We’ve rounded up some of our best Gmail tips and tricks for you. Whether it’s simply creating a contact group, enabling desktop notifications, or using Gmail advanced search, you can take these tips to help you become more productive and save time.
Office 365 offers lots of fantastic features that can optimize your productivity. But are you using all of them? We’ve got five awesome tips that will enhance your experience and help you get the most out of Office 365.
One of the best qualities of technology can simultaneously become the most cumbersome. This is, of course, its tendency to change rapidly. Fear not! We have all of the latest G Suite updates broken down for administrators.
Phishing scams are getting more sophisticated on a daily basis, thus making them harder to detect and avoid. If you aren’t well-versed in the latest phishing scams, here are some important tips for you.
Schools are vetting new technologies to make the 2017-2018 school year their best yet. If you fall into this category, you may be considering a migration to G Suite. Migrating between cloud applications is no minor task, so here are some great tips for success from G Suite admins.
After searching through some G Suite for Education Google+ communities, we were able to conjure up a few tips and tricks we hope you find helpful for the coming school year.
Here are some great keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive to make creating new items easier and quicker than ever before.
If you use the new Google Sites and want a way to easily embed your recent Drive files or folders in a web page, check this out.
If data loss occurs in Office 365, have no fear. You have a few recovery options at your disposal.
Toiling away in Google Sheets? Check out this collection of must-know tricks that the pros use.
Who doesn’t love hidden Gmail gems? Watch the latest episode of the G Suite Show to get expert tips from the Google team on how to organize and streamline your email.
If you want to highlight certain points or ideas in your PowerPoint presentation but the laser pointer isn’t quite cutting it, you can try another tactic. Here’s how to draw on your presentation to help get your point across.
Don’t have professional design chops? No worries. With Canva–which has been dubbed “the easiest to use design program in the world”–it’s super simple (and free) to create beautiful graphics.
With its ultra-simple, elegant design, Dropbox Paper is a beautiful alternative to Google Docs. But it’s not just a pretty face–this powerful collaboration tool has a few key features that differentiate it from Docs. Here’s a brief intro.
New to the new Google Sites? Don’t worry. Let’s go over some of the basics. We’ll cover adding, deleting, hiding, nesting, and reordering pages.
Want to share your awesome Google Slides presentation with the world? By publishing it to the web, you can.
Connecting your Google Calendar to Slack is a fantastic way to save time and stay organized. You can get Calendar reminders and updates right inside Slack, eliminating the need to use multiple apps and constantly switch between windows and tabs.
Sure, you can easily share Google Drive files in Slack, but what about Dropbox files? Luckily, that’s super easy to do too.
To get the most out of Google Drive, there are a few little-known keyboard shortcuts you can use. Here are five shortcuts for common tasks that’ll power up your productivity.
Sloppily aligned text and images in a presentation makes everything look amateurish, and in some cases, even difficult to look at. By using this tip, you can make sure everything is evenly aligned.
The power of the cloud means we can work from anywhere. But if you use multiple devices–at home, work, etc.–do you ever wish you could see what tabs you have open on another device? Luckily, with Google Chrome, there’s an easy way to do this.
Late to meetings? Easily lose track of time? Try this Google Calendar Lab, which adds a handy countdown timer to your next meeting right in Calendar. You’ll always see what event is coming up next, in addition to a countdown to that event.
Who needs a scanner anymore? To digitize files, all you need is the Dropbox app on your iPhone and you’re in business. You can scan documents directly to Dropbox, using Dropbox, with just a few taps.
If you use Dropbox and Google Drive to store files, it can be useful to connect and sync them together. Maybe you want to improve collaboration or just want some extra backup. Here’s how to automatically sync new Dropbox files to Google Drive.
If you want to add extra notes that only you can see during a presentation, try using the speaker notes section in Google Slides.
Starting today, we’ll be publishing more types of SaaS tips and tricks to the Academy that extend beyond G Suite and Office 365. You can expect fantastic productivity tips on Slack, Dropbox, Zendesk, and more.
