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How I work
I am a website creator and a blogger. My website created about 8 years ago is www.szpin.ca (Cooks, Books, Nooks…helping you) and is dedicated to assisting older people with researched articles and advice.
My office devices
Computer: OS Win 10 with multiple hard drives
Cloud tools: Onedrive, Gdrive, Multcloud
Accessory devices: iPad, iPad Pro
Browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge
My work processes ( also see ‘Personal work processes’ below )
I have worked with computer software for many years, some would label me an expert but I would prefer to think of myself as an experienced user.
OS Win 10
Wide 29” monitor
MS OFFICE purchased license
Google Chrome (free)
Google Chrome extension … essential (SimpleExtManager)
Apps used extensively
Notability: outstanding note maker, expensive
Personal work processes:
I use my iPad and my Desktop computer interchangeably, depending where I am and the project I am working on. My iPad is for lighter, less intense work while the DESKTOP is for heavy lifting such as my website or serious writing.
Most useful tools
Anyone who wants to use computers seriously and extensively should learn how to use Google Chrome extensions. They are mini-apps designed for specific tasks. My favourite ones are Speed dial2, LastPass, Grammarly and SimpleExtManager though I use many more.
Notability app on iPad
When I use my iPad, I use a notemaking app called Notability as it works as almost like old fashioned paper/writing pad and pencil. Using the Apple Pencil2, I can write on a “writing pad” that scrolls like a roll of toilet paper.
The versatility and sophistication of this app is amazing, much like using a paper and pencil but with digital options that make it really powerful: saving, copying, pasting, searching, drawing and re-positioning anything with great ease. It is a tool which grows more and more valuable and useful the more one uses it.
Post it notes have always been useful tools in my work. Notezilla is a Post it notes app for electronic devices, quick, efficient, searchable, and the capability of pasting notes to almost any window
Windows sites to gmail messages.
Once you start using Notezilla, you will wonder how you worked
For a free 90 day trial click on this link:
Notezilla trial version