Productivity Tip: Access your e-files offline from your iPad

The more I use my iPad, the more I love it.  All my non-confidential files are organized electronically according to my own mental map. And I’ve organized these files within my own personal Dropbox folder. Why? So I can access these files wherever I am, online or offline. Also, then I can share specific folders […]

Syncing Your Electronic Calendar(s) Across Devices

A popular question from my contacts is how to have one electronic calendar that syncs across their laptop, iPad, and smart phone easily. Google Calendar works like a charm for those needing to manage multiple projects and commitments, online or offline. Make Google Calendar your source calendar and then synchronize events to and from that […]

Syncing Your Gmail Contacts Onto Your iPad

If you’re like me, you only want to use and maintain one set of contacts. I’ve decided to use my Gmail account and contact list stored therein as my source, so I needed to figure out how to sync my Gmail contacts easily to my Contacts application on my iPad. Here’s how to do this […]

Three Productivity Tips for your iPad

At work you may use your iPad for managing email (and various email accounts), taking notes, managing tasks, and doing research. The more I use my iPad, the more I find I want to do things faster with it so I thought you might be in the same situation. Here’s a video with 3 quick […]

Displaying content from your iPad to another Mac friendly device

One of the things I love about my job is discovering a new way to do things that is smart, practical, and intuitive to the end user. If you are an educator or presenter looking for a way to include group interaction in a workshop, or if you want to capture content from your iPad […]

Turning your iPad into a Digital Picture Frame

There’s a great feature built into the operating system of your iPad that displays your photos to you as if your iPad was a digital picture frame. Here’s a quick video on how to set this up (1:54 min): Or, here are the steps: 1. On your iPad, go to Settings>Picture Frame. 2. From the […]

Keeping search results at hand while evaluating promising leads

Have you run into this situation before? You search Google to find an answer to something. A few promising leads catch your eye from the many results that you are presented with. You click on one lead to read more about it and you find yourself clicking deeper into a new web site. Then you […]

Capturing Information from your iPad Screen

Perhaps you want to share some information you found on the Internet while surfing on your iPad and you’re not sure whether or not you’ll be able to get online when you want to show this information. Or perhaps you want proof of an online purchase for your own records.These are just two examples of […]

Editing PDFs Electronically

My clients are asking me how they can edit electronic forms in PDF format. For me, the easiest and quickest solution that I’ve found is to save the PDF to my computer and open it with PDF editing software. I like PDF Pen – it works on the Mac and on the iPad and it’s […]

Adding footers in Word

Scenario: You are creating a multiple page document with others. You need to let others know how many pages there are in total and you want to help your future self remember where you stored the document. Use the header and footer functionality in Word which lets you insert repeating text on each page in […]