Google Keep Tips: How to use?


Let me start with a disclaimer: I am a happy Google Keep user so I don't make any claim not to be biased in this post. Just kidding:) but frankly, it's a wonderful app in my experience. Its web-version is equally useful and allows me to use my notes with other applications. I don't remember how I was living (or managing) without it. For the sake of completion, let me try to recall:) Before Keep, I was using hand-written notes, I had tried apps like Evernote, Google Calendar, Notepad, etc. but never became so habitual with any of them that they could become an essential part of my life.

Discover Blogging: How-to-blog series

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Updated on Oct 7, 2017. Discover blogging is how-to-blog series of posts in my Google+ Collection: eXperience Blogging. If you are a beginner interested in starting your blog, it's for you. For quite some time, I was thinking how can I make my Collection more useful than by just sharing links to blogging resources and then this idea striked me to create a step-wise-step guide for beginners. I started getting very good response from the first posts itself, so I am trying to put my best effort into it as time permits. Please find below the list of posts published so far with excerpts from the respective posts:

Discover Google



Google products allow you to organise yourself, improve your productivity, create, search, store and manage stuff online, experience the joy of blogging, connect to and share with people using Google+, implement many Creative ideas and so many things.

Google Help files

'Discover Google' is the title of the e-book I have designed to leverage the Google help files. Google help files come handy when you need to find more about a Google product you are using letting you learn life hacks that make productive use of your online time with Google products and services, for example, quick and effective search by using advanced options or getting started with Google Keep and using it effectively. Once you learn them, they are always there by your side drastically improving your performance and organising your life.

Introduction to Series: Top 5 Reasons to be on Google+

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Google+ was launched as Google's social media platform to help people discover, share and connect across Google ecosystem. Google+ is the place where people engage around their interests with the content and people inspiring them.

Since June, 2011, when Google+ started, there was lot of speculation whether it would survive. There were all kinds of stories floating around and questioning if you should really be using Google+. Now that Google+ is not only around but has the best features than any other social media  platform and the people and businesses are leveraging it to meet their ends, there is no doubt about its future. And, I am inspired to think about my reasons for being on Google+ and make others think to join the league ;)

9 Essential Google Photos Tips!

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Looking at the popularity of this amazing app, I devoted previous 2 posts to Google Photos covering the essential features first: storage and delete. I have included them in the list below for the benefit of first-timers and sake of completeness. This is the third and final instalment of the Google Photos series. I thought it will be more useful to list down the features as tips to use Photos effectively:

Google Photos: Don't delete them accidently!

Welcome back... to the second post on Google Photos! I hope yesterday's post 'Are your photos eating into limited storage of your Google account' helped in understanding how storage works and how Google Photos can be set-up for Free unlimited storage backing-up lifetime of photos. In this post, you can learn about the features around 'DELETE' functionality. I believe these features are among the most important due to the devastating effect of their consequences. They have evolved over a period of time and now they are safer than ever before.

Google Photos: Are your photos eating into limited storage of your Google account?


Google Picasa retired on 1st May, 2016. The background was set and it was the next logical step allowing Google to focus entirely on one photo service - Google Photos which was there for one year and saw widespread user adoption. Picasa was a desktop application allowing to edit and manage photos. You could upload photos to Picasa Web Albums to store and share them online. Google Photos, on the other hand, was completely online i.e. cloud-based with no offline desktop application like Picasa. With the world moving to cloud and mobile, it was a decision to keep up with the times.

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Top 5 Reasons you should be on Google+: [1] Immersive Look-and-Feel

Updated on August 5, 2017  due to remarkable changes in the landscape of Google+ making the post up-to-date and current. Enjoy the updated...