Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Simplify printing webpages

Check out the Print what you like chrome extension, Using this extension you can remove pictures and ads and other parts of web pages to make your print job perfect!

Extension link https://goo.gl/qH48Tx


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Google mail checker

Using the Google mail checker you can see when your messages are filling up your inbox, You can also click the button to open your inbox.
Click the url to add this extension to your chrome browser https://goo.gl/NbDod

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Google It! How to use Google Like a Boss!

The term "Google It" has become synonymous with information searching over the internet.  But what makes Google the leader in web searches?

Take a look at this article and go beyond the simple search box of Google and see the many ways we can use this titanic search engine to our advantage:

Click Here for the article: https://goo.gl/PYdsaU

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Present like a pro: new updates in Slides designed to make you look good

Present like a pro: new updates in Slides designed to make you look good:

By Google

As a go-to presentation tool, Google Slides already comes equipped with real-time collaboration features. Starting today, we’re introducing new robust features to help you and your team win that pitch, nail that client presentation and get buy-in for new ideas—all while saving valuable time.

Here’s a look at the latest updates in Slides, including new G Suite integrations, partner applications and customization options.

Capture ideas in Keep, bring them to life in Slides

We built Keep to help you easily capture and organize ideas. Today, you can use a new drag-and-drop integration between Keep and Slides to transform these ideas into action. Simply select notes from Keep (or sort with #labels) and drag them into Slides. When you add a note from Keep into your presentation, Slides will automatically add a title and description for you.
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The Office of Information Technology for the State of Colorado uses the new Keep and Slides integration to keep track of population numbers at different agencies and report them to their team. Instead of digging through emails and Docs to track down figures, the team saves statistics to Keep and drags them into Slides to present.

If you’re new to Keep, download here.

Skip manual updates, use linked Slides

Whether you’re trying to prepare several client presentations or make sure data is up to date, repeatedly copying slides from one presentation to another is a major time-sink. Now, you can link and sync slides from multiple presentations with a click. This way, you can maintain a single source of truth and easily update linked slides to match the source, like for quarterly business reviews or company presentations.
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Sriram Iyer, Senior Director of Product Management at Salesforce Sales Cloud, is excited to use the new slide embedding feature to streamline his teams workflows. Says Iyer, “At Salesforce, we use Google Slides for customer-facing and internal presentations. The linked slides feature will help us easily keep presentations up-to-date.”

You asked, we updated

Our customers also asked for additional features in Slides. We listened to those requests and now you can:

  • Insert Diagrams, or ready-to-use visualizations. This is great for when you need to effectively share timelines, processes or hierarchies.
  • Select Grid view to view all your slides at once as thumbnails. This helps you easily reorder or change formats of multiple slides.
  • Tailor presentations to different audiences with the Skip slide feature. You can now choose to skip select slides without fully deleting them when you present from your phone or laptop.
Try these feature upgrades and create better presentations.

Try new add-ons, shape up your Slides

We’re constantly improving Slides to provide you with robust tools to share ideas. Today, we’re bringing add-ons to Slides. To kick it off, we’re introducing seven  integrations—designed to bring expertise from companies like Adobe and Shutterstock—right in Slides.

Use these new, rich integrations to help you build more powerful presentations, whether you want to add full-bleed images, use advanced image editing tools or include diagrams you created in programs outside of G Suite.

  • Search for and add images from Adobe Stock, right in Slides. You can use the Adobe Stock add-on to build visually-stunning presentations in Slides. Teams can seamlessly search, preview and purchase Adobe Stock images—without leaving Slides. Through the add-on, teams can also use Adobe Stock Visual Search to find relevant stock images with an uploaded image (versus a text search).
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  • Use the Shutterstock Editor add-on to add and customize photos within Slides. With the Shutterstock add-on, teams can browse Shutterstock’s entire library of royalty-free images, and sign into Shutterstock to license content, directly in Slides. Select an image, then apply customization options like filters, text, logos and more.
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Teams can benefit from even more powerful capabilities in Slides with additional add-ons from Balsamiq, Lucidchart, Pear Deck, Noun Project and Unsplash. Tap “Add-ons” in the Slides menu bar to get started.

Customize Slides, automate workflows with Apps Script

Apps Script, the same technology that powers add-ons, can transform the way you work. Apps Script for Slides lets your teams programmatically create and modify Slides, and customize the menus, dialog boxes and sidebars in the user interface.