Here’s a neat trick: You can customize your Slack theme to match your company’s brand colors. It’s a great way to communicate your brand’s visual identity and ensure that your company branding remains consistent across all touch points.
“Get organized” was the second most popular 2017 New Year’s resolution. Gmail can help! Here are three underused features that can help you streamline your workday, stay organized, and clean up your inbox.
Customizing your list of recently used files in Excel can be useful. For example, you might want to “pin” a file if you need to access it often, or you might want to see more (or fewer) items in the list. Here are three different ways to customize your list.
Sometimes, that Chrome app or extension you installed just isn’t doing it for you. Things don’t work out. Here’s how to remove it in a few easy steps.
If you want to make your Excel spreadsheet less cluttered and more visually appealing, removing gridlines can be a way to do that. Here’s how to do it.
Bye bye, email tag. Calendly is a scheduling tool that syncs with Google Calendar and makes scheduling meetings super simple. No more prolonged back-and-forth email chains.
The Clean Up tool, which deletes redundant email messages from folders and conversations, is a great way to declutter your Outlook inbox.
Are any of your employees on the brink of quitting? This free Google Forms survey template can give you clues. It assesses an employee on the 13 behaviors most predictive of a voluntary departure, and can help you predict turnover.
Timelines are a great way to present data in a clear, easy-to-understand way. Here’s an add-in that lets you create professional timelines for your PowerPoint presentation.
If you’re collaborating on a Google Doc, there are times you might want to jump on a phone call to discuss the content. You can easily create (and even record) free conference calls inside Docs.
Editing received emails in Outlook might seem like an odd thing to do, but it actually can be useful. For example, you can add descriptive keywords to make it easier to find emails later, or annotate messages with notes. Here’s how to do it.
If you’re a finance professional, or just like to stay up to date with stocks and financial news, here are four must-have Chrome extensions.
Word clouds are great visual tools because they help communicate ideas in a very direct way, putting the focus on the most important words. Here’s how to add one to your PowerPoint presentation using the Pro Word Cloud add-in.
Meetings might be a necessary evil, but creating calendar events for them doesn’t have to be. Instead of creating your events manually, here are two useful shortcuts you can use. With just a few clicks, you can add events to Google Calendar right from Gmail–and all of the essential details will be automatically filled in for you.
When you open Chrome, do you always head to the same pages, like your email, calendar, news, etc.? Here’s a time-saving trick: You can customize Chrome to open specific pages each time you open your browser. Alternatively, you can also customize it to pick up where you left off, which will open the same tabs you were viewing when you closed it.
Instead of typing out the same types of emails over and over again, you can use an Outlook add-in to instantly insert templates with common phrases, reducing the amount of time it takes you to craft emails.
2016 was an exciting year for G Suite. Whether it was improving existing features with machine intelligence or rolling out new products entirely, there were lots of updates that are helping us work faster and more efficiently now. Here’s a roundup of our favorite updates from 2016.
From using OneNote for project management to discovering hidden features in Word, there are tons of ways you can get more out of Office 365. Here’s a look back at this year’s most popular tips.
Are you a Google Slides master? If you’re not there yet, have no fear. Once you take advantage of these useful features, tricks, and shortcuts, you’ll be a Slides expert in no time.
If you use Excel, there are some key functions that everyone should know, regardless of what industry you work in or what your role is. Here are eight of the most popular and important functions. Once you master these timesavers, you’ll be an Excel pro.
Add-ins are a simple way to enhance the functionality of Outlook and Word. Here are three of our favorite add-ins to help keep you organized and manage your tasks more effectively.
If your organization uses multiple SaaS products, automating help desk tasks across them is a great way to work more efficiently and save time. Here are three common help desk processes that you can automate by using the Zendesk and G Suite integrations in BetterCloud.
If you use Trello and need simple presentations pulled together in an instant, we have some good news: Trello and Google Slides have a new API integration. You can now turn any existing Trello board or set of cards into a Slides presentation–all with just one click.
Editing PDF files can be a major hassle. But here’s a simple trick for editing them–and all you need is Microsoft Word.
