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10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Google Docs

by Michael Kwan - on Mar 27th 2017 - No Comments
Using Google Docs

Arguably one of the most powerful and versatile tools in the arsenal of any telecommuter, freelancer or remote worker is Google Drive. This is especially true with the suite of productivity software that can effectively replace Microsoft Office on your computer. You’ve got Google Docs as your Microsoft Word alternative, Sheets to...

Better Solutions for Better Team Communication

by Chris Cairns - on Mar 13th 2017 - No Comments
Better team communication

As remote workers, telecommuting and distributed teams increasingly become the norm in today’s world of business, it can become nearly impossible to get everyone in the same room at the same time. And even if it were possible, it would hardly be cost effective. As useful as email, instant messengers and social media have become,...

7 Free Microsoft Office Alternatives Worth Checking Out

by Michael Kwan - on Feb 20th 2017 - No Comments
Productivity with Microsoft Office

For a great number of years, Microsoft Office has been the de facto standard for office productivity software. If you wanted to type up a document, you’d use Microsoft Word. If you needed to produce a spreadsheet with charts, Excel was only way to go. Indeed, PowerPoint is widely recognized as the Kleenex of presentations. But did...

Instagram Apps for Android to Boost Your Social Media Game

by Chris Cairns - on Feb 6th 2017 - No Comments
Instagram on Android

Social media continues to play an increasingly influential role in the world of modern business and it would be foolish to ignore just how powerful these networks can be. Boasting even higher engagement rates than Facebook or Twitter, Instagram is proving to be an invaluable business tool for organizations of all sizes. But it’s...

5 PDF Apps You Need to Download Right Now

by Michael Kwan - on Dec 21st 2016 - No Comments
Do more with your PDF documents

Several advances in technology have made telecommuting and remote working far more accessible and much more viable than ever before. Many of the most common tools that once had to be installed locally on each individual machine and managed by an on-site IT team can now be access and used remotely via the cloud. It’s terrific. With...

5 Productivity Chrome Extensions to Keep on Track

by Chris Cairns - on Dec 7th 2016 - No Comments
Boost your productivity

Are you having trouble maintaining your focus at work? Do you find yourself looking back at the end of the day wondering where all the hours melted away? This can become especially challenging when you’re working from home or otherwise away from the office, because you are presented with infinite opportunities for procrastination...

Find Coworking Space Anywhere with Awesome iOS Apps

by Chris Cairns - on Nov 9th 2016 - No Comments
Find comfortable coworking space like this

Thanks to the advancing wonders of the Internet and the continued improvement of cloud-based solutions, it is more accessible and convenient than ever before to work remotely. It doesn’t matter if you’re actually based in Seattle, San Francisco or Sarasota. You can just easily get the job done while traveling to Montreal,...

5 Must-Buy Products for Mobile Sales Professionals

by Michael Kwan - on Oct 20th 2016 - No Comments
Shaking hands and closing deals

The very nature of outside sales dictates that you will indeed need to go outside every once in a while, oftentimes to visit with your potential customers at their work sites. What this means, if you want to be an effective mobile sales professional, is that you need to pack the essentials of your proper office and have them with you...

5 Powerful Task Management Systems for Productivity Buffs

by Chris Cairns - on Oct 7th 2016 - No Comments
Pen and paper to-do list

The traditional to-do list created using a simple pen and paper may have been reasonably sufficient for basic tasks back in the day. But times have changed. Obligations and responsibilities have become far more complicated and we need more robust task management systems to keep tabs on all the moving parts. Between your personal and your...

5 Apps to Connect Your PC and Smartphone in Powerful Ways

by Chris Cairns - on Jul 7th 2016 - No Comments
Connect your PC to your smartphone and tablet

A part of the common vernacular these days is to refer to smartphones and tablets as the “second screen.” This is most often used in the context of talking about watching TV and how many people are on their mobile devices at the same time as watching their favorite programming. In the context of productivity, though, the smartphone...