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Cut down on email search time with Gmail Tabs

Do you spend a lot of time searching for messages in Gmail? Do you get frustrated with the amount of time it takes to find what you’re looking for? If so, I have something for you and it’s free:Gmail Tabs for Chrome.Cut down on email search time. Gmail Tabs places your most frequently used Gmail labels…

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Safer, Easier, Better: Use a Password Manager

Does your email arrive via magic owl 🦉? No? Then you should be using a password manager.Here are the four best ones to choose from according to Zapier:I personally use LastPass and have for many years. Some features I like are: It works cross-device so I can use it to easily log in to all my sites and tools…

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How do you know if your content is being copied?

With the click of a button, anyone in the world can copy your content and publish it on their website.One easy way to protect your content is to use a plagiarism checker.Enter a URL into this free tool to detect any duplicate content elsewhere on the web. It’s also useful to check for any inadvertent plagiarism…

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⏳ My secret timesaver

This free Chrome extension is a huge timesaver in Gmail, Google Docs, LinkedIn, Salesforce and wherever else you may be.You can create shortcuts for the text you type and the browser-based actions you perform often.Save any “snippet” of text as a template and give it a shortcut. (ie: try /ty for a thank you sentence.)Type the shortcut and the snippet…

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Oops, forgot to send…

If you’ve ever actually remembered to upload and share a Zoom recording like you promised, congratulations: you’re the only human on the planet to do so. 🤪Robots, on the other hand, get it right every time. Here’s how to use Zapier to automatically upload all your Zoom recordings to Google Drive (or Youtube, Dropbox, or any other…

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Doh, did you forget? 😳

I keep notifications turned off when I am focused on doing my actual work. On occasion, I space about a scheduled meeting. It’s embarrassing! Well, this great little Chrome extension adds a tiny button on your Google Chrome toolbar where you can see all your appointments for the next 7 days. In one handy drop-down,…

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Make Gmail more effective ✉️

You may spend the majority of your day with Gmail open in a browser tab, but have you ever really examined under the hood? Make Gmail more effective than ever with a dozen of Gmail’s most helpful yet least visible settings you didn’t know you needed!

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A better way to schedule meetings

Have you heard of Zcal yet? It is a Calendly alternative that makes scheduling much more personal.Use it to create beautiful, personalized booking pages that make a great first impression.Say goodbye to cold, impersonal scheduling links. Personalize links instantly with your recipient’s name, email, and profile picture. Showcase yourself with a welcome video.Find a time that works for everyone in your group…

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