Sure, Microsoft Word is great for writing essays or project proposals. But here are four things you might not have known you could do in Word. These tips will help you expand Word’s functionality and work faster.
To take your Google Slides presentation to the next level, you can add flowcharts, diagrams, and mockups to illustrate your point. Thanks to a new Slides API integration, you can export professional-looking charts right from Lucidchart into Google Slides.
When you’re collaborating on a Word document, if you want to make sure Track Changes is kept on, you can lock it with a password. This way, it prevents other authors from turning off Track Changes, so that you can still see all the changes that were made.
Even if you use Gmail every day, you might not be using it as efficiently as you could be. Here are 11 common mistakes that people make, as well as how to avoid them so that you can be more productive in Gmail.
You might use Outlook every day, but are you using it as efficiently as you could be? Here are 5 tricks to help you get the most out of Outlook. 1. …
One of the best ways to speed up your productivity is to use keyboard shortcuts. Here are ten useful shortcuts for common tasks in Google Docs.
Everyone has their own particular way they want to see their upcoming appointments displayed on their calendars. Here are a few ways you can customize the appearance of your calendar …
We’ve all seen the differences between Google Docs that were clearly slapped together and those that look polished and professional. Here are three tips make sure your Docs fall into …
Improving employee engagement is one of the best ways to increase productivity. Using Google Forms, you can create an employee engagement survey to see where everyone stands. Here’s how to do it, along with an amazing free engagement survey template to get you started.
If your Office files are looking drab, try using a template. There are thousands of options, and with a little searching ingenuity, you can find the perfect one for your needs.
With OneNote Online, you can take notes and organize notebooks in a web browser. Here’s a brief introduction to the basics, so you can get up and running in a jiffy.
Chrome profiles are a great way to keep separate sets of bookmarks, themes, and settings. They’re very useful if multiple people all use Chrome on the same device, or if you have multiple personas you want to keep separate (like a “work” and “home” persona).
From using keyboard shortcuts to color coding your tabs, here are five of our favorite tricks in Excel to save time and stay organized.
Writing. It ain’t easy. To help, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite tips and tricks in G Suite that can help make it a little easier. These tools can help with gathering research, identifying themes, finding the perfect word, fixing your grammar and spelling, and more.
If you write a lot of research reports in Google Docs and need to cite online sources often, you’ll love this new feature that Google just rolled out for Docs. Now you can insert citations as footnotes with the click of a button.
Using the @ symbol is a quick way to draw people’s attention to important things. Microsoft has rolled this handy feature into Outlook, so here’s how you can use it to get people’s attention in emails and also save time.
If you’re a frequent user of OneNote and you’d like to save some time, here are six helpful keyboard shortcuts for common tasks.
Google recently updated the Calendar app for iOS and added a few new features. Here’s the lowdown.
If you juggle multiple calendars, you probably waste time checking all of them to see whether or not you’re actually free on a given date. By connecting your personal calendar to your work calendar, you can check all of your most important commitments in a single glance (and keep the info private).
If you’ve ever tried to make your data line up in an Outlook email, you’ve probably spent a lot of time trying to align it without much success. An easier way to do that is by inserting a table right into a message.
PowerPoint has a default slide size, but you don’t have to be limited by it. With this trick, you can custom set your PowerPoint slides to be any size you want.
Goodbye, wonky formatting. Hello, beautiful emails. Here’s how you can design emails in Google Docs and then convert them to Gmail drafts with one click–all without losing any formatting.
When you write an email, you probably depend on Gmail to auto-complete the recipient’s email address in the “To” field. But if that address is no longer in use, you can remove those auto-complete addresses from the list so they won’t pop up anymore. Here’s how to do it.
Excel has several different ways that you can protect or lock your data, but today we’ll focus on how to lock the entire workbook. By protecting it with a password, you prohibit others from adding, moving, deleting, hiding, or renaming worksheets.
Outlook offers autocomplete suggestions when you start to type in email addresses. But if an email address is no longer in use, you might want to remove these autocomplete addresses from the list so they won’t pop up anymore.
Here are some fun, light-hearted updates from Google. You can now play tic-tac-toe and solitaire just by doing a Google search. Also, if you’ve ever wanted to hear what a raccoon or zebra sounds like, Google will tell you.
What’s the population of New York City? What does South Korea’s flag look like? How many calories does an egg have? You can access the power of Wolfram Alpha’s computational knowledge in Google Sheets and get instant facts, data, and calculations, all without leaving the window.
If you’re a regular user of Outlook.com and you prefer to work from your online inbox, the Skype plugin lets you make video and voice calls right from your inbox. You don’t even have to open up a different app or close your existing window.
Here’s how to add a trendline to your charts in Excel. It’s a great way to make your charts easily interpreted at a glance, as the line will indicate to viewers where the general trend of your data is pointing.
To make your browsing experience even better, here are four great hidden tricks in Google Chrome that can save you time and increase your efficiency.
Keyboard shortcuts can speed up everything you do in Microsoft Outlook. There are tons of shortcuts out there, so today we’ll just focus on one category: navigating between different parts of Outlook.
Out with the old, in with the new. The Gmail app for iOS has undergone a makeover, and it’s the biggest overhaul of the app in almost four years. Here are three fantastic new features that you’ll love.
New to Excel? Don’t worry–we can help. Here are four simple tips that can help you make the most of Excel and improve your efficiency.
Assistant.to is a Chrome extension that integrates with Google Calendar, letting you schedule meetings right from your compose window. It cuts out the back and forth between meeting participants, making it a fast, easy way to book meetings.
Here’s a quick trick in Excel that can be really handy if you’ve started to enter some data in a row, but decide that you’d like it in a column instead (or vice versa). Don’t change it manually–use Excel’s Transpose function instead.
If you struggle to stay informed with the latest news, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a really cool tip that lets you push live news headlines right into Slack using Google Sheets and Apps Script.
There are some new features (like notifications) in the latest versions of the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps. Also, a new version of Sites is now generally available to …
These useful PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts allow you to manipulate your presentation while sharing it with your audience, which can be useful if you need to jump around or adjust on the fly while making a presentation.
Calling all Harry Potter fans: You can truly feel like a wizard now, even if you never got your Hogwarts acceptance letter. Google announced recently that you can use your Android phone to cast three Harry Potter spells.
When you’re doing research online, you don’t have to manually collect and save information. Try Citable, a helpful Chrome extension that simplifies how you gather research.
Video files tend to take up a lot of space and they can slow down your presentation. If you compress the media files, you can help smooth out the presentation and make the entire file smaller, making it easier to move and share.
When it comes to creating charts, you might be thinking Excel is the way to go. But if you’re just looking to make a simple chart to augment a document, you can do that from right within Word.
Quick Add isn’t new, but it’s still a handy time-saving shortcut for adding events to Google Calendar. With this feature, you can describe an event using natural language. Google will then automatically create a Calendar event based on what you write.
You might have known that you can use your voice to type in Google Docs, but now there are some new and improved features. You can now specify text color, highlight text, add links, insert comments, and switch to a column layout–just by using your voice.
Transparent or faded images (watermarks) are great to use as slide backgrounds in a PowerPoint presentation. They add visual interest, but because they’re faded a bit, they won’t dominate or distract from your slide content.
If you have a a PDF with text or images that you’d like to put in a PowerPoint slide, here’s how to do it.
If you’re seeking inspiration for beautiful color palettes for your next project, check out Palette Creator. It’s a Chrome extension that creates a color palette based on any image you have.
There are lots of great hidden feature tucked away in Microsoft Word that you probably don’t know about. From activating research tools, to changing the page color of documents to reduce eye strain, to easily capturing screenshots, here are three tricks that you will enjoy.
Be prepared to take your productivity to the next level. Google’s recent integration with Slack means that now you can share and create Drive files directly in Slack.
If you’re making slides in PowerPoint and you need images for them, the Pickit add-in is a great solution. Pickit has an extensive library of free curated images, and it integrates right into PowerPoint so you don’t have to leave the program.
