If you have multiple email accounts, it can be time-consuming to go to each website and check all of them – there must be a way you can have all your emails in one place right? Well the good news is there is – depending on your email provider, you can either forward emails from one email address to another, or you can add your email account to another website, such as Yahoo. In this article I’ll discuss both how to add external email accounts to Yahoo, and how to forward email from other email accounts to Gmail. [Read more…] about How to Save Time When Checking Multiple Email Accounts
Sometimes you may get an email that you want to save for future reference. How do you do this? There are a few different ways to do this, depending on the email client you use. There are also ways you can save emails offline. In this post I’ll discuss the different ways you can save important email messages. [Read more…] about How to Save Important Email Messages
If you’re like me, you probably find you’re most productive when you have a to-do list. I used to keep my to-do lists on paper, but in the past few years I’ve started experimenting with different to-do list apps and websites. One website I found was Workflowy, which I found useful not only for to-do lists but also for making notes for other projects, such as freelance writing projects and even posts for this website and my other websites. You can read more about Workflowy in this post that I wrote for Work at Home Adventures. Recently though, I found Todoist – I’m going to discuss my experience with both in this post.
Workflowy is useful for many things. As I said I’ve used it to keep track of ideas for articles, blog posts, and even ebooks. Because it’s so versatile, however, it can be hard to keep track of to-do lists, at least for me. So I’ve started using Workflowy exclusively for notes and research for my various writing projects. One thing I find about Workflowy is that if I don’t complete a task on a certain day, it’s difficult to copy and paste it to the next day, or to the day that I want to complete it by.
I like Todoist much better because it’s only for to-do lists. It’s much easier to use because I can type to-dos and assign them to a certain day automatically by typing that day into the to-do. certain day. I can also create projects in Todoist and assign different to-do list items to them. I can also create shared projects with others, and whenever someone adds a to-do list item I’ll receive a notification. Others also receive notifications of any tasks I add. If I had Todoist premium I could do a lot more, unfortunately a premium membership is not in my budget right now. Still, I like Todoist better than Workflowy. It’s much easier to use, and it’s easier to keep track of my different to-do list items.
If you’ve used Todoist, Workflowy, or any other to-do list app, I’d love to hear your comments – please feel free to comment below.
One of the most important secrets to success when working from home is to stay focused on the task in front of you. So much stress is put on multi-tasking in our world, but the truth is that while multi-tasking may increase productivity, it decreases the quality of the product, and it can also decrease the quality of the customer service you provide your customers. In this post, I’ll discuss three tools that you can use to help you stay focused when working from home. [Read more…] about Tools to Help you Stay Focused When Working from Home
Recently I decided to uninstall Microsoft Office from my computer. I’ve used it for years to create documents I need to create – I’ve written eBooks with it, created newsletters, and spreadsheets to track important information. However recently I discovered that Google’s tools – Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Presentations were just as good, if not better. I’ll discuss what I like about Google’s tools in this post.
They’re free – This is probably the number one thing that I like. Microsoft Office is expensive. And the Microsoft Office that installed last year (can’t remember what it was called) was less expensive, but it was a subscription service which I didn’t realize at the time, so last month I got a notice saying it was time to renew it. So I started looking into alternatives for the typing I do – most of it is on Microsoft Office or WordPress, after all. I found that Google Docs was just as good, if not better – it has all the same features that I liked in Microsoft office – I can even add shortcuts like I did in Microsoft Office for the transcription I do. I’m not sure about making newsletters with it yet, but I don’t anticipate having to do that any time soon.
I can use them anywhere – Another big advantage to using Google’s tools rather than using Microsoft Office is I can use them anywhere – on my computer at home, on my husband’s laptop if we’re traveling, even on my phone if I need to. There’s not a Google Docs app for my Kindle, but I can still log into Google’s website on my Kindle and use them that way. The only thing I don’t like about Google Docs is they don’t have an equivalent for One Note, which I used to use a lot to write rough drafts of posts that I write for other websites. However, I’ve started using Evernote for some of the things I used to use OneNote for, and I’ve also started using Ilys more to write my rough drafts, so that helps.
I can type with my voice if I want to – Another feature that Google Docs has that I like is they have voice typing built in. I tried using it, and it works pretty well – much better than Microsoft’s speech recognition in my opinion. While I probably won’t use it often, it does make it easier to type using my voice, because it saves my hands.
That’s what I like about Google’s tools, so far – I’ll be sure to update you all as I find out more about them. If you’ve had any experiences using Google
Docs, Sheets, Forms or Presentations, I’d love to hear them!