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How to Fax a PDF – 3 Awesomely Simple Ways

How to Fax a PDF

PDF stands for Portable Document Format and it’s a very important type of file in the business world. The main benefit of this format is that devices of all kinds can open and read them.

Adobe and other PDF readers can be easily installed on PCs, Macs, iPhones, Androids, and other platforms.

As one of the most common document formats, people often find themselves needing to fax a document that they have as a PDF.

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How to Start a Business With Little to No Money

How to start a business with no money

There is an overwhelming percentage of people who are unsatisfied with their jobs. With so many people working jobs that have nothing to do with their interests or passion, it’s no wonder that this is the case.

Of course, while everyone wants to work a job they love, the immediate need for money to pay bills forces most of us to settle.

And so we dream of a better job, or often the ability to start a business of our own.

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How to Fax Documents from Your Computer (Paper-Free)

fax documents from computer

Technology is always developing. Today, most data is exchanged online using email and other means of communication. All without the need for paper.

But what about faxing?

Believe it or not, you can also send faxes from your computer. Better yet, you can do it without a fax machine, and again paper-free!

How? Today, we’ll discuss several different ways to fax a document from your computer.

1. Through a faxing software on your PC computer

If you have a Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista, or XP computer you don’t have to worry about finding any software. It’s already included in your Windows package. You’ll only have to set it up.

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Being More Productive at Work – 7 Tips & Tricks

Tips for Being More Productive at Work

Recently, we released a blog post and infographic about increasing office productivity. It focused on how employers could foster a healthier and more productive work environment for employees.

Of course, there’s only so much that an employer can do.

A lot of responsibility for productivity and efficiency rests with the individual employees.

Your productivity is up to you folks! Frankly, it doesn’t matter how many hours you spend at the office. It matters what you do with them. The more productive you are, the more valuable you’ll be, and the more confident and accomplished you’ll feel.

So today, we’ll discuss 7 helpful tips for maximizing your time and being more productive at work.

1. Make Lists

It’s easy for simple tasks to clutter your day and mind, distracting you from the bigger, more important ones.

Creating lists will help you visualize the big picture and prioritize each individual “to-do.” Try Trello and Simpleology to help you keep your tasks organized.

Also, it can be helpful to break a large daunting task into smaller, more manageable sub-tasks. This will help you from becoming overwhelmed, and will give you  a better idea of how long a task might take to complete.

Besides, it feels very satisfying to cross something off a to-do list.

2. Prioritize

If making lists is the first step, surely prioritizing is the second. Most of us waste too much time getting smaller, easier tasks out of the way.

I know. I know. We just acknowledged how good it feels to cross an item off the list. But being productive is not about getting things done. It’s about getting the most important things done.

High value work comes first. If you’re not focusing on your biggest, most pressing projects, that too is wasting your time and talent.

3. Stop Multitasking

It might feel like you’re accomplishing a lot in a little amount of time. But that might not be the case.

Dividing up your focus between several tasks at once can hinder your ability to complete them efficiently and comprehensively. In fact, researchers have done studies showing that multitasking inhibits productivity and wastes time.

Get used to devoting 100% of your energy to the task at hand.

4. Leverage Productivity Tools/Apps

Productivity tools are everywhere today —  for every industry and every task imaginable. That’s because automation saves you time, and helps you stay focused on the tasks that truly require your personal attention.

Start researching productivity tools for your daily tasks to free up time, streamline workflows, and foster faster, more efficient communication.

5. Give Yourself a Break

No one can stay at peak productivity for hours and hours on end. In fact, it’s suggested that 52 minutes of work, followed by a 17 minute of break is the ideal formula for productivity.

So give yourself a break! Plenty of them. And do something you are passionate about (ie. music or art over scrolling through Facebook) to maximize the benefit you get from your break.

Besides, sitting for long periods of time is not only hazardous to your health, but it can cause you to have low energy. Most office workers are at their desks for around 8 to 10 hours every day, so it’s important to get up and get some exercise.

Try scheduling set times throughout the day to get up and move, or to give your brain a mental break from work-related tasks.

6. Get Rid of Distractions

Social media can be a huge time waster.  Constantly stopping what you’re doing to check your texts, Facebook, or Twitter is distracting. It makes it hard to focus on your tasks.

