Getting Comfortable With The Basics


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How to Enter Zero Before a Number in Google Sheets

How to Enter Zero Before a Number in Google Sheets – By Brady Gavin

When entering numbers into Google Sheets, leading zeros are removed by default. This can be problematic for ZIP codes, phone numbers, and IDs that you type into a cell. Here’s how you can keep leading zeros.

How to Create a Checklist in Google Docs or Slides – By Brady

Create surveys or to-do lists inside of your Google Docs or Slides file with checklists. With this easy workaround, you’ll be able to insert a simple checklist into your document for others to fill out. Here’s how.

How to Create a Google Sheets Template – By Brady

If you find yourself creating the same spreadsheet outline over and over again in Google Sheets, you can save yourself massive amounts of time if you create a template. We’ll walk you through the process step-by-step.


– How to Use the Google Sheets IF Function

How to Use the Google Sheets IF Function – By Ben Stockton

If you want to run a logical test in a Google Sheets formula, providing different results whether the test is TRUE or FALSE, you’ll need to use the IF function. Here’s how to use it in Google Sheets.

How to Use Sparklines in Google Sheets – By Ben Stockton

When you’re working with large amounts of data in a Google Sheets spreadsheet, it isn’t always convenient to drop a chart into the mix. To help you, you can create one-cell charts using the SPARKLINE function instead.

Download the latest Google Recorder app on most Android devices

Download the latest Google Recorder app on most Android devices – By Mishaal Rahman

Google’s latest Pixel 4 smartphones have a lot of appealing features like 90Hz refresh rate displays and Google’s latest camera software, but one of the features that we’ve personally found to be incredibly useful is the new Google Recorder app. This app is a fully offline voice recorder with real-time transcriptions and audio search. Google’s Recorder app may not be entirely original or the most feature-filled, but it does what it’s built to do really well. If you own a Pixel 3a, Pixel 3, or Pixel 2, then the app is also available for you so long as you’re running the latest December 2019 software release. If you have the first generation Pixel or any other smartphone, then you’ll have to resort to unconventional means to download and install the latest version of the Google Recorder app.

How to get Google's awesome Recorder app even if you don't have a Pixel smartphone – By Mike Prospero

Google's Recorder app is pretty awesome: Real-time transcripts of conversations, which we've found to be pretty accurate. It's a real boon for reporters and others who don't want to spend hours transcribing interviews, or paying someone else to do it. It works remarkably well, too, with all of the processing done instantly on the device, rather than being sent to the cloud.

Google’s New ML-Powered Recorder App

5 Things I Learned from Google’s New ML-Powered Recorder App – By Michael Li

There are tons of audio recording apps in the app store, but you know things will be a bit different if Google developed a brand new one. Google recently released a new ‘Recorder’ app that is powered by its state-of-the-art Machine Learning algorithm that can transcribe what it hears with impressive precision in real-time. 

Count the Days Between Two Dates in Google Sheets

Count the Days Between Two Dates in Google Sheets – By Ben Stockton

If you want to count the number of days between two dates, you can use the DAYS, DATEDIF, and NETWORKDAYS functions in Google Sheets to do so. DAYS and DATEDIF count all days, while NETWORKDAYS excludes Saturday and Sunday.

Counting All Days Between Two Dates
To count the days between two dates, regardless of whether the day is a weekday or a holiday, you can use the DAYS or DATEDIF functions.

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