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Google Drive — Everything You Need To Know

by Michael Kwan - on May 3rd 2012 - No Comments
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For better or for worse, Google has come to dominate my online life. I made this statement four years ago and, if anything, it holds even truer today than it did then. I use Gmail. I use YouTube. I have an Android phone. While Google+ hasn’t quite been a runaway success, to put it lightly, Google continues to dominate the online...

Dropbox App For iPad And iPhone — Carry Gigabytes Of Data In Your Pocket

by Peter North - on Feb 28th 2012 - No Comments
Dropbox App For iPad And iPhone – Carry Gigabytes Of Data In Your Pocket

There are quite a few cloud-based file storage services on the web, but Dropbox is one of the very best. If you don’t believe me, believe the late Steve Jobs, who offered to buy Dropbox for more than $100 million. Still don’t believe Dropbox is the best of it’s kind? Get this: Dropbox rejected Steve Job’s nine...

Digitize Your Docs And Lead A Paperless Life With CamScanner iOS App

by Peter North - on Feb 1st 2012 - No Comments
CamScanner for iOS

If you ask any book publisher, library or archivist, they will tell you decisively: Paper is out. Documents of all kinds are going digital. In fact, digitizing paper documents is already a multi-million dollar industry. Large, small, public, and private companies are all trading in their archaic paper-based filing systems for database-driven...

6 Custom Searchbot Solutions

by Luke McKinney - on Mar 25th 2011 - No Comments
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Living smart means staying informed, but these days that’s like Charlie Sheen staying stimulated — there’s far, far too much stuff doing that and what’s desperately needed is some means of control. Once upon a time the man who knew which rocks made the sparks had all the information he needed to get ahead. Nowadays...

13 Ways Virtual Teams Can Collaborate On Documents

by Michael Kwan - on Feb 14th 2011 - 2 Comments
Business folks collaborating at a table.

Everything is online. You could be working on a virtual team where the collaborators are located all around the globe. No longer are teams necessarily housed in the same building. This is an incredibly flexible proposition, but it also presents a unique set of challenges. How do you, for example, work together on the same document when...

KnowledgeTree Shares Files And Controls Documents

by Michael Kwan - on Oct 11th 2010 - No Comments
Satellite Orbiting Earth

Product/Service Name KnowledgeTree Brief Description KnowledgeTree is a cloud-based document management solution designed to eliminate headaches and turn what was once manual and labor-intensive into a smooth and efficient process. From sorting and organizing volumes of invoices to enabling cross-team collaboration of documents with...

Download The First Step

by Luke McKinney - on Jan 11th 2010 - No Comments
Recycled Paper

One of the founding Smartlife principles is that you should never have to do anything twice — the computer should be able to do it for you. The Internet has extended this awesome idea, brilliantly declaring that nobody should do anything a second time. By engaging crowdsourcing, thousands of everyday tasks have been taken online,...

Turn Paper Into Data With NeatDesk Desktop Scanner And Digital Filing System

by Thursday Bram - on May 2nd 2009 - 1 Comment
Stack of Papers

Finding a way to organize all the receipts, business cards, and other papers you collect can be difficult. Many people manage their finances and address books on their computers, along with other files, practically guaranteeing that someone is going to need to transcribe each little slip of paper or scan it in individually. Neither approach... – Simplify Receipt Sorting

by Thursday Bram - on Dec 12th 2008 - 4 Comments

Receipts are a necessary evil: you have to have them to track expenses, calculate tax deductions, and manage your finances. Despite the fact that we need organized receipts, however, most of us resort to the shoe-box method: throw all the receipts in one box and toss it in the closet. It’s not that we don’t know that we need...

Top 5 Document Sharing Sites For Finding Reusable Documents

by Chris Cairns - on Sep 2nd 2008 - 16 Comments
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A few months ago, I wrote a post on document reuse and explained how it can boost your document creation efficiency by 40%, on average. This post provides you a list of my top five document sharing sites where you can find reusable docs of all kinds — invoice templates, study cards, business plan samples, venture capital pitch templates,...