What's your browser of choice? What is the method by which you navigate the web? As more and more software products and utilities go cloud-based, we become more reliant on our web browser to complete tasks.
That being said, let's see if this Tech Tip can't save everyone a couple clicks when accessing your frequently used web pages!
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Do you ever need to focus on your work and emails keep popping up and drive you crazy? These days we are constantly bombarded with notification after notification. It gets very distracting. Turn on (and off) your "Focus Assist" in the Windows 10 'Action Center' to stop the pain. If you have not yet updated to the latest version of Windows, this feature may still be called "Quiet Hours". Details for how to use "Focus Assist” can be found below.
As always, reach out if you have any questions.
As we become more digital the number of applications seems to only increase. Now it seems I sometimes spend more time looking for the application than actually using it. Especially in the new windows 10 start menu. This can be a little frustrating.
Well I have some good news for you. Windows has a bunch of built in keyboard shortcut to enable use to access our applications easier. Please see detailed instructions below.
How are you accessing your programs? How do you use the Windows 10 menu?
As I became more paperless, I noticed that I would have 20 different tabs open in my web browser. I thought to myself, there has to be a better way to get back to the information that I wanted to read than leaving a bunch of tabs open in Chrome. (Which actually eats up your battery and slows down your computer.)
The best solution I came across is called Pocket. Pocket, originally called "Read It Later", lets you collect content from numerous sources and digest it later.
Click here for a quick overview video.
For anyone that reads a lot of articles, I recommend taking a few minutes to check out pocket. I find the text to speech option convenient; it allows me to listen to articles as I do chores, like mow the yard.
Click below and sign up for an account to get started.
Below are some tips to get you started. What other apps you using to save your articles and online resources?
Have you ever gone to a meeting and the first thing you did is exchange business cards? Didn't you just email the person with your signature block with all that information? Why do we continue to use business cards as the primary form exchanging contact information? It seems kind of antiquated in the age of Facebook and LinkedIn. So as part of my paperless goal, I looked for a better way to exchange contact information. The solution I came across is called CamCard (iOS, Android, Windows 10). It’s a free app for scanning and organizing your business cards. Now, I just snap a picture of their business card, it uploads to my google and outlook contacts and I hand the card back. It's also a great way to start a conversation about my paperless initiative.
CamCard also has great features that let you easily exchange your contact information. You can even use a share a QR Code. Below are instructions for how to upload your first card. Explore the app and let me know what you think. How do you deal with your business cards and contacts. Please share in the comments.
As always, if you have any questions, reach out.