Tag archive for ‘office automation’

Tips For Getting Things Done Automatically

by Luke McKinney - on Dec 14th 2011 - No Comments

The first rule of automation is: “if you do something more than once, the computer should be doing that for you.” That’s what computers are for. They’re incredibly fast at following sets of instructions. Automation is at the very core of their design, so if you find yourself repeatedly pressing the same tabs and buttons to make...

User Feedback On Shoeboxed Receipt Management

by Michael Kwan - on Aug 26th 2010 - 2 Comments
Pile of Receipts

Two years ago, we took a look at Shoeboxed.com. In short, you’re able to outsource your receipt management to this company — it scans, categorizes, and organizes your receipts for your online management. The receipts are then be securely shredded and discarded. From your end, all you had to do was stuff all of your business...

We’d Like To Table A Motion

by Luke McKinney - on Aug 24th 2010 - No Comments
Business Meeting Around Table

The conference room is an instant oil-check for any company: if it’s where things get done, well done…but if it’s a pit of endless PowerPoint despair, there may be room for improvement. By shooting anyone who goes over time, for instance. Unfortunately, we can’t advise such violent courses of action (unless we...

Making Macros

by Luke McKinney - on Jun 14th 2009 - No Comments
Robot Hands Typing on Keyboard

If you haven’t heard of macros, you’re misusing this computer — you’re doing far more work than you have to for no reason at all. Sort of like putting your friends on the roof of your car and pushing them places. The fact is: if you do anything more than twice, the computer should be doing it for you. That’s...

Shoeboxed.com – 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...