Tools

OneNote and Security

One of the unspoken challenges with OneNote is when it comes to security. By definition, the tool is designed for open collaboration. Unfortunately this can introduce a plethora of issues around protecting content and access to that content.  Let's address some of the most common questions.

OneNote and Security

Five Ways OneNote is my Secret Weapon

When it comes to daily life outside the professional world, being able to count on a tool is critical for it to be worth using day in and day out. OneNote is my tool of choice for so many things, but here's five specific ways I put it to use. 

Five Ways OneNote is my Secret Weapon

Using the OneNote Web Clipper on a Chromebook

One of the best features I have found with OneNote is not in the application itself, but rather an extension of the application.  The Web Clipper extension for Chrome has become an invaluable tool for me in capturing and managing information from around the web. I use the extension multiple times a day and have doubled the productive use of OneNote because of it.

Using the OneNote Web Clipper on a Chromebook

Stainless Steel Templates don't live up to their reviews

I decided to order a set of these stainless steel templates from Amazon after taking a look at them from various distributors and looking over the provided review s which seemed to indicate they were an excellent value for the price. I can’t provide a specific vendor name because, as you will find with many items of this time, there are literally multiple vendors you can buy them from through Amazon.

Stainless Steel Templates don't live up to their reviews

Could Visio have met it's match? Meet Lucidchart.

In the world of diagrams and flowcharting, Visio by Microsoft has been a standard go-to tool for years. Due to the new way I work (heavily cloud centric) I wanted to see if there was anything out there that could hold a candle to the capabilities of Visio. Lucidchart looks to be a worthy alternative to the long standing Microsoft application.

Could Visio have met it's match? Meet Lucidchart.

Five minutes with the Samsung Chromebook Plus

I took five minutes in Best Buy to check out the new Samsung Chromebook Plus that's getting all kinds of attention in the press. Designed to be a solid performer in the $500 price range, I wanted to know if it had the features to be a daily driver for someone like me. Now this isn't a comprehensive review by any means, just my initial observations...

Five minutes with the Samsung Chromebook Plus

Todoist tip - controlling natural language dates

Todoist has a great method of scheduling reminders through a natural language interface when you create a task. 

Todoist tip - controlling natural language dates

Turning OneNote tables into Excel worksheets

OneNote on Windows Desktop offers the ability to convert tables you have created into Excel workbooks.  If you're using OneNote to capture basic information for calculation or data analysis, this is a great way to make the leap from the quick capture structure of OneNote tables to something more functional with Excel.

Turning OneNote tables into Excel worksheets