Weekly post #54 – Filter views, dropdown chips and pause before you share online!

May 2022 - Chips

How to use Google Sheets Filter Views If you get shared a Google Sheets spreadsheet with loads and loads of data on it and decide to filter the view – you are doing that for everybody who visits that spreadsheet. This situation is why ‘Filter views’ has been added to Google Sheets. Watch this video … Read more

Weekly post #51 – Keyboard shortcuts, charts from Forms, moderating posts in Padlet and tags and hashtag literacy

Adding a keyboard shortcut or hotkey for a Chrome Extension I use a range of Chrome extensions to add links/articles/resources to services such as Trello, Pocket and Raindrop. Aiming your cursor at a tiny 16-by-16 pixel Chrome extension button amidst possibly 20 others in the extension tray can feel like trying to win a carnival … Read more

Weekly post #50 – Remote for Slides, Pageless Documents, Mote for Forms and turning old computers into Chromebooks

Chrome OS Flex

Chrome Extension suggestion – Remote for Slides This is a really interesting find by a colleague of mine. Install the Chrome Extension, open a Google Slides deck, visit remoteforslides.com on your phone and then enter a 6 digit code. Now you have a remote for Google Slides. What I really like is that you can … Read more

Weekly post #48 – The four apps that everybody needs

The four apps that everybody needs

I am not sure where I came across this approach first → You should have four apps, one from each of the following areas: calendar, task manager, notes and read it later. This approach should help you be more (digitally) productive. You could use less than four as there are some really useful apps that … Read more

Weekly post #47 – Companion mode in Meet, text watermarks in Docs and changes coming to Gmail

Google Meet Companion Mode

Google Meet Companion mode Companion mode allows you to connect to a Google Meet without video and sound. Why might this be useful? You could connect a second device to a Google Meet – giving you more options in terms of presenting from one device and see all the participants on another. Using Companion mode … Read more

Weekly post #41 – All Google Docs focused

Google Docs

Google has been busy with a a slew of updates to Google Documents therefore I felt it important to highlight them here – plus the fact that Google Docs in 15 years old! Google Docs has been around for 15 years Starting as a service called Writely in 2005, Google Docs was officially launched a … Read more