Not sure how a date or meeting is going to go? Schedule a automated call from GetMooh.com (GetMeOutOfHere) to ring your cell at a predetermined time. GetMooh.com will call you with the automated messaged you picked and give you a chance to escape that mind numbing meeting.
Caterer.com has released a new Little Gordon video that is just as hilarious as the last. These videos are part of a viral marketing campaign sponsered by Caterer.com that they claim is an attempt to help stressed-out summer hospitality workers relax, and “show new industry talent how enjoyable and attractive the sector is.” Check it out:
If you’re like me your Gmail account now has thousands of e-mails and the simple search is not cutting it anymore. The real power in Gmail comes from using search operators to narrow your search results like the examples below:
If I want the email Lisa sent me with her flight information so I know when to pick her up at the airport, I type from:lisa SFO. Likewise:
A link from my co-worker Michael: from:michael http
A photo from my mom: from:mom has:attachment
That last chat I had with one of the Gmail product managers: keith is:chat
All messages from ebay that aren’t outbid notices: ebay -outbid (the hyphen tells Gmail to return all of the messages that don’t contain the word that follows it)
The messages in my inbox sent directly to me that I haven’t read yet: to:me is:unread in:inbox
You can limit the scope of your search to a particular subject (subject:) or label (label:) as well. And you can get pretty fancy. Recently, I was trying to remember the date of my friend’s April birthday. I always send her a birthday email, so I searched to:maya (birthday OR bday) after:2007/4/1 before:2007/5/1. It’s the 19th.
For a complete listing of operators check out the Google support site here.
Being unable to view a document because you don’t have the latest software is a thing of the past with ZamZar. ZamZar is a free online document conversion tool that allows you to upload a document(s) and have it converted into a format you can open.
They have an exhausted list of conversion types that you can view here. I recently had a chance to try this out when a client who sent me a docx file from Microsoft 2007. The process is simple upload the file, pick which type you want to receive back and hit submit. A couple minutes later my Office 2003 compatible file arrived safe and sound to my e-mail box.