Internet went down? Work on Your Google Docs Offline!

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Before your internet connection goes down, implement this tip so you can use Google Docs offline.

Note: you need to use the Chrome browser for this to work.

At the Google Docs homepage, click on the Menu icon.

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Backup Document Images Automatically from Your Phone to your Dropbox

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Taking photos of receipts, business cards and documents with your phone can be a great way to make a digital copy without running to a scanner. If you want to make sure that your digital copies are safe however, backing up to Dropbox is a smart idea. Here’s how.

Open the Dropbox app on your phone and click on the Menu icon in the upper left side of the screen.


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This One Trick Will Mean You Never Lose an Unsaved Word 365 Document Again

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If you’ve ever lost a few paragraphs of fantastic work then you know you need to save regularly. No matter how hard you try however, it will probably happen again.

Thanks to the autosave feature in the Microsoft 365 version of Word, you can always find your lost document, even if you didn’t save it. The tricky part is that the app saves your documents in a format you may not be familiar with: .asd. Finding these files can be a bit tricky. Here’s a quick way to find them.

And stay tuned — I have a bonus tip for you, below, on how to make Word save your file once every minute so the most up-to-date version is always autosaved.

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Tips for Managing Remote Workers Through an Online Marketplace

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I’m not going to sugarcoat it: even with the most careful selection, the freelancer you choose to work with through an online marketplace, such as UpWork, Guru or Mechanical Turk, could be a lazy jerk.

There are ways however, to protect yourself, just in case you run into one of these not-so great freelancers.

Keep Your Money Safe

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Need More Twitter Followers? Try This Neat Trick With Statusbrew

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If you’re just getting started using Statusbrew, you’re probably trying to develop your business’ social media following. The best tool you need to learn right out of the gate is the Copy Followers/Following tool. It will make a huge impact on your Twitter following.

Here’s how to use it properly.

Click on the Audience tab on the main page.

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How to Choose a Remote Worker Who Will Get the Job Done…the First Time

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Using Upwork, Guru, Outsourcely, Mechanical Turk and the like is a good way to find a remote worker for that projects you need to outsource. Without careful selection, though, your freelance hire could end up costing you much more than you planned. Here are some tips for getting a quality worker for your project.

Don’t Be Cheap

This is the biggest thing you need to remember when hiring freelancers through marketplaces: You get what you pay for. You may think you’re saving your company money by hiring someone with a low bid, but you never will.

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Avert Disaster by Backing Up Your Salesforce Data

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Sites go down. Employees make mistakes. Your cat sits on the computer. That’s why you need to make sure your important Salesforce data is backed up…just in case.

Salesforce lets you generate a backup files manually once every 7 days for a weekly export or 29 days for a monthly export. These backup files can be imported to replace any missing or damaged information in your account.

Here’s how to do it:

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Has Your Dropbox Been Hacked? Here’s a Quick Way to Check

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It seems like just about every day there’s news about an online service getting hacked. If you log into your Dropbox account and get a feeling something funny’s going on, there’s an easy way to check to see if your account is still secure.

Click on your avatar in the upper-right side of the screen and then click on Settings in the drop down menu.


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Can Your Employees Get Comfortable with Being Tracked? These Tips Will Help.

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Source: http://hidetools.com/employee-monitor.html

Cloud-based tracking software, such as email trackers or browser recorders, are common in today’s business environment. That doesn’t mean your employees are particularly thrilled with the idea. Running a successful business hinges, at least in part, on the happiness of your employees. So before you rev up that tracking software, here are a couple of way to make your employees as comfortable as possible.

Don’t Be Sneaky

You may think that the best way to catch dishonest employees is by keeping your tracking software a secret. Bad idea. Chances are, no matter how sneaky you are, they’ll catch on to the fact you’re using some kind of tracker. Once that happens, you’ll lose credibility with your staff and they will feel like you’re spying on them or worse, that you don’t trust them.

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Make Your Printed Spreadsheets Pop with this Excel 365 Tip

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Bland just doesn’t cut it when you’re trying to impress clients or the boss. Here’s how you can punch up the intensity in your Excel 365 spreadsheets with a simple tick of a box.

Excel 365 has a little-known high quality print mode. This mode makes graphics print bold and sharp so your spreadsheets look top-notch. This is particularly helpful if you’re presentation includes hi-res photos.

To set it up, go to File > Options > Advanced. Then, under the Print heading, tick the box for high quality mode for graphics. When you’re done, click OK.

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