Productivity Multiplier: Google Cloud Connect Now a Reality

Productivity Bits

W e all know about Google as the search engine mogul and most know about Google Docs — an online version of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentations software. But with the new Google Cloud Connect, there are several compelling reasons to starting considering switching…by NOT switching. Google Cloud Connect lets you work right out of Microsoft Office software and still get all the benefits of Google Docs and a cloud-based office productivity suite.

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New in Google Docs: Spreadsheets Form Summary

Denise Aday

I love how Google quietly and consistently adds new tools – and new capabilities to existing ones. A favorite tool of mine is Google Docs – spreadsheets in particular. This questionnaire is a Google spreadsheet that has been turned into an online form that can be conveniently completed in a browser. How do you use Google Docs? Image via CrunchBase.


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Meggin McIntosh on How to Back Up Google Docs

Denise Aday

Here at Aday VA we and most of our clients are heavy Google Docs users. How to Back Up Google Documents (Google Docs). Google Documents (GoogleDocs) is a great application to use, but just like files you have on your hard drive, the files you create in Google should be backed up. If Google goes down or there is a glitch, you may lose your files and it would be a shame if you didn’t have a back-up. Backing up Google Documents.

3 Tech Tools to Improve Your Organization’s Efficiency

Office Dynamics

Make your everyday operations more efficient: Google Docs. Part of the Google App suite, Google Docs is one of the best shared online document programs out there. The basic app gives you word processing software that is capable of creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations; however, Google Docs really shines when it comes to collaboration. Improve Your Organization’s Efficiency.

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Safeguard Your Data with Google’s Two-Step Verification

Productivity Bits

Two-Step verification of your Gmail account and data you store on Google Docs is a very important security step you should consider taking if you keep any kind of information on a Google server. The great news about the Google Two-Step Security verification is that all the work is on the front end, so you don’t have to repeat multiple security dialogues every time you login to your account. Google has a solution and you only have to do it once.

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Are you Ga Ga For Google?

The Office Professionals Place

Thursday, January 21, 2010 Are you Ga Ga For Google? Google is an office professional’s best friend. I remember the days when you could use Google as a search engine only. Now Google can help you do things like…… Google Docs – Create and share your online documents, presentations and spreadsheets Google Voice - Don’t have time to listen to voicemails? Google Maps – Go anywhere in the world from your office!

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View Google Calendar (.iCAL) in Outlook 2010

Bhavana Kumar

I use Google Docs and Google Calendar to do most of my personal work. But if you are an Executive. Gmail MS Outlook

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10 Collaboration Tools to Bring Your Next Great Idea to Life


Google Docs. If you rolled your eyes when you saw Google Docs as the first collaboration tool on this list, good. The Google suite has virtually all of the features of its predecessor at Microsoft, but it’s free. “No one can whistle a symphony.

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How to create and send invoices

Karen Vivarelli

FREE – Word or Google Docs Invoice Template. If you’re not into Word you can do the same thing in Google Docs and use an invoice template from their template library. I’m a big fan of Google Docs!

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Eco-Friendly Mobile Web Tools

Eco-Office Gals

Google Docs . Another mobile Web tool that can help the environment is Google Docs. They simply create the document, and then the other person can login to the Google account to see it. In today’s society, more people are starting to become aware of the importance of reducing their impact on the environment. In the business world, there are a number of different mobile Web tools that can help your business be more eco-friendly.

2012 158

Creativity In Your Career Portfolio

Office Dynamics

Here are some cool things that other admins have done with theirs: • Set up a virtual career portfolio in Google Docs to use when applying for jobs outside of their state (in PowerPoint form). We have set up a Career Portfolio Photo Album in our photo gallery with pictures of administrative professionals showcasing their portfolio as well as pictures of examples of what these administrative professionals are putting in their own portfolios.

