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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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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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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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Level-Up Your Productivity With Two Tiny Chrome Bookmark Tweaks

Level-Up Your Productivity With Two Tiny Chrome Bookmark Tweaks

There are two game-changing bookmark habits that I want to share with you so that you can fall in love with Chrome Bookmarks all over again (or for the first time). Without further ado: Bookmark DEEP links (rather than home pages) Use bookmark FOLDERS (to keep clutter at bay and find bookmarks faster) Let’s start […]

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Shockingly-Easy Google Drive Declutter Trick

Declutter Your Google Drive with this Shockingly-Easy Trick

Every time you create a new file in Google Drive (unless you create it in a folder or move it intentionally into a folder), it sits loosely in the main (top level) Google Drive. For most people, that means dozens or even hundreds of loose files, “unfiled” inside of Google Drive. If you name your […]

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Find Your Emails and Files Faster, Using Gmail & Drive Advanced Search

Find Your Files Faster, Using Google Drive Advanced Search

Google Drive isn’t just good at storing your files, sharing documents, and allowing collaborations on Docs and Sheets – it’s got the best-in-class search functionality, too. Here’s how to up-level your Drive search “game”… Rather than just typing a name or word(s) into the Drive search bar, use the power of Advanced Search. Click the […]

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Find Old Emails Faster by LAYERING Your Gmail Searches

Find Old Emails Faster by LAYERING Your Gmail Searches

The search capabilities of Gmail are truly what makes it such a versatile and functional application. And, the better YOUR search SKILLS, the more quickly you’ll find anything you’re looking for inside your Gmail archives. A lot of Gmail users search by simply throwing a search term or series of words into the search bar […]

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