Google Drive

Breaking (Bad) News: for the OG Free Legacy G Suite Users

The dreaded email… “[Action Required] Upgrade to a Google Workspace subscription” I just got terrible news, and you might have as well. If you were one of the OG (lucky) ones to have a free G Suite legacy account (like Google Workspace, but free), our glory days are over as of July 2022. Don’t worry […]

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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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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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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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Create a New Google Doc, Sheet, Slide or Form with This Fun Shortcut

Create a New Google Doc, Sheet, Slide or Form with This One-Click Shortcut

Suddenly struck by inspiration, you rush to open a new document to start pouring your heart and soul out through your keyboard… …Only the number of clicks and icons and visuals in the way of getting to that blank page, throws your creativity off track and suddenly you’re thinking of your to-do list, instead of […]

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Instantly Force a Document to Copy with this Little Trick

Instantly Force a Google Doc or Sheet to Copy with this Fun Trick

The ease of sharing Google Docs and Sheets is one of the reasons we love Google Drive, and use it so often. However, what if you want the person you’re sharing the Doc or Sheet with to make a copy without having to explain how to make the copy? Gone are the days of putting […]

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Google Drive File Naming Best Practice: Include a Date (and thank me later)!

Google Drive File Naming Best Practice: Include a Date (and thank me later)!

Talking about File Naming Conventions can really open up a can of worms, so I’m not going to go there. I am, however, going to plant a seeds with you for improving your Google Drive file naming. Simply: Add a date-created to your file name. Why? Because Google Drive doesn’t allow you to search by a […]

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