Technology of the week: Pocket

Technology of the week: Pocket

Today’s Technology of the week: Pocket. Here are all the details…

What is Pocket?

Pocket is a website, extension and an app that lets you save stuff online in one place for you to view at a later date. You can save the information for a later date from anywhere, including articles and videos you see on social media and over email.

Technology of the week: Pocket

What does it do?

According to the Pocket website the software is there to help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device — phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed while waiting in line, on the couch, during commutes or travel — even offline. Everything is saved to your individual Pocket page on the Pocket website.

Why does it benefit Assistants?

Technology of the week: Pocket

There is a lot of information out there for PAs and it goes without saying that time is precious to us. So, it is handy to have a piece of technology that saves the stuff you see online (easily) for you to view later.

Why is it Practically Perfect PA’s tech of the week?

Anything that helps me cope with baby brain, sleep deprivation and general lack of memory is a total must at the moment. Pocket really helps you remember those random requests and stuff you find on the internet that might be helpful later down the road.

Technology of the week: Join.me

Technology of the week: Join.me

Today’s Technology of the week: Join.me. Here are all the details…

What is Join.me

Join.me is an online platform and app that allows for easy video or audio conferencing. You don’t need to download any software as everything is available on the website for use. The Price is based on a freemium model so and you can access the 14 day free trial to test all of the features.

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Organising your Outlook folders

Organising your Outlook folders

If you are anything like me, you will live your life by Outlook. Sad but true, right? I literally wouldn’t know what I was doing without my inbox and calendar organised just so. For me, Outlook is key to the work that I do – it was even more important when I was working as an EA. I’ve written a few blogs in the past about maximising Outlook for productivity and filing paperwork, but today I wanted to focus specifically on organising your outlook folders. This is a little excerpt of a blog I wrote back in 2012 while working as an EA to three directors, I included a picture of my Outlook filing system which gives a good overview of how I filed stuff.

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Technology of the week: Slack

Technology of the week: Slack

Technology of the week: Slack

What is Slack?

Slack is the fastest growing office application in history. Only in its second year it has over half a million users and is currently doubling its numbers every 3 months. That is a lot of users! Slack is an instant messenger service that allows teams to communicate with each other over a number of platforms (website, phone, tablet etc.)

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