7 Chrome Extensions for a Productive New Business Year  [LINK]
Whether you work online for someone else or for yourself, getting tedious tasks done quickly is essential. If you use Google Chrome, you can use business extensions that help you work faster and with less effort. The tools can assist you with meeting... [Read More]
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How to Calculate Basic Statistics in Excel: A Beginner’s Guide  [LINK]
Despite not being as powerful as software specifically for statistics, Excel is actually quite adept at running basic calculations, even without add-ins (though there are some add-ins that make it even better). You probably know that it can do arithm... [Read More]
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How to Transcribe Audio to Text for Free  [LINK]
You might think you don’t have a need for a transcribing tool if you aren’t a journalist, lawyer, or medical professional, but you’d be surprised. You could be in a meeting with a recording app turned on. Or in a classroom lecture a... [Read More]
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Use the Waterfall Project Management Method to Organize Your Life  [LINK]
The tools we typically use for managing personal projects have a major drawback. To-do lists and their variations (like Kanban boards) are fine to track what should be done and (maybe) who should do it. But they aren’t as good at planning out t... [Read More]
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How to Dictate Email in Microsoft Outlook  [LINK]
It’s time to speed up how you write emails. If you struggle typing quickly, dictating email can help boost your productivity. We’re going to show you Dictate, which integrates straight into Outlook. Dictate is a utility developed by ... [Read More]
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Reduce Finder Clutter and Mac Junk With Aliases, Tags, and More  [LINK]
From media and documents to applications and system preferences, your Mac Finder eats every kind of data you throw at it. Even when you’re using other apps, Finder is the final destination for data and preferences. No wonder it gets cluttered u... [Read More]
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How to Freeze and Unfreeze Columns and Rows in Excel  [LINK]
You can fit a lot of data into an Excel sheet. With thousands upon thousands of rows and columns, it can get pretty unwieldy. One small feature that makes it easier to manage all of that data is the ability to freeze rows and columns so tha... [Read More]
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This Christmas, Print Free Microsoft Office Templates and Plan Ahead  [LINK]
Ho ho ho! It’s that time of year again. Yes, we know it feels like you only just finished taking down all your geeky Christmas decorations after last year’s festivities, but it’s almost time to do it all over again. Let’s play... [Read More]
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This Google Keep Trick Will Make You a Better Reader  [LINK]
True book lovers know which side they are on in the printed books vs. ebooks debate. For the sake of our reading pleasure, let’s say that both have their advantages and disadvantages. Digital books and ereaders have one clear advantage: th... [Read More]
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10 Gift Ideas for Those Who Work From Home  [LINK]
Working from home can be a lonely life. Sure, you avoid rush hour traffic and can set your own hours, but the trade-off is less social interaction and more distractions. So, if you’re buying a gift for someone who works from home this Christmas... [Read More]
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How to Back Up Your (Outlook) Email With Windows 10 File History  [LINK]
You should always back up the data on your computer. If you use Outlook to manage your emails, you need to keep that information backed up too. If you don’t, you risk losing your emails, contacts, tasks, and more. Windows 10 comes built-in with... [Read More]
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How to Block and Unblock Contacts in Gmail  [LINK]
Blocking and unblocking contacts in Gmail is a simple matter of just four steps. When you block a contact, messages from their addresses will end up in your Spam folder, but they won’t know they were blocked. How to Block a Contact in Gmai... [Read More]
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How to Automatically Save and Upload Screenshots to Dropbox on Mac  [LINK]
We have an ever-increasing reliance on screenshots. They’re useful for everything from sharing ideas with work colleagues to keeping copies of receipts for online purchases. But they’re not ideal when dealing with lots of images. You... [Read More]
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Connect Your Calendar to Amazon Alexa to Better Manage Your Life  [LINK]
Alexa is the virtual assistant that lives inside the Echo. Setting up Alexa with your online calendars can let the device speak out the appointments you have for the day, or add events and reminders to your calendars. This relationship with Alex... [Read More]
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How to Make a Graph or Chart in Excel  [LINK]
If you have a data-heavy chart, it can often be helpful to have a visual representation of that data. Unsurprisingly, Excel has robust visualization features, making it easy to create powerful graphs and charts in Excel. You can even use Excel t... [Read More]
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Here’s the Secret to Focus and Productivity You’re Missing  [LINK]
The multitasking myth is pervasive. No matter how much multitasking research we see, we continue to tell ourselves that most people can’t multitask, but we can. Time and time again, research shows that when we think we’re multitasking, we... [Read More]
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How to Share Google Calendar With Others  [LINK]
For millions of people, Google Calendar is the diary and task management app of choice. Given so many people have a Gmail address and a Google Account, it’s an easy and fast solution. And thanks to the app’s recent redesign, it now looks ... [Read More]
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How to Add and Delete Contacts in Gmail  [LINK]
If you’ve given in to the Google machine, it can handle your emails, calendars, contacts, cloud storage, and so much more. If you keep your contacts in Gmail up to date, you can easily sync with your phone or tablet contacts. But how do yo... [Read More]
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Make Your Outlook Email Signature Stand Out  [LINK]
Just like with a note or letter, a written communication should include a signature. Now that so much has gone digital, emails have become a common way to communicate, for both business and pleasure. And, a signature at the end of your message can ma... [Read More]
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Make Your Outlook Email Signature Stand Out  [LINK]
Just like with a note or letter, a written communication should include a signature. Now that so much has gone digital, emails have become a common way to communicate, for both business and pleasure. And, a signature at the end of your message can make all the difference. This is especially important in the business world. We’ve previously explained the benefits of email signatures, includin... [Read More]
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Did You Know About These Gmail Limitations?  [LINK]
You live inside the Gmail inbox, but are you aware of its limitations and restrictions? For instance, did you know that Gmail has a sending limit? As soon as you hit the maximum number of emails, Gmail will put up a stop sign and won’t allow an... [Read More]
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How to Hide or Unhide Columns and Rows in Excel  [LINK]
If you’re dealing with a data-heavy spreadsheet, sometimes it’s helpful to hide or unhide rows and columns to better see the information you need to analyze. Fortunately, Excel makes it easy to do this. How to Hide Columns and Rows i... [Read More]
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How to Password Protect a PDF: Free and Paid Options  [LINK]
Did you know that you can password protect PDFs? This underused PDF feature is great for when you have to email and sign sensitive forms or contracts. We’ll show you free and professional tools to add a password to your PDF. Do you know of othe... [Read More]
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How to Save Time in Gmail With an Attachment Manager  [LINK]
Use the right Gmail search filters and organize your inbox with a few colored labels. That’s the usual Gmail way of handling attachments. But what if I told you there’s a better way? And like most things on Chrome, the solution ... [Read More]
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