Do you find you’re seeing more browser push notifications? Some of these are quite useful, but others are a result of me clicking to allow something in my haste. This week, I hit the tipping point. Each time the little box would push out from the right side of Chrome, I’d want to smack it. While that might make me feel good, the better solution was to change my browser settings.
Ever had the situation where you need to go back to a web page you visited but can’t recall the URL or site? This happened to me this week. I knew the site name, but not the specific page. My attempts to find it using the site’s search didn’t work well. I couldn’t recall the right words and got too many results. And then I remembered I could find the page using my browser history.
Today, many of us are time-starved. We have too many things to do coupled with too many distractions. This can be a hindrance to learning. It’s at these times that we look for solutions that help us stay even or ahead. One problem area for me was reading. I didn’t want to give it up, but I felt like I didn’t always have time to complete a book, let alone process it.
If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by task managers or to do applications, you should check out the Momentum extension that works with Google Chrome or Apple Safari. It provides a simple dashboard with changing images and quotes. Includes a short video that highlights the key features.
Sometimes it’s the little things that trip you up like figuring out how to print text in reverse. I’m not trying to imitate Da Vinci and his mirror fonts. Instead I was trying to do a t-shirt transfer with a quote. It seems there are many ways to solve this problem. You could also use this technique to baffle your boss with backwards emails.
After I left the corporate world, one hard thing for me was being efficient with my time. Like many professionals, I needed an appointment scheduling tool that allowed access to me, whether it was a 15 minute phone call or a 2 hour meeting with various parties. I needed some way that could replace the enterprise meeting planner, but without the cost.
Are you or your customers using devices other than your PC to get things done online? The advantage is that you can use many services from any internet connected device. The downside is when you need help. Sometimes trying to figure out what your cell phone or tablet is running can be a challenge. Fortunately, there is an online tool from Imulus that can help find important support details and share them.
Have you noticed how much online video is on the web or available for download? At first, it was mainly online tutorials that I saw, but now we’ve got everything from full college courses to “how to” channels on YouTube. While there’s been an explosion of content, I’m still constrained by my time. I needed find a way to speed things up so I could watch more content in the same time. Below are several free and commercial tools that allow you to speed up your videos.