For several years we have provided you with recommendations for really cool software. Our annual software pack represents a solid set of programs that we think everyone should own for every day work and pleasure. This software is good whether or not you are a student, faculty, parent or someone who is just trying get things done on a budget. Let us know in the comments how you like these and if you think we should have included something else.
Posts Tagged ‘Everything Google’
Category Back to School, Geek Girl, Reviews
Category Featured, Soulville, Technology
We’re all productivity junkies, right? Even the best of us sometimes has issues with a system not working or falling down on the job of organization. Or we have a really great system but then a wrench tossed into plans means we need a new system. Well recently a very busy co-worker showed me how she keeps up with everything on her plate and how she keeps it organized. The system was absolutely meticulous and I couldn’t wait to share it with you all. If you’ve used something similar or have a really cool system of your own, please write a comment!
I’ve gotten this question twice in the past week, so I figured I should share this knowledge with the world. I’ve already discussed how to sync Android and Mac to copy files to/from your SD card. This is exclusively about Outlook. Read on!
CompanionLink (link) is the first app that I came across. This app syncs directly from Outlook to your Android. It syncs your email, contacts, tasks, etc. from Outlook. You must use your data cable and have an app called DejaOffice (free in the Market) already on your device to get this program to work. Some might not like the price at $39.95, but if you need Outlook and want to bypass Google, this is one of your few options. CompanionLink only works on PCs.
Category Geek Girl
We’ve covered Apple iPhone apps here quite a few times, but now Android is on the scene in a major way! I’ve gotten the Samsung Moment and I’ve been loving every moment of finding awesome free apps for it that make my life easier or are just plain fun!
Below you’ll find my handpicked list of 10 great Android apps that are a must for new Android owners. Tell me your favorites in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!
I just got an Android phone – the Samsung Moment to be exact – and I wanted to sync my phone to my MacBook just like PC users could. However, it was easy and fast to figure out how to connect my Mac to my Android phone, and I can now sync files between my MacBook and Android phone! Here’s how:
- Restart your Android phone. (This step may be skipped by some users; others will find the computer doesn’t recognize the phone’s SD card without a restart of the phone.)
- Plug your USB cord that came with the phone to the phone, and connect to the Mac.
I finally got some Google Wave invites available. Reply to this thread and I’ll send out an invitation to you right away!
Just about everyone uses Gmail for managing email. It has some great features such as useful filters, the ability to set Gmail as your default email client in Firefox and Gmail Labs, which offers all sorts of additional add-ons for your email enjoyment.
There are three more exceptional features that I think are must-haves for any serious Gmail user. They are: drag and drop, Google Voice in Gmail and keyboard shortcuts.
I love using a search engine to find information, but it comes as no surprise that even a tool as helpful as Google is gamed by people around the globe. How?
Search engine optimization, or SEO, is used not just for good, but for “evil,” too. Some SEO “experts” make their bread and butter by encouraging some of the worst practices in blogging – stuffing posts with keywords to generate higher search rankings and traffic, when the post may or may not be relevant for the searcher’s needs.