Entries by Lynn

Is It Secure to Store Passwords in Google Docs?

When someone wants to share logins and passwords with other team members, freelancers, or family members, they often put them in a Google Doc or Sheet. It’s super convenient to share and have access from any device or location. But are Google Docs really a secure place keep your passwords? In my opinion, No. There […]

Google Calendar Reminders

When talking to people who have made the switch from Outlook to Google I’ve heard a couple concerns regarding the calendar reminders. Outlook’s popup meeting reminder had an easily customizable snooze function.

Holiday Gift Idea Under $10 – USB Data Blocker

Chances are you’ve been at an airport, on a bus, or some other public space and your smartphone’s battery was about to die. More and more of these spaces offer convenient and free USB charging jacks. Before you reach for your charging cord, you should understand that there are security risks with these free power […]

Super-Simple Kanban

If you have ever used Trello you have used a Kanban board. Kanban boards originated at Toyota in the 1940s and spread to all kinds of manufacturing, then software development and now project management in various industries.

My favorite organizing tool – Checkvist

It’s like checklist but with a “v”. Checkvist is my favorite piece of software ever. At its most basic it’s a hierarchical list, but if you take advantage of the full feature-set it can be used by a team for simple project management. I love the light, minimal interface of this tool- it meets my […]

Getting Things Done

I don’t remember who suggested it, but I first picked up David Allen’s Getting Things Done in 2013. It offered a very simple framework for managing work, reducing inefficiencies, and increasing productivity.

Please pick state first.

I think the “Please select state first” is a nice way to take advantage of the pre-selected drop-down value, giving a little guidance to do the first step first. Most forms that have this behavior just say something generic here, like “Select” but for no extra cost could improve their UX.