Thanks to a recent update, Google can now intelligently predict what kind of question you’re asking in Forms, and also suggest potential responses.
The Wunderlist add-in for Outlook is a great way to stay organized. Wunderlist is a to-do list app that allows you to keep track of everything you need to do.
If you constantly have dozens of tabs open in Chrome, here’s a solution for you. Try Toby, a Chrome extension that lets you drag and drop your tabs and organize them into neat visual lists. Toby’s interface is remarkably clean, simple, and easy to use.
If you’ve ever stared at a blank page with dread, fear no more. WriteWell is a great Chrome App that provides tons of templates for business professionals, K12 schools, and colleges (basically, anyone). Each template comes with helpful tips, samples, and outlines to help guide you as you write.
If you have an official document in Word that requires your signature or a signature line, here’s how to create it in a few easy steps.
Gone are the days of having to use creative workarounds to create columns in Google Docs. Luckily, Google recently released a built-in column feature in Docs, making the process so much easier.
OneNote is a fantastic tool that you can use to plan and organize conferences, meetings, events, parties, and any in-person gatherings. Here are some expert tips on how to use it effectively.
Email templates in Outlook are a great time-saver. They save you the trouble of writing the same email message over and over again.
Google recently introduced action items to G Suite, which really streamlines the process of assigning tasks within your team. Now, assigning tasks is easier than ever before.
ProWritingAid is a Microsoft Word add-in that helps improve your writing in an easy and intuitive way. It gives you feedback on your grammar, sentence structure, word choice, and more.
Callow. Firebrand. Harangue. Excoriate. Schadenfreude. Sangfroid. Do you know what these words mean? With the Magoosh Chrome extension, you learn a new word in every new Chrome tab you open.
We can always use a few shortcuts to save time. Here are nine useful keyboard shortcuts to speed up your work in Excel.
Boo! Halloween is right around the corner. Do you have your costume yet? Try Frightgeist, a Google Trends experiment that pulls from the top costume searches to tell you which …
If you’re an Evernote user, you’ll find this add-in useful. The Evernote add-in for Outlook lets you save emails to Evernote and organize them in notebooks.
If you’ve ever forwarded a long email thread in Gmail, you know it can look a bit confusing and cluttered. The little-known “Forward all” function in Gmail makes forwarded emails much clearer and easier to read.
Here’s a quick and easy tip for Outlook that will show you how to purge your emails automatically.
Calling all multitaskers: The Picture in Picture Viewer Chrome extension lets you watch YouTube videos, take a Hangout call, or read a website in a browser panel that floats on top of your other windows, so that you can do multiple things at once.
Here’s a cool way to combine the power of Wikipedia with Google Sheets. The Wikipedia Tools add-on for Sheets adds in Wikipedia custom functions, so you can bring data from Wikipedia right into Sheets.
An interesting feature you might not know about is how to import contacts from an Excel spreadsheet into Outlook. This trick makes moving contacts between accounts, employees, or between different pieces of software super easy.
If you’re brainstorming, it can be helpful to visually map out your ideas and connect them to each other. With Bubbl.us, you can create different colored “bubbles” to organize your thoughts and ideas into one cohesive mind map.
Converting a Microsoft Word document to a PDF file is useful for many reasons. We’ll show you two ways to do it, along with some helpful customization options.
If you’re regularly storing lots of files and data in Google Drive, even with the free storage that Google provides, you may find yourself running out of space. If that’s the case, we can help.
If you’re only using Exchange Online in Office 365, you’re missing out on a lot of other useful functionality. To take a bigger bite out of the Office 365 “waffle,” here are 3 underused (and very useful) services that you should start using.
AutoFilter is a useful tool in Excel for hiding or displaying values using just a few clicks. It’s a quick and easy way to get to the data of interest when working with large spreadsheets.
If you’re a news junkie, Newsprompt is a great Chrome extension that provides a personalized news feed every time you open a new tab in Chrome.
If you’ve written a long, unwieldy Word document that’s difficult to navigate, creating a table of contents can be very useful for organizing your content. Here’s how to automatically make one.
