Posts Tagged calendar

Speeding up the Mac Calendar.app

Computers can experience slowdowns for esoteric reasons. A machine can have maximum RAM, a capacious and speedy SSD, a processor that moves, and still occasionally leave owners puzzling over why it’s slow to react. Here’s a story about a slowdown I experienced in the macOS Calendar.app.

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Productivity Tips for Busy Professionals

Last week, I joined a panel with two other professionals to talk about productivity with a number of freelance writers. The Professional Writers Association of Canada (pwac.ca) Toronto chapter (pwactoronto.org) hosted me, Dustin Meneses from cloud accounting provider Freshbooks and professional organizer Susannah Coneybeare. Have any questions about

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Saving time with text shortcuts

In certain situations, I need to type something I’ve typed dozens or hundreds of times before. Rather than type it out, I prefer to type three to four letters. My Mac recognizes those letters and offers me the option of the full text I’ve typed in the past.

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Calendars and time zones

Business travellers need to make meetings at set times regardless of the number of time zones they cross. When people regularly wore watches, forgetting to adjust for time zones could cause them to miss appointments. Now that increasing numbers of people use their mobile phones to tell

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Sending calendar appointments

When I book an appointment with somebody else, I put it in my computer’s calendar and send the other person an invitation from within the appointment. But for some reason, the other person doesn’t always receive the invitation. While I do use a Mac and recently activated

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Avoid the email rabbit hole

Several years ago, Andy Sherwood made this pronouncement: “Bill Gates is a crack dealer.”

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Empty inbox to zap stress, boost productivity

I’ve written about the individual steps your can take to deal with your email inbox, but I recently wrote this post and decided it would be a good idea to link to the individual tips from this one post. Stress-free productivity: You can do lots of things

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Creating meeting invitations (Outlook, iCal)

Have you ever received a “meeting request” or calendar invitation via email? I send them often, since they’re a really handy way to get meeting information into calendars belonging to other people.

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Services for cloud computing booming

On a network diagram, icons for things like phones, computers, servers and other devices often connect using straight lines. But when those devices leave the office, they connect back via a nebulous connection: a cloud. The cloud illustrates paths from devices to information that can vary depending

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Why use online calendars?

It’s a great idea to use an electronic calendar, if for no other reason that you can ensure it automatically gets backed up. That calendar exists, obviously, on one of your electronic devices. Now you can also put a copy of your calendar on the web. Why

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