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  • How to Create a Google Form from a Spreadsheet or Google Doc

    Forms are great for creating and keeping track of surveys and questionnaires. With Google Docs, you can quickly create a form to send out to your coworkers, lunch buddies or other individuals that you work with. In this document we will help you keep organized by creating, using and editing form ...
  • Introducing Google Keep, Available in GSuite

    Once considered just a note taking app, Google Keep is now a great basic tool for project management, and it has just been added to G Suite. Keep offers collaborative workflow, reminders, checklists, geofencing, optical character recognition, voice transcription, sketching and more.Google Keep i ...
  • How to Use the New Google Contacts

    Google started testing a Google Contacts redesign in March of 2015. A slightly updated version was rolled out exactly a year later, but the biggest redesign has just recently been deployed in early 2017. This article will show you how to use the new Google Contacts. Access Your Contacts Your Gma ...
  • How to Organize Documents in Google Drive

    The objective of this article is to show you the in’s and out’s of how to organize documents in Google Drive so can arrange your files for maximum productivity.Default Document LocationsWhen you’re in Google Drive, the current folder you’re in will be the default position for newly created files ...
  • ​How to Use Stars in Gmail

    For messages that you want to come back to, you can star conversations. This ensures you keep track of them to view and work on later. Click the star for the message you want to come back to. You'll find the star at the right of the select box and the right of the recipient information.Gmail off ...
  • ​How to Use Revision History in Google Drive

    Google Drive offers a robust and easy-to-use way to back-up and retrieve previous versions of files. It gives peace of mind with substantial edits (particularly when working in teams) without requiring you to manually save new versions.This article covers how to view and use revision history in ...
  • ​How to Create a Team Calendar in Google Calendar

    Sometimes one calendar just doesn’t cut it. To keep tabs on life’s to-do’s — particularly when work related — additional calendars are necessary. Here’s how to create a team calendar in Google Calendar. This will allow you to schedule and track events for a team or department.This is helpful whe ...
  • ​How to Use Google Chrome Sync

    The Chrome browser makes the transition between devices seamless by syncing your account everywhere. This ensures you have all your information available and don’t need to recreate everything on each device. This article explains how to set up and optimize Google Chrome sync.Establishing Sync on ...
  • How to Use Signatures in Gmail

    A signature at the bottom of your email helps convey critical info to your contacts. It also makes communications more professional and helps you brand yourself. Setting up a signature is a straight-forward process in Gmail. First, click the gear icon and select Settings. Once you’re in the sett ...
  • ​How to Insert Images into Gmail

    You can insert images into emails you’re composing one of two ways with Gmail: 1. Drag and Drop2. Insert Photo FeatureInserting an Image Using Drag and Drop: First, open the compose window within Gmail. From either the desktop or a folder, drag an image directly into the body of the email. Inser ...
  • How to Create a New Google Doc from Template

    Templates are a great way to save time and get consistent, recognized design for your documents. Google Drive Template Gallery has been a popular option for templates, but unfortunately, it is being discontinued. The good news is that you can select templates directly from Google Docs, Sheets, a ...
  • How to Create a Google Group

    Creating a Google Group Google Groups can serve as a valuable alternative to other communication platforms for both internal and external audiences. To set up a Google Group, select groups from the App Launcher. You can also reach Google Groups by pointing to https://groups.google.com. Select th ...
  • 5 Things I love about Google Sheets over MS Excel

    The desktop version of Microsoft Excel has long been the go-to spreadsheet app for individuals and companies. But Google Sheets has many advantages. Here are 5 reasons why I love Google Sheets over MS Excel.1. When you protect a sheet or workbook in Excel you have to enter the password to unlock ...
  • ​How to Use Canned Email Templates in Gmail

    Do you have an email that you send repeatedly? Maybe you have a file where you keep these template emails, or maybe you end up rewriting them. In either case, Gmail can save you time with this correspondence. The “Canned Response” feature can store these messages so they are right at your finger ...
  • ​Using Google Chrome Browser for More Productivity

    Browsing the Internet has become so routine, it’s not often you need to think about how you use your browser. The Google Chrome browser is so easy to use it allows us to quickly get into routine usage and focus on the task at hand. That said, it also has some really convenient features that allo ...
  • 5 Google Labs to Optimize Your Productivity

    When it comes to optimizing productivity at work, Google for Work Apps has you covered. But to truly ramp up the pace, use these five Google Labs, wihch will help you to organize and save time when working within Gmail and Google Calendar. Clean up Email RepliesEmail conversations with a long th ...
  • 5 Features of Google Slides

    Save time and add dynamic information to your Google Slides with the following five features ...1. Comments -- These are like notes in other products but unlike notes you can notify your colleagues of changes or questions by putting a plus sign in front of their email address.Your colleague will ...
  • How to Save Passwords Using the Chrome Browser

    As many of us know, passwords can be an annoying part of accessing a website. But, there are many ways to save passwords with the Google Chrome browser. Here are just a few ... 1) The Chrome Browser will offer to save passwords for you.You will see a popup with the option to save the password. A ...
  • 5 More Google Labs You Should Know About

    Google’s engineers continue cranking out applications that can make our user experience all the better. Although most of the applications are experimental and still have their flaws, there are others that are truly groundbreaking. Here are 5 more Google Labs you should know about ... Clean up Em ...
  • 3 Ways Submitters Can See Their Google Form Responses

    The best thing about Google for Work suite is the Forms app. You can make surveys and kiosk check-ins, get feedback and orders, and anything else where you need information from people. Once someone completes a form the information is stored. As the creator, you can be notified of the informatio ...
  • How to get your Company's Directory Information on your iPhone

    The Contacts App is now available for Android in the Google Play Store. We are hoping one will come out for iPhone but, in the meantime, iPhone users can use the Chrome Browser to access Google Contacts.Here’s how to get your company's directory information on your iPhone.1. Download the Chrome ...
  • 3 Ways to Supercharge your Google Contacts

    Anyone who has used Google for Work’s Contacts knows it’s not the best. For one thing, the search feature only searches first and last name. We can blame former Google design lead Kevin Fox for the lackluster functionality. He said on Twitter, "While readying for launch, Contacts was last on the ...
  • 5 Hacks for Google for Work URL's

    Just like your computer has keyboard shortcuts, Google for Work has its own workflow time savers. Here are five Google for Work URL hacks you will definitely want to know ...1. Use the browser URL field to create new Google for Work files. Just add the word “create” to your URL link.New Google D ...
  • 5 Google Calendar Labs to Enable

    You can turn on Labs in your Calendar settings to try out new features. Keep in mind that Labs are still experiments, so they might change, break or disappear at any time. Learn to turn on Labs here. Hide morning and night By Alex K - Oct 2011 When's the last time you had a meeting at 3 a.m.? Or ...
  • 5 Tips for Using Google Chrome Bookmarks

    The Google Chrome browser’s Bookmarks function provides a range of time saving options, that are useful for professionals, during a busy workday. I recently traveled to provide Google for Work training at various companies, and it was so exciting to see what people at these institutions were doi ...
  • 10 Google Sheets Functions

    Many of my Google for Work clients have a no Add-ons policy, so they aren’t able take advantage of all of the great automatic Google functions. Instead, they have to type formulas. That’s why, in this article, I’ve listed my 10 favorite Google Sheets functions to help you recreate certain spread ...
  • Use Appointment Slots in Google Calendar

    Did you know you can set up open appointment slots -- and create events -- in your Google Calendar? You can also create an event from the appointment slots. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to use Google Appointment Slots -- and let others know your preferred availability. Read on for a ste ...
  • 5 Gmail Labs to Enable

    Canned Responsesby Chad P Email for the truly lazy. Save and then send your common messages using a button next to the compose form. Also automatically send emails using filters. Google Calendar gadgetby Ben K and Garry B Adds a box, in the left column, that shows your Google Calendar. See upcom ...
  • Five Add-Ons for Google Forms

    Just like you can add apps to your cell phone to give it more functions, you can install add-ons to do more tasks with Google Forms. Use them, or turn them off for specific files, and delete them at any time. My top five, hand-picked add-ons for Google Forms are great at work in customer service ...
  • 5 Gmail and Google Calendar Tips for Outlook users

    Switching from Outlook to Gmail and Google Calendar can take a bit of adjustment. As a Google Apps for Work Trainer, I've caught on to the most common questions Outlook turned Gmail users have. Read on for my top 5 Gmail and Google Calendar tips for Outlook users.1. Create calendar invites. As a ...
  • How to Search in Folders in Google Drive

    Finding work related files you need when you need them is essential. Google Drive doesn’t allow you to search in folders at this time, but there is a workaround you can use.1. Go to Gmail.2. Click the Button.3. Inside the Compose Window, choose the Insert files using Drive button.4. Once you fin ...
  • How to Create a Training Calendar in Google

    As a Google Apps for Work trainer and consultant, I tend to come in at the end of a company's migration from Outlook to Gmail. At the outset of a client engagement, I create a special Training Calendar in Google the entire company can access. The calendar is then made public, so employees who ha ...
  • 5 Google Chrome Browser Settings to Customize Your Experience

    Using the Google Chrome browser without custom settings is a lot like using a smartphone "out of the box" without any customization. It has great capabilities, but without certain settings, you're missing out on a lot of handy functions. Use this tutorial to set up your Google Chrome browser for ...
  • 10 Hacks to use in Google Apps for Travelers