Google has recently added machine intelligence to the “Explore” function within Google Sheets, Docs, and Slides. And yeah… they’re pretty brilliant now.
We’ve covered keyboard shortcuts for Word in the past, but there are still more out there. Here are six more helpful shortcuts to save you time.
If you’re creating and posting videos to YouTube, you’ve probably wondered at some point, “How can I get more views?” This Chrome extension can help.
Welcome to the eighth and final part of our mini series on the most popular Excel functions. we’ll cover the “MATCH” function, which gives you the position of an item in a range.
Don’t let your files become orphaned and lost in Google Drive. If you’re unfamiliar with what an “orphaned” file is, we’ll teach you how to find these files, and what to do with them once you do.
In part seven of our mini series on the most popular Excel functions, we’ll cover the “CONCATENATE” function, which combines text from different cells into one cell.
Hey jetsetters: Whether your next trip is a weekend jaunt or a 3-week international adventure, Google Trips is a new mobile app designed to help you plan the best trips of your life. Here’s how it works.
In part six of our mini series on the most popular Excel functions, we’ll cover the “LOOKUP” function, which searches one row or one column.
Google recently incorporated Natural Language Processing (NLP) into the search process in Drive, which is an intricate way of saying “search like you talk.” So now you can enter phrases like, “Show me spreadsheets from Scott,” or “Find my presentations from last June” to find your files.
Finding unwanted blank pages in your Google Docs happens sometimes, especially when working with documents that originated from another source. The good news is that deleting blank pages in Docs is pretty straightforward, and there a few different ways to do it.
In part five of our mini series on the most popular Excel functions, we’ll cover the “SUMIF” function, which adds values in a range that meet a specified criteria.
A recent integration between Google Chrome and Google Hangouts now makes screen sharing very easy. You can share your browser tab or your entire desktop right into a Hangout—all with one click.
In part four of our mini series on the most popular Excel functions, we’ll cover the “VLOOKUP” function, which is very useful for finding specific information in your worksheet.
Instead of bookmarking web pages or emailing yourself links to read later, there’s a much easier and more efficient way to save links and share them. WIth the Inbox by Gmail Chrome extension, you can do it all with one click.
In part three of our mini series on the most popular Excel functions, we’ll cover the “COUNTIF” function, which counts the number of cells that meet a certain criteria.
In part two of our mini series on the most popular Excel functions, we’ll cover the “SUM” function, which adds values together.
Previously, when you uploaded different versions of the same file to Google Drive, you’d end up with duplicate file names like this: File (1), File (2), and so forth, making your files messy and hard to search through. Google has recently introduced a deduplication feature designed to combat this exact problem.
In this Excel miniseries, we’ll cover the most popular and commonly used functions in Microsoft Excel. This first lesson in our mini series will cover the “IF” function, which checks whether …
VideoNot.es lets you watch any video and take notes side by side on the same screen. It also automatically syncs your notes and video. Plus, your notes are stored in Google Drive for easy access and sharing.
If you’ve ever tried to make a worksheet or form in Google Docs, you’ve probably created lines for people to enter their information on. But when people fill it out, it leaves information floating between underscores. We’ll show you how to create fillable text boxes in Docs so that people can neatly and easily enter in their information.
Here are some more handy shortcuts for speeding up your workflow in Microsoft Word or Excel. While two of our tips here today are program-specific, the first one is a crossover, and will work in either program.
To make your PowerPoint presentation more engaging, you can spruce it up with multimedia. Here are 7 easy ways you can enhance it with music, images, and videos.
If you’re a media professional, or use a lot of images or videos in your work, you’ll find these Chrome extensions useful. These simple extensions are handy for watching videos, taking screenshots, recording videos, and bulk downloading images from websites.
If you create a lot of PowerPoint presentations with specific terminology, you can use this feature to create a miniature shorthand library. You’ll find that your work will take a fraction of the time it used to.
Here’s an advanced trick for Google Sheets. If you have a hyperlink in a cell, there’s an easy way to extract the link text and the URL separately.