Cut distractions by turning off notifications for emails, social media, texts and voicemail. Apps and browser extensions can help.

Of course, there are all kinds of other distractions too. Think about what distracts you and take steps to remove them. Close your door, clean off your workspace, put on classical music or white noise.

7. Set Personal Deadlines

It’s easy to draw out open-ended projects beyond a reasonable timeframe. That’s why it’s important to set personal deadlines. Personal deadlines keep you accountable to yourself, and ensure you stay focused and productive.

Divide larger projects into subtasks and set deadlines for those. This will keep your projects moving and progressing.

Summing up Tips for Being More Productive at Work

Being busy does not equate to being productive. It’s up to each and every person to make sure they are spending their hours usefully, and being efficient with their time. To recap, here are 7 things that will help you stay productive and maximize your time usage:

  • Make lists for yourself, and break down projects into subtasks.
  • Prioritize to ensure you’re focusing on high-value work first.
  • Stay focused on one task – don’t multi-task!
  • Find tools that streamline your work, processes and communications.
  • Give your mind and body a rest with well-earned breaks.
  • Think about your distractions and take steps to eliminate them.
  • Impose personal deadlines to keep you accountable.
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    Work Smarter with These 9 Top Office Apps

    Top Office Apps - Modern Applications

    Business has evolved and negotiations, meetings, hirings, and more are increasingly done online. Along with this new way of connecting people, a new way of creating, sharing, and editing data has evolved as well.

    Here is a quick list of the ten best office applications and software solutions you can use to evolve with the new way businesses and people connect.

    Microsoft Office Web Apps

    Microsoft Office is a longtime favorite among professionals and is widely used around the world. It has a comprehensive set of features and capabilities, supports and create many types of files, and is easy to understand and use.

    Microsoft Office Web Apps (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.) serve the same function as the normal desktop software but can be accessed online and does not require any downloads or third party software.

    Polaris Office

    Polaris is a top alternative to Microsoft Office and has the capability of casting to Chromecast and reading ZIP files without extraction.

    Polaris is a wonderful business application for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. There is also a Polaris Drive that functions as Cloud, allowing you to save your files on the web instead of taking up space on your hard drive.

    Evernote

    This handy application allows you to take notes, record and share ideas, and manage lists on the go. For those quick annotations you want to make without actually having to write Evernote has you covered. And it’s available (and effortlessly syncs) on both on your computer and mobile device.

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is available for free and can host all your Office documents. As an added treat, you can share those documents as you choose for further collaboration between team members. Each person can edit in real time and have the archive automatically saved. It cuts down on time and has a simple interactive interface.

    Dropbox

    Dropbox allows for handy web storage of any or all your documents and files – keeping them secure in the cloud. Dropbox is user-friendly and delivers real peace of mind by protecting you from hard drive failures and file deletions. Dropbox can be used across multiple platforms.

    Zoom

    Many video conferencing and webinar applications are available but Zoom has quickly risen to the forefront. Zoom is simple to learn, easy to use, and has great video and audio quality.

    Whether you need it for one-on-one demos, team meetings, or massive online presentations and events, Zoom offers both the features and stability you need to be professional.

    GIMP

    GIMP is an open source alternative to Adobe Photoshop; it saves you money and does a decent job at image editing. If your business only requires basic design and editing abilities, GIMP can be a perfect application to use. Do touch ups, cropping, color blending and more with simple tools while achieving good picture quality.

    7-Zip

    7-zip gives you quick and easy file compression and extraction for those bulky documents that must be sent together. It is great for compressing large files and making them email-ready, for free!

    FaxBurner

    FaxBurner is a very useful online, email and app-based platform for faxing. Whether you fax a little or a lot, FaxBurner makes it easy to send, receive, scan, markup, and sign documents without the need for a physical fax machine.  Get a free fax number and start faxing from your computer, iOS, or Android device.

    Summing up 9 top office apps

    Countless office and business applications have been developed for the modern, internet-centric business world. The ones above are some of the top applications, but there are countless others to fit your every need.

    There has never been a better time to enjoy the convenience, time-savings, and professionalism of these apps and software.