Stop Making It About You

I was at a site and immediately presented with a pop-up advertisement. It felt like it was a slight rite of passage to getting to the good stuff – the content I cared about reading. Was that banner about me or about that company? Why couldn’t the substance of the content itself start and growContinue reading “Stop Making It About You”

4 Google Apps System Review Tips

A team working in Google Apps is comprised of a bunch of individuals. The advantage of Google Apps is that everyone is collaborating and executing within one system. However, over time, each user may not be using the system in the most efficient or ideal way for the highest levels of success. Knowledge work comesContinue reading “4 Google Apps System Review Tips”

Gmail Search Trumps Labels

In our Google Apps consulting, we often transition organizations from a platform like Microsoft Outlook or client applications like Apple Mail or the numerous other email programs out there.  It is not atypical for users to find the transition to the Gmail interface less appealing.  After all, they were used to a user interface thatContinue reading “Gmail Search Trumps Labels”

Faster Gmail Productivity

Your Google Apps system should be your slave, not your master.  If technology overruns your life, then you are continually at its mercy when interruptions bombard your work day.  The easy interface of Google Apps Mail and speed of processing allows you to move quickly in and out of your email. The technology is notContinue reading “Faster Gmail Productivity”

Google Apps For Your Memory

Trying to keep things in your memory is difficult.  We would like to have pristine environments to work, but the reality is that in the grind, work is messy, fast and relentless.  Yet, when we are getting things done, all of this information is valuable as a log for future reference.  There are times whenContinue reading “Google Apps For Your Memory”

4 Google Apps Mail Filters For Productivity

As you have information coming into your desperate world, you can exert more control of your inputs with Google Apps.  Gmail filters allow you to create automation with simple logic steps.  Increase your speed and productivity by implementing these Google Apps filters. 1. Create Instant Tasks Within your Gmail system, you can set a filterContinue reading “4 Google Apps Mail Filters For Productivity”

4 Google Apps Productivity Tips

Inbound information will overload you, however, Google Apps is designed for extreme productivity and getting things done quickly.  The cloud computing architecture and responsive interface helps you move through information with ease. Today, your speed of execution will differentiate you from the masses who move slowly and are less productive.  The contrast is becoming moreContinue reading “4 Google Apps Productivity Tips”

Extending Google Apps Mail With Gadgets

Gadgets within the Google Apps Gmail area allow for further customizing your workspace.  Typically, knowledge workers will work within email.  The less you have to move from this area, the better.  You can structure your interface as a central dashboard to other data as well using gadgets. Adding Gadgets By URL Gadgets are a LabsContinue reading “Extending Google Apps Mail With Gadgets”

Auto Advance To Next Message After Reading

To increase your productivity in Google Apps mail, be sure to enable the Auto-Advance feature in the Labs tab of Google Apps.  It is listed within the Settings->Labs area: This will enable a listing in the General Tab.  From there, be sure to choose: Reading Your Email Fast You can focus on keeping your zeroinboxContinue reading “Auto Advance To Next Message After Reading”