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Archive for the ‘Software tips’ Category

July 4th, 2007

Great ways to get more out of your Blackberry

SmallBusinessHub is putting forth a valiant effort to combat all the iPhone hype with some great Blackberry tips:
This is the week of that omnipresent Apple device whose name will not be mentioned.  I’m going to resist the temptation to write about that device and the uber-cool people that bought one and instead like to address […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

June 29th, 2007

Getting the most out of MindManager 7-templates, styles, and ribbons

MindManager 7 Pro brought the Office 2007 look and feel to MM users, but the Ribbon Bar might get annoying for some people.  Brain Friedlander has a quick movie on saving space:
Many of us are really enjoying the new Fluid Ribbon Interface in MindManager 7, which has made the program much more accessible. However, there are times when we […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

June 25th, 2007

Should I manage my contacts with Plaxo?

Plaxo launched v3.0 of it’s online contact management service/tool today, and since it’s in the news you might be wondering if you should use it (or restart using it if you have been away from it for a while).
First, just what is Plaxo and what’s all the hype about v3.0 anyway?  Plaxo is a service that […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

June 21st, 2007

Excel Hacks, Second Edition ~ Windows Fanatics

 Here’s a book that’s on my wish list now.  As much as I have a love-hate relationship with Excel, it’s also an app I know has far more potential to it.  I don’t think of myself as an expert, but watching folks struggle with it makes me wonder why all the power has been made […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

June 21st, 2007

Six ways to make a good e-mail signature

This post of Doug’s got me thinking…
I’ve seen every variation of every possible email signature in the world. That’s a pretty broad statement, but I am 99% sure I have seen pretty much everything one can do with their email signature. Source: Service Untitled » Sample Email Signatures - customer service and customer service experience blog […]

By Tris Hussey -- 58 comments

June 19th, 2007

Firefox Add-ons: All You Need To Know

I am a begrudging Firefox user.  IE was driving me nuts as I opened more and more tabs.  I do still think Maxthon is da bomb, but sometimes not being able to use an IE plugin I want/need gets old.  So Firefox it is.  One thing Firefox is well-known for is its extensions.  You can […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

June 19th, 2007

Using Gmail address hacks for GTD and other stuff

 Did you know that to Gmail trishussey and tris.hussey are the same?  Yep.  And if you say do something like [email protected] you can have a whole new e-mail address to filter on?
You can reformat your existing Gmail address by inserting dots (periods) anywhere within your Gmail username. The Gmail Help pages explain:
Because Gmail doesn’t recognize […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

June 18th, 2007

Office 2007 compatibility pack released-at 28 megs!

I jumped on the Office 2007 bandwagon pretty early.  Not right away, but I knew I would like it from the early betas.  One problem, though, is that Office 2007 started using XML-based format.  Great for Office 2007 users (the file sizes are much smaller), bad if you work with the rest of the world […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

June 9th, 2007

Funny but true and important PowerPoint "don’ts"

Funny … but so true:

All kidding aside, this is all excellent advice.  Slides with too much information, too many bullet points, animations, or bizarre color schemes force people to focus on your presentation and not you.  Remember you are giving the presentation, not the screen.  This isn’t a movie, it’s a talk.  Sure if […]

By Tris Hussey -- 4 comments

May 31st, 2007

Doodle your way to a meeting time

No I don’t mean drawing goofy things on a piece of paper. I mean using the site/service Doodle to help you plan a meeting:

So, lately, I’ve found myself informally assuming this role, driving a surprising number of gone-fallow projects just by using Doodle to propose a simple check-in. The bottom line is that this […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

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