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Work In All Google Drive File Types Offline

If you have ever used the offline feature in Google Drive, you know how useful it can be. When you’re working in a place with a bad internet connection -- in a plane, train or automobile, a vacation on a remote island, or stuck in the middle of Yosemite -- being able to edit your document, sheet, or slide presentation without Internet access can be a life saver. 

But if you’re someone who has a lot of PDFs or Microsoft files in their Google Drive, you didn’t used to have access to your files offline unless you had a copy saved to the device you were working on. Now, you can open and edit those files - and any file type - offline, too, as long as they are saved to your Google Drive account and you have an application on the device you’re using that can open them. For example, if you make a Microsoft Excel file available offline, and you try to open it on your phone, you will need to have the Microsoft Excel app downloaded. Or, if you need...

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Use Tasks in Google Workspace Essentials and Enterprise Essentials

The Tasks feature has been around for a long time in our personal Gmail accounts and has gotten a few updates over the last few years that have made it an essential part of my organization process. I create tasks directly from a specific email and move tasks around easily on my calendar almost every day. 

I’m so glad that Tasks is available in Google Workspace Essentials and Enterprise Essentials. If you haven’t used the Tasks feature before, now is the time to take advantage of it. A task appears at the top of a specified day (see picture below), like a reminder, and has a lot of space for a description where you can create individual tasks or an entire To Do list for yourself.

The workplace can get pretty hectic, especially when your workplace is a classroom full of kids. As much as we tell ourselves that we’re going to remember that thing we need to do for that student that we wrote down on a scrap of paper, we’re probably going to forget all about...

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