Google recently moved the links that had appeared at the top of your screen in a dark toolbar to a menu accessed by clicking an icon with 9 small black squares. Below is a screenshot showing the old and the new ways to access these resources.
Colby Apps Drive is a great place to create and share documents, but what if you have a document created in Microsoft Word or Excel or a PDF? In the following video I’ll show you how you can upload those files to your Colby Apps Drive and convert them so they are fully editable on the web.
NOTE: Colby Apps Drive is NOT the place for private, institutional or sensitive information (as defined at here)
NOTE: After this recording Google changed their Toolbar location, for more information check this post.
Google recently added a new feature to their webmail system that allows you to easily create calendar events based on the contents of e-mail messages. Here is a brief video showing how this feature works:
Note: For more information please check out Googles own documentation.
Two of the biggest frustrations I used to have when working in my Colby Apps E-mail were:
- Difficulty finding e-mails I needed to reference
- Having to take my hands off my keyboard to use my mouse to do things like click “Send” or “Inbox”.
Today I’m going to discuss ways to help prevent these frustrations.
Most of us are used to seeing e-mail messages in our inbox show in reverse chronological order with the newest at the top. But did you know that you can change how your messages appear in your Colby Apps E-mail inbox such that you might be able to increase your productivity?
Creating Contact Groups in your Colby Apps E-mail can save you a lot of time when it comes to sending e-mails to large groups of people, but did you know that you can also use these same Contact Groups to streamline processes like sharing Colby Apps Documents or inviting people to a Colby Apps Calendar event?
Using data in a spreadsheet to automate the e-mail process can be a huge time saver, but Google doesn’t have that sort of functionality built into their e-mail system. Thankfully they do allow for the creation of custom scripts that can add this functionality. Below is a video showing you how to use a Google Spreadsheet with a built-in e-mail merge script.
Have you ever wanted to see the different changes made to a document in your Google Drive? Maybe you shared a document and you want to see the changes made by others. Here is a short video on a feature of Google Docs called “Revision History”.
Google recently announced that they are making changes to the “compose email window” in their webmail interface. Beginning November 20th, this will be an “opt-in” change meaning you can choose to switch to the new look now, and switch back to the old look if you don’t like it, but the new “compose email window” will become default beginning in early 2013 with no option to switch back. Below is a video tour of the new interface:
Here are some additional links for more information: