If you read a lot of books, it’s nice to keep track so you know what you’ve read and what you might like to read in the future. GoodReads is a great (free) website that lets you save book lists, write reviews, and share recommendations with friends. They also have a mobile app for updating your book list on the go.
In the calendar list on the left, click on the down-arrow button next to your calendar, then select “Reminders and notifications”. Click on the link at the bottom of the screen to “set up your mobile phone to receive notifications”. Walk through the setup to verify your phone.
Once that is set up, create a new event on your calendar with a specific time. Click the “Add a reminder” link and add your SMS reminder for the time you would like to receive your reminder. Save your event!
Oh Don’t Forget:
If you don’t use Google Calendar and want an even simpler way to send text reminders, try Oh Don’t Forget. Just put in your number, date/time and your message and send! You can pay $5/month for a premium service that removes the ad from your reminders and lets you save recurring reminders.
The Mac Finder is the window that pops up with a listing of all the files and folders on your computer. Did you know you can label these folders and files by color? Just right-click (or control-click) on the folder/file, and under Label choose your color. I like to do this with frequently accessed folders so I can find them more easily.
If you use a lot of labels in Gmail, the list in the left column can get quite long. There is a simple way to show only your most frequently used ones: underneath your list of labels on the left, click on “More”. You can click and drag any label from above the line to below it, or vice versa.
Another way to manage your labels is to go to Settings (the gear label in the upper right corner) and then click on Labels. From here you can click Show/Hide to choose which labels will be visible in your list.
Typically if you want to delete an application, you just drag it to the trash. But that doesn’t actually remove all of the files associated with the app (like preferences, widgets, or other files). Over time those files can take up space on your computer. I suggest using a program called AppCleaner. Open it, drag the app you want to delete onto it, and it will tell you which files are associated with it so you can delete them all. Plus it’s free!
Filters, like Labels allow you to organize your Gmail. You can set up rules that will automatically categorize or file messages depending on custom criteria you specify. For example, maybe you want emails from your Mom to be labeled “Family”, or you want emails sent from your boss to go directly in the Trash.
In Gmail’s search box, click on the drop-down arrow on the right. First find the messages you want to label or file: Type in a name or email address in the From box, and/or a word in the Subject box (i.e. Receipt, Itinerary). Then click on the “Create filter with this search” link. Now choose what you want to do with the messages you’ve specified. You have choices such as: Archive the message, Star it, Apply a label, Delete it, etc. Chose some actions and click “Create Filter”. If you want to apply this action to the matching conversations Gmail just found (see your Inbox), check that box first.