So, what’s the big deal? Apps Script provides amazing possibilities for improving your team’s workflows. Sales teams can use Apps Script to automatically pull in information from Sheets’ databases to create customized client pitch decks and templates. Marketing teams can host internal assets in a customized sidebar in Slides for easy access to logos and files they use most often.

To learn more about how you can automate your workflows using Apps Script, check out this post.





Present with confidence using Slides—these updates start rolling out to all customers globally on the web today.
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Safe Browsing: Protecting more than 3 billion devices worldwide, automatically

Safe Browsing: Protecting more than 3 billion devices worldwide, automatically:

By Stephan Somogyi
Safe Browsing Emeritus
Allison Miller
Security & Privacy
Published Sep 11, 2017


In 2007, we launched Safe Browsing, one of Google’s earliest anti-malware efforts. To keep our users safe, we’d show them a warning before they visited a site that might’ve harmed their computers.
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An early Safe Browsing notification
Computing has evolved a bit in the last decade, though. Smartphones created a more mobile internet, and now AI is increasingly changing how the world interacts with it. Safe Browsing also had to evolve to effectively protect users.

And it has: In May 2016, we announced that Safe Browsing was protecting more than 2 billion devices from badness on the internet. Today we’re announcing that Safe Browsing has crossed the threshold to 3 billion devices. We’re sharing a bit more about how we got here, and where we’re going.

What is Safe Browsing?

You may not know Safe Browsing by name, since most of the time we’re invisibly protecting you, without getting in the way. But you may have seen a warning like this at some point:
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This notification is one of the visible parts of Safe Browsing, a collection of Google technologies that hunt badness—typically websites that deceive users—on the internet. We identify sites that might try to phish you, or sites that install malware or other undesirable software. The systems that make up Safe Browsing work together to identify, analyze and continuously keep Safe Browsing’s knowledge of the harmful parts of the internet up to date.

This protective information that we generate—a curated list of places that are dangerous for people and their devices—is used across many of our products. It helps keep search results safe and keep ads free from badness; it’s integral to Google Play Protect and keeps you safe on Android; and it helps Gmail shield you from malicious messages.

And Safe Browsing doesn’t protect only Google’s products. For many years, Safari and Firefox have protected their users with Safe Browsing as well. If you use an up-to-date version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari, you’re protected by default. Safe Browsing is also used widely by web developers and app developers (including Snapchat), who integrate our protections by checking URLs before they’re presented to their users.

Protecting more people with fewer bits

In the days when web browsers were used only on personal computers, we didn’t worry much about the amount of data Safe Browsing sent over the internet to keep your browser current. Mobile devices changed all that: Slow connections, expensive mobile data plans, and scarce battery capacity became important new considerations.

So over the last few years, we’ve rethought how Safe Browsing delivers data. We built new technologies to make its data as compact as possible: We only send the information that’s most protective to a given device, and we make sure this data is compressed as tightly as possible. (All this work benefits desktop browsers, too!)

We initially introduced our new mobile-optimized method in late 2015 with Chrome on Android, made it more broadly available in mid-2016, when we also started actively encouraging Android developers to integrate it. With the release of iOS 10 in September 2016, Safari began using our new, efficient Safe Browsing update technology, giving iOS users a protection boost.

Safe Browsing in an AI-first world

The internet is at the start of another major shift. Safe Browsing has already been using machine learning for many years to detect much badness of many kinds. We’re continually evaluating and integrating cutting-edge new approaches to improve Safe Browsing.

Protecting all users across all their platforms makes the internet safer for everyone. Wherever the future of the internet takes us, Safe Browsing will be there, continuing to evolve, expand, and protect people wherever they are.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MAILTRACK BASIC FREE


Mail tracking free and unlimited. The double check marks (✓✓) in your Gmail & Google Inbox.
MailTrack.io is an email tracking extension for Gmail and Inbox that lets you know if the emails you’ve sent have been read or not. Mailtrack extension adds the double check marks to your Gmail so you can easily track emails.

Add mail tracking here: https://goo.gl/duKjmx

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Analyze your business data with Explore in Google Sheets, use BigQuery too

Analyze your business data with Explore in Google Sheets, use BigQuery too:

A few months back, we announced a new way for you to analyze data in Google Sheets using machine learning. Instead of relying on lengthy formulas to crunch your numbers, now you can use Explore in Sheets to ask questions and quickly gather insights. Check it out.