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How do I Deal with an Executive that Always Says Yes? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

I’m struggling since the new CEO started in November, I have a Google doc with all of the requests have come through, ranked them via importance. Welcome to Ask an Admin! This is where any administrative assistant or executive assistant can submit any question they have and your peers can weigh in on the conversation with their advice. There is more than one way to approach a situation or problem so we would love to hear your input!

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Creativity In Your Career Portfolio

Office Dynamics

Here are some cool things that other admins have done with theirs: • Set up a virtual career portfolio in Google Docs to use when applying for jobs outside of their state (in PowerPoint form). We have set up a Career Portfolio Photo Album in our photo gallery with pictures of administrative professionals showcasing their portfolio as well as pictures of examples of what these administrative professionals are putting in their own portfolios.

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How to Make Working From Home Sustainable

Eco-Office Gals

Something like Google Docs can act as your company’s knowledge base so you never have to use paper. Sustainability is one of the most important goals for individuals and businesses around the world.

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Taking Action on Customer Survey Data the Right Way

Small Business CEO

As far as survey data tools, you can get your feet wet with a simple online Google Doc survey or expand into the robust data extraction game with Qzzr or Qualtrics. There are a variety of uses for survey data, and there are a myriad of ways to collect it. The following are the six data points that are incredibly important to business owners and decision makers. Customer Segmentation. Customer segmentation is dividing customers into distinct groups.

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Dealing with confidential electronic documents

Practically Perfect PA

When using collaborative tools such as Trello or Google Docs again make sure that only those authorised to see the documents can access them. A few years ago I wrote a really detailed blog about dealing with confidential electronic documents and paperwork. This is obviously an important subject for assistants because we have to, have to, have to, keep our Executive’s confidence. We must be trustworthy and as hard as it is, keep all confidential matters to ourselves.

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5 Awesome Productivity Apps for Android Phones

Productivity Bits

Google Docs. With Google Docs , you can use your existing Google account to upload your documents, saving a backup online. You can create a document on your phone, and it will be available to view on your PC under your Google account. The reverse is also true, that once you save a document to your Google account on your PC, access will become available on your mobile device. Google Voice. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal.

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PhatWare releases Retina-optimized version of PhatPad for the iPad

Ian's Messy Desk

About PhatPad: More than just a note-taking app, PhatPad turns an iPad into an advanced brainstorming tool by enabling users to draw, write, and type on the iPad, then instantly share ideas via email, WiFi sync, Dropbox, Evernote , Google Docs, or in PhatPad’s presentation mode. Yesterday, PhatWare Corporation announced the immediate availability of a Retina-optimized version of its PhatPad note-taking and collaboration app for iPad.

2012 122

Top 10 Productivity Tools For Chromebook

Productivity Bits

Around December last year (2010) Google launched a pilot program in which they gave away thousands of notebook units they called “Cr-48″ – a prototype of the Chrome OS-based notebook. That prototype has now been fully developed and released as Chromebook which according to Google is: “A mobile device designed specifically for people who live on the web. Google Tasks. Add and manage your tasks from your Chromebook using Google Tasks. Google Docs.

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My Dream Job Didn’t Work Out—What Now?


Pull out a notebook or open a new Google Doc and list out ideas. Switching from one career to another can be scary, but it also can be a thrilling experience. Look at it as an opportunity to go after what you want to accomplish in life and make a difference in the world.

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6 Tools to Help You Manage Large Projects with Local & Virtual.

Stephanie LH Calahan

" Google Docs with XL Joanne Lang also suggested Google docs with XL.    You would use Google docs the same way you would an MS Office Excel worksheet.  Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You?

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Office Software is Evolving, Are You Ready?

Tips From T. Marie

While we self-proclaimed geeks have been using Google docs, Google Drive, Dropbox and others, Office 365 provides those with a fear of the cloud a reason to finally get their cloud on. Office suite software is changing! If you haven’t heard, Microsoft is really pushing the new Office 365 , which is all of our old standbys from the Office Suite now delivered on a subscription basis, rather than purchasing that familiar box with the software on CD in it.