Deleting vs. archiving in Outlook: What’s the difference? We’ll explain how and when you should use each action.
You may know about the Revision History feature in Google Docs, but what if you could actually see a time-lapse “movie” depicting all the revisions you made in a Doc? Well, with a cool tool called Draftback, you can.
Wading through hundreds or thousands of emails to find specific messages can be difficult. Here are a few tricks of searching in Outlook, so that you can find what you need–fast.
As the adage goes: Less is more. Here are three simple, no-frills tools that let you write right from within Chrome, but take note: They are pared down so you can really focus on writing.
You may already know some of the common keyboard shortcuts for Excel, like filling data down from the cell above. But here 8 lesser-known shortcuts for Excel that’ll help you navigate your spreadsheet like a pro.
If you’ve ever given a presentation in Google Slides and wished you had a laser pointer to highlight key points, you’re in luck: You can use your mouse as one. Here’s how to do it, along with two more useful tips that’ll make Slides even better and easier to use.
You can never learn enough keyboard shortcuts. Here are 7 useful, time-saving ones for Microsoft Word to make your writing and editing process super efficient.
Inbox by Gmail, which bills itself as “the inbox that works for you,” has been around for almost two years now. If you haven’t tried it yet, why not give it a whirl? Here are three great features that might make it better than Gmail.
The Quick Access toolbar is the row of commands at the very top of the screen in PowerPoint. You can customize this toolbar and only include the commands you often use, making your workflow more efficient.
A few weeks ago, Google released a new update for Google Forms. With this new feature, you can now insert images into survey questions or add images as multiple choices options.
If you’ve ever made a few mistakes in PowerPoint and tried to hit “Undo” several times, you may have hit a limit. But you can actually increase the number of undos that you’re allowed to use, making it easier to fix mistakes.
Here’s an easy way to send out an invite or reminder for an event: Just enter in your attendees’ cell phone numbers into Google Sheets, and you can send text messages directly from Sheets.
Have you ever accidentally closed PowerPoint and forgot to save your presentation? Don’t worry, all is not lost. Here’s how to recover unsaved presentations in PowerPoint.
Email can be distracting—even addicting. A new Chrome extension, Inbox When Ready, lets you access your Gmail inbox when, well, you’re ready. It’ll hide your inbox and even lock you out of it, so that you can focus on your work and not get distracted by incessant emails.
You probably know the keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste, but here are a few little-known shortcuts for Microsoft Word and Excel that you may not have known before. These handy tips will speed up your workflow.
It’s a good idea to do a quick checkup in Google Apps to review important privacy settings and adjust them to your preference. Use this privacy checkup tool provided by Google to ensure that your browsing is as private—or as public—as you want it to be.
Learn how to take your PowerPoint presentation to the next level. These quick and easy tips will make the content and delivery of your next presentation much more professional.
Most thesauruses get stumped when you enter in phrasal verbs (like “look down on”) or plural nouns. But there’s a new AI-powered thesaurus for Google Docs called Thesaurus Pro that gives synonyms for all of those–and more.
If you’ve ever tried to save an image from a Google Doc, you know it can be frustrating—you can’t just right-click and save. Luckily, there are a few workarounds. Here are three easy ways to download images from any Google Doc.
Microsoft Word comes with a lot of great calendar templates. They’re attractive, functional, and fit well in any document. Customizing and inserting a calendar into your Word document is easy–here’s how to do it.
We’ve covered lots of useful Chrome extensions for teachers, but we can’t forget about students! Here are five great extensions that students can use to stay focused and improve their writing.
Here are five quick tips for keeping yourself organized in Outlook. Applying even one of these tips can help you be faster and more functional in your newly organized Outlook inbox.
Email signatures provide helpful contact information and are a great branding tool. Here’s how to create a signature in Outlook (both the Web App and desktop versions). Outlook Web App …
Can’t get enough of Chrome extensions? Here are five more great ones that teachers will find useful when using videos in the classroom, sharing content, and researching.
