Personal Automation Challenge

This week, I joined the ‘Personal automation challenge’ by Asian Efficiency. For this challenge, they shared a very interesting video from their new upcoming course, with some very useful tips. The first part of the video contains tips for Mac users, and from 12:48 there are tips for Windows users.

Video opens on the Asian Efficiency website in a new tab or window

After watching this video, I re-ordered my Finder’s navigation bar and added some new folders to it, I added the Split PDF quick task and I created a smart folder to find all ePub-files that I have on my Mac somewhere.

Today I also created a shortcut that opens Gmail in my browser. I already had a bookmark for it in my bookmarks bar, but then I always first had to open a new tab in my browser, and then click on the bookmark. I often forgot to create that new tab, so it loaded in the tab I was working in, which I actually didn’t want to leave at all. Each time this happened, I first had to go back to the page that I was on, then open a new tab and then click on the Gmail-bookmark. ☹️😤😫

By starting the Gmail-bookmark via a shortcut, I noticed that it automatically opens on a new tab in my Chrome browser. So that doesn’t make the process just one step shorter, but at least two steps (and the feeling of frustration about forgetting to open a new tab).

Lees je e-mails één-voor-één

Ik wilde eigenlijk weer een tip schrijven in mijn blog van vandaag, maar bedacht me vervolgens dat deze tip eigenlijk thuishoort op mijn nieuwe website ‘OrganizeFlow’.  Er is dus wel weer een blog vandaag; alleen staat deze op een andere website.  Hierbij de link: “Lees je e-mails één-voor-één“.  

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