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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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What's Faster Than Searching Google Drive? Bookmarks to Docs and Folders!

What’s Faster Than Searching Google Drive? Bookmarks to Docs and Folders!

If you are using the web-based version of Google Drive, you can bookmark frequently-accessed Docs or Drive folders onto your Bookmarks bar (or a Bookmark folder)! Just drag the lock from the address bar (the one to the left of your document or folder URL) onto the bookmarks bar to bookmark that particular document. Don’t […]

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Save Time Searching for Synonyms: Add a Thesaurus to Google Docs

Save Time Searching for Synonyms: Add a Thesaurus to Google Docs

Rather than using Google itself to search the web for synonyms while you write, why not install an Add-on that integrates a thesaurus right into your Google Docs? Click Add-ons in the menu bar > Get add-ons Use the search bar and type in Thesaurus, press Enter Click on the thesaurus you want to install, […]

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Lock in Iterations of your Google Doc by Naming Versions

Lock in Iterations of your Google Doc by Naming Versions

It’s no secret that Google Docs (and Sheets and Slides) retains your version (edit) history. But a long list of dates and times you made updates to the document isn’t all that useful without any other detail or references. You can actually NAME your document versions.  Without named versions, when you go to File > Version […]

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