Thursday, September 27, 2012

Google Tasks Tip: Add a Hyperlink to Task Name to Jump To It

Here's a brief tip if you're a Google Tasks user.

I often create a task for myself that involves visiting a specific website, eg: modifying a Salesforce report or reviewing a particular record.

To save myself some time and avoid having to bookmark the link or look for it in my inbox, I add it to the task name.



I used to add it to the Notes field, which is just fine. But, it's not hyperlinked. I had to copy and paste it.

When I append it to the end of the task name, it creates a hyperlink that saves me a few seconds. I can click on it when I click on the task name in my calendar view.



Have a Google Apps tip that saves you time? Feel free to share it in the comments, or reach out on Twitter! Make sure to mention @RatherGeeky and I'll pass along your tip.

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Jenna Baze is a rather geeky girl with average social skills and an affinity for: Google Apps, Salesforce.com, Pinterest, natural light photography and finding creative ways to avoid doing dishes (which includes updating a handful of blogs).
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

I really like my Samsung Galaxy S III, but....

So, few weeks ago, I dunked my iPhone 3GS in a lake, attempted to dry it out in a container of rice and ended up with a non-working home key and dead backlight.

Crap.

But, I viewed it as an opportunity to check out the Android options out there. I've always been intrigued by the Android OS - mainly because of the Google Apps integrations (no third party apps required) and the ability to use widgets to get quick glimpses of what's important (eg: an embedded list of my upcoming calendar events).

So, I stopped by and tested out the Samsung Galaxy S III, which I'd heard was supposed to be a competitor for the iPhone 5. I spent some time thinking about it and doing research, then I stopped by again and bought the thing.





After several weeks of use, I really like the phone. The touchscreen is snappy. The camera is great. I've installed a few apps that allow me to customize what my phone does and when (eg: connect to wifi when I arrive home) and the swipe-to-type functionality is pretty gosh darn handy. All of the apps that I rely on were either available on Android or I found good alternatives.

But, there is one apparent glitch that is starting to drive me crazy.

It is this: When I turn wifi off (or go somewhere where wifi is not available), many apps don't seem to automatically switch to using the data connection. Navigation won't work. Facebook gives me a 'not connected' message. Instagram fails when I try to post photos.

Now, all is not lost. If I restart my phone, it usually 'fixes itself.' But, trying to do that when I'm en route to a destination and needing directions or trying to post a location-tagged Instagram photo is pretty lame.

It's gotten so bad, that I've just asked my hubby (or other iPhone using passengers) to look up directions or google something for me.

I'm pretty sure I still have a week or so to decide if I want to keep the phone or upgrade to an iPhone (thanks AT&T). And I must admit, this issue has me waffling.





Jenna Baze is a rather geeky girl with average social skills and an affinity for: Google Apps, Salesforce.com, Pinterest, natural light photography and finding creative ways to avoid doing dishes (which includes updating a handful of blogs).
Email:
rathergeeky@gmail.com | Twitter: @RatherGeeky | Facebook: Rather Geeky Tips

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