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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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Create Sticky Calendar Reminders using Google Keep's Notes, as Tasks

Create Sticky Calendar Reminders using Google Keep’s Notes, as Tasks

What good is a reminder pop-up that doesn’t nudge you again, once the time passes? Google has two built-in tasks options that integrate with your Google Calendar: 1) Google Tasks. If you add a date to a task, it will show in your Google Calendar under “Tasks”. However, tasks with dates that have passed don’t […]

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Best File Naming Tip Ever: Use Consistent Date Format YYYY-MM-DD

Most Useful File Naming Tip Ever: Using YYYY-MM-DD for a Date Format

Wading searching through your own files is often an exercise in frustration with oneself for not having named files smarter / better / more thoroughly / in English. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again for those at the back of the room – Search is King. Your fingers will type in a […]

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Force Your Most-Used Files or Folders to the Top of the List

Force Your Most-Used Folders to the Top of the List

Digital folders almost always sit at the top of the pile, and they (usually) sort themselves alphabetically, whether on your computer, in Dropbox, or your Google Drive. But I have always found myself using a few select folders more than others… and a few folders decidedly LESS than others. “This one’s an oldie but a […]

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Mind-Blowing "Paste" Shortcut - Just For Windows Users

Mind-Blowing “Paste” Shortcut – Just For Windows Users

I’ve been Geeking out on this time-saving no-brainer pasting trick my Dad showed me. This is for you IF YOU ARE A COPY & PASTER and a Windows user. I want you to do this now: Press the Windows Key + V. Did this just pop up?  If you haven’t already activated this clipboard on your computer, you’ll be […]

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Easier File Organization: Get Chrome to Ask Where to Save Each File You Download

Easier File Organization: Get Chrome to Ask Where to Save Each File You Download

If your Desktop is littered with icons. Or your Downloads folder is a sea of files. Then maybe it’s time to get intentional with WHERE you are saving your downloads. Google Chrome doesn’t do us any favors by defaulting to automatically putting files we download from email or other websites directly on our Desktop or […]

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