Opps, I thought I had posted this at the end of last week, but here it was, sitting alone in my drafts folder.
9) Try out the Google Product of your Choice
As part of my work as a FabLearn fellow this year I have participated in both Google Groups and Google Hangouts. While there are some limits of the technology, both seem to work well for communication among a small group, and Google groups is a good compromise between email and social media groups, since members of the group can decide what works best for them, getting stuff all in email or visiting the group page. For the group that is important to me, and can include timely messages, I get emails, for the other one I go visit the page every few days.
10) Customize your Google Calendar
I like the idea of customizing my calendar, and I do play with the display options. I have also added holidays, and of course added all the various calendars I need, such as my daughter’s softball calendar. But I would be more excited to do this if I could get the various calendars to load with any consistency on my other devices. On my laptop everything works well, but the versions that are supposed to sync with my phone and my iPad are less than functional.
11) Try out some Gmail Shortcuts
I use a few of the standard Apple shortcuts, but I could not find any new ones that represent actions I do often enough to remember the shortcut.
12) Check out the new Google Sheets and Google Docs for iPad
I have downloaded the new apps, but I have not had time to do much with them.