Tag Archives: productivity

Email Shortcuts: Faster and Safer

Chances are good that the bulk of the email you send each week goes to a handful of the same people – your assistant, a partner, your spouse, and so forth.  The time you spend creating each email and addressing it can add up, and each new message becomes an opportunity to inadvertently type in the wrong email address. Email ...

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Quick Tip: Email Folders as Productivity Tools

We tend to look at email folders primarily as organizational tools. Depending on your personal preference or firm policy, you may have folders for each client or matter, for special projects or internal working groups, or you may even have folders arranged to mirror an existing paper file system. But email folders can also serve as incredibly simple and effective ...

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Quick Tip: Combine Multiple Links

Need to share a list of links?  Normally this is easy: just open an email or Word document and paste the links in.  But how do you share that list of links in the era of Twitter and Facebook? The obvious but less-than-desirable answer is to spam your followers with a series of posts or status updates, each of which ...

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The Case for an Empty Inbox

Excerpted and adapted from The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2010 by Ben M. Schorr, now available from LPM Publishing. The book is also available as an e-book for Apple devices on the iBookstore. Outlook, for most people, is all about e-mail, so I thought it best that we start our explorations right there. The chances are excellent that you receive a considerable volume ...

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Quick Tip: Outlook Conversation View

When Google’s Gmail launched in 2004, one of its more notable features was its use of conversational sorting.  That is, Gmail grouped emails–including your own responses–into conversational threads.  With one click, you could view an entire exchange of e-mails that spanned days or weeks. Though few realize it, a similar feature has been available in Microsoft Outlook for years.  The ...

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Clipboard: Pinterest for Productivity?

There’s a new web clipping and organization tool on the block: Clipboard.  According to the announcement on Clipboard’s blog, the service allows its users “to easily save parts of the web in order to accomplish meaningful goals.” The service might best be described as a cross between the popular social sharing site Pinterest and cloud-based notetaking/archiving tool Evernote.  Users create “boards” ...

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