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Top 6 Reasons You Might Actually Want to Use Google Keep.

More than two years after releasing the Google Keep note-taking app for Android and the Web, the search giant finally released an iOS version in late September.   1) Google Keep is simple and streamlined Google Keep's interface, not unlike the Google search engine box, is bare bones. That means you can start taking notes right away, with little (if any) learning curve.  2) Consistent quality search Evernote's search works better in its desktop app than in its mobile apps. By comparison, Google Keep's search experience is consistent, and works well, across all devices. However, when it highlights searched keywords in images and text. Google Keep quickly finds the files with the words you seek, but it doesn't highlight the keyword, unless you use the Web version. 3) Transcribe Text from Images Keep has the ability to transcribe text from photographs. Just upload an image and then click the three dots in the menu below. This will prompt a

The Benefits of Using Google Drive for Your Business

Google Drive is a free suite of programs that is available completely online. (Limited online access is available as well.)  The primary programs available in Google Drive include: Docs   : A word processing program Sheets: A spreadsheet program Slides : A presentation program Forms : The ability to create forms (e.g. surveys) that people can fill out. You can embed the forms on any website or blog, and can also just send people a link to them. When the forms are filled out, the information ends up on a Google spreadsheet. In addition to the above, you can upload many different file types such as images, audio and video files, and so on. Also, although not technically a part of Drive, other Google applications such as Gmail and Google Calendar are available in the same ecosystem, and when logged in to any of them, with a single click you can access the other programs without having to log in again. ) As is true with all cloud based applic

6 Ways to Use Google Hangouts for Your Business

Do you use Google+ Hangouts? Interested in ways to use them for your business? Google+ Hangouts are a great way to hold group meetings, interact with customers, interview people and share your expertise. In this article you’ll  discover 6 ways to use Google Hangouts for your business . #1: Upgrade Conference Calls Want to feel more connected to remote employees, contractors, vendors and others you work with outside of your office? If you have fewer than 10 people in attendance, upgrade your conference calls from voice to video with Google+ Video Hangouts. This will increase everyone’s engagement in the meeting, as you’ll be able to see attendees’ facial expressions and gestures. #2: Host a Q&A Session Want to turn hangouts into an opportunity to interact with your audience? Host informative Q&A sessions with people in your business or industry leaders. #3: Interview Industry Leaders Video interviews make great content, and they’re easy to create with Go

6 Benefits of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing offers your business many benefits. It allows you to set up what is essentially a virtual office to give you the flexibility of connecting to your business anywhere, any time. With the growing number of web-enabled devices used in today's business environment (e.g. smartphones, tablets), access to your data is even easier. There are many benefits to moving your business to the cloud. Reduced IT costs Moving to cloud computing may reduce the cost of managing and maintaining your IT systems. Rather than purchasing expensive systems and equipment for your business, you can reduce your costs by using the resources of your cloud computing service provider. You may be able to reduce your operating costs because: The cost of system upgrades, new hardware and software may be included in your contract You no longer need to pay wages for expert staff Your energy consumption costs may be reduced There are fewer time delays. Scalability Your business can scal

12 Reasons to Move Your Business From Free Gmail to G Suite

Let’s say you’ve been using free Gmail accounts for your business communications. Your email addresses may resemble one or more of these: Your employees may even be using assorted Yahoo Mail and cable company email addresses for business purposes. However, your business is growing and/or you want to start to use more professional looking email addresses such as: Here are twelve additional reasons to consider a move to G Suite. 1. Email Account Ownership Your company owns all employee email accounts.What if someone were to leave your company to work for a competitor or to start a competing company, but they personally own the email address that your customers use to contact them? Within G Suite administration, if someone leaves the company, you can immediately change that person’s password and forward any emails sent to their address to someone else. You can also access all of that person’s email history. 2. Fil