Quicker data → problems solved

When you have easier access to data—and can figure out what it means quickly—you can solve problems for your business faster. You might use Explore in Sheets to analyze profit from last year, or look for trends in how your customers sign up for your company’s services. Explore in Sheets can help you track down this information, and more importantly, visualize it.

Getting started is easy. Just click the “Explore” button on the bottom right corner of your screen in Sheets. Type in a question about your data in the search box and Explore responds to your query. Here’s an example of how Sheets can build charts for you.
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Syncing Sheets with BigQuery for deeper insights

For those of you who want to take data analysis one step further, you can sync Sheets with BigQuery—Google Cloud’s low cost data warehouse for analytics.

Compare publicly-available datasets in BigQuery, like U.S. Census Data or World Bank: Global Health, Nutrition, and Population data, to your company’s data in Sheets and gather information. For example, you can see how sales of your medical product compared with last year’s disease trends, or cross-reference average inflation prices in key markets of interest to your business.

Check out this post to see how you might query an example.
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

10 ways we’re making Classroom and Forms easier for teachers this school year

10 ways we’re making Classroom and Forms easier for teachers this school year:

We’ve seen educators do incredible things with G Suite for Education tools: creatively teach classroom material, collaborate with students, and design innovative assignments to achieve meaningful outcomes. Classroom is a useful tool for teachers, and since it launched three years ago, students have submitted more than 1 billion assignments.

This year, we’re sending teachers back to school with updates designed to help them do what they do best—teach. Today, we’re announcing 10 updates to Google Classroom and Google Forms to help teachers save time and stay organized.
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  1. Single view of student work: To help teachers track individual student progress, we’ve created a dedicated page for each student in Classroom that shows all of their work in a class. With this new view, teachers and students can see the status of every assignment, and can use filters to see assigned work, missing work, or returned and graded work. Teachers and students can use this information to make personalized learning decisions that help students set goals and build skills that will serve them in the future.
  2. Reorder classes: Teachers can now order their classes to organize them based on daily schedule, workload priorities or however will help them keep organized throughout the school year. And students can use this feature too. "For teachers and students, organization is important, and being able to reorder class cards allows us to keep our classes organized in a simple and personalized way," notes Ross Berman, a 7th and 8th grade math teacher. "Students can move classes around so that the first thing they see is the class they know they have work for coming up."
  3. Decimal grading: As teachers know, grading is often more complicated than a simple point value. To be as accurate with feedback as possible, educators can now use decimal points when grading assignments in Google Classroom.
  4. Transfer class ownership: Things can change a lot over the summer, including who’s teaching which class. Now, admins and teachers can transfer ownership of Google Classroom classes to other teachers, without the need to recreate the class. The new class owner can get up to speed quickly with a complete view of past student work and resources in Drive.
  5. Add profile picture on mobile: Today’s users log a lot of hours on their phones. Soon, teachers and students will be able to make changes to their Classroom mobile profiles directly from their mobile devices too, including changing their profile picture from the Google Classroom mobile app. Ready the selfies!
  6. Provision classes with School Directory Sync: Google School Directory Sync now supports syncing Google Classroom classes from your student or management information system using IMS OneRoster CSV files. Admins can save teachers and students time by handling class setup before the opening bell.
  7. New Classroom integrations: Apps that integrate with Classroom offer educators a seamless experience, and allow them to easily share information between Classroom and other tools they love. Please welcome the newest A+ apps to the #withClassroom family: Quizizz, Edcite, Kami and coming soon, Code.org.
  8. Display class code: Joining Google Classroom classes is easier than ever thanks to this new update. Teachers can now display their class code in full screen so students can quickly join new classes.
  9. Sneak Peek! Import Google Forms Quiz scores into Classroom: Using Quizzes in Google Forms allows educators to take real-time assessments of students’ understanding of a topic. Soon, teachers will be able to import grades from Quizzes directly into Google Classroom.
  10. Add feedback in question-by-question grading in Quizzes: More than test grades, meaningful feedback can improve learning. At ISTE this year, we launched question-by-question grading in Quizzes in Google Forms to help teachers save time by batch grading assessments. We’re taking it one step further and now, teachers will have the option to add feedback as well.
As educators head back to school, we want our newest Classroom teachers to get the most out of their experience. In the coming weeks, we’ll be launching a new resource hub to help teachers get set up on their first day of Classroom. If you’re already a Classroom pro, help your fellow teachers by sharing your favorite Classroom tips, tricks, resources and tutorials on social media using the hashtag #FirstDayofClassroom. Stay tuned on Twitter this Back to School season for more.