When you’ve created a presentation that you share locally, or even publicly on the web, you can take some steps to prevent people from altering your work. Here are some ways that you can protect your PowerPoint presentation.
Adding text to images can be cumbersome. But there’s an easy solution that lets you add text to any image just by right-clicking, making the process seamless and quick.
If you don’t have the right software, filling out PDF forms on your computer can be a frustrating experience. Luckily, this (free) trick using Google Drive makes filling out PDF forms a breeze.
Most people know Excel as a powerful number-crunching tool, but you can also use it to make 3D maps. Here’s how to take your data and use it to create a map.
From calculating tips to showing you real-time local traffic reports, Google can be tremendously helpful. Here are eight hidden yet useful features in Google search that you can use anytime.
Sometimes your PowerPoint presentation is so incredible that you want the entire world to watch it. Well, they can! Here’s how to broadcast your PowerPoint presentation online so that people everywhere can watch in real time (and also download your slides, if you’d like).
With Google Sheets, you can embed your spreadsheet onto an external or internal website and have the changes that you make on your spreadsheet automatically update on your website. This …
When creating an event in Google Calendar, it can be challenging finding a time that works for all your guests. The Suggested Times feature in Google Calendar automatically finds event times that all of your guests can attend.
Instead of scrolling through calendar dates to set up meetings or events, you can use natural language to book them in your Outlook Calendar. Just type in something like “next Friday” or “Christmas Eve,” and Outlook will automatically find the right date for you.
Have you ever had a list of names in a spreadsheet and wanted to separate them by first and last names into two columns? Instead of wasting time with tedious copying and pasting, there’s a quick, easy way to separate text into columns in Google Sheets.
You probably use a lot of shortcuts in Word, but what about PowerPoint? Use this secret keyboard shortcuts to speed up your PowerPoint workflow and make your presentations more effective.
While Google Docs is great for working on a document online, there are many situations where you may need to share it with someone who doesn’t use Drive. Luckily, it’s very easy to email or download files as PDFs or Word documents.
This might be a familiar scenario: You get an email in your inbox and the sender needs you to complete a task. Well, you don’t have to manually go in and create a task reminder for yourself. There’s actually an easier way to do this, right from within the email itself.
Who doesn’t love emojis? Here’s how to jazz up your Google Docs with your favorite emojis.
Here are some little-known features in Microsoft word that will help save you time. We’re all busy people, and it’s time we started applying the “work smarter, not harder” philosophy whenever …
Here’s a tip for all the movie buffs out there. Learn how to integrate a list of upcoming movie releases to your Google Calendar so that you never miss the next blockbuster.
Every day, individuals and businesses alike are becoming victims of ransomware, a form of malware that captures your computer’s data and holds it captive until you pay the assigned ransom. …
Here are three ways that you can take an average PowerPoint presentation to a truly great one. Hopefully, these three little tricks will help you create memorable lectures, pitches, or presentations.
Applying some color to alternating rows in a spreadsheet can make it easier to read. Here’s how to use conditional formatting to automatically create a colorful and attractive spreadsheet in Google Sheets.
Here’s a very handy add-in for Powerpoint that allows your audience to interact with you and your presentation in real time. It only requires that your audience have access to …
This is a great way to highlight and color code specific ideas in Google Docs and then export them to another document, so that your ideas are all instantly and neatly organized for you.
Today we’ll show you how to export your data in Outlook to a .pst file. A .pst file stores your Outlook data in an external file so you can archive it, back it up on secondary or external storage platforms, or move it to other systems.
The outline feature in Google Docs is a great time-saving tool for navigating through long documents, and this feature was recently released for iOS devices. If you do a lot of work on your phone, then this can make working on-the-go even easier. Here’s how to use it on your iOS device.
To be more productive in Excel, all you need is one key: the F5 key. It allows you to move much more quickly through your workbook, and also efficiently select very specific …
You probably use Google Calendar to keep track of your meetings and appointments, but what about the smaller “to do” tasks? Using the handy Reminders feature in Calendar, you can keep track of those too, enabling you to manage your day with one single tool.