […]

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How to Organize Google Drive's "Shared With Me"

How to Organize Google Drive’s “Shared With Me”

Wouldn’t it be nice if Drive’s “Shared with me” wasn’t just a dumping ground of every document link you’ve ever clicked, and every random file that’s ever been shared with you? Sadly, you can’t actually rename, sort or organize Drive’s “Shared with me,” so the solution is to create shortcuts, and organize/rename THOSE. To create […]

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Use Gmail Filters to Automate Your Inbox

Use Gmail Filters to Automate Your Inbox (auto-replies, auto-filing, inbox peace and more)

Getting to the bottom of your inbox is no small feat, but it only stays that way for so long if you don’t make some changes to the way that you handle all the incoming emails! Gmail webmail has some built-in email management and automation functionality that you may not have noticed… or maybe you […]

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Use Gmail Advanced Search for Faster Finds and Less Inbox Overwhelm

Use Gmail Advanced Search for Faster Finds and Less Inbox Overwhelm

Rather than just typing a name or word(s) into the Gmail search bar and hitting enter, use the power of the Advanced Search dropdown filter. Click the advanced filter icon on the search bar to reveal all the ways you can search through your email archives. Use advanced tactics in search, like choosing a date […]

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Use Gmail Labels to Level-Up Your Email Searches

Use Gmail Labels to Level-Up Your Email Searches

Gmail Labels are the quiet hero of organization and better search, but they are also easily misunderstood. Here’s what you have to know about Gmail labels to be able to use them better / properly: Labels are not (just) email filing folders. A single email can have multiple labels. Strategy to better label use: Use […]

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How to Create Custom-Branded Google Doc Templates for Each Client

How to Create Custom-Branded Google Doc Templates for Each Client

Did you know that you can make your blank Google Docs have a specific font type, size and colour set? Start with a blank Style Template Doc, like this one, and customize it. Click here to make a copy of the Doc above, ready for your customizations.  But, Dara, how did you do that automatic […]

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