My former colleague and good friend Boyd Sharpe is being featured in the spotlight of a new, 12 episode documentary TV series, “Cubicle to the Cage“, about everyday Joes (and Janes) who want to become mixed martial arts fighters.
I had the pleasure of working with Boyd when he was a SharePoint Administrator and later a Project Manager when I worked at HITS Nova Scotia. It was fascinating to see the training and dedication it takes to become a mixed martial artist.
Moving is often a daunting project that involves a lot of resources, information, and tasks to accomplish. Just keeping track of everything is a significant undertaking, and one that all too often only gets stored in your head. My partner and I are in the process of moving ourselves and our two kids, and frankly just keeping everyone sane is a challenge.
To help with the move, I started using Skitch to inventory our stuff and keep track of what we’re keeping (green check), and what’s being sold/ donated/ given away (red x). I can also add notes for each room, such as chores still to do and repair reminders. Since Skitch ties into Evernote, I’ve created a “Moving 2013” notebook to store everything in, so I now have a one stop shop for where to keep up with my move.
I’m a big fan of using keyboard shortcuts in just about every application I use. It’s a huge time-saver when you can press a few keys and do exactly what you want, rather than having to constantly navigate through a user interface.
That’s why I absolutely love the KeyRocket for GMail. I spend quite a bit of time in GMail, probably as much as I spend in Outlook at my job, so knowing how to rip through my emails as efficiently as possible, reach Inbox Zero and have things sorted for my day is a must. KeyRocket helps train you on using keyboard shortcuts in GMail in an appealing, quiet manner. I’ve used similar applications before, but found they were obnoxious and unhelpful. Keyrocket simply makes a small, unobtrusive pop-up in the top right corner of the screen to let you know that – “Hey! That thing you just did has a keyboard shortcut, and here it is!”
If you’re into productivity and use GMail, I’d highly recommend KeyRocket for GMail.