Loom is one of my favourite bits of software It’s a really quick and easy way to make screencast videos I use it: to show clients how software works and how to setup software to explain to software manufacturers my issues or problems to showcase website progress on my website Its beauty lies in its […]
Boldacious ran a “Tame your computer Lunch & Learn” on 20th Feb 2018 Train your computer to work the way you work — with the right software! Sync your computer with your brain. Let Seamus and his second brain, Evernote, show you how. Modern software allows you to customise how you view your information — […]
There are 5 core areas of your new WordPress website that need addressing as soon as your site is live (or preferably before). SECURITY, BACKUP, HTTPS, CDN, ANALYTICS, SEO. SECURITY Security should be a priority for any WP website. The first security action is to ALWAYS keep core WordPress, themes and plugins up-to-date. (And remember to do a backup before […]
Slack is one of my favourite tools – it’s a messaging app (but on steroids). One of the hidden features is the ability to set yourself recurring reminders within slack using everyday English. Very easy and very quick.
Domain Name Registration serves 2 main purposes Registers ownership of the domain name Controls where the domain is hosted (where it lives) In the past, some web designers and web-hosting companies (including my company) have looked after this for their customers. Although this makes it easier for customers and web-hosting companies, it is a mistake. You, as […]
I ran an Evernote workshop with Startup Tablelands (of which I am a founding member) at The Table in Atherton on Tuesday 29th Aug 2017. We had 12 attendees from small businesses and the local council in The Tablelands. They were a great crowd and very interested in Evernote and its capabilities.
Evernote is your corporate memory or your second brain. Basically, it’s a filing system of folders (called notebooks in Evernote) with notes inside them; and each note can have multiple tags that they can be searched under. But … you don’t need a filing cabinet and filing clerk to organise everything; you don’t have a DRIVE […]
These days we need to remember many passwords – they should be different for each website and be a random list of characters which, by definition, are almost impossible to remember. So – what to do? Password managers! Wikipedia’s definition: “A password manager is a software application that helps a user store and organize passwords. […]
Zapier and IFTTT are prime examples of a new class of clever software that allow your apps, programs, social media to “talk” to each behind the scenes. This is commonly called task or app automation. Zapier (which is more business orientated than IFTTT) describes what it does this way: “Connect the apps you use, automate tasks, get […]