Put Those Lengthy URLs on a Diet Before Summer Do you get frustrated when someone sends you a lengthy Uniform Record Locator (URL) in an email and the URL doesn’t work, causing you to cut and paste it into your browser? There are URL shortening services available on the Internet that allow you to transform [...]

I was speaking with a friend the other day about the fact that most of us have a schedule to do the things that we typically need to do – whether it be an annual physical, changing the batteries in our smoke detectors or having a tune-up for our cars. What we may be a [...]

In the spirit of our theme of rejuvenation and protection for this month, we have a tool to help make your Windows PC run more efficiently and securely. CCleaner is a system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It helps your system operate more efficiently because it removes unused files, freeing up valuable disk space on [...]

Color me GREEN! This is the month when we are all Irish, at least in spirit (and hopefully in luck!) Let’s take a tip from the color wheel and see how color can help us stay organized. Did you know that you could assign a color to your frequent email senders in order to identify [...]

Entrepreneurs are notorious for doing everything themselves. They—I should say, we—stake our lives on our businesses. Overriding all other mottos and mantras for us seems to be “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” And how often we prove ourselves right on that one. We hire assistants or employees and entrust certain tasks [...]

Receipts, receipts, receipts! For accountants they provide vital information for client tax returns; for retailers, they represent valuable cash flow, and anyone who has been through an audit knows their value in proving expenses. Despite their importance, many business owners and executives “organize” their receipts in an overflowing accordion file or desk drawer. We all [...]

Email filters can block spam, junk email, and other unwanted email messages by automatically isolating them from your inbox. But filters can also be used to sort, categorize messages, and file messages for later referral or action.  Open your e-mail program (Note: detailed instructions for your particular email program can typically be found under [...]

NeatReceipts is a mobile scanner and digital filing system that helps you manage all of your paperwork on the computer. NeatReceipts includes NeatWorks software that identifies and extracts the important information from receipts, business cards and documents and automatically organizes it for you. All scanned documents can be searched by keyword so you can find [...]

We all get stressed, but the key is not to let stress bog you down or become a self-fulfilling juggernaut, snowballing to a coronary or worse. The other thing to remember is that not all stress is bad. It is important to stay cool, calm, and collected during a stressful situation so stress doesn’t take [...]

If you are a list maker (and I must confess that I am), there are several on-line tools on the market that can help you quickly and efficiently create and update your lists. The one that I currently advocate is Checkvist. Checkvist lets you work with outlines and multiple hierarchical to-do lists. It incorporates keyboard [...]