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– How to Use Google Docs Offline

How to Use Google Docs Offline By Brady Gavin, www.howtogeek.com

Google Docs is great, but because it typically requires an internet connection to use, getting things done when you’re offline can be challenging. If you’re using Google Chrome, an official extension named Google Docs Offline changes that.

Google Account – Google Basics: Video

Google Basics Part 5: Google Photos – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com  VIDEO

Google Photos has become the go-to photo storage and sharing app for many of us, for good reason!


Google Drive – Google Basics Part 4 – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com  VIDEO

Google Drive, serves not one but 2 masters: Online storage and file sharing Productivity and collaboration applications


Google Basic Part 3: Google Calendar – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com  VIDEO

Google Calendar is one of the most valuable members of Google's ecosystem. It can form the centre of your productivity system!


How to Use Gmail – Google Basics Part 2 By Dottotech, www.youtube.com Video

Discover how you can use Gmail like a pro. I'll show you everything you need to do to set up your Gmail account and then share the most important Gmail features.


Google Account – Google Basics – Part 1 – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com  VIDEO

Let's go over the Google Basics! In this video, you'll learn how to set up your Google account, what to expect from your Google account and what benefits you get from joining the Google ecosystem.

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The Best Google Docs Add-Ons​

The Best Google Docs Add-Ons​ – By Brady Gavin, www.howtogeek.com

Google Docs add-ons work similarly to how a browser extension works. They are a third-party app that you install to Google Docs to gain additional features. Some add-ons increase productivity (like proofreading tools) and some add more extensive capabilities (like allowing teachers to integrate grades into students papers). Here’s how to install them and some of our favorites.

How to Use Google Docs

How to Use Google Docs – By Maude Campbell, www.popularmechanics.com

Let’s face it, not everyone uses Microsoft Word anymore. What you really need to know is just how to create a document. Google Docs, released in 2006, is free to use, web-based, and not only for text documents; you can create slideshows and spreadsheets, too. Here's how to use it. 


How to Control Margins in Google Docs – By Brady Gavin, www.howtogeek.com

Margins in a document are the white space that surrounds the text in your file. They appear at the top, bottom, left, and right sides. While the default margins are fine most of the time, sometimes you’ll need to change them. Here’s how.

How to Manage Google Drive Settings

How to Manage Google Drive Settings – By James T. Cains, www.dummies.com

Google Drive itself has only a few settings to keep track of, but they can make your experience a little easier. To manage the main Google Drive settings, log in to Google Drive, click the Settings icon (it looks like a gear) at the top right corner, and choose Settings. 


How to Import an Excel Document into Google Sheets – By Brady Gavin, www.howtogeek.com

Did someone send you an Excel document, but you don’t have Excel? Giving up on Microsoft Office and making the change to Google Drive? No problem; Google Sheets lets you import your Excel files. And while it might not support some of the same features and effects of an Excel document, it works pretty well.

Create a Table of Contents in Google Docs

How to Create a Table of Contents in Google Docs – By Brady Gavin, www.howtogeek.com

Adding a table of contents to your document is a useful way to show readers each topic/chapter listed inside your file. When you create a table of contents in Google Docs, it automatically generates one and adds links that jump to each section they reference when clicked, allowing for quick access to specific parts of your document.

Google Drive’s New Backup Feature Reminded Me I Have No Backup Plan

Google Drive's New Backup Feature Reminded Me I Have No Backup Plan – By Patrick Lucas Austin, lifehacker.com

If you don’t have an offsite cloud storage plan (and you really should), Google’s newest update to its cloud storage service Google Drive is ready to fix your gaping data backup hole by letting you pick which folders on your device you’d like to back up to Google Drive instead of forcing you to put the files into a single Google Drive folder. It’s called Backup & Sync.

Import a Word Document into Google Docs

How to Import a Word Document into Google Docs – By Brady Gavin, www.howtogeek.com

Someone send you a Word document, but you don’t have Word? Giving up on Word and making the change to Google Docs? No problem; Google Docs lets you easily import Word documents. And while it might not support some of the more advanced features and formatting of some Word documents, it works pretty well.

What is Google One and how does Google Drive work?

What is Google One and how does Google Drive work? By Maggie Tillman, www.pocket-lint.com

Google has reduced the cost of Google Drive and is promising to add some really neat features to the online storage service.

Drive has been around for years now but has changed relatively little since launch; it lets you upload files, create files, share files, etc. However, Google recently switched up the service's pricing plans, giving them their very own brand (Google One), and it's bundling some nice-to-haves like live expert support and subscriber perks. Here's what you need to know about Google Drive and Google One.

How to See Recent Changes to Your Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides File

How to See Recent Changes to Your Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides File By Brady Gavin, www.howtogeek.com

The Google Suite offers you a handy way to view all the changes that have occurred in a file on Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides. This is extremely useful when you’ve made lots of changes to a file or are working as part of a team and need to track the changes made to a shared file. Here’s how you can view the recent changes to your Google Docs File.

Things you didn’t know Google Docs could do

25 incredibly useful things you didn’t know Google Docs could do by fastcompany.com

When you’re working in a word processor, every second you save matters. And while Google Docs may seem simple on the surface, it’s practically overflowing with out-of-sight options that can help you get more done with less effort.

The best part? They’re all already there and just waiting to be embraced. All you have to do is find them—and then remember to put them to use. Here’s a head start.

– Grammarly, an online grammar checking too

Grammarly Review: Is Grammarly Worth All The Hype? by bloggingocean.com

Do you make a lot of grammatical and punctuation errors? Don't worry; you are not the only one to face this problem.

Grammarly, an online grammar checking tool, claims to make writing a lot easier by proofreading your content in real time as you type. Off late, it is gaining a lot of popularity and is being used and recommended by many people.


Grammarly – Advanced grammar and spell checker for iPad and Mac by michaelkummer.com

Grammarly is an advanced grammar and spell checker for iOS and the Mac. It helps me to write better copy at work and in my capacity as a blogger. If you write as much as I do, I would highly recommend to check it out.

Google Drive Can Help Power Your WordPress Business

25 Ways Google Drive Can Help Power Your WordPress Business by elegantthemes.com

Google Drive has saved my life (professionally, at least) on any number of occasions. I know that some people are wary of services like Google Drive or iCloud for fear of being locked into a single company’s ecosystem (or walled garden, as they’re usually referred to), but there are a lot of benefits to using Google Drive if you’re running a WordPress business. We use it here at Elegant Themes, and it makes putting things into your hands so much easier.

Google redesigns Drive to look more like the new Gmail

Google redesigns Drive to look more like the new Gmail by engadget.com

Google has given Drive a surprise makeover with elements that make it look more like the new Gmail. The redesign doesn't come with new features, but when you get it, you'll notice that The Big G has changed the Drive interface background from gray to white for a cleaner look. Its boxes and icons now also have much rounded corners and look a bit taller than before, and Drive's logo now has a more prominent place on the top left corner of the interface.

Google One is a new cloud storage service

Google One is a new cloud storage service with perks by androidandme.com

Google is not a stranger to cloud services, and the company has just unveiled a brand new offering for storage.

The new service is called Google One, with storage options ranging from 100GB to 30TB. The 100GB option will be priced at $1.99 per month, the 200GB will cost $2.99 per month, and the 2TB option will go for $9.99 per month.

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