• Why Your Calendar Should Be Your To-Do List (Task Manager)

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    Most to-do list apps do a poor job of integrating with your schedule. Even if they do show your calendar, you probably have to view it on a separate screen. Here's how you can turn your calendar app into the ultimate productivity tool.


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    • 5 Ways to Get More Out of Google Keep (App Tips & Tricks) - Duration: 9 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Google Keep is an excellent app to store all your notes and quickly capture new ideas. But you can get so much more out of this productivity tool than just simple text notes.

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    • Organize Google Keep without Folders - Duration: 8 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Unlike Evernote, Google Keep does not have notebooks or a folder structure. So how do you organize all your notes? Here are the 2 main methods of managing your notes in Keep.


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    • 5 Ways to Get More Out of Google Contacts (Tips & Tricks) - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 9 months ago
      Google Contacts is an excellent app to store all the information for the people you need to be in touch with. But you can get so much more out of this app than just email addresses and phone number...
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    • 5 Must-Have Chrome Extensions (Google Browser Add-Ons 2018) - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Chrome extensions can add super-powers to your browsing experience. So if you use Google Chrome, you’re going to want to try these amazing add-ons.

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    • Organize Google Drive with Colors and Icons 🗂️ - Duration: 7 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Google Drive is fantastic for managing all of your files and folders. But you don’t have to be bland and organize Drive by name only. Get creative and start adding colors to help you identify key f...
    • 3 Gmail Add-Ons I Can’t Live Without (Email Essentials) - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Are you ready to give your Gmail account some super-powers? Add-ons are a great way to make managing and creating your emails so much easier.

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    • How to Combine 2 Email Accounts (Gmail Forwarding Tutorial) - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Managing multiple email accounts can be so frustrating. So why not have all your email forwarded to your primary Gmail address? In this video, Scott Friesen shows you how to setup your Gmail accoun...
    • Google Keep and Google Docs Together! (How to Connect Notes) - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Did you know Google Keep and Google Docs connect to each other? That’s right! You can access all your Keep notes within the Docs application. You can even create a brand new document directly from ...
    • 5 Must-Try Tips for Google Drive (2018 Tutorial) - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 11 months ago
      Learn all the best tips and tricks in Google Drive so you can be more efficient with your documents. From the best extensions to powerful shortcuts, this tutorial will help you become the master of...
    • 7 Tips to Get More Out of Google Drive (Jamie Keet Tutorial) - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
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    • Google Keep Category Tabs (Organize Notes by Color) - Duration: 4 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      The Category Tabs for Google Keep extension gives you additional ways to manage your notes and lists. You can quickly access and add new notes within Google Keep with this simple Chrome extension.
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      • 8 months ago
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    • How to Save Time at the Airport (Boarding Pass & Gate Tips) - Duration: 4 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 2 days ago
      Business travel can often be frustrating. But you can make your time at the airport easier (especially at the gate) if you follow these 2 tips. In this video, Scott Friesen shares what he does ever...
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    • Top 5 Google Tasks Tips You Should Use Right Now! (2019) - Duration: 8 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Google Tasks has a number of new features and tips to make it an even better to-do list. From creating repeating tasks to adding subtasks, the Google Tasks app makes it easy to manage work on both ...
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    • Amazing Gmail Add-On Makes Follow-Up Super Easy - Duration: 9 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Want an easy way to track emails that haven't been replied to? Want Gmail to automatically send a message to those recipients after a certain amount of days? Rebump for Gmail can do all that and mo...
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    • How to Read More Books in Less Time (Bookmark Method) - Duration: 7 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      You already know how reading good books enhances your knowledge. But finishing a book within a short time frame is not always easy. In this video, Scott Friesen shows you how to create a simple boo...
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    • Optimize Your Homescreen in 3 Easy Steps (Mobile Setup) - Duration: 8 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 4 weeks ago
      Setting up your homescreen correctly can help you save so much time when using your mobile device. That's why making sure your favorite apps are in the right place is so important. In this video, S...
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    • Transform Your Gmail Messages into Calendar Events or Tasks - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      Quickly creating an event or task from a Gmail message is a must! Not only will it save you time, but the calendar event can keep much of the valuable information from the original email. In this v...
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    • I could really use your help right now! - Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Many of the videos here on the Simpletivity channel come directly from your comments. So I'd like you to share what you would like to see next! Add your suggestions in the comments below and don't ...
    • The Best All-in-One Power-Up for Trello! - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      Trello has so many power-ups to help you get more out of your boards. But which Trello add-on will let you have advanced reporting, card sync, and dependencies? In this video, Scott Friesen shows y...
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    • How to Use Groups in Google Contacts (2019 Labels Tutorial) - Duration: 8 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Creating labels (also known as groups) in Google Contacts can save you so much time! Not just in Gmail but in many other Google apps where you have access to your contacts. In this video, Scott Fri...
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    • Everything You Need to Know About the RESET Boot Camp - Duration: 5 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Register now for the RESET Productivity Boot Camp: https://www.simpletivity.com/reset

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    • How to Do a Weekly Review That Works for You (Template) - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
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    • I Can't Believe This Is My New Desk! (Workspace Tour) - Duration: 7 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      A brand new desk means it's time to rethink my workspace. Let me give you a tour of my minimalist desk and help decide what to do with the remaining space. From a converting desktop to a tickler fi...
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