    Traveling is hectic no matter what you do, but here are some tips to make your experience easier using these 10 Hacks to use in Google Apps for Travelers.1. Do not put your location in your Google Calendar general settings.If you enter your location, you can get your local weather from Google Ca ...
  • ​9 Things to Know about Hangouts

    Google Hangouts allows people to communicate through text, voice or video chats. This can be done one-on-one or in a group. But did you know it also offers ways to make the conversations more fun? Read on for my top 9 Things to Know about Hangouts.1. Hangouts is integrated with Gmail, Google+, a ...
  • 5 Google Extensions for Independent Contractors

    Time is money, as they say. Perhaps no one understands that more than an independent contractor. That’s why so many of us use Google Apps for Work. You never have to leave Google Apps to communicate, collaborate and stay productive! Better yet, certain Google Extensions -- from the Chrome store ...
  • Gmail and Calendar Settings Savvy Businesspeople Use When Traveling

    Many of us dream of having the flexibility to jet-set and take care of work -- as needed -- from the road or sky. But working while traveling can sometimes present issues. Spotty Internet connections, emails that pile up and losing access to your online calendar can spell disaster. If you plan t ...
  • ​10 Productivity Gmail Extensions

    If Google Chrome isn’t your preferred web browser yet, we have 10 good reasons to make the switch now. The Chrome Web Store offers tons of extensions, making it easy to customize your web browsing experience. Many of these help to focus, save time and strengthen your professional connections. He ...
  • How to Share your Gmail Calendar With People Not on Gmail

    There are many ways to share your Google Calendar so that you and your colleagues can collaborate better. By sharing your calendar, others can see the time slots during which you’re available. You might also create a calendar that multiple people can add events to. Read on to learn how to share ...
  • 5 Chrome Extensions To Super Power Your Gmail

    Gmail is a popular email tool, as you're likely well aware. The things that make it great are its effective spam and virus filtering, the ability to use programs like Outlook or Apple Mail to check for correspondence and many other perks. But perhaps one of the greatest things about Gmail are it ...
  • 5 Hacks for Google Drive

    Google has been busy updating Google Drive with new innovations over the past few months. We have talked a lot about all the new innovations but I couldn’t not tell you about these. I also wanted to share some hacks to help you with Google Drive. Hack 1: Advanced Search Form in Google Drive Goog ...
  • ​6 Things You Should Know about New Contacts

    Keeping your contacts’ information in one place and up-to-date is a challenge, what with multiple phone numbers, email addresses, social media pages and more. That’s what makes Google Contacts so handy, and in particular the new Contacts. It gathers -- in one convenient place -- all your contact ...
  • 20 Reasons to Switch your Business to Google Apps Now

    Google Apps for Business is a popular option for companies making the switch to cloud computing. Its speed, accessibility and storage, along with its popular suite of services -- Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs -- provide excellent methods for office collaboration, and interacting with cl ...
  • 5 Cool Things about New Drive

    Google’s New Drive is better than ever with improved search tools, advanced permissions options, no sign-in sharing and more. Read on for handy ways to quickly find your most elusive documents, to prevent those you share files with from misplacing and/or downloading your Google files and more. T ...
  • 8 New Google Drive Features You Should Know

    You might have noticed Google Drive looks different recently, and maybe you’ve had to search for various functions that suddenly disappeared from an oft used toolbar. As you might guess, a slightly new look isn’t the only thing that has changed about this handy app. Read on to learn about the ei ...
  • 5 Fun New Features In GMail and Google Apps

    Google is always making changes to make their products better. There are five new changes that have been made. Gmail took away the insert invite option but added the attach money button. To access it go to the + sign within the compose email window. You will find a $ sign button in the compose w ...
  • 5 Changes to the GDrive App on iPhone and iPad

    GDrive recently made some changes to the Apple GDrive App, now you have to download the Docs and Sheets Apps to edit your files on GDrive. They will be releasing a Slides App later this year.1) To open a file on GDrive you have to download the Sheets and Docs apps. These new apps let you edit ex ...
  • Google’s Insert Invitation in Gmail will no longer be supported

    The topic of Google’s Insert Invitation in Gmail no longer being supported was talked about in the Google forums.There are four other ways to create invitations in Gmail.1) Type the time and date into the body of an email and the recipient will be able to add the event by hovering over the date ...
  • 5 Reasons to be on GDrive Now

    You may have read about Office finally coming to IPad. Some people say too little too late. However I think you should look at it more for the fact it is not free. To use MS Office on your IPad you have to have an Office 365 subscription. 1) GDrive is free truly free. You get 15 GB of GDrive spa ...