2013 122

Building Client Trust: Communication is Key

Step It Up VA Coaching

Simple, free online programs like Dropbox and Google Docs allow you to share and update information easily and instantaneously. by Donna Toothaker. Effective client communication is a crucial element in running a service-based business, yet it is often overlooked in favor of things we think are more important, like client work.

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13 Best Productivity Apps: Tools to Make 2022 Your Most Productive Year Yet


Google Play : 4.7 In a world of Google Docs and learning Zoom etiquette , pen-and-paper to-do lists leave a lot to be desired. Google Play : 4.8 Google Play : 4.5 Google Play : 4.7 Google Play : 4.7 Google Play : 4.8 Google Play : 3.3

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Travel Planning for Others – Putting Yourself in Your Traveler’s Shoes

Practically Perfect PA

With TRAVO , all you have to create a profile for each of your travelers and you’ll never have to refer back to your sticky notes or Google Docs ever again! Every admin wears many hats: office manager, personal assistant, life coach, travel planner. And each hat requires a different set of skills and a different set of tools.

2016 140

Cost Effective Ways to Greenify Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

You can communicate via email; you can use things like Google Docs, Adobe and e-Signature to send documents and contracts; even faxes can be sent and received online thanks to companies like FaxZero and MyFax. Greenify. In the eco-friendly world, it’s a word that is becoming more and more popular with every passing day. Basically what it means is that it’s a way to make our homes, schools and offices more “go green” savvy.

2012 142

Another Reason to Love Dropbox. Paper!

Tips From T. Marie

The list includes YouTube, Spotify, Google Docs, Facebook, Slideshare and Instagram. Until recently, I really hadn’t given much thought to an online collaboration tool. I’ve used Slack a few times and I’ve tested various online project management apps, but they all seemed like overkill for my little business. Dropbox just changed my mind.

Tips for Setting Up an Eco Friendly Business Online

Eco-Office Gals

Do you have an idea for a great eco-friendly business? If so, as you’re starting out, why not consider doing it online? Not only will it help to keep your overhead costs way down, but via cyberspace, you’ll be able to meet a lot more people than you would by just having a local office. If this concept is something that piques your interest, you might be wondering what you need to do to make your “green business dream” a reality.

2012 126

Building Client Trust: Communication is Key

Step It Up VA Coaching

Simple, free online programs like Dropbox and Google Docs allow you to share and update information easily and instantaneously. by Donna Toothaker. Effective client communication is a crucial element in running a service-based business, yet it is often overlooked in favor of things we think are more important, like client work.

2012 126

Frugal Ways to Improve Remote Team’s Productivity

Productivity Bits

Last but not least, make it a habit to have everyone keep you updated on the work they’ve done which they can easily do by using tools such as Google Docs. Many organizations tend to neglect team collaboration in remote workers, and that is a concern. Those kinds of team members never see each other face to face, and sometimes even work in different time zones, which obviously means that it’s that much harder to stay in sync.

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Guest Post: 5 Indispensable iPhone Apps for Virtual Assistants

Eco-Office Gals

The award-winning Quickoffice is the first and only application to allow you to share, access, view, and edit Microsoft Office documents with the ability to connect to multiple cloud services, including MobileMe, Google Docs,, and Dropbox.

2010 157

Top 3 Gmail Productivity Tools

Office Organization Success

It requires you download a spreadsheet and save it in your Google docs, but it’s such a huge timesaver. As some of you may be aware, I permanently switched from Outlook (having used it for many years) to Gmail at the end of last year. My main reason was because, as I seem to be doing a lot of traveling lately, I wanted to be able to access my email on the go, especially from my laptop as I take it with me when I travel.

2012 193

4 Tips For Keeping Important Documents Safe

Practically Perfect PA

However, if you also want to be able to access them from anywhere then you might want to move to a cloud based system such as Google docs. We all have important documents that we need to keep safe. Whether it is for personal or business use, there are always some papers, invoices and key documents we just can’t afford to lose.