From all of us here at Google, we wish you a successful start to the school year! We hope these Google Classroom and Forms updates help you save time, stay organized and most importantly, teach effectively during back to school and beyond.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Get on the same page: new Google Docs features power team collaboration

Get on the same page: new Google Docs features power team collaboration:

Getting people on the same page for a project can be tough. It requires managing a ton of opinions and suggestions. The last thing you should have to worry about is making sure your team is literally working on the same document. That’s why we built our powerful real-time editing tools to help with this—Google Docs, Sheets and Slides—so that teams can work together at the same time, using the most up-to-date version.

Today, we're introducing new updates to better help with "version control," to customize tools for your workflows, and to help teams locate information when they need it.

Track changes, make progress

It can take dozens of edits to make a document just right—especially a legal agreement, project proposal or research paper. These new updates in Docs let you more easily track your team’s changes. Now, your team can:

  1. Name versions of a Doc, Sheet or Slide. Being able to assign custom names to versions of your document is a great way to keep a historical record of your team's progress. It's also helpful for communicating when a document is actually final. You can organize and track your team’s changes in one place under “Version history” (formerly known as “Revision history”) on the web. Select File > Version history > Name current version. For even quicker recall, there’s an option to select “Only show named versions” in Docs, Sheets or Slides.
  2. Preview “clean versions” of Docs to see what your Doc looks like without comments or suggested edits. Select Tools > Review suggested edits > Preview accept all OR Preview reject all.
  3. Accept or reject all edit suggestions at once in your Doc so your team doesn’t have to review every single punctuation mark or formatting update. Select Tools > Review suggested edits > Accept all OR Reject all.
  4. Suggest changes in a Doc from an Android, iPhone or iPad device. Click the three dots menu in the top right of your Doc screen to suggest edits on-the-go. Turn on the “Suggest changes” toggle and start typing in “suggestion mode.”
  5. Compare documents and review redlines instantly with Litera Change-Pro or Workshare Add-ons in Docs.
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Here's a quick way to preview and accept all changes (or reject them) and name versions of your document

Use new templates, add-on time-saving functionality

Teams use templates in Docs and Sheets to save time on formatting. At the same time, developers are building add-ons to customize functionality. We thought, why not bring these two together? That’s why today, we’re introducing new templates with built-in add-ons and the ability to create your own, so your templates not only look good—but they make sure the work gets done.

These templates allow you to customize and deploy tools specific to your organization’s workflows. We’ve launched five examples of this in the general template gallery, like the new Mutual Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) template from LegalZoom and DocuSign. With this template, businesses can quickly create an NDA and collect signatures using the DocuSign Add-on for Docs. Bonus: it also automatically detects the required signature fields on the template, which saves even more time when you request signatures. This is just one of a few new templates—we’ve also worked with Lucidchart, PandaDoc, EasyBib and Supermetrics to help you save time and maximize efficiency throughout your team’s workflows.

In addition, you can also create your very own template with built-in Add-on customized to your company’s workflows. For example, create a Sheets template paired with an add-on to gather internal approvals or an invoice template in Docs (paired with an add-on) that pulls information from your CRM system.
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The new mutual NDA template from LegalZoom and DocuSign lets you collect NDA approvals stat.

Find the information you need, when you need it

Sometimes the hardest part of creating a proposal or client presentation is tracking down the information you need to include in it. Starting today for G Suite Business and Enterprise customers, Google Cloud Search will integrate with Docs and Slides via the Explore feature. Using Machine Intelligence, Cloud Search surfaces relevant information to help you work more efficiently throughout your day.

To get started, open the Explore tab in Docs or Slides and type what you’re looking for. Cloud Search will show you important details from your information across your G Suite apps including Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Sites and more, to help you create top-notch Docs and presentations.
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Now you can use Google Cloud Search through the explore features in Docs and Slides.
Teams are using Docs to collaborate in creative ways. Check out this post for inspiration, or visit the Docs site to get started.
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Google Drive Plug-in for MS Office!

