Monday, January 26, 2015

Google Voice Search

Here's a cool tip:
You can do searches from your computer without typing. :-)
In this post I'll show you how to turn on the "Search by voice" in Chrome.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Advanced Gmail Search...

Since Google is a search company, it only makes sense that their email solution is based on searching to find email you sent and received. In this post we will take a look at some of the ways we can make our searching more productive. Additionally, I'm providing a link for some of the keyboard shortcuts that work with Gmail.

Below is a link to a PDF document that you can print out. If you print the document as double sided it is a handy reference sheet for shortcuts and search.

http://ist.njit.edu/sites/ist.njit.edu/files/lcms/google/documentation/Google_Mail_Shortcuts.pdf

Here is the direct link to the list of search commands from Google:
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7190?hl=en

Keyboard shortcuts are listed by opening Gmail and typing the "?" (<Shift> + /)
Here is the direct link to the list of keyboard shortcuts from Funkatron (another printable PDF):
http://funkatron.com/content/gmail-shortcuts.pdf

And finally, Google's guide to keyboard shortcuts:
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6594?hl=en

Monday, January 12, 2015

More glitter (in your email signature)...

Email is simple, but you can make yours SPARKLE. Let me help you...
Today I will walk you through editing your email signature in the Gmail settings. Let's roll!

1. Open your browser and go to your Gmail account (mail.pinckneypirates.org).
2. Click on the settings gear in the upper-right corner and choose Settings.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Infographics?

This week I am featuring an app called Easel.ly. This free tool allows you create infographics.
Infographics are a fairly new way to help visualize information and communicate data in a way that helps people better understand.
One great thing about Easel.ly - you can use your Google account to login. If you have set up your Google + account you can log right in and connect your account.

Here's the link to the site:
http://www.easel.ly/

Here's a five minute video tutorial on Easel.ly:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VHyKgdbUhU