With so much of modern life revolving around technology, it is always scary to see stories like this one today reporting that some 2 million passwords to websites such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo have been stolen. Also disturbing, however, is how easy many people make it for hackers to break into their accounts.
If your work seems to revolve around email, you know how important (and often challenging) it is to keep your email organized and easily accessible. If you use Gmail, there’s a great tool that can be a huge help. Streak is an app and browser extension that adds a bunch of great features to your Gmail. It’s often referred to as a CRM that’s built into your inbox.
One of the newest features that Streak has added to their service is the ability to track emails you have sent. You can see if they were opened, when and by whom.
Talking on the telephone has always been an essential staple of the work duties of most office professionals. But these days, you likely aren’t just making the traditional kind of standard phone calls. You are probably also talking over Skype, participating in virtual meetings or web conferences, or otherwise engaging in activities that require you to talk in a more high-tech way.
It can be tough to stay active when you’re stuck at a desk all day. And yet it’s so important to move around on a regular basis, even if it’s just to stretch a bit and get the blood pumping. For many people, this is especially important now in light of recent stories spotlighting the dangers of sitting for extended periods of time.
Yet even though you know you should squeeze some activity and movement into your day, it’s not always easy to do that, especially when you get engrossed in some project on your computer that demands your attention.
Social media plays a role in many aspects of our daily lives—and that includes work as an administrative professional. For many office staffers, their job duties may now include some sort of social media responsibilities. If that’s your situation, you know how challenging and time-consuming it can be to keep up with all of the various accounts involved, the scheduling of posts and content—and perhaps most importantly any mentions or conversations involving your company.
As part of routine tasks at the office, many administrative professionals find themselves struggling to work with images, screenshots and other similar types of files.
If you frequently need to share images or other graphic-heavy files, or compile images and other content for presentations, reports, manuals or other purposes, you are probably very familiar with the challenges of trying to find, organize and edit these files. Then there are the headaches that come with sharing or sending these types of files.
While you probably spend a lot of time typing for work-related tasks, you don’t necessarily spend all of that time on an actual computer (or even a laptop). Chances are, you spend a lot of your time typing on a variety of devices, from an iPad to your smartphone.
If you rely on Gmail for most (if not all) of your important email—and many people do—you know there are many advantages of this mail system. However, after you’ve started to accumulate a large volume of mail, it can start to become time-consuming to perform certain tasks, such as finding a particular message.
That’s why Google came up with “quick action” buttons—which, as the name implies—lets you do certain tasks very quickly. These buttons let you take certain actions related to specific messages simply by pressing a button next to that email.
If you want an online tool to help you host online meetings and webinars, you have quite a few choices. But a few things set MeetingBurner apart. Most notably, there’s the look. Known for its sleek look and easy-to-use interface, MeetingBurner’s cloud-based control system is both simple and attractive.
The customizable registration page lets you tailor the RSVP process according to your needs, and the automated email reminders help ensure attendance. There’s an easy PayPal integration so attendees can pay for meetings or events right from the registration page.