If you’ve ever missed an important message in Slack because you don’t have the time to read every line of text in each conversation, there’s a simple hack that can help keep you informed without wasting your time wading through rivers of text: the keyword highlighting tool.
For example, say you wanted to stay up-to-date on new changes in the Walter account. You can set up the highlighting feature to alert you whenever “Walter” is mentioned in a conversation. Not only will you get a notification, but the word will also be highlighted in the conversation so the relevant information is easy to find.
Here’s how to set it up:
Click on your face in the upper left side of the screen.
Creating interesting slides can be an art form, but many of us don’t have the time to finesse each slide. Lucky, Google Slides has a feature that can make things pretty with just a few clicks.
In Google Slides, Go to Slide > New Slide and input your text and photo. Then, take a look at the bottom right side of the screen. There’s a little star icon that will say Explore when you hover over it with your mouse.
This is a tip I wish I’d known back when one of my clients needed everything in Word 97 format: you can configure Word 365 to save all of your files in something other than Word’s default .docx format — automatically.
Do you record your thoughts in voice notes and then have someone transcribe them? Or, do you want to use voice recognition software, but find it too pricey? You can cut the time and money it takes to transcribe your words by using Google Docs’ voice typing tool.
To start, go up to the main menu of your document. Click on Tools.
Guess what? With your Google Apps account you can get a phone number for your business that rings on your cell phone, transcribe your voicemails, and then sends those transcriptions to your Gmail inbox.
You can even send free text messages and make cheap international calls. Here’s how: