February 15, 2018
One of the most overlooked Google Doc applications is Google Drawings. The main reason for this is that Google Drawings is not readily available in the listing of the other Google Docs (like Docs, Sheets and Slides). What I am finding is that Google Drawings is a powerful (easy to use) graphic designer that can be used for multi-purposes (i.e. blog postings, signs, cards, facebook posts, flowcharts, organizational charts, website wireframes, mind maps, etc…).
As I mentioned, it is not easy to find or get to. Below is step-by-step on how to get to Google Drawings. Once you are there, bookmark it in your web browser. You can also get to it, if you are a Google Chrome browser user, by going to the Google Chrome Store and downloading the Google Drawings app [here].
AND, if you want the real easy way of getting to Google Drawings, just [CLICK HERE]
Source: Create & edit drawings – Computer – Docs editors Help
February 11, 2018
New update to Click&Clean. If you are using this application, which is a browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser, it will auto update on its’ own. I have been using his cleaning utility on my desktop computers, as well as my Chromebook. Click the source link below to learn more or click here for the quick start guide to get a good feel about how Click&Clean works.
Privacy and security news, important security vulnerabilities and how to fix them. Latest Click&Clean and another software releases and updates.
Source: Click&Clean | Privacy and Security News, Updates and Releases
February 7, 2018
As the old saying goes, “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words” and the developers of PicSay, have nailed it. I was looking for a good photo editor for my Chromebook and came across the Android app called PicSay. The catch here is that you do have to have a Chromebook that will run Android apps. If not, I still highly recommend PicSay for your Android Phone or Tablet. As a matter of fact, after testing PicSay, I ended up buying the app and installing it on my Chromebook and all my Android devices. It is probably the best Android app I have installed and run on the Chromebook. There is a FREE version of PicSay (with limited features) and the paid version called PicSay Pro. I encourage you to try the free version first to determine if it is something you will like.
Trust me, you will not go wrong with his app if you are into editing photos and graphic design.
Feature Summary: Sharpen, remove red eye, crop & straighten, distort, insert cutouts of other pictures, paint, make color splash out of black-and-white pictures, add text, word balloons, apply effects like Cross Process, Lomo, Vignette, faux HDR, Tilt-shift, Pencil Sketch, and much more.
Supports high resolution editing up to 13MP for devices that can handle it.
SOURCE: Google Play Store – PicSay and PicSay Pro
February 5, 2018
Have you ever noticed that when you use your web browser and have multiple tabs open, things will slow down? A solution to this problem, if you use the Google Chrome web browser, is to install the browser extension called “The Great Suspender”. This extension automatically unloads (suspends) the tabs you are not using, but will retain their titles and favicons. The extension allows you to manually suspend tabs or you can configure the tabs to suspend after a set period of time. You can even whitelist tabs that you do not want to go into suspension. To take a tab out of suspension, simply click on the web page of the tab.
In the end, what “The Great Suspender” does is reduce the memory footprint that is consumed by having numerous tabs open; thus, a faster browser experience.
SOURCE: Google Chrome Store – The Great Suspender
January 15, 2018
Click&Clean is a free browser extension for the Google Chrome browser that helps you to delete your browsing history, cache, cookies and enhance your security and privacy online. What caught my attention with this particular browser extension is that, in the Google Chrome Store, this extension is rated 5 Stars by over 55K people, with a user base of nearly 3.5 million users.
– Scans your PC for Malware
– Deletes your browsing history,
– Removes download history,
– Erases temporary files,
– Clears cookies and Empty cache,
– Deletes client-side Web SQL Databases
– Removes Flash Cookies (LSOs)
– Protects your privacy by cleaning up all traces of your internet activity,
– Cleans up your hard drives and Free up more disk space, including secure file deletion using external applications, like CCleaner or Wise Disk Cleaner.
Source: Click&Clean | Extension for Chrome
January 12, 2018
Found this Google Chrome extension (called “AddToAny”) at the Google Chrome store that is a “must have” extension; especially, if you are a blogger, facebook user, twitter user, Pocket, etc… What this extension does is install a button on the toolbar that helps automate sharing to services (such as WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and a ton more)… The extension is very customizable so that you can add and quickly get to the services you desire to share information with. For example, after finding and installing this extension, I clicked on the share button, selected WordPress and it pushed the information to my WordPress editor where I could quickly put this post together.
If you use Google Chrome or have a Chromebook, definitely install and teach yourself how to use this. Real timesaver…
Source: AddToAny: Share Anywhere – Chrome Web Store
January 1, 2018
If you have a Chromebook, with Android support, where you can install Android Apps, I highly recommend that you install the Android version of WPS Office. I currently have this office suite on my Windows based computers, Android devices (smartphone) and now found a home for it on my Acer Chromebook.
This office suite is probably the most compatible that I have found to the Microsoft Office products. As a matter of fact I use WPS and do not have Microsoft Office installed. The reason for this is that WPS Office is FREE (with ads).
View, edit and create of almost any document type – all fully compatible with Microsoft Office ® and Google Docs. The main types of compatible file fromats: doc, docx, dot, dotx, wps, wpt, txt, rtf, ppt, pptx, pps, ppsx, pot, potx, dps, dpt, xls, xlsx, xlt, xltx, et, ett, pdf, html
All-in-one Free Office Suite App
- Integrate with Memo, Document, Spreadsheet and Presentation, lets you make quick office documents editing, creating and reading on-the-go
- Fully compatibility with Microsoft Office( Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Txt), Google Docs, Sheets, Slide and PDF, Adobe PDF
Free PDF Converter and PDF Reader
- Support PDF files reading and viewing
- Convert all office documents ( word, text, excel, powerpoint,doc ) to PDF files
SOURCE: Google Play Store – WPS Office (for Android)