The Google Apps suite offers a myriad of document editing tools that rival their fiercest competitor, Microsoft Office.  However there are the few that prefer the traditional MS Office suite, but still wish to take advantage of Google's limitless online drive storage.

Never fear there is a plug-in that you can add to Office and access your Office files directly from Google Drive right from MS Word or Excel.

Check out this video to see if the Google Drive Plug-in is right for you:




If you have any Questions or Suggestions, follow this link here: http://goo.gl/2mTkUU

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sharing your Google Docs or Sheets as a PDF

Here is a neat trick where you can have your recipient download a shared Google Doc or Sheets as a PDF.

By adding "PDF" at the end of your shared link, when clicked instead of opening the Doc or Sheets it will download a pdf version of that file.

Click here to get the complete instructions: https://goo.gl/SgbNLb

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to fill out our comment form here: http://goo.gl/C7nCqi and we will feature it on a future Tech Tip Tuesday!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Share a Google Drive Document


To better view the video above after you start playing click the squares in the bottom right corner to make it Full Screen:



If you have any Questions or Suggestions, follow this link here: http://goo.gl/2mTkUU

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Training for Google Apps

Google has created an app that provides built in training for Google Apps, everything from email and calendar to the Google drive suite!

Check it out: https://goo.gl/XWmlZr

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SimpleExtManager: One Extension to Rule them All

This simple but entirely useful extension basically manages all of your chrome extensions.

This is great for people who tend to horde awesome chrome extensions, with SimpleExtManager you can quickly turn off one or more extensions at a time.  comes in handy if your browser is overwhelmed and you need only specific extensions for certain projects, or if you use different extensions at home than you do on your work computer.

Also you can create groups, with group feature you can turn of a set of extensions at a time.

Check it out: https://goo.gl/wvczwr



If you have any Questions or Suggestions, follow this link here: http://goo.gl/2mTkUU

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Defeat Email Repetition with Canned Responses!



A canned response is basically a cookie cutter response to repetitive emails.

It could be a simple "Thank you for your email, we will get back to you shortly"

Or a long form letter to the parent where you can manually enter the names afterwards:

Hi Mr or Ms.     ,
Your Child           has been tardy....

 First turn on the canned response feature in Gmail labs:




Now create and save your canned response for future use:



Finally insert your newly created Canned Response into a blank email:




If you have any Questions or Suggestions, follow this link here: http://goo.gl/2mTkUU

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How To: Add Screencastify to Chrome and create a Screencast

Screencastify is a powerful tool for creating video tutorials on the fly.

This is a chrome extension however you can either use Screencastify to record just a tab or your entire desktop!

Here is a short Screencast on how to add and use Screencastify:






To better view the video above click the squares in the bottom right corner to make it Full Screen:



You can find and install Screencastify from this link: https://goo.gl/ADPjQ4

If you have any Questions or Suggestions, follow this link here: http://goo.gl/2mTkUU

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Questions or Suggestions

Hello Fellow Techs!


If you have an questions that you would like us to respond to on a Tech Tip Tuesday please fill out this form: Questions.

If you have a suggestion for a future TTT post please visit this form: Suggestions.

Any Suggestion or Question is welcomed, no matter how mundane they seem!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Google Drive Add On: PicMonkey

PicMonkey allows you to easily edit pictures saved in your Google Drive.  After adding the extension you simoply locate the picutre you wish to edit, open with "PicMonkey" and take advantage of thier easy to use editing tools!  When you are finished, click save and a copy of the edited picture will be deposited back into your google drive.

Here is a quick video that will walk you through adding PicMonkey to your Google Drive, and editing a picture:


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Scan-to-Email Attachments Auto Saved to Google Drive

First step is to create an IFTTT account with your @leonagroup account: https://ifttt.com/join

Second step, connect your email account to IFTTT:



Third step, connect your google drive:



Fourth Step, create the Applet that will take attachments from your scanner's emails and automatically deposit them into your google drive.

First you will need to locate your scanners email address and copy it somewhere for later, you can copy it from one of your previous scan to emails in your inbox.

(for this example I will ExampleScanner@leonagroup.com)

Now follow the instructions in this video:



Any can sent from that specific scanner, it's attachment will be moved to a folder in your "My Drive"  called: Scanner

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Capture ideas in Google Keep, bring them to life in Google Docs

Capture ideas in Google Keep, bring them to life in Google Docs:
Mario Anima
PRODUCT MANAGER KEEP


Great ideas can surface in unexpected places. We created Keep to capture your thoughts anytime, anywhere—with smart tools to help you easily organize your notes, ideas and to dos.

