Saturday, March 8, 2014

A part of our professional life is occupied by Meetings and Conferences. Managing MoMs, tracking assigned tasks, exchanging notes and etc can be very time consuming at times. This may not only lead to messy and redundant documents, but also reduce one’s efficiency.

Google Docs provide an excellent way to efficiently create and manage meeting notes. For one, all documents will be stored on Cloud, so its easily accessible; Secondly, its allows sharing and simultaneous editing of these docs. Offline capability is also provided for Google Docs.

Once our meeting documents are created, we can use GAS to automate certain tasks. One of these tasks is to send MoM documents. To automate this task, I have created a small script that sends an email once a meeting document is freezed (Starred).

Prerequisites -

The script will do the following -
  • Find the required folder where all meeting related documents are stored.
  • Collect all GDocs that has last modified property as today and are starred as well.
  • Email these docs as PDF attachments along with doc URL to the required team members. This is done by using “Time-Driven Triggers” in GAS.

Note : This script doesn’t code doesn’t include exception handling.

This is just one example. We can use the power of GDrive and GAS to manage and automate myriad tasks.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

'Agent' for android [App Review]

Last week I stumbled upon this app called 'Agent' for android. Its a 5 in 1 productivity app that automates certain tasks such as Battery, Sleep, Parking, Meeting and Drive. Based on the requirements, we can configure and schedule these 5 tasks. The app just went free last week.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Using a good productivity app can increase one's efficiency as well as save time. Any popular ecosystem ( whether its Android, iOS, Windows or Chrome ) has a good collection of these apps. Listed below are 3 awesome apps that can be very helpful for any power user.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Most of us use cloud storage services on a daily basis. Common ones include Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Amazon storage and etc. All these apps provide auto backup option for camera pictures. When this feature is turned on; the moment a picture is taken, it gets synced to our cloud storage instantaneously. 

But what if we want to sync pictures in other folders ( such as Instagram, Whatsapp and etc) on a real time basis. For this we can use third party apps such as DropSync , FolderSync and etc.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

PushBullet is one of the best ways to send content to your Android phone from your Chrome browser. Its quick and easy. Recently, a new feature was added to it and that is - send content from your Android phone to Chrome. Using PushBullet, one can send Links, Notes, Addresses, Text and Files as well. Lets take a quick walkthrough on how to share content using PushBullet.