I've shared this with a few people recently in conversation and they encouraged me to share it as a post that they can refer other people to. I've been using this process since late 2012 (it's May 2014 as I'm writing this) and it's been extremely helpful for me.
Most of the businesses that I’ve pursued are web-based, so I’ve had my fair share of computer time through the years. Through this experience (sometimes I feel like I type and send emails for a living lol…), I’ve learned some tips and tricks to be more efficient with email management that I could not live without now.
In short, many of things you do on your computer could be done in half the time or less if you identify more efficient ways of doing them- using keyboard shortcuts instead of the computer mouse is one of the best ways to do this, and email is the best place to start. I compiled this blog post after showing a few clients tricks they weren’t previously aware of- hope these can help you too!
In an effort to provide a solid answer when someone asks me “what are some good web and mobile apps I should consider?” in business or personal life, I’m going to constantly add the below list over time.
Feel free to comment on this post with additional ideas too!
Being a web-based entrepreneur (i.e most of the projects I work on are usually websites, involve heavy amounts of SEO and web marketing, etc.), I've spent countless hours trying to figure out faster / better ways of doing repetitive tasks online.
Google Docs- It's More Than Docs and Spreadsheets
Google Docs, a seemingly simple free tool Google provides to create online word documents and excel spreadsheets, can be used in quite a a few different ways to rapidly complete tasks that may otherwise have taken you hours.
Below is a Google Docs hack that saves me countless hours each week.
I recently saw a presentation by David Heinemeier, one of the creators of the hugely successful BaseCamp Project Management software.
David had some very great points in his presentation about the realities of business and his call to "unlearn your MBA", but one of the simplest concepts stood out to me.