Starting today, you can capture your ideas for work: Keep is now a part of G Suite. You can also take your ideas and notes from Keep and easily add them to Docs for easier brainstorming.
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Get started by recording your notes, lists and drawings in Keep on Android, iOS, Chrome or the web. While in Docs on the web, access the Keep notepad via the Tools menu. Your Keep notes will appear in a side panel within Docs.

Here are a few ways you can now work better with the integration between Keep and Docs:

  • Drag your notes from Keep directly into your work documents
  • Easily search your notes in Keep while in Docs to find the information you need to complete your project
  • Add a new note in the Keep notepad or select text from inside of your document and easily add it to a new note (just right click and select “Save to Keep notepad”). When you open that note in Keep, we’ll include a link back to the source document so you can always refer back to it.
Use Keep to capture your ideas and thoughts wherever you are, whenever inspiration strikes. And now, quickly turn those thoughts into action — right in Docs.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Work hacks from G Suite: Make it automatic

Work hacks from G Suite: Make it automatic:

More than a year ago, the Google Cloud Customer team, which focuses on providing helpful information to G Suite users, set out to create the Transformation Gallery — a resource for businesses to search and find tips on how to transform everyday processes in the workplace using Google Cloud tools. As a part of a monthly series, we’ll highlight some of the best Transformation Gallery tips to help your teams achieve more, quicker. Today, we take a look at how managers can save time by automating simple manual processes in industries like retail and financial services.

Speed up approval workflows

Managing the flow of information between employees can be overwhelming. It can get in the way of the actual work you need to do. Whether you’re entering paper-form data into a spreadsheet or emailing back and forth for approvals, at some point, these manual workflows require a lot of upkeep, or worse, they break. Here are a few steps you can take to automate your day:

1. Think of a process to improve

Look around your desk or inbox for a time-consuming request process. It might be for employee performance evaluations, requesting equipment for a new hire, or collecting daily production reports. Now, think through the steps of the process and map it out. What information do you need to collect or pass on? Who needs to review it or approve it? Who needs to be notified of the status?

2. Use Forms to collect data

With that process in mind, build a survey using Google Forms. Make sure it has all the fields included in it for the information you need. You can also collect file uploads directly from participants at the same time you collect data, which makes it easy for employees to submit information without going back-and-forth.

3. Set up your response spreadsheet

Any data you collect in Forms automatically populates in a single spreadsheet in Sheets. Be sure to share the sheet with those who need to take action once a response is submitted, and have your team set up spreadsheet notifications. That way, everyone knows when responses are in or data changes on the sheet. Add extra columns to the sheet for editors to update the status of an entry, indicate an approval, or add additional details. Now, you’ve got a single electronic record that your team can use to check on status and requests.

4. Automate further with Apps Script

If you want to make it even more automatic, use Apps Script. Set up one or more approval workflows, and send notifications and reminders to approvers and requestors through email. You can also program the script to update spreadsheets or other G Suite tools with data on the approval status as it happens. Here’s a simple example from The G Suite Show:
And if you’re interested in a deeper dive on Apps Script, there’s a session at Google Cloud Next ‘17 called "Automating internal processes using Apps Script and APIs for Docs editors," that can help you get familiar with the tool. Register for Next ‘17 here.

These are just a few ways you can automate workflows, and here are some often overlooked benefits:

  • The approval process is standardized and streamlined
  • Sheets digitally tracks all requests, which is great for historical data and audits (and the sheet can be shared.)
  • Notifications are sent automatically for approvals and status
  • Forms creates a simple and consistent way for employees to make requests
  • Employees can use a mobile device to initiate and complete a request
Best of all, by transforming your workflows with these tips, you and your coworkers will save time. Something we can all appreciate.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Beware of this new Chrome “font wasn’t found” hack!

Beware of this new Chrome “font wasn’t found” hack!: Today while browsing a (compromised) WordPress site that shall remain unnamed, I came across a very interesting “hack” that was pulled off with a bit more finesse than most of the drive…

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

LastPass Extension: password keeper

Lastpass is a great way to remember your passwords and store them securely!

Check it out: https://goo.gl/oHwKP2