2015 139

Steps for Creating a Paperless Home Office

Productivity Bits

Options Use services such as Google Docs to easily share files with others. We’ve all been there: Keeping and storing documents that we deemed important throughout the years only to walk into the home office space one day and see a mountain of papers staring back. This can be magnified ten-fold if you work from home. The good news is there is an easy solution that will save you time, money, storage space, and clutter.

Some of the Best GTD Apps for Android Phones

Productivity Bits

Astrid Task can be synced with both Google Tasks and Calendar. This app varies from the previously mentioned apps by being dependent upon syncing with Google Tasks. It is a beta application for Android users who enjoy utilizing Google Tasks on their computer. GTasks allows you to look at and sync changes with the tasks you have listed on Google Tasks. You must have Google syncing on your phone in order to use it. It has Google Doc syncing.

2011 153

10 Tips for a Killer Presentation

Ian's Messy Desk

Related articles by Zemanta Powerpoint tips for non-yucky presenting ( How to Avoid Making PowerPoint Your Enemy: Tips for Your Pitch Deck ( Use the 10/20/30 Rule to Avoid Disastrous PowerPoint Presentations [Presentations] ( Related Posts: links for 2006-10-31 Google Docs now does presentations The Seven Deadly Sins of Powerpoint Presentations Communication Did you enjoy this post?

2010 122

DOs and DON’Ts for Building a Great Team

Step It Up VA Coaching

Another idea is to use Google docs to keep up-to-date on projects and stay in sync. by Donna Toothaker. When it comes to building your Virtual Assistant business, hiring a great team makes all the difference. When you’ve got a pool of experts, you’ll be able to take on bigger projects, focus your talents-and best of all, make more money. Hiring go-to teammates gives your business a tremendous advantage, but there are some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind.

2012 122

Great Idea >> Life List

Denise Aday

Think I started one something like it in Google Docs a year or so ago. Great Idea >> Life List : I like this — a Life List instead of a Bucket List. Must check. In the meantime, a new one starts here : Live in our own tiny house. M and I set a new goal last weekend, that by the time we end our sojourn in Mariposa, CA, we will have some sort of tiny home to take with us on the next leg of our adventure. We’ve already done the downsizing bit, and then some!

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Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007's Formula Bar Size

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007s Formula Bar Size By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Productivity D o you find that trying to either write or fix formulas in Microsoft Excel can be a pain? Do you wish that you could expand the size of the formula bar to see more of the formula that you are working on? I remember back in the day when Microsoft Excel 2003 and prior versions didn’t have this feature.

52 Templates and Tools for Every Successful EA


You can try: Google Docs – easy to store and access and hey, it’s free! Some tools to try include: Google Drive OneDrive Dropbox Sharepoint . #2. For overall calendar management, try something that will sync across devices like Google Calendar or Outlook.

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How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity D o you find that some of your co-workers can be extremely annoying, rude or just plain inconsiderate? Do you want to walk over to their cubicle while their talking loudly on the phone and give them a piece of your mind? This happens to the best of us all of the time.

2009 152

Long Away, Not Dead.Yet!

The Marq

Every time I open up the post in Google Docs, I either draw a blank, realize there are other things I want to add, or I’m overwhelmed with how much I still have to write, rewrite, omit or even other resources I want to reference. A few months back, I started working on a post about persistence, how to plan for getting things done, and creating good habits. I thought it’d be a fairly straightforward, short post based on my readings and anecdotal lessons at work and just living.

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Productivity With Shared Files

Professional Assistant Blog

Thanks for the tip, Richard Posted on 1 April, 2008 12:33 PM Anonymous Google docs is the best way Ive found to do this. You can share documents, spreadsheets, and photos across computers and networks: since your document is stored on Googles server, its accessible from anywhere !

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